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Discussion in 'Underwater Photography' started by Dreamer17, Oct 29, 2019.

  1. outofofficebrb

    outofofficebrb HARRO HUNNAYYY

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    Correct. My dives at Tiger Beach show me being at a depth of 19-20 feet. On a a sunny day, there’s enough natural light there that you could just use a filter or post process easily if you don’t have lights. They don’t come close enough to utilize strobes and lights when we dived it though I know some divers have gotten really close, with the exception of the lemon sharks and maybe nurse sharks when we did it.

    Lights are a great alternative but they will not be as bright as a strobe fire. You can even plan it well and use the same light for video/photo as you do for night dives. If you don’t like fuss, you can have a setup like my friend. He has an Olympus TG6 in their housing then has a single strobe on a flex arm. It’s easy enough to clip off when he doesn’t want to hold it and is small enough but provides decent lighting. Get a system that works for you and gives you photos or videos you are happy with as others have stated. You can add an air lens or a wide angle lens if you want.
     
  2. DavidFL

    DavidFL Wide-eyed nube in the Pub ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I have the 'wider' Backscatter .5X 120 lens; and in that shot the camera was zoomed "out". I was definitely close enough to touch Anne, the divemaster in that photo; and could probably touched the shark.
     
  3. Dreamer17

    Dreamer17 Angel Fish

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    What’s everyone’s thought on the Panasonic LX10?
     
  4. Hoag

    Hoag Loggerhead Turtle

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    Backscatter rated it as the best Advanced Compact Camera of 2019.

    Their full review can be found here.

    TL: DR: Backscatter really likes it.
     
  5. outofofficebrb

    outofofficebrb HARRO HUNNAYYY

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    I have read a few people here have not been happy about it. Something about wide angle lenses. Maybe it was the options they had or was it lack of? Anyone remember? Bueller? It’s a distant memory for me right now.
     
  6. Barmaglot

    Barmaglot Manta Ray

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    There have been several posts here about LX10 vignetting heavily with wet wide lenses that worked fine on other cameras. Apparently the only lens that works reliably with it is the Nauticam WWL-1.
     
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  7. outofofficebrb

    outofofficebrb HARRO HUNNAYYY

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    Thank you! I knew I could rely on someone to remember.

    WWL-1 is supposed to be fantastic on other cameras too but it is $$$. And heavy.
     

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