The most asked question by any newbie is one that many don't dare to ask or do research on before asking this one question. So in the tradition of Mr Wetpixel himself, we will (try) to restart this quarterly thread to give newbies the most up to date new rigs from members who have made the plunge themselves. So members who have recently bought new rigs, please feel free to add your opinions and feedback on your rigs so that others may benefit from your knowledge. Thanks and happy shopping.
OK I am asking - since my dive buddy has a very elaborate still photo rig, we decided it made sense for me to do some video instead of twiddling my thumbs - what should I get? Tape or digital? Any suggestions for a newbie including type, brand, price, and where to begin looking would be great. Here's the best part - keep it under $500. Hows that? Thanks in advance for all of the advice I am about to receive.