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davelew

Member Since 11 Jul 2007
Offline Last Active May 19 2014 11:48 AM
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Nikon AW120 experience

16 May 2014 - 09:27 AM

I had a chance to borrow a Nikon AW120 recently for a dive where my SLR gear was left at home.  For a shallow dive in the Florida Keys, at 20 feet with bright sunlight, this was a surprisingly capable little camera.  I could zip it into a pocket in my BC, forget I had a camera with me, and then pull the camera out when I saw a yellow stingray posing.  Set at 24mm with the flash turned off and the underwater mode, I couldn't figure out how to change any other settings.

 

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Although I would have liked better sharpness and contrast, I'm actually pretty happy with this picture.  It's not publication quality, but I think it's acceptable for web viewing, and certainly the best composed image I have taken of the species.