Underwater Photography

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  1. bc2292

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    I've always found underwater photography awesome.
    And i wanna try it out. But I'm having a hard time finding a good case for my D90 thats not in the 1K range. If anyone has any good cases that they would recommend lemme know :) also post up any cool water photography :D
     
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    They are going to be cheap at $1K...

    You could pick up a cheap point and shoot that will give you decent results.
     
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    If you get into serious underwater photography it's going to get expensive quick. I'd take the above recommendation and get a P&S that is suited for decent depths and have fun.

    The last thing I'd want to do is go cheap on an underwater housing for a DSLR.
     
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    I know we have a few on here who do do this kind of work, but I have no seen either of the two main ones I am aware of in quite some time. So you might get more chance of a responce if you send a note to liquidmocean over on AWFN
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    He does a lot of underwater based photography and videography and if you're serious he might be able to give you some advice.
     
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    I also looked into renting a case for the D90 for a scuba dive and had no luck.

    Here is a pretty darn good comparison of the top P&S models, I am actually thinking of picking one up for fun. They are a WAY WAY cheaper then anything remotely close to a good hard case for your DSLR.

    http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/q209waterproofgroup/
     
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    I use one of these with my Canon G2 with good results ... they make them for SLRs too.

    ewa-marine:*U-A Series for AF SLR. underwater camera housing

    I bought mine used on e-bay, but I think that B&H, Amazon, etc. sell them too.

    The Ikelite hard cases are the gold standard, but they are VERY pricey (the case for my 7D lists at about $1600). http://www.ikelite.com/

    You might also consider picking up a used Nikinos film camera. Nikon made them as dedicated underwater cameras.
     
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    I was going to joke about a zip-loc bag, but.............. :lol:

    Looks interesting.
     
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    Yes, it scared me when I first saw it, but it was the only affordable one that could be used below about 10 feet or so (and I was scuba diving in Maui). It worked fine.
     
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    You should PM sabath999 . He has posted some beautiful underwater images here.

    BTW there are a zillion Nikonos for sale on e-bay at a reasonable price. These were excellent cameras, if you're willing to use film.
     
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    You must be very trusting lol. Do you have any pictures you took while using that housing?
     
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    I'll have to go digging, but yes I do have some.
     
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    Here are a couple on my photobucket ...

    I'll look for more when I get home from work ...

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