Re: Subsee?

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Posted by Rick Coleman on August 30, 2009 at 10:12:14:

In Reply to: Subsee? posted by Jim on August 30, 2009 at 07:53:22:

I don't use the adapters you mentioned. As a matter of fact, I didnít even know about them! Many of the images are cropped, but just for improving composition and not for significantly increasing image size. Iíve attached at the bottom the uncropped skeleton shrimp pic as an example. There is a trick that I employ sometimes to make sure Iím getting the most out of my macro lens. With the canon and Aquatica Iím able to dis-engage autofocus during the dive and I also have a focus ring for manually focusing. So, I can manually focus at the minimum distance and then move the camera in until the subject comes into focus. When I do that I know Iím at the full 1:1 power of the lens. That being said, I researched the adapters you mentioned and at first glance was immediately very excited as Iíve always wanted a way to switch to greater macro while on the dive. Hereís a good review of the subsee. http://www.uwphotographyguide.com/reviews-diopters-subsee
Unfortunately, it doesnít sound like those adapters would work with my 60mm lens setup. My lens already sits a couple inches behind the port glass. I just donít have enough working room in front of my port with the 60mm to add a diopter. Iím still intrigued though. I could switch to the 105mm macro lens and a diopter, but I really do love the flexibility I have with the 60mm. I may get Susie a 3rd inon lens to play with triple stacking those for more macro.


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