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I currently have a Canon Xti with only the kit lens, 75-300mm non IS, and the 55-250mm IS lenses. This camera is already old in camera world so finding an underwater housing (which I can't really afford anyway) is a problem unless I go with one of the bag type ones you can get for about $100 off of Amazon. I can't even find a place to rent a housing because it's been discontinued. So at this point, my options are pretty limited.
I was thinking of buying the Canon 15mm F2.8 Fisheye lens along with the bag type of housing to use, but I'm nervous about doing that. I realize even with the sturdiest of housings a leak is still a possibility so I'd still feel nervous either way about submerging my gear under the water. Again, this is snorkeling so the camera itself wouldn't be more than 2-3 feet under I wouldn't think. Would you risk trying one of those bag type of housings?
Another idea I had was to get the Sealife DC1400. I like the sample shots and videos I've seen on this camera and it's in my budget, BUT I don't like how the close range is 26mm. That means if a whale gets to close to me my pics would look like extreme close ups when I'd like to get full body shots as well. I'm also not sure how much less the quality would be using this camera as opposed to my Xti.
Any other ideas are definitely welcome! I've looked at so many cameras already that my heads spinning. There are so many out there. I just don't know which way to go!
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