On the note of Arms and Trays, A good set for Wide Angle and Macro would cost something 500 plus 600, depending on brand of course.antacid said:Yes, it costs a bomb to bring a DSLR underwater...
I bought a 300D with the intention of going diving with it, but after looking at the costs, I'm using it for land photog instead.
Just a rough gauge from what I 'researched' online for my 300D:
1. Ikelite housing: $2200 (special offer!)
2. Ikelite strobe: $1100 (special offer!)
3. Synch-cord: $150
4. trays + arm(s): a couple hundred?
6. ports: starts from $200
not to mention macro lens ($600)...
my girlfriend got an epileptic fit when i showed her the estimated costs. haha good luck, mate!
and when u hv 2, u want another for backup and seriously thinking of how to use all 3 at the same time!waisj said:then again when you have one strobe, you'll want 2.
Just a guide...at least need to prepare 3.5K for a complete setupsgfriend said:Hi, currently I am using coolpix 7900 with the U/W housing for my diving trip. I bought D70s last week. Should I buy U/W for it? Nikon or other brand? Expensive to start with a DSLR for underwater photography? ;p
Actually u need 2 DSLRs setup...one for macro and the other for wide...plus maybe a nikonos V will be good when the current is super stronge and housed-system is not suitable..So in total..at least 5 strobes...kthan said:and when u hv 2, u want another for backup and seriously thinking of how to use all 3 at the same time!
affordability aside, if u dive like once a month, then the per usuage cost justify housing the D70s. Tell yor gf she doesn;t expect you to go into a fit when she wants u to get the LV handbag or dinner at Les Amies....ditto for teh housing
well, i guess it really depends on whether you're in the megapixel race. i'm perfectly fine with my 300d (or 350d!) since the computer screen is limited at 2mp anyway. and that's where majority of the photos are viewed. even then, a 5mp camera is good enough for prints up to 8R i think.cat64fish said:What has stopped me from buying a housing for my D70 is the fact that digital technology changes so fast. With change in model of camera, comes the change in external accessories. When camera companies come to their senses (right after hell freezes over twice), I guess we will see cameras that allow users to just upgrade the chip for that megapixel makeover.
I am not much of a techie, but there are reasons why you do not use a all-in-1 lens:sgfriend said:Not those all in one lens with macro? How to decide which lens to use during each dive? :dunno: