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5060 low light focusing / display

Discussion in 'Underwater Photography' started by howard4113, May 4, 2004.

  1. howard4113

    howard4113 Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Wailuku, Hawaii -- Golden Colorado
    I've been using a Nikon 4300 for a while now and I'm just not happy with the focus speed/ability. Also on my last trip to the keys the display was barely readable in shallow reef dives (overpowered by the sunlight). I'm considering a 5060 to replace the 4300. Any comments on how the 5060 (or other digis) focus in low light, and display brightness?

  2. lukeROB

    lukeROB Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Perth, Western Australia
    They all struggle in low light. And are not even going to be very fast as far as shutter lag etc. Just inherent in the way they work. But as far as I'm concerned using the half button push to pre-focus makes them quick enough about .1 secs. For macro stuff you need some luck and patience. Just wait.

    As far as the 5060 is concerned it wil be far better than the 4300 in terms of the display problems. It, like the 5050 has a shade on the housing for just this problem. If you dont intend on adding any lenses soon get the 5060 as it is wider and a better UW camera for the fact alone.

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