Any Dx-2 users?

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Postby Ryn » Wed May 26, 2010 4:57 pm

G'day, this is my 3rd year of diving, and I’m upgrading my Canon Ixus 850 with ikelite housing to a Sea & Sea DX-2 pro set (inc. a YS-110a and w/a lens). The DX-2 is based on the Ricoh GX-200 (a noisy compact…so I hope it’s positive features are enough to offset that). I know the G11 would also have been a great buy and has lots of users here. I’m disappointed to find very few DX-2 reviews of any depth on the web, including from this site… does anyone here use a DX-2?
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Postby James » Wed May 26, 2010 7:14 pm

I don't know anything about that camera specifically other than it seems to have a loyal following. There is a fellow on the Scubatoys board who shoots one and he has some excellent photos posted with his. He also adapted a Fisheye UWL-04 lens to his camera. If you need a link I imagine I can find it.

I also find it interesting that the DX-2 is the camera that Jerry Greenberg, Alert Diver, winter issue, 2010 says he enjoys shooting, his has some custom features.

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Postby scottg » Wed May 26, 2010 8:27 pm

Shawn is who you are talking about James, he's on the board here as DevilDiver, and I'm sure he'll chime in.

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Postby DevilDiver » Wed May 26, 2010 8:28 pm

Ryn,

Congratulations on your purchase, I will be very interested to see what you think of the camera/housing.

I have the DX 2G and have been very pleased with it for topside photography and u/w. I believe that you will really enjoy using this camera, it is not only one of the better P&S options for u/w but it is a lot of fun the use.

If you have any questions on the setup just let me know, I will do my best to answer. I would be intersted in your thoughts on the camera and any photos when you get your camera.
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Postby Fishtracker » Sat May 29, 2010 3:22 am

Hi Ryn,

I have been using the DX-1G for about 18 months now and I am very happy with it. I love the versatility that a compact has compared with a DSLR. Rob is using a Nikon D60 and soon to be upgrading to a D300s which is big and bulky. You can view our shots on Flickr.
Hope this helps, Sue.
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Postby Ryn » Sat May 29, 2010 9:41 pm

Thanks all for your responses! I’ve followed up on your links. I expect it’ll take time to produce good images (given I’ve not used a strobe or manual settings before) but I will have a few weeks of diving at Lady Musgrave Island over June-July to play with my new kit, and I’ll be very happy if I eventually achieve anything resembling the photos of Shawn or Sue. I’ll let you know how it goes. Thanks for the offer of answering any set-up questions, Shawn, I expact I'll have a few when I get back.
Sue, my family’s in McCrae, although I’ve only breifly dived there once (Rye pier), as I now live in Canberra. It’s good to know there’s so much of interest in that area; I’ll have to drag my Divemaster sister-in-law out for another go with my new DX-2G :) We might even see you out there one day!
Cheers, Ryn.
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Postby Fishtracker » Sun May 30, 2010 2:49 am

Hi Ryn,
We are winding down now for the winter but let me know when your down this way later on in the year and we'll go for a dive.
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Postby Ryn » Sun May 30, 2010 3:00 am

Sounds great, Sue! I'll let you know.
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Postby DevilDiver » Mon May 31, 2010 7:52 am

Sounds good, have fun!

Make sure to give us a update when you get back.

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