Buy a Underwater Housing for 5D Mark II or 1D Mark III?
Posted 04 April 2009 - 08:20 AM
Posted 04 April 2009 - 08:38 AM
I think it depend a lot on the price you can put on. I think both choices are good.
the ability to do some video would be cool maybe, so 5D2? and, if not for this time, for the next time you'll have underwater video.
Anyway, prices range are from 1500$ to 4000$ without dome port(s) and strobe. I guess you'll be happy to have a light one, so it's gonna cost...
Edited by Autopsea, 04 April 2009 - 08:39 AM.
Posted 04 April 2009 - 08:43 AM
Posted 04 April 2009 - 10:47 AM
Because we are going to have a pretty good support team on this expedition, weight isn't a huge factor as after we cross the Atlantic, I will be shipping all my underwater equipment back home here to the states. I have come across this Ikelite housing, http://www.adorama.com/IK687102.html .
I like Ikelite housing. there are easy and secure if you are carefull with.
But, they are heavy.
It is the cheapest you can find for the 5D2 actually. around 1500$, +200 to 500 depending on the dome ( 6" or 8" ) you want (depend as well on the lenses you want to use).
other options are between 3000 and 4000 I guess, ligther, smaller, secure, maybe easier to use.
so, if you don't mind about 2000$ difference, they are "better". if you do, well Ikelite is a good choice, in my opinion (especially if you're not gonna use it a lot).
Posted 04 April 2009 - 01:02 PM
As to which camera to use, I'd choose the 5D2 because you can do both video and stills. The 1D3 is much more apt for topside during inclement weather (with a L lens that is weatherproofed). Just make sure the housing allows you proper access to the video controls and the LCD window isn't too hard too see in daylight for video.
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Posted 04 April 2009 - 01:22 PM
Because we are going to have a pretty good support team on this expedition, weight isn't a huge factor as after we cross the Atlantic, I will be shipping all my underwater equipment back home here to the states. I have come across this Ikelite housing, http://www.adorama.com/IK687102.html . Is this a good choice if I was to go with the 5D Mark II. I do love the idea of shooting underwater video at 1080i.
It is 1080p
Edited by Nextwo, 04 April 2009 - 01:24 PM.
Posted 09 April 2009 - 10:26 AM