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    Diving, classical music, photography

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    Canon T1i
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    Inon 2000
  1. All good points, thanks for your input. I'm wondering how the LCD would be for someone who uses a prescription mask, and if the Inon finder would work on the Oly.
  2. Thanks, Chris, this is good to know. Yes, travel would be a lot easier, as you describe. Do you have any thoughts on composing with the LCD screen? I noticed several people answered this thread and said that it was hard to see what you are really shooting. I don't have great eyesight and wear a prescription mask. Wondering how that would work with the Oly underwater? Good point about the LCD and prescription mask. I wear one of those, too, and wonder how easy it would be to see the LCD screen. It sure isn't easy to see through the viewfinder of the DSLR housing sometimes!
  3. Thanks, Chris, and thanks for posting the picture. This may sway my decision quite a bit, since traveling with all the DSLR gear, lenses, housing, etc gets very heavy. I do have underwater lenses for the Canon, but am surprised with how reasonable the mirrorless lenses are. Your comments are very helpful. Yes, maybe that is the way to go. Thanks for your input!
  4. Thanks, Rick. I have done a little comparison shopping, but probably should do more.
  5. Looking for recommendations. I have been shooting with a Canon T1i for years and am looking to upgrade my system. I own a Canon EOS 7D Mark ii plus some Canon lenses, and am thinking about getting a housing for it. However, it is heavy and 4 years old, and I have also been looking at mirrorless systems, especially the Olympus E-M1 Mark ii. Weight is an issue, since I travel a lot, but so is budget and the idea of having to invest in a completely new system with the Oylmpus is a bit scary. At least with the Canon I already own the body and the lenses! Any feedback would be really helpful. I especially like to do macro photography underwater and wildlife photography topside, if that has any bearing on the discussion. Thanks!!!
  6. Thanks, Tim. I think the metals have reacted. But I'll give these other methods a try. SS
  7. Just wondering what sort of cleaning and maintenance you all do on your strobes and assorted connectors after a dive trip. Also, anyone have tips for unfreezing metals that have frozen together, i.e, bolts, screws, etc. Or is that an impossible task? Thanks!
  8. Has anyone dove here? Any recommendations for dive operators, places to go, etc?
  9. Sorry to hear of your loss. I agree with your recommendations.I dove Grand Turk two years ago and loved it. Dove Providenciales just one day and while it was nice, Grand Turk was much better. Plus it is quieter and people are very friendly. We didn't have any problems with crime on either island, but it is understandable that Providenciales ould be a dangerous place since it is larger with more people. Thank you for your volunteer work on the islands!
  10. Thanks, Mike, for your feedback. Strobe positioning is something I have struggled with a lot. For these two closer photos it was at the left of the camera, to the side at about a 45 degree angle, I think. I just have the one strobe, and it was on TTL at the time. The puffer was shot at f13 at 1/200 sec, ISO 200. The goby was at f6.7 at 1/180 sec. 200 ISO. If you have any hints about strobe positioning, I would be happy to hear them!
  11. Thanks, Andy, this is very helpful information.
  12. Thanks, Andy, that is very helpful information. Thanks, I can see how that would help.
  13. Any suggestions on how to improve my photography? I'm a relative novice. These were shot with a Canon T1i with 60mm macro lens, Inon 2000 strobe, Watershot housing. Sharpnose puffer, taken off the coast of Cozumel, February 2013. French grunts, Ft. Lauderdale, FL Sharpnose goby, San Salvador, Bahamas, August 2012
  14. Hi All, I am new to the forum and Wetpixel, have only been diving about 3 years and doing UW photography for about the same length of time. I have a Canon T1i camera in a Watershot housing, so was interested to see that someone else had Watershot as well. I like it, but have nothing to compare it to, since this is my first rig. Seems to work pretty well. Look forward to learning more from all the posts here and the website in general! SSkyrm
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