I am new to this forum and new to digital photography. I have been photographing film for many years with a housed SLR. 2 months ago i bought a Fuji S2 camera with no intention of using it UW. As i used it i realised it could have great potential UW. And then i found out Nikon makes a 12-24mm lens! So finally i can get true wide angle on digital. Now i have ordered a Sea Cam housing for the camera. I have a few questions to the forum.
I have published quite a few UW photos in the past and i hope to continue doing so. Is digital pictures UW from an S2 (or similar such as D100 etc) accepted for publication by the leading magazines? Have you guys been successful in selling digital pictures to magazines? Is the resolution high enough for front pages and maybe even spreads? Is DSLR´s so good now that i can calmly sell my film system?
Question nr2. Will my Sea and Sea YS300 and Ikelite 200 strobe work in TTL with the S2?
Question nr 3. I often take pictures very deep (trimix diving) with very limited available light. I also take photos inside caves. When using film i often use ISO 800 film to get some ambient light in the pictures. Will digital offer me advantages for this kind of photography? I have herd some reports that digital has a lot less noise then the grain on film at the same speed. Is this correct?
Question nr 4. The Fuji has 12mpix interpolated. Is the 12mpix mode really giving more detail then 6 mpix? When comparing the same image converted to Tiff from RAW in both 6 and 12mpix i have really hard time seeing any difference at all. If sending an image to a magazine should i send it as a 12mpix interpolated file or a 6mipx none interpolated? The 12mpix introduces some artefacts right?
Thanks in advance,
P.S. Gretat website and forum BTW.