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#1 aussie

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Posted 07 December 2009 - 04:22 PM

Hi guys,

I've spent the last 2 weeks shooting with my new Canon 7D inside a modified Aquatica 5DmkII housing (thanks to Scubapix), and as promised, here's a few shots I got.

I've done about about 20 dives with this settup now, 15 or so with a Sigma 17-70mm, and a couple of a Canon 60mm (no chance to try out anything wider yet), and while most of the time I was busy working while in the water, I did manage to snap off the occasional shot like those below.

The housing itself gives me pretty limited controls (I'm waiting on the Aquatica 7D housing to arrive next month - hurry up Jean!), with access to just the shutter, rear wheel and review buttons, but it's been enough for the time being. The camera feels great however, autofocus seems to be slightly faster, and the new auto focus systems are a treat. The zone autofocus has been great for wide angle, however I found it was a little painful for macro stuff as it wasn't always getting the exact spot I wanted it to focus on, so I ended up going pack to manually selecting a point. I can't really comment on the new 100% viewfinder, as although it's in a pretty good line with the housing, it's not perfect, and does restrict my view more than my old 40D housing did. Can't wait to get it in a 7D housing, I'm hoping it will make me want an extended viewfinder a little less. On land the 7D's view finder is great though. The LCD is amazing too when campared to my 40D.

Some of the below shots are straigh jpgs out of the camera, which I really did very little too, the camera seems to do quite well with them (and I dislike processing jpgs anyway), while some are raw files that I've had a tinker with. All shot with duel Z240's, on Norman Reef, GBR, Australia. Any feedback would be great, and hopefully I'll have a few more over the next few weeks.

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Unedited clownfish shot, straight conversion to jpg using ACR. Sigma 17-70mm @17mm, 2x Inon Z240's, ISO 125, f10, 1/125.

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Imperial shrimp on a sea cucumber. Canon 60mm, ISO 100, f22, 1/100.

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Titan triggerfish (at the start of nesting season too!). Sigma 17-70, ISO 200, f13, 1/100. (sorry about the backscatter, was the the dirtiest I've seen the water out there that day, and I obviously haven't bothered cleaning it up yet).

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Clam. Sigma 17-70, ISO 200, f13, 1/100.

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It's a goby of some sort, right? Canon 60mm, ISO 100, f16, 1/100.

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Wally! Sigma 17-70. ISO 200, f11, 1/100.

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The reef. Sigma 17-70. ISO 125, f9, 1/125.

Hope you enjoy! More pics and larger versions of these ones at my flickr site.

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#2 betti154

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Posted 07 December 2009 - 08:58 PM

I hate you!!!

The shots look quite nice; colour and saturation are pretty good for out of camera images.
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Posted 07 December 2009 - 11:29 PM

Hi Ryan!
The first picture is a great! Glad to hear You enjoy You'r new toy :wacko:
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Posted 08 December 2009 - 11:42 AM

Very nice pics. I cant wait to get mine underwater as soon as Nauticam starts shipping off their 7d housings, hopefully later this month (maybe beg of January)
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Posted 08 December 2009 - 12:09 PM

Thanks for posting. You are getting good results. My resolve not to buy a new camera yet is quickly crumbling!

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Posted 08 December 2009 - 10:16 PM

Wicked !!!!!

Get that bad boy down to lake eacham!

Edited by Cal, 08 December 2009 - 10:16 PM.

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Posted 08 December 2009 - 11:19 PM

Hi Ryan,

They are nice images - really like the last one.

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Posted 02 January 2010 - 07:39 PM

Nice shots, did you shoot any video?
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#9 aussie

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 03:46 PM

Not yet no, the 5D housing doesn't give me access to the video button or switch. Hopefully the new housings not to far away yet (otherwise I migh take Damo's out for a swim before it gets sent down to him!).
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Posted 04 January 2010 - 04:03 PM

Ryan, don't be lazy! To shoot video you need only press record, seal the camera in housing, do a dunk test and jump in the water. By my calculations you could record a whole 2-3 minutes of video before the 12min limit hits. If you were to use Pete's 7D, no dunk test required and you could extend to 5-6 minutes.

If anyone other than me uses my housing I will be able to use my psychic powers and sense it. That's all the excuse I need to get on a plane to Cairns and do some diving right about now!

Edited by betti154, 04 January 2010 - 04:05 PM.

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