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Poll: First underwater camera (53 member(s) have cast votes)

What was your first UW camera?

  1. Compact or fixed lens in Polycarbonate (plastic housing) (28 votes [52.83%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 52.83%

  2. GoPro (1 votes [1.89%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.89%

  3. Rugged Waterproof camera (Olympus tough, etc) (1 votes [1.89%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.89%

  4. An interchangeable lens camera (Mirrorless., DSLR,etc) (10 votes [18.87%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 18.87%

  5. Amphibious high end camera or Film (NIkonos) (13 votes [24.53%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 24.53%

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#1 Interceptor121

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Posted 22 March 2019 - 04:37 AM

We are doing a bit of research and would appreciate anyone feedback
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#2 tursiops

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Posted 22 March 2019 - 05:04 AM

I don't know how to answer. First UW camera was a Nikonos I.

#3 Interceptor121

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Posted 22 March 2019 - 05:09 AM

I don't know how to answer. First UW camera was a Nikonos I.

Addeed high end amphibious camera


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Posted 22 March 2019 - 11:46 AM

We have had 60 visits and only 10 entered a vote please vote or this is not very useful thank you


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Posted 22 March 2019 - 11:25 PM

a sony trv 125 in a custom housing .But if   this is poll only for photo cameras than it was a compact mju from olympus



#6 Interceptor121

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Posted 22 March 2019 - 11:43 PM

a sony trv 125 in a custom housing .But if   this is poll only for photo cameras than it was a compact mju from olympus


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Posted 24 March 2019 - 03:21 AM

20 votes is getting better

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Posted 24 March 2019 - 08:13 AM

The first model Nikonos (some call the one) with both a 35mm and the 28mm Nikkor lenses.



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Posted 24 March 2019 - 10:46 AM

I started with the Canon Powershot S40 in the Canon housing around 2002. I eventually add an Ikelite DS-125 to it.  I sold it on to someone else after a couple of years and moved to the Olympus 5050, a true classic UW camera.


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Posted 25 March 2019 - 03:34 AM

Hi Luftu

We are focussing on stills images camera

 

This leaves me out too, since I only shoot video.


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Posted 07 April 2019 - 10:41 AM

I wonder why you limited compacts to polycarbonate housings. First camera I used underwater was a Panasonic LX7 in Nauticam. First one I owned is the Olympus Em5 in Nauticam housing. I voted interchangeable lens, but if I count my parent's borrowed LX7 there would not be an option for me.



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Posted 07 April 2019 - 11:10 AM

I wonder why you limited compacts to polycarbonate housings. First camera I used underwater was a Panasonic LX7 in Nauticam. First one I owned is the Olympus Em5 in Nauticam housing. I voted interchangeable lens, but if I count my parent's borrowed LX7 there would not be an option for me.

 

It's a fair point it should have just said compact camera but the large majority start with a plastic housing so when I put it down that is what came to mind can no longer change however I would argue that the first camera you bought was an ILC as the other was on loan?


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Posted 07 April 2019 - 11:23 AM

Another Nikonos starter. This was a few decades ago! I did not use it for diving, however. When I started doing UWP while diving it was a medium format housing.


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Posted 11 April 2019 - 05:07 PM

Mine was a Canon G10 with Ikelite housing and an Ikelite strobe...I really didn't like the housing at all and eventually moved on to Nauticam



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Posted 16 April 2019 - 06:23 PM

A Sea & Sea DX1200... It got me hooked, but it's been in box on a shelf for a long time...



#16 JWNZ

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Posted 13 May 2019 - 11:37 PM

Canon Powershot

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Posted 22 May 2019 - 05:04 PM

I also started with a Canon PowerShot, no strobe. Took it a few places. Looking back on my pics I have lots of green and blue lo-res images of beautiful places. When I went to Truk in 2004 I rented a second camera from my LDS as a backup, can't remember what brand but instead of a flash memory card you had to insert a 3.5" disk. I hope I can make it back there and take some decent pictures now that I have a clue. 



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Posted 23 May 2019 - 09:48 AM

Nikonos IVA + subalwider add on wide angle lense and Morris aqua flash. All well second hand by the time I got them.

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Posted 01 June 2019 - 12:32 AM

My really first underwater camera was one of those disposable film ones.   After that, Canon SD630 in Canon housing.    Then followed a series of such Canon's: SD870is, s95, s120.  Each failed with a zoom defect above water by the way.   Then a Sony RX100 II with a pair of real strobes. Then Nikon D810, and D850.



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Posted 01 June 2019 - 02:36 AM

My first uw camera was a tg-4 (3 - Rugged Waterproof camera (Olympus tough, etc)), but I also bought the pt-056 housing and a strobe, which is more (1 - compact or fixed lens in plastic housing).  So I selected 1 assuming the intent of 3 was being unhoused.