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#1 Accipiter_13

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Posted 16 December 2005 - 05:53 AM

Hello.

I am very new to UW photograpy and have recently returned from my first trip with a new camera.

Due to the perenial problem of lack of funds I am currently using an Olympus C-300 in a PT-009 housing.

I would really appreciate comments about them and how to Improve for the future.

Does this v limited set-up work for the wider shots or should I just concentrate on macro until I have had a nice chat with the bank manager?


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Matthew

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#2 Photobeat

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Posted 16 December 2005 - 04:17 PM

Well - overall I think you have made the most of your current camera rig, the quality is better than some have I seen with full SLR rigs. So you really have my respect the pics are really good in quality and promising in composition with lots of room for improvement. You deserve a new setup you will be good. Pic 1 is not bad but the large depth of field pulls my eye in two directions I can't tell what is the subject. Might be better to line up a nice shot of the wreck on the bottom and then hope or get a diver to swim in the picture, or maybe wait for the diver to descend more. Any picture shooting down is hard to pull off, most everyone will shoot up but I like to see the rules broken if it can be effective. Pic 2 is shooting down and is a little distracting and kind of blah in color. You should have cropped it much more or gotten closer. maybe make the cleaning fish the subject. the third is an excellent try but your current setup is really limiting the exposure and focus capability. Save your money for a used d70 or d100 rig they will be a plenty next year at bargain prices when the d200 housings hit the market.
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#3 MikeVeitch

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Posted 22 December 2005 - 04:03 PM

Yep, you have some nice stuff there. Photobeat has some great points to be sure. Most important is getting close. Nice thing about your camera is it allows you to zoom in and out all in one dive as opposed to being limited to one lens choice. However....don't get caught up in using the zoom. Try to get as close as you can and leaving the lens wide, only zoom to help isolate a subject. You did a great job of that in pic 3, very nice shot that one.

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