I’m looking to buy my first underwater photography setup and need some advice to put everything together. On the first place I thought about my Nikon D7100 to take underwater but reality is brutal and whole setup would be very expensive and simply I can’t afford it. I sold camera and all lenses so now I can start from the begging.
I’m moving to Thailand Koh Tao for year maybe longer. I’ll do my Instructor internship up there and I would like to have equipment with me to save memories. I would like to do some photography and video. My underwater setup needs to be medium size so is easy to carry and great for everyday usage.
Sony RX100 Mark IV looks really nice is small with good photo specification and awesome video mode. I think is top range compact camera now available on the market.
What you guys think about that camera is it worth investing money or something else would be a better choice?
NA-RX100IV (www.camerasunderwater.co.uk) price £764
Ikelite is slightly cheaper but Nauticam looks more solid and safer.
I think the best configuration would be one flash plus video light.
-Flash: What would be a better choice Inon Flash Z-240 Type 4 or Sea and Sea YS-D2 Strobe? Maybe they are other options to consider? I found good deal for both strobes and they are nearly same price at http://www.scubastore.com £420 around for each.
Batteries are rechargeable or I need to buy them separately?
I have no clue what to choose I may get a wide angle lens if will get enough money so something with high angle would be great, build in battery charger would be great option too. My budget is up to £450. I would like to buy them from http://www.scubastore.com as they have good price deals on equipment.
Arms and Lens:
I would like to get arms to hold my lighting for my Nauticam housing I have no idea what I will need so would you suggest something?
I read about wet wide lens for that housing would you help me chose to best one for my setup? (That would be optional if will get enough money).
Camera £580, Housing £765, Flash up to £450, Video light up to £450, Arms £xxx (Don’t know)
Wide lens is optional so not included.
Should I be considering something else? I really appreciated your help.