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TomUK

Member Since 05 Dec 2013
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One of my first shots

19 December 2013 - 08:19 AM

One of my first attempts with the underwater housing. Fairly happy with it, but an hour in the water taught me a lot! Breath holding to shoot these so was interesting trying to find a gap in the swimmers to come up and breathe :) Posted Image


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Housings in the swimming Pool - Pressure?

09 December 2013 - 06:53 AM

I have just bought a D7000 Ikelite housing and associated bits.

My question is:

 

1. I read everywhere that the pressure from the water helps hold the housing and the port etc together. I will initially be playing in a swimming pool and doubt getting deeper than a few metres, so am assuming there will be little to no pressure on my side.

This is a worry, should it be?

 

2. Chlorine pools. I have an acrylic port. I intend on washing the whole setup in the shower after use. Sessions may last upto 2 hours before being washed. 

This will be fine right?


Thanks in advance for your help.


So totally Green and new to Underwater..... help!

06 December 2013 - 02:51 AM

I am a keen and established photographer above water and have taken the leap and bought my first underwater setup. I dive a couple of times a year and thought it would be fun. I decided that buying a housing for my main cameras bodies (Nikon D3S's) was far to expensive so I went with the following setup:

 

Nikon D7000
Sigma 10-20 f4

Ikelite housing 

2 Ikelite d160 strobes

8" lens port

 

I have ordered some grease, and some silica gel.

 

For the moment, until the weather improves I am hoping to use the setup in a swimming pool, playing with portraits and under/over photos. When it gets a little warmer I will be venturing into the sea.

 

Please can you list your top tip, or links to them, I have looked at the site and read lots, but want to be 100% sure all will be good, and I don't get "Flooded" on my first trip out.