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Member Since 10 Feb 2009
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In Topic: advice for a p&s canon digital compact

13 February 2009 - 04:33 AM

Do you have a VGA 30fps movieclip from that camera?

Only a 30 frame/s AVI unless there's a way to output what you ask using adobe elements. ZD

I have a couple movies here:


In Topic: advice for a p&s canon digital compact

13 February 2009 - 12:36 AM

I purchased for a nice price <$900 the PowerShot SD870 IS, Canon Camera Housing, Sea&Sea YS-27DX Kit

The camera a 28mm wide angle and has great close focus.
The housing is inexpensive and works great. Good build quality - easy to clean seal which only needs to be done once before trip. I've taken the Camera to 100ft more than once.
The Sea&Sea strobe is also about the cheapest strobe with a variable power flash for exposure - a must have for this non hot sync set up. If you have the money an Ion strobe (that could be later use with a hot sync) would be a good option.

As an above land photographer - I was shooting OK photos on the 1st dive and very good photos by dive 3 etc.. Most all these shots are from system
The movie mode was a blast to use and the right size for LCD talks and online publishing. One plus point is that you can zoom the camera while taking a movie. A very useful feature. I understand some camera (including some canons) don't allow this.

Main complaints: that I wish the camera had aperture priority.
Also some settings you wish would not reset when you turn the camera off - reset.
I found the camera battery on the short side but not prohibitive - I adapted to it no problems.


In Topic: PNG Highlands

12 February 2009 - 01:52 AM

Nicely done Page! ZD

In Topic: PNG Highlands

10 February 2009 - 10:36 PM

This is a late post but I did some birding in the highlands for the Birds-of-Paradise. Take a look AFTER the dive shots, credit of which goes to my UW buddies, here: http://packerlighting.com/PNG_Web/.


In Topic: Photo Journal of Fiji

10 February 2009 - 09:29 PM

<snip> Fiji is truly one of those rare life altering special places.

You know Fiji really is one of those places. When an elder takes your hand and walks you though his/her village like your a friend of the family - it's like you were already there for a month. And when you say good bye it is as if you're leaving a year's worth of friendship.