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I have a Canon Rebel XT and a Fantasea 350D housing. The camera performs flawlessly above water. If I use the XT in the housing, nothing extra attached (not even the flash connection attached), the camera will take photos perfectly above water. However, if I take the setup underwater, the XT will take a small number of photos (say 8) and then won't take any more. I haven't changed any settings between the last one taken, and then the stop. The green focus light stays on so it can focus.
Can anyone suggest what to try to narrow down what the problem is? Other than buy another housing to try? I don't know anyone else close with this rig. TIA, Trinity Too.
Hi: The camera doesn't take more than a couple of pics in the Fantasea housing when nothing is attached to the housing - no strobes, not even the hot shoe connection.
The idea about the humidity occurred to me too, so I shall try that one out. Presumably if I load up the housing with silica packets that would be the best way of testing. Pool on Thursday! Thanks for the ideas. Trinity
Warm water or cold water? Could be a battery problem. The BP 511 batteries aren't too good in cold water. My OEM Canon batteries behave erratically in cold water. I bought some replacement batteries off of eBay with a higher amperage and they perform much, much better in cold water. Just a thought.
Hi: It doesn't seem to matter what settings or lenses I use. The XT just takes 5-8 photos and then stops. So if the problem was a lens, or a setting, it wouldn't matter. I've tried the Canon with a Sigma 15mm, a Canon 60mm macro, and the Canon 18-55mm kit lens. I've tried P, and A. The light level was at say 45' in Roatan and Puerto Vallarta on sunny days. If I put the camera in the housing on dry land, like my living room floor, it will happily take as many photos as I ask it to.
I like the humidity idea the best - I hope to try in a pool on Thursday evening - I'll let you all know the result. Thanks for the contributions. Trinity