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Old Oct 24, 2008, 8:12 AM   #1
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Hola Amigo. As you know I'm using a D70 in a Fantasea housing. I use the 18-70 lens, and the port does not support any zoom. I've just realizedmy 60 Micro 2.8 also fits very nicely in this port.

Jumping ahead.... we will be in the Barbados mid December, at Carlisle Bay on the wreck Berwyn. The 18-70 will be used here.

The next stop is Turtle Bay for, ya, you guessed it, some snorkelling with turtles. My question is, how do you think the 60 mm would work for this? As fins are not allowed here, even if I can't get very close, I'm thinking I should get some pretty good shots.

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Old Oct 25, 2008, 8:33 AM   #2
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Hi there, I don't think you can zoom the 18-70 in the port if you can I'm not sure there's any advantage to using the 60mm unless you're able to get within the close focus distance of the 18-70. I use a Sigma 50mm macro lens and I have taken shots of seals and turtles with this lens and it works well for head shots my guess is that the 60mm would work just as well. The 18mm end of the zoom should allow you to get some full body shots of the turtles.

The shot below was taken with a 50mm macro lens.

Have a great trip and I hope you get some outstanding images.

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Thanks for the input Amigo. Just might have to try both time permitting.
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