Egypt: Hamata - Red Sea - November 2011
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I discovered the joys of fisheyeduring a stay devoted to underwater photography in Hamata, Egypt. The magic of optics, which perfectly captures the atmosphere of the Red Sea's underwater world.
A fisheye lens, underwater, changes your life... The lens offers ultra-wide vision, from 100° to 180°. As a result, in the early days, I often photographed the tips of my flippers and the corner of my flash without meaning to. They were always in the field...
At the end of these links, you'll find the technical specifications of my new toys, which were introduced during these dives in the Red Sea:
– Tokina 10-17 lens
– the 4.8-inch Dyron crystal mini-dome
But I don't think most of you give a damn about technique. What counts is what I've managed to do with them, once mounted on my Canon Eos 7D and its Ikelite housing. Let's see the pictures...
Wrecks, coral, divers
So I'm sharing a dozen photos from Egypt with you below.
These are my first steps with the fisheye... Everything is far from perfect, but as the dives went by, I was able to familiarize myself with this new equipment and better appreciate the fantastic possibilities offered by this very wide-angle vision...