OK, I finally got everything together here. B&H sent me a new Tokina 100mm Macro lens, Backscatter sent me a mountable Sola light and a hand mount Sola light and the tides aligned.
Sooo, as promised, I set out for a favorite Guam dive site called GabGab Beach. On my first dive, I used the Aquatica D90 Housing with a couple of extension rings and the small flat port as this 100mm is reasonably priced but does not have internal focusing. I am pleased to report that the lens is quit fast and accurate to focus and images came out quite sharp.
Here is a selection shot with Ike 125 strobes in the late afternoon, so light wasn’t super bright. But shots came out well.
I also did a night dive shortly after and those shots can be seen with this lens and with the NEW Aquatica Close-up kit using the Plus 10 diopter.
To see a good number of the photos I took with both, CLICK HERE.
Here’s a look at the Aquatica kit using a Sigma 50mm Macro:
The super close and details stuff is obviously the +10 diopter.
In all, I am happy with the 100mm Tokina. It would be better if it had internal focusing but is a great lens at a price under $500.
Read about it in the next Blog entry.