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San Diego Kid

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  1. Bought a used g9 and canon housing from abuemily


    He was great. Good communication and shipped it promptly. He gave me a fair price for the setup with a bunch of add-ons plus a free 4 gig card that he didn't even mention which i greatly appreciated. It was all in great like-new condition too. It was all shipped very very safely and conservatively and all arrived safely and within only a week from Spain to the US.


    No problems or complaints at all. He was great!

  2. Hi San Diego,

    Looks like you've done your homework. The G-11 is a good fit for what you're wanting to do. You might want to think about upgrading your strobe a little though. Check out e bay or the classifieds here for a used one that would last longer for you. Maybe an older Sea & Sea 110 or something in that power range. You should be able to get it for less than a new smaller strobe. Might want to give the guys at Reef Photo, Backscatter, and H20 Photopros a call. They usually have some good used gear for sale. Tell them what you want to do and I'll bet you get lucky.


    Good luck!




    Thanks Steve,


    I just bought a canon G-9 with the canon housing used for 400$. I chose it because it's features/ specs were similar to those of the G-11 and it was a nice cheap package. I'm going to Florida on Wednesday and will have it there. I'll let you know how it all goes and post some pictures.


    Thanks again,



  3. In the urge to clean out everything as I'm no longer doing the u/w photo gig (all my diving is now spent keeping my 13-year old daughter from doing something foolish) I'm getting rid of my backup camera. I have a Canon Powershot G9 with a very low-use WP-DC21 housing (from Canon) for sale. The camera also comes equipped with Canon LA-DC58H Lens Adapter and Tiffen circular Polarizer filter (obviously for land use). I've also installed an aftermarket grip, thumb plate, hot shoe cover and all black lens ring. Comes with all manuals, CD, strap, cable, etc. $400, shipping/insurance at cost. I'll even throw in a Metz 36-AF-4C flash with the setup. Will use USPS (military mail) for shipment to CONUS, international mail elsewhere. Will take all the photos you want upon request. Thanks for looking!



    I'm interested. How many times do you think you've dove the setup?

  4. Hello Wetpixel,


    I am brand new to underwater photography. Im also only 17 and in high school right now. well I've been diving for about a year and I've been crazy about it since the start. I have always been very interested in underwater photography, and now I'm looking to get my first set up after my cheap 30 ft rated camera flooded last weekend :)


    I made about 2 grand last year working a summer engineering job and want to spend some of it to get a setup. i want to keep it under a thousand but am willing to go a little over. I want a decent setup to start with so i will have something decent that i can learn on and be able to grow into my camera. I want the camera to get me through senior year and college too so i want a pretty decent setup. I want something that is going to enable me to grow a lot as an underwater photographer and take great photos all the while.


    After a ton of research, I think that the G11 is for me (unless you know of a better fit). It has full manual controls and a relatively wide angle lens to start with(im interested in macro) . It is also pretty small and a cheaper alternative especially for housings which is my main question.


    I am looking at the 200$ canon housing for it.




    Do you think that this is a good decision? i have read only a few complaints about it being leaky at shalower depths but most people only have good things to say about it being such a cheap housing. Plus i believe good maintainance should minimize danger. It seems like a cheap basic housing to start off with. I don't think i need the nicer fisheye, FIX, or ikelite housing to start out at least. Maybe upgrade later down the line. But you opinion would be greatly appreciated.


    Also for a strobe I was looking at either a fantasea strobe package (its cheaper elsewhere)




    or a ikelite AF-35




    Has anyone used either one of these? Once again, any opinions are appreciated.


    thanks alot to anyone with insite into my "noobie" questions.

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