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Need Purchase Advice: G10 or Sea & Sea Dx 1 or 2 G


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#1 crinoid

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Posted 19 May 2009 - 08:49 AM

I am looking for a new system. Right now I am looking at the Canon G10 with Ikelite Housing with Ikelite TTL strobe or the Sea & Sea DX-1 or 2 G with a YS-110a. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I know the Sea & Sea can shoot at 24mm wide angle with no required add-on and Ikelite does require the $250 add-on. Overall, Also, is the TTL with the Ikelite housing (hard wired) much better than the simlulated TTL with the YS-110a and DX cameras? Overall, which system would you recommend. THANKS EVERYONE!

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Posted 19 May 2009 - 09:47 AM

I'm also trying to decide between the G10/Fisheye vs DX-2G systems so I am also interested in other people's opinions.

So far I see the comparison as:

DX-2G: Supports TTL in 'M' mode, 24mm WA vs 28mm with G10, wetmate closeup and 16mm WA lenses, less expensive

G10/Fisheye: Better camera (faster AF, larger LCD, faster buffer management), supports 67mm wetmate closeup lenses, 15mm WA lens port, more durable housing?, slightly higher resolution, No TTL in 'M' mode (ouch!).

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#3 horseflesh

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Posted 26 May 2009 - 03:40 PM

Very similar issues here. So far, I am leaning towards the DX-2g for these reasons.

1. I don't HAVE to get an external strobe right away.
2. Better WA for less $.
3. Easy to switch between macro/WA with wet lenses.

Much of the Dx-2g's appeal has to do with cost. I am sure the Canon would be a more pleasant camera to use in many ways.