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SCUBAin' & Takin' Photos Of The Fishies  
User currently offlineAvilitigator From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 214 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 944 times:

Hey, anybody on this forum have experience with underwater photography? I just moved to Micronesia (a lifelong dream) and am interested in taking photos while SCUBA diving but don't know where to start.

Looks like I can order stuff on-line. Cameras start from $15 for the disposable kind good to 30', up to $7000 for the professional gear. I'm interested in paying $500-800. I already have an excellent digital camera (Canon 3000 zoom series) but the underwater housing for it costs $1050, which is more than I paid for the camera. Should I go digital or is film better for underwater photos? I'm looking to enlarge some of the better shots for hanging on the wall. Or should I just hunker down and save money for the digital camera housing?

Thanks in advance.

Avilitigator

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User currently offlineKolobokman From Russia, joined Oct 2000, 1180 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 912 times:

Sorry, no advice from me!

But, I saw some really good cameras for 1000-1100$ at the local shop.

Anyone knows how much a dry suit will cost me? Nothing fancy.


KoLoBoK





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User currently offlineMas a330 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 901 times:

I would like to take it up myself.

I saw Canon has some underwater casings for their digital cameras....
i think they are somewhere between 300-500USD for the casing.


User currently offlinePPGMD From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 2453 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 891 times:

You can get a EWA Marine bags for about a $100 for your digicam, once again limited to about 30ft.

Goto photo.net and check out Phil's expirences with underwater photography.



At worst, you screw up and die.
User currently offlineExitRow From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 886 times:

Avilitigator,

Here's what I suggest. Find a used Nikonos 3 ("Nikonos III" to purists), 35mm underwater camera. Like this one:



You can usually find them on ebay. They are great "starter" camera for those interested in underwater photography but don't want to break the bank on a high-end camera or housing. No electronics, good glass, only two o-rings and as durable as a rock. You can pick one up for under $250 USD.

Once you get the hang of using it, you'll be ready to purchase with confidence.

I own one and I love it. It even takes great photos above water too.

William

P.S. Fish love frozen peas.


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