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Orias
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Jun 20, 2016 06:40 |  #1

Hey guys,

I'm lucky enough to be going to the Maldives in a few months, for what will likely be one of those "holiday of a lifetime" kind of experiences. As such, I want to be able to get some nice underwater shots ... something that I currently have zero experience with. I will be taking my 70D + Full compliment of lenses, but I am looking for the best options to get some great underwater shots too.

The way I see it, I have a number of options:

1. Get an underwater housing for the 70D - But this seems very expensive for something I am going to use very rarely
2. Get an underwater housing for my Lumix TZ70 - Cheaper than the full DSLR alternative
3. Use a GoPro Hero 3 - Which I can borrow/steal off my Brother
4. Buy a purpose-built underwater camera if there is a good, cheap, option.

Does anyone with experience have any advice/suggestions on this? I'm only ever going to get the chance to do this once, so I want to make sure I'm fully prepared to get the best results possible :p

Cheers, James
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Jun 21, 2016 20:57 |  #2

Are you a certified diver & if so how experienced? OR is this for snorkeling? If you're a diver & it's your first time to try underwater photography you need to know it's not very much like land based photography. Buoyancy control is critical for good results, and depending on depth strobes may be needed for good colors.


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Jun 22, 2016 04:23 |  #3

Hey Cicopo,

I am not a diver, no. This will be purely for "leisure" use on whatever I can find whilst snorkeling around the place, so no need for anything too elaborate. Just something that will make the best use of the situation, either using my existing gear or a cheap (but good quality) alternative.

Cheers, James


Canon EOS 70D + Canon EF 70-300 F4-5.6L IS USM + Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM + Canon 10-18mm IS USM, Canon 18-135mm, Canon 50mm 1.8, Canon 55-250mm IS + Canon Speedlight 430 EXII
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