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Sigma 19mm M4/3 lens UW

Discussion in 'The Olympus Outlet' started by PhilW, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. ConchyJoe

    ConchyJoe Regular of the Pub

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    I bought these and weighted them with screws so they would sit on the bottom.
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  2. BurhanMuntasser

    BurhanMuntasser Dive Charter

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    I guess I have to buy the little daughter I don't have some toys now.
     
  3. rhincodon

    rhincodon Barracuda

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    Good Idea! I didnt even think about testing for color. Might be doing some more testing tonight:dork2:.

    So Phil how was the focus speed with the Sigma 19mm?
     
  4. PhilW

    PhilW Nassau Grouper

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  5. rhincodon

    rhincodon Barracuda

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    Very nice! I like the cowfish. It looks like you were using ambiant light.
     
  6. PhilW

    PhilW Nassau Grouper

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    I used my strobe for both fish portraits, but on a low power setting. The surface shot was taken in ambient.
     
  7. rhincodon

    rhincodon Barracuda

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    I took the Sigma 19mm for a test drive this weekend at Blue Heron Bridge. Normally you would want to take a macro lens for this site but there are also eels, batfish, rays and other non macro size critters. I used the Nauticam 45mm flat port and Olympus 165mm diopter. The lens sits a ways back in the port since it is shorter than the Panny 45mm. I was suprised to see the lens did not vignete with the addition of diopter. I'm not sure if the distance from the diopter affects image quality though. Some of the photos seemed kind of soft. I guess with the diopter I would have to get really close. Conditions were really bad this weekend too, poor vis, overcast and rainy. Posted a few pics straight from the camera unedited.
     

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  8. PhilW

    PhilW Nassau Grouper

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    They're looking good. I think this lens has its place for fish portraits.
     
  9. rhincodon

    rhincodon Barracuda

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    I agree, its a nice economical option. With a good diopter you could also do some macro
     
  10. ConchyJoe

    ConchyJoe Regular of the Pub

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    I was there all weekend as well. Sorry I missed you.
     

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