Jun 30, 2010 at 12:45 am #73540graham owenMember
One more tidbit,Jun 30, 2010 at 8:55 am #73541
Some recent attempt with a Canon G11 and housing. I think the key is that I am going to have to get wet to get better shots. Bonefish species is Albula Forsterii.
MorsieJun 30, 2010 at 10:25 am #73542
Nicely done guys!
Graham….I’m intrigued by your technique using the transmitter. Photo #4 is my favorite! Are you using a weighted tripod?
Morsie…..on the split shot….are you using a dome or a standard flat port? Great shots.
Thanks for sharing your techniques and photos.
I took the plunge and bought the Fisheye Fix S90 and a Canon S90 camera. I have a dome on backorder….review forthcoming.Jun 30, 2010 at 1:06 pm #73543Zach MatthewsThe Itinerant Angler
Have you seen this system?
I have one of those bags and I kinda hate it; mine is too small to allow even the D70 to be used comfortably, and the barrel is too long for any lens I own to fill it except telephotos.Jul 1, 2010 at 12:10 am #73544
Steve that’s a flat port on the standard housing for a G11.
MorsieJul 1, 2010 at 4:51 am #73545graham owenMember
I haven’t used a tripod underwater so far.Jul 19, 2010 at 1:16 pm #73546
With a heavy dose of inspiration from you guys…..I have finally put together the U/W outfit. The goal here was to to have a camera / housing with most of the bells and whistles while keeping it in a small package. If it’s big and cumbersome, I don’t think I would use it a lot. I do a lot of backpacking so this setup will hopefully mesh with that activity. Here’s the details:
Canon S90 point and shoot….very impressive camera I must say. Too many features to list but it does have RAW, aperture ring and full manual control.
Fisheye Fix S90 Housing….quality housing machined from solid bar-stock aluminum. All camera functions can be operated via the housing.
Fisheye Fix Dome and fisheye lens (UWL-04)….jury still out on this as I’ve only snapped a few photos but it seems to be a quality piece of equipment.
I hastily pout together a homemade tray to allow for a better grip of the small housing. I may ditch the tray if I see I can handle the housing without it.
I’m headed to Alaska in a few days so it should get a workout. I’ll dump a load when I get back.Jul 19, 2010 at 6:34 pm #73547John BennettMember
Thats pretty much the set up I decidedJul 20, 2010 at 10:29 am #73548
John….I was reluctant to make the initial investment but needed to upgrade my point-and-shoot camera anyway. After perusing numerous underwater photography websites….I’m seeing that “used” UW gear does not depreciate that much. With that said….if I don’t use it, I should be able to recoup most of my investment on the used market.
At least that’s what I’m telling myself.Jul 20, 2010 at 12:35 pm #73549John BennettMember
Quality stuff always holds its value. The problem is convincing yourself you should sell it. 🙂
I bet you use it alot in Alaska. Clear water, great photo ops abound.
The problem I have is our waters simply arent clear enough to take advantage. So it will likely always be a novelty thing for me.Jul 20, 2010 at 1:04 pm #73550Tim AngeliMember
That’s a sweet looking setup Steve, I’m interested to see the results.Jul 20, 2010 at 8:33 pm #73551Corey KruitboschMember
Looks like a fantastic setup Steve .. Really looking forward to seeing some of your shots!Jul 21, 2010 at 12:19 am #73552
Thanks guys. I’m leaving in the morning….I’ll post back in a couple of weeks.Jul 31, 2010 at 10:25 pm #73553Simon ChuMember
Another great thread!
Thank you guys!Aug 4, 2010 at 11:31 am #73554
Fisheye Fix S90 Housing and Canon S90 P&S
I’m really pleased with this setup. Lightweight, small and compact….perfect for the itinerant angler!
As you can see in this photo(below)….droplets on the top half of the dome are problematic. Note to self…spit on dome. This was shot in an alpine lake so I had to be careful not to stir up sediment. The angler in the boat helped avoid this issue.
I prefer the totally UW photo so as to add an abstract look and avoid the aforementioned droplet problem.
I guess you could call this an underwater grip and grin.
I’m still trying to perfect the action shots that Tim captured in his salmon photos. The weather was mostly cloudy during the trip….which meant slower shutter speeds and higher ISO settings. I’m still striving for the blue sky and fluffy cloud backgrounds. I also found it difficult to get the tack sharp action shots…..but with better weather….this should improve.
Thanks for all the great advice on this message board.Aug 4, 2010 at 2:19 pm #73555Mike AndersonMember
Great shots Steve. I’m wanting an S90 even more after seeing this.Aug 10, 2010 at 3:40 pm #73556Adam McDowellMember
Steve, your shots look great! I am amazed at the water clarity but I guess thats another reason that Alaska is so special. How was the fishing?Aug 12, 2010 at 11:13 am #73557
Jeez, I was glad there was sign on the side of the boat to tell us what we’d caught.Aug 12, 2010 at 11:57 am #73558Zach MatthewsThe Itinerant Angler
Cool, Morsie – is that a queenfish?
ZachAug 12, 2010 at 9:25 pm #73559
Yep, That it is.
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