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Considering an upgrade.

Discussion in 'Sony Snappers' started by Smudger, Jul 22, 2019.

  1. Smudger

    Smudger Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: UK
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    Hi all
    Looking for advice. Up until now I’ve only ever used a compact system (canon G15 in a Fantasea housing) I’m now thinking of an upgrade and have been looking at a Sony A6500, still in a Fantasea housing but adding a wet lens diopter. The thing that has me confused is the lens options. For example which lens should I get to go with the camera body. I would say that I shoot mainly small an macro with some larger subjects if they present themselves. I also like to take some video. Would a 50mm lens with a removable diopter give me the flexibility to do both? Any advice greatly appreciated.
    Thanks
    Ian
     
  2. Barmaglot

    Barmaglot Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Israel
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    16-50mm kit lens behind a flat port should cover your needs, although A6500 has been largely superseded by A6400 - its one remaining advantage is in-body stabilization, but so long as you shoot stabilized lenses, it's not that big a deal, and most Sony lenses that you'd want to use underwater (10-18mm, 16-50mm, 16-70mm, 90mm) are stabilized. On the other hand, A6400 features a major upgrade to autofocus capability, which is nearly always useful.
     
  3. Smudger

    Smudger Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: UK
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    Thanks for that. I’ll have a look at the 6400 too
    Cheers
     

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