I have almost decided on what underwater kit to purchase for my Nikon Coolpix 995, but maybe someone can help me with some advice before I go for it. This is my first foray into U/W photography, and I would really appreciate feedback to ensure I have all the bits and pieces I need, and that they will work well together.
Housing – Ikelite #6177 (reason: the transparent case allows TTL flash should I want to use it, versus the Aquatica housing. Plus I’m not too sure about the 45 degree angle of the screen in the Aquatica. Other housings were too pricey, also I have read that Ikelite have excellent service)
Strobe – Sea & Sea YS-90 DX (reason : substantially lower cost than the Ikelite DS-125. Plus 9 power levels should give a lot of flexibility.)
Sync Cord – Sea & Sea #17100 5 pin cord. (reason : two-way communication with strobe, plus no need to use the internal flash to trigger the strobe will help poor CP995 battery performance)
Arm – I have no idea what would be the most suitable arm for this setup. Can anyone advise on a moderately priced arm which will allow future upgrading? (if such a thing exists!)
Wide Angle Lens – Sea & Sea #58070. (The Aquatica equivalent is more expensive, but I believe both would fit the Ikelite housing)
I would really appreciate feedback on the above. Have I left anything out? Will the setup work well?