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kckmarc
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Apr 23, 2017 22:45 |  #1

I've never even ventured into the world of underwater photography. is it pretty expensive to get the extra stuff required to do it?




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Apr 29, 2017 16:55 |  #2

Depends on what your looking to due, the cheapest I have seen is still around a $1000 for a basic surf housing for a DSLR all the way up to $8000+ for a full set up with strobes and domes and such. Even putting a compact camera in the water will set you back a good amount.


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May 04, 2017 07:20 |  #3

It depends what you want to do. If you want to take good pics and video you can do so successfully with the Fantasea Housing and a G16 camera (external link).

This housing is specific to this camera and for $799.00 it is a deal for the quality it produces. I have been using this setup for about 4 years and am very satisfied with the results. It has an underwater mode that corrects the color and based off your depth it get magnificent results, the built in flash and diffuser plate for it work well by adjusting flash strength in turn not creating hotspots on your pictures. But, this is all going to be relative to your diving skills.




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mi000ke
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Jan 30, 2018 19:15 |  #4

I've been diving for a while, and have been doing land-based photography for many years, but just decided to try underwater photography. I wanted to start cheaply and simply, just to get a feel for the process before deciding whether to invest more seriously for a housing for my 5D plus strobes. I had an old Canon S110 point and shoot and I purchased a new housing for $250. I have now done 4 dives with the camera, shooting in RAW with ambient light - which seems to work OK down to about 50- 60 feet (I dive mostly in the Caribbean, where visibility is usually around 100' and the sun is usually shining brightly).

The quality is not great but I am starting to get feel for what I want. Here is an example of what a cheap set-up can get you:


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Jan 30, 2018 19:16 |  #5

and here is one more


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