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In Topic: Replacement Camera - Oly XZ-2 (or maybe not .... RX100?)

27 December 2012 - 11:15 AM

OK....on my dive trips there is normally no land between dives, as I am on a dive boat.
If I want to take any airside snaps between dives, just take then with camera in housing.

In Topic: Replacement Camera - Oly XZ-2 (or maybe not .... RX100?)

27 December 2012 - 10:15 AM

I think it's a wise move as well. I travel with a dedicated land camera as I find it a lot easier to simply grab that camera and take it with me when not diving than to have to take my camera out of the housing throughout the day between dives when I'm not on the boat.

My approach was always the opposite to this then .... as soon as days diving over I would rinse off housing, dry it & then remove camera ..... never left in in housing so only need to take one camera on a holiday ........ difficalu enough keeping to baggae allowance as it is.

In Topic: What choice - next camera

16 August 2012 - 11:28 AM

When you say budget, and photography is not the primary purpose of the dive then I assume that you don't want to spend any more money on accessories.

I did go that route .. wet wide angle lens, strobe, modelling light, but got to the point it all felt 'in the way' of enjoying the dive.
Especially when I had a huge Ikelite housing etc.

I found that more & more I was leaving the kit on the boat and just taking a compact on the dive, clipped out of the way on BCD when not in use.

Due to PFO surgery, I can't dive for a while ... so hopefully within next couple of months Olympus will solve the question over whether there is an XZ-2

In Topic: What choice - next camera

13 August 2012 - 12:28 AM

Check the review about Nikon D4 http://www.photograp...4-camera-review Hope it will help to chose right camera.

Might suit a professional .. but as per OP ... I'm just a happy sanapper, and looking for a compact.
I had for many years a full Canon SLR system ..don't want to go back to a camera that large and a with bag full of lenses.
(Although Nikon 1 looks nice.)

I just take pictures of what I see when I dive, rather than pictures being the prime purpose ... (and I know it is reversed for some)

In Topic: What choice - next camera

27 July 2012 - 03:02 AM

Actually, most batteries on cameras I have used only lasted for 2 dives so I'm not that upset, especially since they power the lcd and internal flash (used on every dive to synch the strobe).. Am hoping the the batteries I just bought will last through 2 dives on my next trip.

Same for me as regards use ... on previous cameras used to recharge batteries each night ... with F31 ... one battery lasted whole dive trip .... the Fuji has very good battery life.
However it would not stop me getting an Oly .. as long as you know it's poor you can plan for it.