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Member Since 25 Sep 2009
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In Topic: Camera Question

24 October 2009 - 09:44 PM

Few months later but I recently bought one out of impulse for my girlfriend to take on our dives. They have a new SP8 that has a separate housing you can buy which is only like $70 that allows you to reach ~130. Here are a couple shots I took today with it. I was a really clear day on the Kona side of the Big Island.

Resized 1600x1200 (PM me if you would like a full resolution photo)

10-12' distance Photo (Underwater Sport mode)
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Underwater Macro Mode (Not too bad)
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Underwater Sport Mode
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Cropped 5-6' distance photo
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In Topic: New 5D Mark II - indecisive on a housing

06 October 2009 - 08:48 PM

I do not really see how you grow out of Ikes. There certainly will be more ergonomic and more slimlined housings around, but I have a hard time envisioning how these housings have way more "space" than Ikes. That being said, if you are rich enough, by all means buy one of the more expesive housings. It might be more fun to handle them, but if you belive that they will make a major difference on your pictures, I am pretty sure you will be disappointed! Then again, if you are rich enough, that probably doesn´t matter :(.

For me its not about picture quality, its about the safety of my camera. The people at my local camera shop mentioned the Ikes had a different seal system than the metal housings. I am not certain I see a difference. Arent all housings technically vacuum sealed once you are down a little ways and pressure sealed toward the surface?