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Have my hands on a Sea&Sea DX-3100...

Discussion in 'Sea&Sea Society' started by bombadil1977, Feb 23, 2012.

  1. bombadil1977

    bombadil1977 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Saint Louis at the moment
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    A friend has simply 'offered' her Sea&Sea DX-3100 to me to check out on my next dive to Bonaire in a month.

    So fact is that I have a simple Canon PowerShot SD750 with a housing that I've been taking mostly excellent pictures & videos with for the last several years.

    I have dry-shot some pics with the DX-3100 here in the house around, and those pics look like underwater pics will be decent too, but I wonder...so I ask anyone to give me some feedback about this Sea&Sea DX-3100 camera if anyone's had one, used it, gotten extraordinary pictures with it, think the bulk is worth it, found it to be just-the-best or now outdated, or whatever. The friend dove with it a couple of times, wasn't savvy and she said the pics weren't good, so the camera's been sitting on a shelf for several years.
    :cool2::):idk:

    bombadil1977
     
  2. Donald D

    Donald D Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: Austin, Texas, United States
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    My bet is that if you put the right lens (i.e. 60mm macro or 10-17 FE Tokina), and get your setting right, then you would enjoy the housing. I would give Reef Photo a call to talk more about the other accessories that you need. These guys have really helped me a lot over the last 5 years of "building" my housing for my D200.
     
  3. BluewaterPhoto

    BluewaterPhoto Bluewater Photo & Travel ScubaBoard Business Sponsor

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Culver City, CA
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    The DX-3100 is about 9 years old. It doesn't take any lenses like a 60mm lens or a Tokina. Technology has changed a lot since then. But if you enjoy using old cameras then you will some fun with it. Good luck!
     
  4. bombadil1977

    bombadil1977 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Saint Louis at the moment
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    Yes you know it was such a clunky piece, and all in all not worth the space during traveling, so I gave it back to her. Though I reckon it would take decent pics.
     

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