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  1. Following information on forums that cheaper strobes may only be limited to macro work, is the Sea&Sea YS-02 a better choice as a first strobe for macro and wide angle stuff? - I know it is manual only but I suppose one can pick up which setting to use fairly quickly(advice?) Other option is the Remora/Intova ISS 4000, but the angle on this is narrow, so I guess that limits what it can do. Is the YS-02 fairly compact as well (never seen it myself), or at least less bulky than the Remora/Intova? Thanks.
  2. Thanks for the help, but I have just discovered my camera as made a miraculous recovery, so I can keep my 100 quid. phew! Still thinking about the nano though, as macro shots are apparently the easiest underwater to start off with, and I can always use manual white balance for wide angle...
  3. Hi, 2 questions: 1) I am looking to buy a panasonic camera & housing, or to repair my own fx35. I can find the TZ10 for £140, the TZ20 for £175 or repair my fx35 for £100 (sounds like a crazy thing to do but when you consider that the housing costs as much as the camera...). Any advice on picture quality difference between the 3? 1) Also I am looking at either getting a magic filter for whatever camera I get, or a fantasia nano - any advice? I would get both but apparently they don't work together, and I can't remove the filter between dives. Thanks
  4. Anyone have experience with this strobe as a first flash system to go with a lumix fx35 (all 3 are the same as far as I can see). Otherwise any advice for similarly priced strobes (under £250 in the UK)?
  5. Hi, anyone know anything about this kit - shutter lag, picture quality etc. - can't find anything. This is the deal I found online: http://www.mikesdivestore.com/2176/Intova-...g-Package-.html
  6. thanks for all your help. I have decided to repair my fx35 which I already have the housing for, as this saves me a considerable amount of money. I would then be able to afford the fantasea remora - anyone have any experience with this strobe - please don't suggest Sea&Seas or Inons as I really can't afford the price - more than double the remora. btw I am in the UK so things are a lot more pricy than in the US.
  7. I have looked at this option, but the problem is price - I already have the g9, so the housing is the only expense, plus the strobe if I go for it. I am not a year-round diver so I can't afford to splash out (no pun intended) on a £700 set of gear. Is it better to get a newer model, or go for the g9 and the nano, with the possibility always existing to upgrade the strobe when I start doing more diving (live miles away from the sea in England and am still at school at the moment so only dive in holidays!). THanks
  8. I am fairly new to underwater photography, having used a panasonic fx35 before (fully auto, no strobe), and am looking for advice on new kit. I am looking at getting a g9 canon housing. Would you recommend this for underwater photography, as the ikelite housing is no longer available, even on ebay? Also what kind of results do you get with the g9 without a strobe? (budget is not very high!) Any sample photos? I have also looked at purchasing a new camera, perhaps a fuji f80 or something similar - any recommendations for why I should get something newer? I would like to buy a strobe if I keep the canon, but I cannot afford to spend much on a Sea&Sea or similar. I know it's basic but will the fuji underwater strobe kit/fantasea nano make a difference to my photos, or are they not strong enough to help at all? Thanks.
  9. Hi I am looking at getting a g9 canon housing. Would you recommend this for underwater photography, as the ikelite is no longer available, even on ebay? I am fairly new to underwater photography, having used a panasonic fx35 before, and am looking for advice on new kit. Also what kind of results do you get with the g9 without a strobe? (budget is not very high!) Thanks
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