I bought a small camera (A Canon G10) and the corresponding Underwater Housing.
I’m in Mexico at the moment at a nice resort.
It’s on the beach and has a nice pool.
I’m whitewater rafting on friday, I couldn’t think of a safe way to bring along a DSLR on this event… So i tested out the camera today.
A DSLR underwater housing would be cool but it costs well over 1000 and wasn’t readily available and certainly not in time for the trip.
I bought my camera and housing from pictureline the day I left for Mexico.
Plus some other considerations were that I wasn’t going to have many opportunities to use it and I tend to upgrade cameras so which camera do i buy it for? (D700? well it’s already hit over 150K clicks and is ready to be replaced just as soon as there is an upgrade)
OTHER GOOD POINTS ABOUT A SMALL CAMERA
Might I add having the small camera has been nice for certain situations.
It doesn’t make any noises making it even more sneaky for times when you didn’t want people to know.
It’s more acceptable in certain situations such as malls or airports or other places they look down on my big cameras.
And the obvious is that it can fit in my pockets (bigger guy pockets)
I can see how a Snorkler or Diver would have a ton more fun!
Small cameras are frustrating sometimes. The lag from when you hit the button.
Frames per second…. yeah right. I can take fast shots for nothing!
I wanted to take pictures of the waves rolling in and it was frustratingly slow.
Timing means so much in photography, difference from a good shot to a great shot!
The biggest test was passed… no water got in!
I couldn’t hardly tell i was shooting through an underwater casing, until I was out of the water and the beads of water were on the glass rolling down. Kind of a pain…. maybe there’s a trick.
This is our huge Gulf of Mexico waves, i think this one topped out at 6