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Good setup for science shots?

17 June 2006 - 01:13 PM

Hi everyone,

I'm looking to purchase my first underwater camera to allow me to photograph specimens for my dissertation research and need advice.
I'll be working in two main locations...
One is in shallow open marine waters with some semi-heavy surf...I probably will only need it to a max depth of 4m and the waters are extremely clear.
The other is a lake where I'll be bringing it down to ~25m where the waters are pretty murky.
My subjects (microbialites) are stationary so I don't need to worry about a camera that shoots fast.
I do need a camera that has high resolution so that any photographs are suitable for publication.
I'm a poor grad student so I can't afford too much money.
I was looking at a SeaLife DC300 or DC310 used on Ebay but I'm not sure.
Does anyone have any suggestions for me?

Thanks for any help!