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  1. An age old question I suppose ... I've been shooting successfully on a Canon G12 in a Recsea housing for around 7 years (here's a gallery of my latest marine life portrait images, only 7 of which were not shot on the G12: https://pinktankscuba.com/2016/01/04/latest-images-gallery/) I write for a monthly scuba magazine and have had 4 covers shots to date out of my G12. My greatest joy in life is getting shots others don't get because my single-strobe compact rig is so tiny and versatile I never have to swim away from a shot. My housing is so old it needs to be replaced (alas it's obsolete) and I am keen to upgrade to a larger sensor for improved image quality. I recently scored a total bargain on a 2nd hand Canon 7D in Nautical housing, but even after replacing the insanely heavy Ikelite strobes with Sea and Sea YSD2, the rig is still impractically heavy (too much weight for travel, the fabulously functional housing is much larger than I am used to which prevents me from seeing my frequently small / macro subjects with my own eyes, etc.) After 7 years of versatility of shooting with great inbuilt telephoto, macro mode enhanced by flip diopters etc which are essential at the incredibly diverse dive sites I dive most days of the week (shooting nudis to smooth rays and everything in between on a single dive), I LOATHE choosing a lens pre-dive and want to go screaming back to compact. Ultimately in the all the trade-offs from trading up to the DSLR, I definitely feel I have lost more than I have gained. When the DSLR housing was recently away for servicing for 3 months, people who didn't know I'd gone back to the G12 kept telling me how much better my photos were now that I owned a DSLR (even though it wasn't responsible for the photos I was sharing online). Online and even in magazines, most people honestly can't pick the quality difference. I have listed my 7D rig for sale twice this week and removed it both times due to feeling so conflicted - the Canon world just feels so comfortable and honestly the housing is an absolute (albeit painfully bulky) dream to drive (today the doctor confirmed that I have pulled a tendon in my camera carrying hand that will likely take 'at least a year' to heal). In part I am clinging onto the 7D because I can't find a large sensor compact rig I would be happy to exchange it for. I LOVE the specs on the Canon G7X EXCEPT that the battery life is reportedly dodgy which is my absolute top criteria in a camera (my dives are typically 2-4 hrs each, and I typically run out of camera battery before I run out of my 12 litres of air ...). My second quality of life criteria is 'shoot everything and anything that comes my way' which demands a level of versatility that only a G12 can apparently deliver. I was almost ready to buy a Sony RX100 Mark IV (better battery life than Mark V) but the colours on the Sony leave me craving Canon (for all the hype, I'm unable to find any uw images online that I love shot with this camera) and other things I've read in reviews have left me 2nd guessing whether it would be a good fit for me. Honestly, give me a bigger sensor on my G12 and a good quality new or second hand housing for it with an 0-ring thicker than the pathetic elastic hair tie equivalent in the housing I already have and I would be happy for the rest of my life ... or someway to double the battery life on the G7X ... So no matter what I do there's an epic trade-off. And even though I've literally stretch a tendon in my hand due to the weight of the 7D, I've been stuck trying to make this decision and getting dizzy from the endless 360s on To Sell or Not to Sell; To Buy or Not To Buy .... You may not be able to offer any new perspectives I haven't already thrashed through with my rapidly tiring sounding boards, but I'll take a shot and put it out there (just please don't tell me to 'man up' - I will never be a man and have no desire to ever become one ...) Has anyone here got any suggestions or advice for me? How did you navigate your transition from compact to DSLR and possibly back again or in reverse? What would you do if you were me? Thanks in advance for any thoughts you might like to throw into the mix ....
  2. I have a Canon S95 and FIX Underwater housing complete system with both macro and wide angle lenses for sale due to my recent upgrade to a mirrorless setup. This package is perfect for someone who is starting out into UW photography but wishes to have room to grow with the full control of manual settings as well as RAW images to work with as your skills develop - $1k US or $1,200 CDN. Buyer pays shipping from either Vancouver, BC Canada or Seattle, WA (whichever is most cost-efficient for you). 1. Canon S95 camera and related accessories (i.e. manual, cables, two o-rings, original box) 2. Three batteries and two charges 3. FIX S95 Underwater housing 4. Ultralight mounting tray 5. MACRO wet lens - INON UCL 165 m67 6. Nauticam flip di0pter for INON macro m67 lens mentioned above 7. WIDE ANGLE - UWL-28M52 Fisheye Wet Mount Conversion Lens The housing has never flooded, is in great working condition, and I am only selling my old system due to a recent upgrade. The ergonomics of the FIX housing are terrific and very easy to use with gloves in cold water. Camera information: Max resolution 3648 x 2736
 Effective pixels 10 megapixels
 Sensor size 1/1.7" (7.44 x 5.58 mm)
 Sensor type CCD
ISO Auto, 80-3200
 Focal length (equiv.) 28–105 mm
 Max aperture F2–4.9
 Screen size 3″
Screen dots 461,000
 Max shutter speed 1/1600 sec
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
 Weight (inc. battery) 195 g (0.43 lb / 6.88 oz)
 Dimensions 100 x 58 x 30 mm (3.94 x 2.28 x 1.18″)

 Here is a sampling of some of the photos I took with this camera.
  3. I have a Canon S95 and FIX Underwater housing in like new condition for sale due to my recent upgrade to a mirrorless setup. This package is perfect for someone who is starting out into UW photography but wishes to have room to grow with the full control of manual settings as well as RAW images to work with as your skills develop - $550 US or $700 CDN. Buyer pays shipping from either Vancouver, BC Canada or Seattle, WA (whichever is most cost-efficient for you). 1. Canon S95 camera and related accessories (i.e. diffuser, cables, and two o-rings) 2. Two batteries and one charger 3. FIX S95 Underwater housing 4. Hard camera case for S95 camera The housing has never flooded, is in near new condition (this was my spare camera and housing to another identical system), and I am only selling my old system due to a recent upgrade. The ergonomics of the FIX housing are terrific and very easy to use with gloves in cold water. Camera information: Max resolution 3648 x 2736
 Effective pixels 10 megapixels
 Sensor size 1/1.7" (7.44 x 5.58 mm)
 Sensor type CCD
ISO Auto, 80-3200
 Focal length (equiv.) 28–105 mm
 Max aperture F2–4.9
 Screen size 3″
Screen dots 461,000
 Max shutter speed 1/1600 sec
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
 Weight (inc. battery) 195 g (0.43 lb / 6.88 oz)
 Dimensions 100 x 58 x 30 mm (3.94 x 2.28 x 1.18″)

 Here is a sampling of some of the photos I took with this camera.
  4. I have a great working cannon g9 with 2 housings included (cannon wp-dc21) This has been a great camera to learn on in both tropical as well as the PNW waters Reason I am selling is that I have starting shooting with a full frame Sony a7s and this is just not getting used. I also have an Ikelite camera tray and arm as well as a ys-27dx strobe with an optical cable attached I am looking to sell as well. Make a reasonable offer Josh
  5. Hey all, I'm selling my old compact camera set up as I have upgraded into the M4/3 world. Great for someone starting out or someone that just wants a great little compact system on the cheap! Included: - Canon S90 compact camera. (can't for the life of me remember how much these were). - Fisheye FIX90 Aluminium housing (hardy beast, about £600 new when it was available). - Inon UFL 165-AD fisheye lens. (£400 brand new) - Bayonet-style adaptor to attach fisheye to housing (forgotten exact the model, perhaps 28AD?) (shockingly this tiny thing is hard to come by and sells at a ludicrous £150+ brand new, last time I checked). - Paperwork, charger, 3 batterries (x1 Canon original, x2 3rd party). This set up has been fantastic for me starting out in the world of underwater photography. All of it is in great, working condition. Never flooded. Last used in April this year with whale sharks in Tanzania. See gear & sample photos below Note with the fisheye lens: 1) Lens in great working condition. Little more than light cosmetic scuffs on the outside. No scratches on the lens that effect image quality. 2) The tiny screw in the bayonet mount was lost during a trip to Indonesia. Consequently, whilst the mount still works a treat, it does rotate when you attach and remove the lens. The mount won't come off and it will not rotate during a dive unless you twist and turn it yourself - the problem is easily solved by attaching the lens before the dive, lining it up properly using the LCD screen, and off you go. Perhaps you can source a little replacement screw to rectify this, however it was never much of an issue for me. Anyone that has done some research on using this lens with this housing will know it is fantastic for wide-angle (it has been used by me primarily for photographing mantas and whale sharks). Below are some reviews of the housing and the fisheye set up: Housing Review with Lens discussion More on Fisheye Lens & Set up I am UK based. Would be willing to sell the lens separately to the housing+camera if people wish. Otherwise looking for £550 for whole set-up + shipping/postage. Thanks!
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