Sea & Sea introduces a housing for the D100
For those of you who are interested and also do UW photography, Sea & Sea has announced that they are preparing to release a housing for the D100 (as well as the Canon D30 and D60).....
Sea & Sea follows Seacam (www.seacamusa.com for housings for the D1X)as the only company that has made a housing for a DSLR.....
Here is the link: www.seaandsea.com
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#2. "RE: Sea & Sea introduces a housing for the D100" | In response to Reply # 1BJNicholls Charter MemberMon 09-Sep-02 04:13 PM
This isn't a comment about housings so much as what a DSLR brings to underwater photography. First off, you really don't want the 1.5X crop factor working in tandem with underwater magnification.
As much as I prefer an SLR for above-water shooting, I think a camera with active LCD preview would be better underwater. The Coolpixes all offer live image framing where a DSLR like the D1 or D100 only allows for image playback, you have to compose your shots through the viewfinder. An illumated LCD display viewed at arm's length strikes me as much easier to use underwater.
An Aquatica Coolpix 995 housing goes for $649 at B&H. An A90 housing without port costs $1150 and A80 is $1000 (I'm assuming the D100 housing will be priced in this range) - adding a dome port is more than $250. The difference in price between the systems could pay for a good chunk of a CP995.
My dad is considering a DSLR and housing for underwater photography, but I'm going to talk to him about why I don't think that's the best digital option.
#3. "RE: Sea & Sea introduces a housing for the D100" | In response to Reply # 2lordnikon Registered since 17th Feb 2002Thu 12-Sep-02 07:12 PM
Well, you never kno what the next genration of DSLRs will bring. You just might have an option down the reaod where the LCD can stay on. Not to mention the next Nikon DSLRs may be 24x36mm CCD or CMOS.
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