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Ever wondered, half way through a liveaboard trip, whether your pictures are even coming out?
Well now there's a simple, exciting solution.
Digital cameras are turning underwater photography on its head. For as little as £450.00 you can buy a digital camera and housing. And that could be all you need to take great pictures.
That's because most of what you add on to conventional underwater cameras is built-in with digitals. Without any extra lenses you can zoom in tight on a small skittish fish or get within centimetres of a colourful nudibranch. Less to prepare, less to maintain and less to spend.
In fact less is definitely more. Digitals are usually less bulky than conventional underwater cameras and offer more user friendly features. Like the ability to replay all of your images right after the dive (even during it with some systems). It makes learning to use your camera much faster and gives you confidence that your pictures really are coming out. For more information call Ocean Optics.
Ocean Ontics 13 Northumberland Avenue, London WC2N 5AQ Web site
" Tel 0207 930 8408 Fax 0207 839 6148 http://www.oceanoptics.co.uk
Basking shark - The plankton blooms in late spring early summer reduces the visibility in the water column but is also a magnet to the plankton feeders like the basking shark. To get good pictures of these beasts needs a combination of timing, luck, patience and a good set of lungs to keep up on a snorkel! Nikon F90X, Subal housing, 20mm, Elitechrome EBX, f5.6 @60th.
Jewel anemones - These tiny anemones come in both subtle and vibrant colourways and make fantastic macro subjects. Nikon F801, Subal housing, 60mm macro, Fuji Velvia, f11 @ 1/60th, YS50 and YS30.
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