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Overexposed Seahorse

Member Since 25 Feb 2014
Offline Last Active Jun 22 2014 04:35 AM
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In Topic: Advice please for next toys

12 June 2014 - 10:47 AM

Ah yes, I didn't realise that the housing was that much more than the 100d. However, the 100d is considerably more (£2200+) compared with the compacts (£950) also.


In Topic: Advice please for next toys

11 June 2014 - 09:50 AM

How about a micro four thirds camera such as Panasonic GH3 or GH4 if you like video in particular? It will be a little more expensive than the G1X or RX100, but has the advantage of having interchangeable lenses, so you could use a 45mm or 60mm macro lens, and will have better image quality than the compact. The GH series is well known for excellent video capabilities, with the new GH4 taking 4K video. Both take excellent stills too.

 

Otherwise the Canon is a good camera, but I'm not sure if the Sony is the best choice for Macro? Someone who knows the camera better may well correct me though!


In Topic: Which is the best way to go?

10 June 2014 - 10:59 AM

You will want a strobe. In my opinion, I would rather have a cheaper camera and a strobe than a more expensive camera and no strobe. I think that the greatest improvement in underwater photos comes when you add a strobe for the first time. Otherwise, I couldn't agree more with what Jmauricio says!


In Topic: Help Please!

04 May 2014 - 07:23 AM

Hi there,

 

Whilst the 20mm is a fantastic lens above water (my favourite focal length), it is a bit unnecessary underwater. Because the water narrows the view anyway, 20mm is too narrow for wide angle, and it has no macro ability either. As a result there is unlikely to be a port for it - I'm certainly not aware of one! Just because there would be so few people using it!

 

If you like the 20mm because of what goes into the image, then the wide end of the 14-42 kit has about the same coverage behind a flat port , although with a slightly different perspective!


In Topic: FS Olympus E-PL3 Micro Four Thirds Underwater Setup

07 April 2014 - 01:01 AM

SOLD - please close thread. Thankyou!