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marius

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hi - I am coming back to photography after a lengthy stay away. Have an old D70s and a couple of lenses.

 

I want a camera I can use underwater and to take night sky pics specifically and of course the normal stuff. 

 

What ideas out there? Of course I would like my old lenses still to be relevant where possible.

 

need advice...

 

marius

 



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To go underwater with a DSLR, you need a waterproof housing. 

 

What lenses do you have? If they are screw-drive, you need a body from the D7xxx series upwards as the D3xxx and D5xxx series' don't have a focus motor. If your lenses are designated DX, you need body with the smaller DX sensor, not the FX bodies as your lenses have a smaller image circle.



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As already mentioned, for going underwater with a DSLR you need a housing.

I have used in the past housings from different brands (none of them is cheap, i.e. generally the housing is more expensive than the camerabody that fits), mainly for spare D3xxx and D5xxx cameras (never wanted to take the risk of flooding on the more expensive bodies even so I would have appreciated to have the larger sensor and higher ISO capacities) and think that Nauticam housings allows you the best control over your camera.

Also, using a camera underwater will require you to get a new setup for the light.

Currently I have settled on a basic Nikon W300 with two 11000 lumen lights mounted on a rig for underwater pictures. However that camera is a point&shoot with an output (JPG only) that is limited for editing.

Therefore, unless you need to take high quality pictures, I’d suggest to go for separate cameras for « out of » and in-water.





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