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I do not want to go for housing for my DSLR (1D), and lenses, nor do I think I should be looking at a 5D. Normally when Im out shooting or on assignment Im already packing 40-80 pounds of gear, and do not want to add the bulk,weight and cost of such. I already need sherpas.
Two years ago, for fun, I picked up an s90 and Canons OEM housing. Its ok, does the job but if I really want to start producing more and better I believe I should add to, or address some deficiencies.
Types of shots using a broad brushstroke, would be split shots, and shallow water fully submersed. Likely rarely deeper than 5-10feet if ever, most often from 1 to 3 feet. I think I should address FoV, as often Im in close (under 5 feet) and clipping subjects.
I've considered and discarded EWA marine for my 1D and 16-35mm. Yeah would be nice with regards to size/weight and utilizing only when needed but does little about getting the flash off axis and backscatter.
Am leaning towards Ikelite and the WA20, however thats a wet lens, and my understanding is Id need to constantly mount/dismount each time the rig goes under the surface and back up until needed again? So am thinking a housing for the s90 that takes a dome that I can leave on and a strobe thats good to 5-10 feet?
Given, near as I can tell all this stuff would need to ordered, Im thinking Ikelites AF strobe so I have some control over power/exposure...I could use that for now with the Canon OEM housing (have an assignment in 3 weeks to the far north and will be traveling by float plane). Then try to isolate some good options and order in.......Perhaps Fix and a dome to compliment?
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