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dicota

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Canon G12 or S95?
« on: 14 Jun 11, 11:13 »
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  • any recommendation?

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    Re: Canon G12 or S95?
    « Reply #1 on: 14 Jun 11, 11:41 »
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  • I have the same question too...  ;D
    Anyone likely advise what and where to get macro lens for S95?

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    Re: Canon G12 or S95?
    « Reply #2 on: 14 Jun 11, 11:57 »
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  • G12 if you're hardcore. If you get 3-party housing, like Patima, OMG heavy like sh*T. OEM housing not so well constructed.

    S95 is quite a competent camera. And the good housing is way cheaper -- approx S$800. And boy the Patima housing is sweet. http://www.scubacam.com.sg/blog/2011/05/daves-blog-12-110522/. Actually I was going for the S95 with a single strobe set-up, but I couldn't find a 2nd hand S95 so I opted for a brand new XZ-1 instead.

    FIX housing for either G12 or S95 is over-priced, IMHO.

    My own latest set-up is Olympus XZ-1 with PT-050. At below S$1k for both camera & housing. Can't say it is the best but it suits my needs as I don't dive that often. Bot at PC show, zero interest, $83/mth for 12 mths.  ;D ;D

    You can check out the field test of PT-050 here: http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/threads/857747-Field-Test-Olympus-Underwater-Housing-PT-050-for-XZ-1

    Last but not least, it's the photographer, not the camera.  ;D
    « Last Edit: 14 Jun 11, 12:03 by tigershue »

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    Re: Canon G12 or S95?
    « Reply #3 on: 14 Jun 11, 12:20 »
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  • Tiger, any regret settling for the XZ-1 + PT-050 over the Patima? Got feedback with your current setup or hasn't touch water yet?

    Btw, that Patima housing looks awesome and to die for. It kinda renders the FIX too expensive to be even considered now. It also looks like you get access to the rear dial with the Patima housing.

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    Re: Canon G12 or S95?
    « Reply #4 on: 14 Jun 11, 12:27 »
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  • G12 if you're hardcore. If you get 3-party housing, like Patima, OMG heavy like sh*T. OEM housing not so well constructed.

    S95 is quite a competent camera. And the good housing is way cheaper -- approx S$800. And boy the Patima housing is sweet. http://www.scubacam.com.sg/blog/2011/05/daves-blog-12-110522/. Actually I was going for the S95 with a single strobe set-up, but I couldn't find a 2nd hand S95 so I opted for a brand new XZ-1 instead.

    FIX housing for either G12 or S95 is over-priced, IMHO.

    My own latest set-up is Olympus XZ-1 with PT-050. At below S$1k for both camera & housing. Can't say it is the best but it suits my needs as I don't dive that often. Bot at PC show, zero interest, $83/mth for 12 mths.  ;D ;D

    You can check out the field test of PT-050 here: http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/threads/857747-Field-Test-Olympus-Underwater-Housing-PT-050-for-XZ-1

    Last but not least, it's the photographer, not the camera.  ;D

    when u buying strobe??

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    Re: Canon G12 or S95?
    « Reply #5 on: 14 Jun 11, 12:39 »
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  • Tiger, any regret settling for the XZ-1 + PT-050 over the Patima? Got feedback with your current setup or hasn't touch water yet?

    Btw, that Patima housing looks awesome and to die for. It kinda renders the FIX too expensive to be even considered now. It also looks like you get access to the rear dial with the Patima housing.



    i believe his has yet to touch water. mine has. got it on friday afternoon just before I left for Dayang.

    1st time using a camera underwater though. so not that perfect still, XZ-1 is a good underwater performer....

    this was taken w/o any strobe. just the camera, casing and the built in flash with a diffuser:



    « Last Edit: 14 Jun 11, 12:48 by MonsterX »

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    Re: Canon G12 or S95?
    « Reply #6 on: 14 Jun 11, 13:06 »
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  • MonsterX,

    Nice exposure balance for your first try. Does all your shots have that softness around the corners? Noticed it in the lionfish photo quite a bit.
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    Re: Canon G12 or S95?
    « Reply #7 on: 14 Jun 11, 13:07 »
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  • when u buying strobe??

    my strobe bot 6 yrs ago.

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    Re: Canon G12 or S95?
    « Reply #8 on: 14 Jun 11, 13:08 »
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  • so the general discontent with Canon S95 / G12 is the u/w housing.

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    Re: Canon G12 or S95?
    « Reply #9 on: 14 Jun 11, 13:09 »
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  • Tiger, any regret settling for the XZ-1 + PT-050 over the Patima? Got feedback with your current setup or hasn't touch water yet?

    Btw, that Patima housing looks awesome and to die for. It kinda renders the FIX too expensive to be even considered now. It also looks like you get access to the rear dial with the Patima housing.



    My camera is no longer virgin, but the housing is still virgin.

    Going for penetration soon.   ;D  ;D  ;D

    My impression after playing with the camera on land:

    - AF tracking is awesome. I can't seem to get my G11 to do it the same way.
    - Even on iAuto mode, you can still do a bit of on camera adjustment for color and brightness - this is good for my wife who doesn't shot in manual mode.
    - Picture is sharper than S95.
    - WB bracketing - this one is unique.
    - Not too enthused about the super macro mode. It's like taking your pants off to fart. Redundant.
    - Flash output can be calibrated in full, 1/2, 1/4, 1/16 power..... going to test it out vis-a-vis the fibre optic cable. For my G11, I needed full blast to fire the D2k.
    - Finally, the BIG PLUS, can put camera in pocket.
    « Last Edit: 14 Jun 11, 17:22 by tigershue »