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#161 Craneguy

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Posted 18 November 2016 - 10:29 AM

Have been shooting with a canon elph in an underwater housing for a couple of years, mostly wreck diving, reefs, etc. , going diving with sharks in June 2017 so I Just bought a used Aquatica housing for my Canon 5d Mkii and grabbed two used ikelite 125 lights for short money as well. Housing came with focus ring for 100 f 2.8, a 1.4 converter and a zoom gear for 17-40 f4 , need to get the arms, ttl cords as well as dome and port dependent on which wide angle I grab, between the 17-40 and the 16-35 f2.8 II any suggestions? Other than eBay and the forums here are there any other good used equipment sites ? Am hoping to finish out my build and take on a cruise in the Caribbean next month to "play" with it and learn what I can prior to June. Visibility where I live is 12 feet on a good day so not a great comparison to the carribean unless I tag along with the local dive shop while they do there open water pool time for new divers lol.

#162 Francesea

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Posted 02 January 2017 - 04:55 PM

Happy Newbie here! I can post pix, but really I am hoping to learn how to improve them.

#163 jacqueline.vandewalt

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Posted 22 January 2017 - 04:08 AM

Hi I am Jackie. I have been playing around with the DC1400 but I enjoy macro work. I bought a canon g1x mark 2 with a canon housing and use two canon strobes. Thanks to everyone sharing their experience and tips !


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#164 asthecrowflys

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Posted 30 January 2017 - 07:33 AM

Hi all,

 

i have just invested in an Olympus MD E M1 MII, a Nauticam housing with wide angle, macro and power zoom and Inon Z 240 strobe. I have the camera but wont get the housing and rest until mid February, really looking forward to getting it wet in Fort Lauderdale



#165 Jukkis

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Posted 24 May 2017 - 11:46 PM

Canon 6D with Sea & Sea



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Posted 28 May 2017 - 02:34 PM

Hello all, I'm new to the forum. I've been shooting with a TG4 and just made the jump to a mirrorless. My new rig is
EM1 Mark ii
Oly 60 mm macro
Nauticam housing and port
Oly UF L 3 strobes
Counting the days till I get to play with it. 2 weeks on bonaire in july

#167 StruttinWolf

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Posted 26 June 2017 - 11:17 AM

Just bought a Canon G7X in a Fantasea housing.  Now I'm in the market for strobe(s) and a tray.



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Posted 28 July 2017 - 02:09 PM

Hi, my initial upgrade from the gopro hero 3+ black was to the hero 5. Since then I have purchased a canon g7x mk2 , a nauticam housing and recently a secondhand sea and sea ys1 strobe . Hoping to get some decent pics in the future . Any tips tricks would be appreciated ! Just beginning the real underwater photography playground !

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 01:22 PM

Hi folks brand new to serious underwater photography. I am a moderately skilled amateur land camera photographer, mostly things (not people) and mostly using ambient light. I am going to the tropics to do some diving. I am the proud new owner of a Meikon housing for my A7ii (which I have had since shortly after Sony released it). I am using a Howshot tray and Howshot 2400LM light and Sea and Sea YS-D2 flash via Sync cable. I am new to serious flash equipment as my experince previously had been built in on camera flash. I am puzzled as to what settings to use on camera and on flash unit. When set to Auto (camera) and auto camera flash setting with YS-D2 set to TTL my tests are all way overexposed even at the lowest settings. Any help as to how to set up the camera and flash setting would be greatly appreciated.



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Posted 22 March 2018 - 12:23 PM

Canon G7x Mark II - Inon S2000 strobe



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Posted 12 April 2018 - 01:01 PM

Completely new to this website and forum. Think it would be helpful to have a community of like minded people to trade ideas with. Wish I came across this sooner. Been diving since 1992 and shooting for the last 15 years and have some pretty decent results to show for it. Will post some when I can figure it out. Started with Sea & Sea film with a lot of blue shots before the advent of decent digital options. Now there's so many it's hard to sort them out. Went to a Cannon Pro1 in an Ikelite housing with a Ikelite DS125 strobe. That lasted me 10 years. Then briefly to A Nikon D700 in an Aquatica housing with dual DS161 strobes. Found it a beast to travel with so recently switched to an Olympus OMD-EM1 with an Aquatica housing and dual Sea & Sea YS-D2 strobes which seems like a good compromise. Could never do TTL until now so that's a plus as I live in CT and only dive on trips so maybe 60 dives a year and don't get enough time underwater to hone my skills as much as I like.

 

Currently looking to get my daughter who's a divemaster with 1000's of dives her first kit and would appreciate any input. She wants something small and loves macro so I'm leaning toward a Cannon G7X II in a Recsea housing with Sea & Sea strobes. If anyone out there has this camera would love your opinion or suggestions on other ones to consider. Picked up a Sealife Micro 2.0 last year for her with the dragon light and we both hated the results. Appreciate the input



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Posted 25 April 2018 - 06:14 PM

I have been diving since '96 and for many years had no use for a camera. What changed things for me was the incredible amount and variety of sea life in Indonesia. The camera would allow me to record the myriad of details necessary for critter ID. I am not an artist and a motor tremor in my hand brought me to the land of point and shoot. I currently am using an Olympus TG 5 with an Olympus housing and am wonderfully pleased with the low impact of the system in the water and at the airport. I guess it's all about your daughter's intended use of her new kit.

 

 

Good hunting!


Edited by nbdylan, 25 April 2018 - 06:18 PM.