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diverChris

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Re: Newbie photographer
« Reply #10 on: 10 May 12, 23:56 »
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  • I agree with fusionx99.

    High chance that u will be disapointed with a low end brand new setup as all u can see is just blue and green. Well.. But I do seen new divers who can be happy with this kind of pictures too!! So really ultimately it depends on YOU and ur preference. I started thinking I dun mind blue blue pictures too... Until I kena poison by this forum.  :'( :'( :'( However, I never regret one bit at all.

    I recommend that u start with the prosumers camera, equivalent of s100, g12 kinda range with probably the canon housing should budget is an major concern. Reason being prosumers camera have good flexibility from auto PnS to full manual controls + strobes, should u learned all the tricks and wanna advance your skills. Unlike a low end camera, u kinda stuck with Auto mode plus some scene mode. Not to forget that even if u decided to drop underwater photography, prosumers cameras are very gd cameras on land as well and can have higher resale value and chances. Just look at how many ppl is looking for a second hand s95/g12/g11 and the casing!! Brand new s95 is available for $399 for at some electronic garage sale. And canon casing is abt $250 I guess? Just a bit more only mah...  ;D ;D

    Just my 2 cents.
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    Re: Newbie photographer
    « Reply #11 on: 11 May 12, 00:11 »
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  • In addition to the camera, UW housing and strobe, you should also consider the case/bag that you need to store all the equipment when you go on a dive trip. The bigger the setup, the bigger the case...and more you have to spend...lol :)

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    Re: Newbie photographer
    « Reply #12 on: 11 May 12, 00:31 »
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  • Actually I bought my IXUS 105 with OEM housing for $500+. At that time when I decided to get this camera. "I was thinking of taking photos just for memories only"
    But when my buoyancy and photography knowledge improved abit.  I wanted more than just memories, I wanted more "decent" photos to keep as memories ,tats when I tot of upgrading to a better camera or even adding a strobe for it.  :)

    After several dives your knowledge will improve, that's when you want to upgrade your equipments and you will buy buy buy......... To minimize that why not get a better camera first?  ;)




    I think you have shared a very classic diver’s story. Most divers start with buying so called “newbie set”, “beginner set”, “basic set” for dive gears or u/w camera. Then upgrade from time to time for all sort of reasons.

    Same story happened in the past, and is happening now, it’s also going to happen in future too. Nothing wrong lah, we work hard for $$ and we spend it on the sport we love, we let the dollars circulate, we are helping the economic growth! Well done divers. Salute!

    All new divers after hearing our glory stories and decide to follow our path, I want to say: Welcome to Buy! Buy! Buy!  Club.   ;D ;D

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    Re: Newbie photographer
    « Reply #13 on: 11 May 12, 00:36 »
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  • I thought this is not a bad deal? $400 for a used Canon G9 + Ikelite housing worth take a look & consider.

    http://scubasg.com/index.php?topic=4401.msg36024;topicseen#msg36024

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    Re: Newbie photographer
    « Reply #14 on: 11 May 12, 00:38 »
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  • "Every dive trip cost u alot of $ and time.. so make full use of it.. "-quoted from siaokao ;D
    LOL.. Did I tell u that? :P  :P :P
    So they call it a 'FACT' coz someone made some statements on a 'FACT SHEET'? hummm...

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    Re: Newbie photographer
    « Reply #15 on: 11 May 12, 00:41 »
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  • All new divers after hearing our glory stories and decide to follow our path, I want to say: Welcome to Buy! Buy! Buy!  Club.   ;D ;D

    Is there a "like" button for this comment?  :D
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    Re: Newbie photographer
    « Reply #16 on: 11 May 12, 00:45 »
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  • I think you have shared a very classic diver’s story. Most divers start with buying so called “newbie set”, “beginner set”, “basic set” for dive gears or u/w camera. Then upgrade from time to time for all sort of reasons.

    Same story happened in the past, and is happening now, it’s also going to happen in future too. Nothing wrong lah, we work hard for $$ and we spend it on the sport we love, we let the dollars circulate, we are helping the economic growth! Well done divers. Salute!

    All new divers after hearing our glory stories and decide to follow our path, I want to say: Welcome to Buy! Buy! Buy!  Club.   ;D ;D
    I still using my beginner set leh.. Hehe.

    Anyway, another camera u can consider is the lx5 , there is a pre owned one on sale now. It's wide angle and macro is better den the s series cameras.
    So they call it a 'FACT' coz someone made some statements on a 'FACT SHEET'? hummm...

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    Re: Newbie photographer
    « Reply #17 on: 11 May 12, 00:51 »
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  • I'm using s95, I'm sucks at my white balance and I love my blue blue photo! lolx positive huh! :p
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    Re: Newbie photographer
    « Reply #18 on: 11 May 12, 09:25 »
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  • Is there a "like" button for this comment?  :D

    [applause] button = Like button

    Press a few time it's ok one, good hearted get good return, Karma!  :P

    I still using my beginner set leh.. Hehe.


    Ooi ! adding 2 strobes + ext marco lens + ext wide angle lens to it still call beginner set ?  ???

    I'm using s95, I'm sucks at my white balance and I love my blue blue photo! lolx positive huh! :p

    it's not the WB problem..... add a strobe to your camera the blue blue will gone, and colour will be restored.

    *can someone nominate me to economic board? I think I deserve some awards from them for keep asking ppl to spend money in order to keep economic healthy.

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    Re: Newbie photographer
    « Reply #19 on: 11 May 12, 09:50 »
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  • I still using my beginner set leh.. Hehe.

    Yah beginner set with two z240....  ::)

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