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Taking Photos While Diving... SXM, Anyone?  
User currently offlineA342 From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 4681 posts, RR: 3
Posted (8 years 1 month 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3052 times:

How would that be, taking a photo of an aircraft approaching SXM while the photographer is diving ? Would be interesting to see, don't you think ?

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User currently offline9VSPO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3050 times:

I think the camera in the water might be a problem but a nice idea......  Yeah sure

User currently offlineA342 From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 4681 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3041 times:

Quoting 9VSPO (Reply 1):
I think the camera in the water might be a problem but a nice idea......

Ever heard of waterproof cases ?

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User currently offlineStil From Spain, joined Apr 2006, 345 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3030 times:

I know there's some waterproof one-use cameras, but I don't know if it will work. All water-to-air images I remember on documentals are too distort due to light refractions.


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User currently offlineEdoca From Belgium, joined Mar 2005, 688 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3002 times:

Might be easier to lay flat on the beach, take a picture, apply some cool photoshop effects afterwards and then upload it  Wink

Waterproof cases tend to be very expensive, unless you have a really popular camera for which a large quantity of UW cases is produced. It's worthwhile checking out if you are a serious diver. But I think any water-to-air images will be indeed too much distorted for the purposes of this site.

User currently offlineDazbo5 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 2900 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2987 times:

Great idea, but the refraction of light and the movement of waves at the surface will make things rather difficult. I've tried it, not on aircraft in SXM but while diving in other places using this camera to get some cut in shots for my videos while surfacing. It doesn't work!


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User currently offlineAAGOLD From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 546 posts, RR: 50
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2952 times:
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Being a diver, photographer and plane nut I've done it, but the results weren't that great. I used my Nikons V underwater camera which has limited lens capabilities. The max was 80 mm and the shots weren't that good. Good idea, but it didn't work out. Might be nice to try with a housing and D200 with a wide angle, but I haven't done that yet.


User currently offlineViv From Ireland, joined May 2005, 3142 posts, RR: 29
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2920 times:

Much easier to take a shot while the aircraft is diving and the photographer is approaching, instead of the other way round.

Nikon D700, Nikkor 80-400, Fuji X Pro 1, Fujinon 35 f/1.4, Fujinon 18 f/2
User currently offlineChris78cpr From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2819 posts, RR: 51
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 month 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2861 times:

I've got a housing for my Canon S80 which i use mainly for diving/snorkling shots.

If my photography goes further towards water photography i may get a housing for my 1d but they do run to big bucks and can only really cater for smaller and shorter lenses.


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