First Housing Advice - Upgrade the camera body too?
Posted 15 July 2012 - 08:35 AM
I'm looking to expand into surf photography - an amateur for fun shooter otherwise. Before I drop $1400 for a new SPL I was pondering if I should upgrade my camera body as well if I'm going to lock myself into this housing and spending that much on it. Currently have a D90, would I essentially be investing in "old" technology? I understand that just because it's old doesn't necessarily mean it is "bad" and couldn't do what I want it to, just want to spend my money most wisely.
1) Keep the D90, get a new SPL [easiest]
2) Ditch the D90, get a new body and a new SPL [expensive]
3) Look for a used SPL on ebay/Craigslist, probably a Canon since they are more prevalent to save money and get a new (better) body to fit the housing (and lenses)
Posted 17 July 2012 - 04:42 AM
$1400 is chump change for us ppl that love pretty fishes'
and not even about lens prices, just a camera body- most of the hardcore here won't even speak about it- they believe you should rtfm and know what you want to achieve.
Good luck krisso sarbi! may you breath easy in the surf! you are marine lover not a killer, so I respect you, let karma be your spine in the water.....
Edited by DamonA, 17 July 2012 - 04:44 AM.
Posted 18 July 2012 - 12:44 PM
One of the water proof heavy duty plastic bags, purpose made to take camera underwater would probably do the job just fine.
No gear upgrade needed.
Also, a simple waterproof digicam might do the job just fine. The panasonic ts3 or ts4 are decent performers.
Edited by derway, 18 July 2012 - 03:59 PM.
nikon n90s/ikelite housing/twin SS-200 canon G2/ikelite/DS-50/optical TTL slave
sony V3/ikelite/DS-51/Heinrich DA2 slave
Posted 19 July 2012 - 12:37 AM
This is a very good price see classifieds section of forum for details.