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Postby smb2 » Fri May 14, 2010 6:57 pm

A question for SLR users.
You're headed on your dream dive vacation but can take only ONE lens.
Which one and why.
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Postby Willie » Fri May 14, 2010 9:54 pm

If I was able to take only one lens on a dive trip then it would be my Nikkor 10-24mm wide angle lens.
It lets me take wide angle pictures which are my favourates, and behind my superdome also lets me get extremly close to other none moving objects. My second choice would be my Nikkor 10.5mm Fisheye lens for similar reasons, but the 10-24mm lets me zoom in a little.
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Postby douglasjhoffman » Sat May 15, 2010 6:25 pm

The Tokina 10-17 in my Nexus housing.It is good for big animals out in the blue, images with divers, reef scenics, not to mention close focus wide angle images.
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Postby scottg » Sat May 15, 2010 7:42 pm

that's a tough one. I never travel with just one lens :)

in SE Asia I could probably shoot with just my 60mm with a 1.4 tele converter attached the entire time if i had to.

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Postby smb2 » Sun May 16, 2010 5:24 am

I guess it depends where you are going. But I would go with the Tokina 10-17mm. It would probably do the best job at recording the whole UW trip and if I could hedge like Scott and add the 1.4 TC then some added wide angle close ups would round out the images.
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Postby bvanant » Mon May 17, 2010 11:04 pm

The canon 60 macro. There is always macro to shoot. There might not be wide angle. The 60 can shoot fish portraits. I did an entire Philippines trip with just the 60. But then again, I really don't like wide angle (it is too hard).

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Postby tswinner » Fri May 21, 2010 2:04 pm

If it's for a cropped sensor camera the Tokina 10-17!!!
That's what I'd go with.

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Postby bvanant » Fri May 21, 2010 2:41 pm

tswinner wrote:If it's for a cropped sensor camera the Tokina 10-17!!!
That's what I'd go with.

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