Now having a close look at your dome port specs for Epic ops, will pm you when a decision is imminent. In the meantime, primary wide lens is Tokina 11-16, zoom and macro TBD, my over-riding concern is 5K sensor coverage, your input highly valued.
lighting must always be priority number, and Gates understand that especially under water, lighting is critical and must not only be a great light, but strong, and with low power consumption.
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I think 35mm - 50mm lenses would work well with DEEP ATOM or any other beam splitter + flat port arrangement.
Ross, let me know when your rig turns up. I have a solution for super wide 3D underwater, which to my knowledge no one else invented yet :) On the other hand I do not have macro/closeup setup for 3D, which your rig would do nicely. Between two of us we should have all angles covered :)
Pawel the Atom clears at 17.5mm, so unless final design of the Deep Atom, keeps the Atom MB far away from the front element, I don't think you are correct on the capacity of the wide end of the Deep Atom... ;)
There is a short explanation here: http://achtel.com/Optics/
Scroll down to Flat Port.
Yes, you can shoot wide angle through a flat port. No, it won't be usable for anything else other than making people dizzy and do not expect to resolve 100 lines on the edges. Unfortunately, underwater optics is not just preventing normal lenses from getting wet :) There are serious compromises and, to my knowledge, no one has built a 3D wide-angle rig for underwater.
A few of the people who are getting the Deep Atom are using the matched set of Optima lenses including me but I will hire in Primes for big jobs or where the director requires primes. I certainly do understand the limitations of using flat ports and the implications but I think I will wait and do my own testing to see what if any limitations this system will have and trust in the good work that the design team has done.
Pawel I am intrigued to find out what your magic solution is? Please share ;-)
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