Internal strobe question
Posted 08 September 2002 - 09:45 AM
I'm new to u/w photography and this forum but have found a wealth of info here. I'm going to Belize in 3 weeks
and have decided to purchase an Olympus C3000-series and PT 010 housing.
I understand the internal strobe creates backscatter, but don't understand how big a problem it is. Are all pics going to be showing it? Since dollars are limited, should I consider buying this combo and a lower cost strobe now, or a better camera now (say a 4000 series) and using the internal strobe until I can afford a good one....in six months to a year?
Any recommendations on strobes with these Olympus cameras? I don't ever intend to publish the pictures or anything...just record memories. Thanks
Posted 08 September 2002 - 05:57 PM
Posted 08 September 2002 - 10:08 PM
You don't state your location or where you regularly dive. If you dive somewhere with low vis all the time, then I would recommend getting a strobe. But probably for now, you can use the camera without external strobe and use the internal strobe when necessary.
For Belize, I suppose you will be just fine with just the internal strobe.
Buy the best camera you can afford now. What camera models are you thinking about besides the 4000? I think that the 4000 is one of the best choices available unless you want the 1.8 aperture for (land) portraiture.
What is your budget?
Posted 08 September 2002 - 10:29 PM
Posted 08 September 2002 - 10:58 PM
How is your buoyancy control?
Posted 09 September 2002 - 06:33 AM
Posted 09 September 2002 - 06:02 PM
Posted 09 September 2002 - 06:10 PM
Probably replaced it when I lost it about 3 months ago... and still using the same one now.