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Gladiator112

Member Since 17 Mar 2019
Offline Last Active Mar 20 2019 10:40 AM
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Olympus TG-5 vs. GoPro 7 vs. canon 5dmkiv setup

18 March 2019 - 02:36 PM

Hi everyone Ive been around the forum for a while but never posted before. Im in a bit of a quandary, I have a nice 5DmkIV but no experience or equipment for underwater. To date Ive used go pros and recently purchased the 7 black.

Im by no means a professional, I like to take photos blow them up and hang them on the wall and in a coffee table book I put together but thats it.

Ive read a lot of good stuff on the TG5, and Ive been watching some underwater housings for my canon, but the more I read and learn the more indecisive I get.

I have a dive trip to Bimini to swim with hammerheads in a couple weeks, from what Ive heard thats only 15-25 feet deep and want to take some great photos! Debating if strobes would be necessary and toying with getting strobes for the GoPro? Is that silly?

Then I have a trip to Fiji next month which Id like to bring some equipment, but dont really want to lug a huge pelican case across the planet.

Is there a efficient backpack size setup for my Canon that I can get? Does anyone have experience with a GoPro and strobes? Is the Olympus significantly better than the GoPro? Does anyone have any tips for hammerheads? Ive read a few posts.

Also is anyone selling an old housing or set up that would fit my mkIV.

Thanks for any and all responses, I feel like im out of my depth here.