#510 Take the plunge
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oxman
Registered: Jul 01, 2012
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Girlfriends are fun. You can get them to do all sorts of things. Perhaps stretching the concept but, what the heck.



Hightraxx
Registered: Feb 24, 2007
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Cool shot,

Norm



twistedlim
Registered: Oct 20, 2004
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Excellent!



Travis Rhoads
Registered: Apr 28, 2009
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Nice shot, I like the underwater, great choice for where she is, the disturbance on the surface, great overall. Nicely done.



relms
Registered: Jan 28, 2005
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Very good underwater capture. I would like to hear about the gear that you used for this shot.



robert829
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Nice shot here



oxman
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relms wrote:
Very good underwater capture. I would like to hear about the gear that you used for this shot.


Thanks much. I used a DiCAPac WPS10 Waterproof Case and my 5DM2 Canon. 20MM Lens. f /5.6. Aperture Priority.



oxman
Registered: Jul 01, 2012
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@ Norm, Twistedlim, Travis, Relms and Robert - Thanks for your comments. Much appreciated.

Bill



Travis Rhoads
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oxman wrote:
relms wrote:
Very good underwater capture. I would like to hear about the gear that you used for this shot.


Thanks much. I used a DiCAPac WPS10 Waterproof Case and my 5DM2 Canon. 20MM Lens. f /5.6. Aperture Priority.

I meant to ask this the other day...how hard is it to shoot underwater with a WP case on the camera, do you have to use live view...just curious. I would think it would be pretty challenging.



oxman
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Travis Rhoads wrote:
oxman wrote:
relms wrote:
Very good underwater capture. I would like to hear about the gear that you used for this shot.


Thanks much. I used a DiCAPac WPS10 Waterproof Case and my 5DM2 Canon. 20MM Lens. f /5.6. Aperture Priority.

I meant to ask this the other day...how hard is it to shoot underwater with a WP case on the camera, do you have to use live view...just curious. I would think it would be pretty challenging.


Forget viewing anything

That is why I used a 20 mm lens. Yer shootin' from the hip basically and hoping for the best and planning on cropping. And there is the part of the case that contains the lens. You need to hold that compressed against the front of the lens while shooting.

You want to squeeze all the air out of the bag too. You are constantly fighting to stay submerged with the thing so good fins are helpful. Perhaps a weight belt if you dare.

It is pretty much camera wrestling and jungle photography but it's still fun.



tntcorp
Registered: May 29, 2012
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great shot!

suggestion: after you have pressed the bellow's front against the lens, wrap a strong rubber band around the lens bellows several times and tie-off to keep the bellow from moving forward. a medical rubber band for exercise is excellent in this application.

of course, the lens in used will need to be of internal focus (IF) design where the filter mount does not rotate during af.

may your gears stay dry while you are all wet.... ;-)


tom



oxman
Registered: Jul 01, 2012
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tntcorp wrote:
great shot!

suggestion: after you have pressed the bellow's front against the lens, wrap a strong rubber band around the lens bellows several times and tie-off to keep the bellow from moving forward. a medical rubber band for exercise is excellent in this application.

of course, the lens in used will need to be of internal focus (IF) design where the filter mount does not rotate during af.

may your gears stay dry while you are all wet.... ;-)


tom


Thanks for the great idea tntcorp. I will try that