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  • #73560
    Steve K.
    Steve K.
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    Adam…the fishing was off the charts as expected. We caught some rainbows that were right at 30 inches. The downside was the salmon were not dropping eggs yet….and the fish were on the skinny side as a result. The fish below will be a pig in another month.

    #73561

    Morsie
    Member

    Steve how wide is that lens? Water clarity aside those are very good images, I’m surprised at the width you’re getting there.

    Morsie

    #73562
    Steve K.
    Steve K.
    Member

    Morsie,

    Thanks.

    It’s the FIX UWL-04 Fisheye Lens w/dome port…… 0.42x magnification with a 160° field of view. The zoom lens on the S90 was pulled back to 28mm.

    #73563

    Morsie
    Member

    Very impressive, thanks Steve.

    Morsie

    #73564
    Steve K.
    Steve K.
    Member
    #73565

    Daryl Human
    Member

    Some real good info there Steve, thanks for sharing 🙂

    #73566

    Steve, have you shot any underwater video with your canon? I watched a HD underwater video with a G12 and canon’s underwater housing that looked really cool (once you get into the diving about 1 min into it).

    #73567

    what I’ve found interesting is the quality of the pics you can get even with a cheapie like the fuji xp10 as long as water quality and light is there.

    will explore more over winter with grayling and pike but I only bought the camera as a tough throwaway for my son to practice photography with and have found myself pleasantly surprised.

    oh, and hello guys 🙂 1st post

    #73568
    Steve K.
    Steve K.
    Member

    Here’s something I’d like to try…..underwater panorama.

    http://wetpixel.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=38507

    I think it would be a neat concept to integrate a flyfising scene into an underwater pano. It would bring on a whole set of challenges though….like ripples, bubbles and refacted light. Might be fun to try though. Corey, Matt, Henry, Morsie, Graham …anyone up for a little experimenting?  😉

    #73569
    Steve K.
    Steve K.
    Member

    Here’s a couple from the October Smokies trip. I’d like to do a full pano similar to these with maybe more of the fisherman and all of the streambed in the photo.

    #73570
    Steve K.
    Steve K.
    Member

    Another reasonably priced housing for a P&S camera:

    The Olympus E-PL1 camera body and Olympus PT-EP01 underwater housing.

    http://www.backscatter.com/HostedStore.LassoApp?-ResponseLassoApp=detail.lasso&ID=75ad8011e83512af42203ebb0f26745b&s1op=cn&s1=PEN&sop=AND&sf=Price&so=

    http://www.backscatter.com/HostedStore.LassoApp?-ResponseLassoApp=detail.lasso&ID=3d81ce62921ac1a038401758321c2008

    On another note, Fisheye FIX now has a body to fit the Canon S-100.

    #73571
    John Bennett
    John Bennett
    Member

    Sweet files Steve.

    I’ve pretty much decided that UW for me will rarely be anything more than a novelty. Id love to do more, but clarity just sucks.

    #73572

    I’ve been a lurker on this site for quite some time. Last year while going through cancer treatment, it was this thread that inspired me to get into underwater photography when I was feeling better. I bought an Ewa Marine baggy after seeing all the cool pics and went at it around the various rivers not too far from home

    When the water is prime for catching, it’s not so prime for shooting

    Managed to sneak up on a few browns this weekend as they fed

    Cheers

    Mike

    #73573

    greg j
    Member

    Mike, congratulations on both counts. Learning to photograph fish underwater and beating the C. Neither one could have been easy, especially getting those browns to pose.

    gj

    #73574
    John Bennett
    John Bennett
    Member

    Just thought Id update this for anyone considering. The new(ish) player in the game are the micro 4/3rds cameras. A large step up from compacts and just a hair short of DSLRs.

    #73575
    Colin M.
    Colin M.
    Member

    The more i see photos from guys with the EWA bags…the more i am convinced that i “need” one.

    #73576
    Steve K.
    Steve K.
    Member

    The Our World Underwater international underwater photography and video competition:

    http://www.underwatercompetition.com/Competitions/our-world-underwater-2013

    #73577
    Chad Simcox
    Chad Simcox
    Member

    I had an EWA Marine bag, and sold it (on this forum actually). I couldn’t get it to work well with the lenses I had at the time.

    Now I’m really interested in the Outex housings. Going to wait until the Big O goes into production (it’s on kickstarter right now) and will likely buy that model.

    http://society6.com/grainfarmer Fly Fishing and Landscape open edition Photography prints.

    http://grainfarmer.vsco.co/ iPhone photos
    http://instagram.com/chad_simcox Instagram

    #73578

    Loren E.
    Member

    I have been using an aquatech surf housing designed for Nikon D7000 and gotten some great images with this setup and the LP-3 dome port. It is pretty light in hand too because of the materials they use. I am attaching a few shots. I am actually selling the housing because I have upraded bodies, I will post it in the classified section now. Get in touch at LSE@sonic.net if you’re curious about this setup. Aquatech makes some awesome stuff!

    #74003

    <cite>@colin m. said:</cite>
    The more i see photos from guys with the EWA bags…the more i am convinced that i “need” one.

    After 2yrs of using the Ewa Marine U-B and equivalent U-B100 model except with the tripod mount here are some of my thoughts: Pros – Relatively inexpensive and I’ve been extremely happy with the pictures I’ve taken with my Canon 40D + Tokina 11-16 tucked inside.

    Cons: I’ve experienced severe leakage with both Ewa marine housings I’ve owned within 1yr of purchase. The baggies don’t like frosty temperatures – The seams blew wide open on both while steelhead fishing in late October. The 40D was brought back to life both times after a day on an air vent – The lens came back to life but needs to be professionally cleaned inside. For those wondering, it took 9 months and $72 to ship it to and from Germany to get it repaired (sent via local Ewa Marine dealer here in Toronto). It would’ve cost $114 to get it back sooner (I wasn’t in a rush).

    On the bright-side, I just finished 3.5 months of chemo and there’s nothing like purchasing some new toys with your mom & dad’s credit cards 😀

    7D & EF-8-15mm fisheye tucked inside

    Aquatech

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