Too many choices that could cost a lot
Posted 23 July 2002 - 03:59 AM
Hi, I have just bought a PT010 housing for a recent purchase (3040).
I am looking at getting a WAL, but there seem to be a few out now for this:
Olympus have introduced a WAL and a Macro lens
Sea & Sea have a WAL
and INON(?) have a WAL and a Macro
Q1. Which gives the best results with teh Olympus?
Also looking at getting a strobe:
Epoque ES 150DS (£200 - £300 ish)
Sea & Sea YS90DX (£500 -£600 ish)
Ike DS50 (£500 ish)
Q2 Which of these will give best performance?
I was told by a shop that none of these would give enough light to fill the frame and would be better buying the Ike DS125 (this is nearly £1,000)......are they taking the **** or is this true?
any help would be very helpfull!!!
Posted 23 July 2002 - 04:35 AM
Posted 23 July 2002 - 10:31 AM
i thought maybe some one would know the answer straight off.
i am not new to digital photography i have had a C920 for the past 2 years, but you couldn't add anything to it, the 3040 is a different class of camera, and want to make the best of it hence the question.
as i said i spoke to a shop in the uk and i don't think they gave me sound advice.
Posted 23 July 2002 - 11:04 AM
My abbreviated answers are as follows:
I wouldn't look at a wide angle adapter at all until you have some experience with your camera and its stock capabilities underwater.
There are literally pages of debate here on the merits of one strobe over another. The best results I have seen with your camera or its siblings come from the YS-90DX, preferably two.
I still contend there is a lot to be gained from "trawling".
Posted 23 July 2002 - 11:33 AM
you will see I am not a complete beginer, I have taken over 200 shots with the camera topside and too many to count with the 920
Posted 25 July 2002 - 11:53 AM
does this sound right?