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vanduse1

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  1. Dan,

    You can buy a Canon housing for your camera for about $200. Google sd750 housing.

    You could start without a strobe and use a Magic Filter. It gets you started for little cash and see if you like it.

    All that would set you back about $250, more or less. White balance can be corrected to a great degree using software. Its not the perfect choice but you can get started for little money.

     

    The on-camera flash will generate enough backscatter that it is of little help most of the time. You might consider starting without a strobe and converting the pics to black and white.

    You may quickly find you want an external strobe (as I did), then you will want a better one, then you will want 2, etc. Its addictive but so much fun!

     

    As for concerns with wasting your time, its hard to beat getting started for $200 and let your interest and check book lead you from there. If you are already diving and having fun, carrying your camera and an OEM housing is easy and cheap.

     

    If you are lucky enough that cash is no issue, go for a G10, housing, a few Z-240's and arms. You will love the pics and it will only set you back $2000-3000. And oh yea.. if you fit that 'cash is no object' part, do you want to adopt? I am open!

     

    just a thought.

    Dave

     

    Thanks for the information. You will have to excuse my ignorance but could you explain more on the Magic filter? Are there specific ones for the type of camera and conditions of water? How much do they cost, etc.?

     

    Thanks,

    Dan

     

    P.S. I don't fit the "cash is no object" category.. :P I wish!


  2. I have been diving for years and have been considering getting into UW photography. At this point I would like to just start entry level and see what happens. I have a Canon SD750 sitting in a drawer that I could easily dedicate to UW photography. Would it be worth my while to use the camera and purchase a housing and start with that? Would it be ok to start without a strobe and add it at a later time? How about the housing, does the ikelite one offer any better options for $100 or so more?

     

    Am I wasting my time with this camera and should focus on getting something a bit better as a start?

     

    Thanks for listening and helping out a rookie!

     

    Dan

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