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Dx-2g

Discussion in 'Sea&Sea' started by hammerhead man, Feb 25, 2009.

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  1. hammerhead man

    hammerhead man Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Virginia
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    I have been reading reviews of the GX200 camera that will be used in the DX-2G and it seems that the performance is very good. Here's a link to one review: Steves Digicams - Ricoh GX200 - Hands on Review. The beauty of the DX-2G over other cameras is having a lens that can be put on or taken off underwater so you can shoot both macro and wide angle on the same dive. A lot of other cameras require you to choose one or the other before the dive.

    Regards,

    Bill
     
  2. SEA&SEA

    SEA&SEA Dive Equipment Manufacturer

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    HI Bill-
    The GX200 is an impressive camera and the DX-2G is sure to be as well. Just to clarify the product specs on the 2G, the camera itself is equipped with a 24-72mm (35mm equiv) lens and has built-in macro capabilities of 1cm or .5 inches. The SEA&SEA wide-angle lens (#SS-52116) and close up lens 125 (#SS-52119) are optional accessories that are wet mountable.
     
  3. hammerhead man

    hammerhead man Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Virginia
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    I am curious, what does the close up lens provide that the camera's macro capability doesn't?

    Regards,

    Bill
     
  4. SEA&SEA

    SEA&SEA Dive Equipment Manufacturer

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    HI Bill-
    The close-up lens is an optional accessory that will magnify the image 1.25x (basically a diopter) for a "super-macro" option.
     
  5. promocop

    promocop Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Marina Del Rey, CA
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    Any better performance on the shutter lag issue versus the DG-1?
     
  6. SEA&SEA

    SEA&SEA Dive Equipment Manufacturer

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    Hi promocop-
    The DX-1G has a shutter lag of .1 seconds and is one of the fastest on the market. You may be referring to image recording/writing to the memory card in RAW, which takes approximately 3-5 seconds based on battery level. This write speed is increased on the DX-2G by a new image buffer.
     
  7. lrossel

    lrossel Nassau Grouper

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    There are any examples of RAW, macro (w/close up len) and wide angle underwater pictures taken with the DX-2G?
     
  8. SEA&SEA

    SEA&SEA Dive Equipment Manufacturer

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    HI-
    You can review some gallery images from a DX-1G and S&S strobes from photog Steve Blume in Australia HERE or check out the recent U/W Galleries from Steve HERE
    The 1G and 2G are identical in specifications for your requested shots - ie macro, RAW (with exception of 10MP vs 12MP) and wide-angle.
     
  9. hammerhead man

    hammerhead man Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Virginia
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    Are all the pictures in Steve's galleries taken with the DX-1g or 2G?

    Regards,

    Bill
     
  10. SEA&SEA

    SEA&SEA Dive Equipment Manufacturer

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    Hi Bill-
    Not sure about all the galleries, but a majority he has told us have been taken with the DX-1G.
     
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