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Freediverboy

Member Since 06 Sep 2008
Offline Last Active Sep 07 2008 11:24 AM
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Sigma 10-20 or 18-55 Ikelite housing

07 September 2008 - 08:39 AM

Which lens should I start out with? My 18-55 or my Sigma 10-20. I will be diving shallow inshore reefs 8-35ft of water and very clear and clean water. I will be depending on the suns natural ambient light since the water is so clean and clear. I plan on using an Ikelite housing with the matching dome port.

Thanks Carlos

Introduction

06 September 2008 - 01:49 AM

Hey all just thought I'd stop by and introduce myself. My name is Carlos I am a 23 year old south Florida native. I am totally new to underwater photography but not the underwater world. My passion for the ocean started when I was 8 years old when my family moved to Marathon Florida. When living there I totally fell in love with the ocean, her beauty and her majesty. A few years ago I became involved in the sport of underwater hunting while Freediving. After awhile it has become very distasteful and have not picked my speargun in over a year. I left diving and bought a DSLR a Nikon D40X and became a landscape photographer. I did the usual and bought myself a wide angle lens and some ND filters (neutral density). But after awhile like a siren I heard the ocean calling again. So has of a few weeks ago I have decided to embark on a new endeavor and have decided to pick up underwater photography. Having the skills I have learned as a Freediver and the technical skills of photography (aperture,shutter speed,white balance,ISO) I feel that underwater photography is the place to be. Living here in Ft. lauderdale there are more than enough natural and man made reefs to choose from. I currently own 3 lenses Nikon 70-300, Nikon 18-55, and my favorite my Sigma 10-20. Now my first question is what housing. My two top picks are Aquatica or Ikilite. I cant make up my mind. Both seem like great housing what do you guys think. Please any help would be greatly appreciated.

Calm seas an clear waters

Thanks Carlos