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  1. Hi all,

     

    Looking for a DS-51 or better with current TTL upgrade. Arm and TTL cord are a bonus...

     

    PM me if you're looking to get rid of something. Don't worry about shipping to Canada, would ship to US address from US seller.

     

    Thanks!

     

    Matt


  2. Hi guys,

     

    Picked up a new Ikelite housing for my G9.

     

    When I first removed the back I noticed a light scratch on the housing portion right where the oring seals. It's enough to lighty catch a finger nail and passes compeltely through the o rings seal. I'm thinking that this would make a great leak....

     

    Planning on calling Ikelite and seeing what they can do. I would imagine it could just be buffed out pretty easily.

     

    Any advice or experiences?

     

    Thanks!


  3. Well, I made the leap and dropped the cash and my new G( IKelite housing is on its way to replace my Canon housing.

     

    That being said, apart from reading and following the owners manual, is there anything special I should do when I recieve it? Any tips or tricks? I've heard a dab of glue on the cushions that turn the knobs doesn't hurt.

     

    Thanks!


  4. Thanks

     

    I found a couple of 3rd party websites selling that housing. Looks like I'll have to get my hands on that housing quick.

    And thanks for the help on the magic filter. I will be diving in Thailand. Can I assume thats the 'blue water'? And do i need to buy extras?

     

    Also someone suggested investing in silicone and additional O Rings. Can i get that from a place like B and H (I live in canada but can ask someone to buy it for me).

     

    Thanks again for the helpful advice.

     

    If you're in Canada, try Henry's Camera or Canon Canada directly.

     

    Yup, Thailand would be blue water. One should do, although I believe it comes in sheets that need to be cut to fit the lense on the housing, so maybe cut up a couple from the sheet and carry them as spares.

     

    Oh, and best results I got were Program mode, no flash, and manual white balance to a white slate when I got to depth. Get big memory cards and shoot the heck out of it. I figure 1 good photo for every 100 shots, although that's getting better.


  5. The G9 is an awesome camera for a point and shoot. I've used it with the Canon Housing and have been satisfied. I'm thinking of moving up to the Ikelite housing to allow for lenses etc in the future.

     

    If I were you, G9 with the Canon Housing and a Magic Filter on the lense (adds red back in making the colours better).


  6. Hi guys,

     

    Newbie here.

     

    Currently shooting with a G9 in a Canon housing. Looking to upgrade shortly to the Ikelite housing.

     

    Now, because strobes are a little pricey, I'm looking at getting a filter to help with the colours.

     

    Any tips or tricks? I assume just white balance at depth like normal?

     

    Thanks!


  7. The Canon G9 is an awesome camera. I'm just getting into the underwater aspect with it and love it. Small, light, and full of features. Massive LCD screen makes it easy to set up and review shots underwater.

     

    The Canon housing works well. You can access the continuous button directly, but there is a way to do without scrolling the wheel so everything is therefore accessible.

     

    You can get a G9 and Canon housing for around $800 or get the Ikelite housing and camera for a little over $1000. I got the Canon housing but will be moving up to the Ikelite soon.

     

    Get your hands on one and play around a little.

     

    SLRs are probably going to be too big when freediving.

     

    Depends where you dive really. Blue, clear water, you should do ok with the whitebalance and maybe a filter. As far as video, I've never have a problem with light.

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