Making the best use of a wide-angle lens underwater

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Postby Hintermann » Thu Feb 10, 2011 3:09 pm

In the past, I had attached a separate safety lanyard to the waist of my Inon wide-angle lens, giving me the option of detaching and re-attaching the lens underwater without the risk of dropping and losing it in the process. But I sold my old kit and now have the Inon UWL-H100 28LD lens specially made for the Canon S95 & its housing. This Inon lens cannot be secured with a lanyard and so I either have to use it throughout a dive or not attach it at all.

I am now wondering if this limitation is actually a blessing in disguise. I used to use the wide lens exclusively for photographing wrecks and larger pelagics and never for close-up work. But I am beginning to realise that the wide-angle lens can be used to take macro pictures. I would appreciate some tips from knowledgeable folk about that use. Thanks.
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Postby James » Thu Feb 10, 2011 4:31 pm

Isn't there a caddy for it?

For close focus wide angle, two strobes, get close, usually an upward tilt and I like vertical framing for that sort of thing.

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