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#340863 Your Favourite/Best Image of 2013

Posted by pooley on 19 December 2013 - 06:13 AM

Mines from Orimas thila in Noonu atoll in the Maldives. Was hoping for some in your face shark action but the current wasn't running fast enough so ended up spending some time on 'plan B'


Batfish by Pooleypix, on Flickr

#317829 Malteasers...

Posted by pooley on 04 October 2012 - 12:36 PM

Nice shots Damo - I've just got a d200 for U/W and you've set the standard for me to try and equal. Wish me luck!


#317729 Help moving to the next level

Posted by pooley on 03 October 2012 - 10:35 AM

Have a think about what subjects you want to shoot. If you're happy with macro and reefscapes then get a good compact such as the canon s100 or similar in a good housing like a fisheye or nauticam that can easily take add ons when the time is right.

However, if you intend to shoot moving subjects then I'd look at a mid range mirrorless as the lag and slow focussing of a compact is a right royal pain. You don't have to go mad, an Olympus epl model with kit lens , 9-18mm wide angle, zen port and 1 or 2 inon strobes could be had within total budget.

Lastly, don't overlook a used older slr setup. There's not a lot wrong with something like a canon 40d or nikon d80 and if you're up for lugging it around the focussing is streets ahead of the others

I've tried all the above and for you I'd go the mirrorless route