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verysimplejason

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Re: Advice on inexpensive underwater system
« Reply #15 on: December 19, 2012, 08:29:05 PM »
I did a video recently on this. Hope it helps: Underwater Photography - Underwater Housings

If you are just getting started, a Go Pro really is a cost effective way to go.

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+1 on Go Pro.  It's a good inexpensive system for diving and other extreme stuffs.

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Re: Advice on inexpensive underwater system
« Reply #16 on: December 19, 2012, 09:42:45 PM »
I did a video recently on this. Hope it helps: Underwater Photography - Underwater Housings

If you are just getting started, a Go Pro really is a cost effective way to go.

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Nice video. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Advice on inexpensive underwater system
« Reply #17 on: December 19, 2012, 09:43:11 PM »
I have UW housing for a 5D3 now but over the last 2 years I have also used a Canon D10 with great results. Small compact, cheap and great image quality. I prefer the D10 over the newer D20...


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Re: Advice on inexpensive underwater system
« Reply #18 on: December 20, 2012, 09:28:24 AM »
Question about strobes - do I need them for snorkeling?  My assumption was they are only really necessary for diving - for snorkeling there is enough light from above the water.

If you are interested in nothing but snorkeling, I have had good luck with my Sony TX20 without a housing at all.  Just make sure that you clean and oil the orings before you go and NEVER take the camera to the beach as a grain of sand will kill it.  Unfortunately, this is true with any underwater camera.  It was definitely nerve wracking the first time I tried it but even free diving ~10 feet I didn't have any issues and the camera has a built in red filter that helps if the sun is behind a cloud.  Biggest problem is that the touch screen doesn't work under water. 

Stewart - All great advice and love the clown fish pics!

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Re: Advice on inexpensive underwater system
« Reply #18 on: December 20, 2012, 09:28:24 AM »