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In Topic: What bouyancy level for a housing?

29 May 2006 - 10:38 PM

Yea it's a pain when you stick out your arms to take a shot and fall forward. I guess it's not as bad as taking a picture of the surface though. :P

In Topic: HC3 1 touch white balance ?

29 May 2006 - 10:32 PM

That would explain why the HC3 has better low light. If both have 1/3" sensors but the HC3 has less pixels then each pixel must be larger and hence more light gathering capability. And in fact you can see that the still MP count is lower on the specs.

Just an observation...

In Topic: $800-1000 for camcorder what should it be?

29 May 2006 - 10:12 PM

I've used my Sony HC1 to tape a wedding and it worked but in a church with limited lighting I had to push the gain. Then again, regular still digital cameras couldn't take anything in there that wasn't blurry so I guess I did ok.

I also use the HC1 with an Ikelite housing and it does really well even on night dives. You'll have a really tough time finding one in the US. They are all but gone. You might look into the HC3 though. Also Hi Def but more limited features. The A1 is probably out of your price range. If you go with Standard def the ideal would be the VX2100 for a wedding but also pricey.

I'm entrenched in the Sony camp and the selection is short. You need something with a decent sized sensor. 1/5" or 1/6" will be worthless. 1/3" minimum.

In Topic: LCD Flip screen trick

12 May 2006 - 05:41 PM

Cool but I think the Ikelite Lanc box is still the way to go. The HC1/A1 probably uses a switch internally... I tried.

In Topic: Sea & Sea VX-HC1 Pro

09 May 2006 - 09:48 PM

I'm quite happy with the filter that comes with the Ikelite housing. Adds very nice color. What's the port size? You could probably get one from Ikelite that fits on the outside with a rubber donut. They sell them in various sizes.