Canon R5 Underwater A-Z // Best Canon RF Lenses for Underwater [VIDEO]

Canon R5 Underwater A-Z // Best Canon RF Lenses for Underwater [VIDEO]

Canon R5 Underwater A-Z // Best Canon RF Lenses for Underwater [VIDEO]

Canon produces some of the best, fastest, and sharpest lenses in the industry. But not all lenses are created equal for underwater use. John Brigham, VP of Ikelite and head of product development, goes through our top 3 choices for shooting the full frame mirrorless Canon EOS R5 underwater. 

 

Canon R5 Underwater A-Z

INTRO: Performance and Specifications 

STEP 1: Best Canon RF Lenses for Underwater Photography

STEP 2: How to Assemble Your Ikelite 200DL or 50DL Underwater Housing

STEP 3: Setting up Ikelite Underwater Strobes with DL5 DS Link TTL Converter

STEP 4: Top 3 Custom Settings for Underwater Use 

 

STEP 1: Best Canon RF Lenses for Underwater

When choosing a lens for underwater it's important to remember that shooting behind a dome or flat port underwater is like putting a pair of glasses on your camera. The housing port acts like a modifier which changes your lens' field of view and sharpness. 

Watch the video to find out which lenses perform best inside of a housing and why you will want to add them to your kit. Lenses covered:

  • Canon EF 8-15mm Fisheye with EF to RF Adapter
  • Canon RF 14-35mm F4 IS USM
  • Canon RF 100mm F2.8L Macro IS USM

 

 

Continue through the series to learn all of the details of getting the maximum performance out of this highly capable system.

 

NEXT STEP:  How to Assemble Your Ikelite 200DL or 50DL Underwater Housing

 

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John Brigham Ikelite Vice PresidentJohn Brigham is the Vice President & head of product development at Ikelite. He was born with a flair for design and an entrepreneurial spirit as son of Ikelite founder Ike Brigham. He worked his way up in the business and is a natural fit in the R&D side of things. John dives the equipment as much as possible to test product and put himself in the "fins" of the user. You may also find him on the other end of an email or phone call when you reach out for product advice and support. When he's not underwater he's flying drones, setting off rockets, training his German Shepherd "T2", and spending time with his family.

 

Additional Reading

200DL Underwater Housing for Canon EOS R5 

50DL Underwater Housing for Canon EOS R5

Canon EOS R5 Underwater Photos & Review

Underwater with the Canon RF 100mm Macro Lens and EOS R5

Why You Need a Fisheye Lens Underwater

Why You Need Strobes Underwater

The Next Generation of Professional Underwater Strobes

When to Use a Compact 8" Dome Port Underwater

Trade Up to the Dry Lock System