THE EVOLUTION OF UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY
Posted 01 March 2003 - 06:41 AM
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Posted 01 March 2003 - 08:03 AM
Basically the RS is too big and too expensive. One diver I once met used his Nik II not for photography but to keep his keys dry during the dive. Few eccentrics like him would do that with the RS, which belongs to the world of designer stubble and fashion accessories, not club dives.
Diving with the RS has been likened to diving with an engine block. It is so negatively buoyant that (if you have a wings type BC) you can find it very difficult to remain upright on the surface. The combination will force you to do a lot of finning to stop you going face down.
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Posted 01 March 2003 - 11:16 AM
The RS has the best viewfinder I have ever used underwater, it's a cross between a top quality external finder and a pentaprism.
One the two occasions I used one (both in cold water) I never had too much trouble with the weight although the SB104 was a beast on the end of a silly rigid arm.
Wish I had one!