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Changing lenses underwater

Discussion in 'Tips & Techniques' started by Amrae, Oct 29, 2020.

  1. Amrae

    Amrae New

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Thailand

    I wanted to know what kind of set up people are using when underwater to secure/store lenses etc when not in use.

    Do you clip them to your BC or use pockets? More for the large wide-angle lenses when you want to use a macro lens or dioptres.

    I used to use a lens caddie but found it wasn't really that good for my heavy wide-angle.



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  2. tursiops

    tursiops Marine Scientist and Master Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: U.S. East Coast
    In my experience the lens caddy works fine if it is located at the right point on one's rig. Out at the end of an arm is bad; close to the camera, and close to a buoyancy element, is much better. Also, I've changed over to all bayonet mounts to avoid the problems of screwing/unscrewing.
    Lewis88 likes this.
  3. Lewis88

    Lewis88 Contributor

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Indianapolis
    I shot a screw in UWL-04 for years, and I agree with tursiops. go bayonet mount.

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