Posted by Chris on February 04, 2004 at 10:37:55:
In Reply to: New Camera Advice, Dealer Recommendation posted by John Downiing on February 04, 2004 at 08:34:24:
For my undwewater photo needs I now deal almost exclusivley with Marine Camera Distributors in San Diego. I usually deal with Tom becasue I value his advice. Anything I order gets delivered the next day.
If I was going to get a camera today I would get an Olympus 5050, even over the 5060 becasue it uses AA's not propietary batteries, and in use seems to be faster.
For the 5050 I would buy it locally. The Olympus housing for it I would buy from Sea Shooters
I am very happy with mt INON D-180 strobes.
Going the digital SLR route workd well, but will set you back quite a bit more cash (thousands). I also know people who have tried the digtial SLRs and then gone back to thier 5050s.
I use an Olympus D-40, which I like, but is not what I would buy today.
You can see examples at:
San Miguel on the Peace
San Nicolas Island on the Great Escape
For most of thoose shots I also used an INON UWL-100 wide angle lens.
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