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Wanted: Canon 10-22 wide angle lens

18 September 2008 - 02:00 AM


I'm looking for a wide angle lens for a Canon 20D.

Initially, I'm interested int Canon EFS 10-22 mm but any other option will be consider.


continues shooting Olympus C5050 or jump to Canon 20D?

11 September 2008 - 04:27 AM

Hi guys,

I have a Olympus C5050, with Olumpus PT-015 housing and Inon 2000 strobe. I began with this camera in 2005 (with Jim Abernethy in Tiger beach !!).

So I'm a beginer in photography (land and UW). I've been able to shoot nice pictures with this gear and the lots of bad pictures were due to my lack of experince than limits of camera capabilities.

My progress on photography is being very slow, due mainly that usually I'm only able to do a dive trip per year, which means an average of 20 dives per year.

Said that, the only inconvenient that I have with my current equipment, as all of you know, is the time of shoot which is very slow with this camera. As I've adquired a Canon 20D (initially for land pictures purposes), I'm considering to jump to DSLR for UW picures also.

So, that's the question. Jump to DSLR or continue with Oly C-5050? In case to change, what could be a good configuration to start with (housing, strobe, lens ...)

Any advice will be welcome.

Thanks and Regards !


dive in the US west coast

11 June 2008 - 06:10 AM

Hello guys,

We are two couples from Spain planning to go to the west and visit national parks (yosemite, yellowstone, grand canion, etc). We're two divers and two non-divers, and we think that we could combine the national parks with some dives.

We think to spent about 3 weeks of August on this trip, maybe 2 weeks for national parks and one week to dive or so ...

Initially, we think that Baja could be a good choice, however we are open ... could someone advise about that?

Is it a good seasson to go there? is it a good place for non-divers while we dive? any recommendation about dive center or accommodation? Should we take a flight or could we drive to go there?

Any recommendation about this or other choices will be wellcome

Thanks and best regards !


shotting with C-5050

10 June 2008 - 07:45 AM

Hello guys,

I'm a new member of this forum, my gear is

Olympus c5050 with PT-015 + Inon 2000 strobe + Inon UW 100 wide angle wet len.

However I began to shot in 2005 (in the Shear Water with Jim Abernethy at Tiger Beach !!) I'm just a beginer regarding UW photography because I just have a chance to do a dive trip once at year maybe twice if I'm lucky, which means 20/30 dives per year. This causes that my progress shooting UW is ver, very slow.

However, I've been able to to shot some nice pictures with it. My main concern with this gear is that is very slow shooting. I know that compact cameras are slow, but my question is about why the gap of time since I press the shootter until the picture is taken is not always the same ??

this time is sometimes less than a second, sometimes 1 second and sometimes more than 2 seconds (?)

I guess it could be related with autofocus but I really don't know.

Could someone, explain how it works and if there is any technique or tip to know when the picture will be taken since I press the shooter?

Sorry it this is a very basic question :D