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Postby mikan1089 » Sat Sep 15, 2012 4:48 am

Aloha everyone, I was wondering which lens I should get for my canon t3i for in water surf photography? I will be purchasing a spl housing. I want to take pics of sufers and empty barrel shots. So which lens would be best for my cropped sensor? Mahalo
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Re: which lens

Postby high pockets » Sat Sep 15, 2012 6:47 pm

Maybe the 10-22?

Not the fastest lens in the world, but it'll be nice and wide and remember, If your photographs aren't good enough, you're not close enough ;)
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Re: which lens

Postby mikan1089 » Sun Sep 16, 2012 3:19 am

would the tokina 10-17 be a good one?
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Re: which lens

Postby Zac Gibson » Sun Sep 16, 2012 10:22 pm

mikan1089 wrote:would the tokina 10-17 be a good one?


Yh this lens is pretty much the industry standard for fisheye shots or the new canon 8-15mm if you have a spare £1k lying around. If you dont want a fisheye the 10-22 is a good option but apparently it makes things look a bit odd in shots, however not experienced it myself.
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Re: which lens

Postby mikan1089 » Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:20 am

would a fish eye be best for what i want to do?
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Re: which lens

Postby surfphoto » Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:44 am

You need a fisheye. The Tokina as mentioned is pretty much industry standard. But it's not full frame on a crop sensor. For that you need the big bucks 8-15mm Canon jobby.
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Re: which lens

Postby mikan1089 » Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:03 pm

I dont have an extra grand to throw at a lens, wish I did:) so would the tokina 10-17mm be the next best thing or would a prime lens be better?
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Re: which lens

Postby surfphoto » Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:54 am

The Tokina is fine, I used one for two years and most people in the biz are shooting with them. Great lenses at a good price.
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Re: which lens

Postby mikan1089 » Tue Sep 18, 2012 6:45 pm

which one would be better a prime or zoom lens?
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Re: which lens

Postby surfphoto » Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:05 pm

For fisheye work the Tokina is all you'll need. Prime fisheyes will be more expensive.
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Re: which lens

Postby Zac Gibson » Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:05 pm

The tokina zoom is your best bet as mentioned previously
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Re: which lens

Postby djp_y2k » Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:33 pm

Tokina fish is perfect. Great price too.
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