Waterproof, shockproof , bounce proof etc
Posted 26 August 2011 - 08:18 PM
Any recommendations of ones that are pretty decent for above water use that can hold up?
Got serious weather rolling in and want something that can grab some shots that work okay.
Posted 26 August 2011 - 08:53 PM
Stay safe partner,
Canon 5D Mk III, 7D & 40D, 60mm, 100mm, 17-40L, Tokina 10-17, Nauticam 7D, Sea & Sea MDX-40D YS-250's ULCS arms, Lightroom
Posted 27 August 2011 - 04:56 AM
Why not just use one of your housings? Probably should take your sausage with you, it going to be a bumpy ride.
Thought about that or testing the weather abilities of the 5D Mark II But both seem a bit bulky for throwing into my pocket, got a feeling that is where it is going to be most of the time
Stay safe partner,
Will do, thanks. Looking at morning reports, look like it died down somewhat. Really hoping the wind dies down some more.
Check out the dpreview waterproof compact group test!
Great link, thanks for the info. Looks like the Panasonic or Sony, probably the Panasonic it looks like.
Posted 27 August 2011 - 10:32 AM
nikon n90s/ikelite housing/twin SS-200 canon G2/ikelite/DS-50/optical TTL slave
sony V3/ikelite/DS-51/Heinrich DA2 slave
Posted 27 August 2011 - 07:12 PM
Yes for sure the pany is the way to go. The 3rd version has less mpix than the 2nd, and significantly better IQ.
I got the Pany TS-3 around a month ago, for topside/snorkling/Kayaking etc
and I am pretty happy with it so far. For me the main competition was the
new Oly 810, and the comparison was:
- TS 3: slightly better movies, no sliding cover on lens (I like that since I worry
about the sliding cover getting jammed due to sand)
- Oly 810 has a much nicer LCD (maybe useful outdoors).
I've tried using a housed Canon G12 for kayaking etc, but faced two problems:
(a) bulky, and also you have to treat the housing with some care.
(b) The housing face almost always has some water drops that mess up images;
one has to carry a dry cloth, and wipe the face before taking images, which is
a hassle when on the water.