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Member Since 05 Feb 2012
Offline Last Active Jan 25 2013 03:36 AM

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In Topic: Underwater White Balance

25 January 2013 - 03:35 AM

In the end, artificial lighting is needed at any depth much below 5m.


You'll win greatly in colors if you use artificial lights. White balance can be set afterward if you are shooting in raw, so you may be able to see and adjust directly on the picture and see with your eyes how it works, but in the end, artificial lights will simply open your horizon with a surface spectre of lights. The farer the light is from the subject and the farer the subject is from you, the less you'll have red.

In Topic: CANON 5D Mark II UW case ?

28 May 2012 - 05:38 AM

What about a suf housing. Good to about 30 feet. Less cumbersome
than a dive housing. Can attach either a speedlite or a Pocketwizard.
Can view the LCD or through the eyepiece. About $3500 incl port.

SPL, Essex, Del Mar, CMT, Aquatech, Liquid Eye. Prolly missing a few.

I didn't even know it existed ! I can't say I see the difference or why chosing a surf housing instead of a dive housing, considering the price is quite the same. (nor the point of a surf housing. It is yellow and... ?) My choice has been arested to the Ikelite, I should receive it in 5-10 days now !

A big thanks to all of you !

In Topic: CANON 5D Mark II UW case ?

22 May 2012 - 02:27 PM

They now come with the 4 clips. I had a 2 clip version but was offered a deal on the upgrade. I have not had any problems with mine at water level or in shallow depths.

Noted ! Thank you : Ikelite it will be !

In Topic: CANON 5D Mark II UW case ?

19 May 2012 - 12:25 PM

Just need to check the close focus on the 50mm too in case you need a diopter as dome port projects the image quite close to the dome (depending on dome size too) 50 might be a bit long too. The 5D2 is the later 4 clip version

Thanks Baumann ! I must say my optics is quite rusty so I didn't understand everything concerning this diopter thing. But I will use flat port instead of diopter port, so maybe that doesn't concern me ?

In Topic: CANON 5D Mark II UW case ?

19 May 2012 - 07:16 AM

It also depends what lens you want to use. For instance, when I tested the 5D2 Ikelite housing, it could not fit the 16-35mm II. I would check the lens chart on Ikelite's website to make sure it can use the lens you want to use. If not, then you may have to consider housings like Seacam, Subal and Sea & Sea etc.

Indeed, I did that. I will use at the begining my 50mm 1.4. It is for portraits and as I understand the flat surface enlarge the picture. The smaller non-modular port is adapted, as they say.

I will check the other references. Thanks !