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Apr 11, 2012 15:01 |  #1

Are there any underwater photographers in the house? I need a bit of advice, I'm in a dilemma! I have a choice of a canon g10 + canon underwater housing + underwater flash + wide angle wet lens or a canon s95 and ikelite housing and I don't know which to go for?
The g10 setup is a bit more than the s95 but is a complete kit, but I've been reading rave reviews of the s95's underwater capabilities!

The camera would be used above water too. So which would you choose and why?

Thanks in advance.


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Apr 11, 2012 20:17 |  #2

are these setups you have a choice of free?




  
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Apr 11, 2012 22:07 |  #3

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Apr 11, 2012 23:26 |  #4

There are some UW photographers in POTN.

How much is your budget, btw.?


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Apr 11, 2012 23:31 |  #5

I do UW photo as well.




  
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Apr 12, 2012 02:34 |  #6

It will be used for snorkelling and scuba to 40m. I've just sold all my canon 7d and kit so something that has manual controls. My max budget is about £500, the g10 setup is for sale locally second hand.


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Apr 12, 2012 02:49 |  #7

If you're scuba diving, especially in the crystal clear waters of the UK (:)) a strobe is as important as the camera and is a pretty compelling reason to go for the setup with one. Otherwise, you should factor that into the budget. Also, the wide angle wet lens is a valuable asset because it allows you to get closer, reducing the amount of water (ie. crud) between you and the subject.
I don't have any first hand experience of either of the two cameras but I've seen excellent results from both.


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Apr 12, 2012 05:03 |  #8

Well I'm off to Egypt next month so want something for then. My heart is saying go for the complete g10 setup but the tight side of me is saying just get an s95 and housing! Lol. Hopefully someone who's had use of either camera will be in soon. :)


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Apr 12, 2012 08:11 |  #9

We were hoping this thread would have pictures...


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Apr 12, 2012 09:02 |  #10

If I get something sorted before may 6th then it shall ;)


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Apr 12, 2012 13:42 |  #11

If you are going to shoot wide you really need to get 2 strobes. Go to wetpixel.com or Uwphotography.com for more information on UW photography. They are both great resources.




  
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Apr 17, 2012 01:38 |  #12

Thanks for the advice! Both great resources. I decided on the G10 setup with one strobe and see how I get on, if it's ok I'll look into another strobe at some point.


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