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Wide Angle Lens

Discussion in 'Sea&Sea Society' started by seansrs36, Jun 11, 2010.

  1. seansrs36

    seansrs36 Barracuda

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    Has anyone used the wide angle lens yet? Would love to see some sample shots with the wide angle lens on.
     
  2. sharky60

    sharky60 Photographer

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    on which camera?
     
  3. hammerhead man

    hammerhead man Manta Ray

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    seansrs36, in my opinion, a wide angle lens is a must have accessory if you are shooting a reef shot, large pelagics, or wrecks. I have a wide angle lens for my dx-1g and recently purchased a fisheye lens for the 1g. I can't wait to use the fisheye on our upcoming trip to Fiji. Here is a link that shows the difference between the lenses: FIX UWL-04 Fisheye Wet Lens - Scuba Forum - Scuba Diving Forums and Discussion Board. You will see right away how much better the composure of the shot is when using a wide angle lens.

    Regards,

    Bill
     
  4. gustele

    gustele Instructor, Scuba

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    I agree with Hammerhead man. A wide angle (wet) lens is a must have. I use it on almost every dive to shoot panoramas of the reef in available light or to get a good shot near the subject. I was very happy with my Sea & Sea Wide angle lens till I saw the pictures of the fisheye lens. I am looking forward to your shots from Fiji, Hammerhead Man.
     
  5. sharky60

    sharky60 Photographer

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    almost all my shots taken with my DX-5000G were shot with the wide angle lens attached, see my galleries.
     
  6. Doc Harry

    Doc Harry Solo Diver

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    Here's one:

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  7. sharky60

    sharky60 Photographer

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    shot with the "new lens"? Wow! that was quick work!! :D
     
  8. lyonsce

    lyonsce Nassau Grouper

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    hammerhead man what fisheye lens setup are you using? I have the wide angle and am thinking about a fisheye for an upcoming trip to cage dive with Great White Sharks. Thanks,

    Chuck
     
  9. Doc Harry

    Doc Harry Solo Diver

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    Hey! No that photo was taken with my old S&S wide angle lens -- before I dragged it over some rocks and BROKE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  10. hammerhead man

    hammerhead man Manta Ray

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    Location: Virginia
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    lyonsce, click on the link in my first post (above) and you will see the lens that I got.

    Regards,

    Bill
     

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