Author Topic: Diopters - Compact cameras  (Read 4514 times)

indigodive

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Diopters - Compact cameras
« on: May 19, 2009, 19:56:36 UTC »
For the past 4 years I have been using a Sea and Sea compact camera. I started with a D8000 (which is now sadly deceased) and then moved to a DX1G.

Whilst both systems have their issues for the most part I have been satisfied with the results that I have been able to get. I especially like the fact that I can switch from wide angle to macro to video and back with ease whilst underwater.

The down side is that the camera is a 'jack of all trades' but does not do any one thing as well as I would like.

The US$4000+ price tag to move into the DSLR bracket is not up for negotiation at the moment, so the next best thing is to look at wet lenses as a way of getting closer.

Has anyone else used or is using this system? If so is it successful. I want to get closer to the small stuff you see!

Kay Wilson,
Indigo Dive,
St. Vincent.


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Re: Diopters - Compact cameras
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2009, 19:23:22 UTC »
OK - so no-one responded so I went ahead and bought a couple of stacking lenses from Sea and Sea to add to my DX1G (I also treated myself to a YS110a strobe - Happy 40th to me!).

Sooo after a number of outings I have been made the following observations....

1. I should have bought an other lense caddy
2. My camera set up with the twin stobes and additional wet lenses now looks like a Christmas tree!
3. The diopters work great, but the distance between subject and camera is a lot less, and so makes taking the picture more difficult, but when I do the clarity and detail is wonderful.

4. Realized that what I REALLY want is a wet telephoto  ;D

Some of my recent shots with the new lenses can be seen at....

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Indigo-Dive-St-Vincent/86847095454?ref=ts


 

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