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scubarobot

Member Since 13 Jun 2007
Offline Last Active Sep 23 2008 05:44 PM
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In Topic: Canon EOS 5D Mark II

21 September 2008 - 06:49 PM

drew

look I am fully aware that the camera has not been released yet. I happen to remember wetpixel having access to other new equipment for the purpose of a preview. I was simply asking them expedite the preview for us wetpixel members.
The primary function of this camera is a camera. I'm sure as a video expert you were not counting on buying 5d2 then throwing your video camera into the ocean . I am a pro-photographer. Would I expect a video camera to produce a 21 megapixel image? No.

With repect to viz'arts post that was for an aquatica housing but it may fit differently in say an ikelite housing.

Instead of debating a bunch of forum posts I was hoping to see an official hands on preview by wetpixel. This is where wetpixel can use it's influence as a special interest group to get a production sample.

In Topic: Canon EOS 5D Mark II

21 September 2008 - 05:23 PM

come on team wetpixel... where's the review and the specs to tell us weather or not us 5d owners can use our existing housings?

In Topic: Canon EOS 5D Mark II

21 September 2008 - 05:19 PM

free lunch? I bought my 5d for $3100 when it first came out. And I am still happy with the images I can capture with it. Now a professional dslr comes out and has any type of video. HD video mind you. Probably better vid than any consumer video cam and your still not happy? I don't have to buy a video housing for my consumer video camera. I don't know how many lunches that buys you but considering an ikelite consumer vid housing runs around $800. I'm guessing you can get nice and fat. I can dive with one apparatus to capture video and stills. Then you throw in 21 mp in a compact full frame body. For $2699 that's a steal!

In Topic: Canon EOS 5D Mark II

21 September 2008 - 08:16 AM

Looks awesome! 21 megapixels heck yes. everyones worried about focus but I have a 5d and it is just as fast as my eos 3(45 focus points). Some weather sealing is better than none. I use my old 5d for topside shooting with no probs. The focus speed is super fast with the 16-35l ii. For the price being $2700 for an awesome still camera then hd video capability...there is nothing that can compare. I would rather have this camera than a 1ds mark iii. I have used both and let me tell you it's not the camera its the photographer. Or hd videographer Now ;)

In Topic: Focusing in dark water

04 September 2008 - 09:43 AM

Canon and Nikon dslrs have better focusing abilities than your olympus compact will. Not to mention zero shutter lag. I have a 5d with a ds200 and I do have some problems at night getting the aiming light right where I need it. Other than that It is very good at focusing better than I could do manually.

good luck