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Canon SD800 IS users?

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Did a dive off St. Thomas today and visibility was at least 100 ft. My average depth was about 65 ft., I did not use my MAGICFILTER because I knew that I would exceed the 12m recommended max depth and I have no external strobe. I tried using the evaluative white balance setting using my white swim trunks with some improvement. My shots are still coming out very blue, especially when shooting subjects are 10 ft. or more away. Are there any 800 IS users that can give me some on which settings when at depths of 40 ft. or more using ambient light? Thanks.

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Hi,

 

I have the SD700IS and used it last week at 70' with no magic filter. You can only get correct color at that depth by using Macro and taking photos with the internal flash. The subject MUST not be more than 1' away.

 

Any time with any camera, you can not get full color shots from 10' away. It's just not possible. Even with huge underwater flashes, the farthest they will reach is about 4'

 

So my advice would be to stick to the magic filter, shallow, or go deeper and shoot macro or close-up shots. Otherwise, you may see a cool subject and take a photo, but it just won't look good.

 

Cheers

James

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James,

 

Thanks for the advice. I guess I'll start trying perfect my macro shots and try to enhance using editing software for the others.

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