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Has anyone tried or bought the new Sea & Sea digital? I would love to get some user feedback before I buy. You see their photos on the website, but I want to really chat with someone who has shot with one. (Or shoot a card full myself.)
Last edited by PhotoTJ; June 23rd, 2003 at 04:54 AM.
Just wondering! I agree about trusting the Sea & Sea name. But the camera with the DX3000 set-up isn't made by S&S. It's a Ricoh Caplio RR30. The link goes to a review on Steve's Digi-Cam site. From the review there are some neat things and some I'm not so sure about but overall it doesn't look bad but it's not that great, either. The 3MP with give you 8x10's with a good printer. One thing I'm not sure about is the 'Multi-Media' memory. I haven't heard of that one.
For the prices I'm seeing, if price is your main thing, I'd seriously consider the Canon S-series of cameras and housings. I think you'd get more for your money. One thing to consider, too, is whether you already own any of the aux. lenses for the MX-10 camera. I'm not sure about the lenses for MMII, but the S&S site has the MX-10 lenses on it. And of course there's no problem using the S&S strobes.
So, you see....I can find good and bad with it! Just MHO.
In Severna Park, on the Magothy River just north of Annapolis, MD USA
About a month ago Sea & Sea Japan's website i...
About a month ago Sea & Sea Japan's website indicated that they were discontinuing the DX3000 w/Caplio 33 infavor of the DX-3000x with a Ricoh G3. It has a bit more pixels and the shutter is even faster. They are still advertising the DX-3000 like crazy and no one seems to know about the x model but its out there. The shutter lag in both of these cameras is substantially better than anything on the market short of a DSLR, but the drawback is resolution compared to say the OLY 5050 or Nikon 5000 (which has been discontinued by Nikon).
Neither of the Ricoh cameras has been offerred in the USA but the Caplio 33 was fairly popular in Europe and Asia.
Rented one of these units in Coz last month. I am very much a beginner but it took some very nice shots. I just need to learn to get closer. I did not rent the strobe and should have. Many of my shots would have been outstanding if I did not have backscatter and had more light. I have seen the rig sold for $799 w/o strobe. Sounds like maybe it might be worth waiting for the "x" model if they have already improved it.