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My modest little outfit was under 100 for the camera and housing. The advantage of buying on eBay was that effectively I was hiring the oufit for the difference between what I paid and what I resold for.
What is your modest little outfit, Dave...? and what were the results like...?
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What is your modest little outfit, Dave...? and what were the results like...?
Was, rather than is, as I sold it once I'd used it. The camera was a C3040 with the proper Oly housing (I forget which model). My first ever digital was a C3040 and I'd forgotten how slow and cumbersome it is compared to the modern stuff. My daughter's boyfriend was the main user and the results were tolerable rather than good but he's not really into photgraphy which may account for the variable results. It was a cheap solution and I got what I paid for. If I were to do it again I'd go for a more modern housing which would take an E series and kit lenses. Wreckdiver's kit looks fabulous but is beyond anything I could justify. I think Oly do kits for the E300/330 and the E400 but third party kits are available for other cameras. You'd probably pick up an E300 quite cheaply and be more satisfied with the results than I was with the C3040.

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Was, rather than is, as I sold it once I'd used it. The camera was a C3040 with the proper Oly housing (I forget which model). My first ever digital was a C3040 and I'd forgotten how slow and cumbersome it is compared to the modern stuff. My daughter's boyfriend was the main user and the results were tolerable rather than good but he's not really into photgraphy which may account for the variable results. It was a cheap solution and I got what I paid for. If I were to do it again I'd go for a more modern housing which would take an E series and kit lenses. Wreckdiver's kit looks fabulous but is beyond anything I could justify. I think Oly do kits for the E300/330 and the E400 but third party kits are available for other cameras. You'd probably pick up an E300 quite cheaply and be more satisfied with the results than I was with the C3040.

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Thanks for the info, much appreciated.

I bet a million people call you Dave on forums eh? C'est la vie I guess and with many people calling Jonothans - Jon, Richard's - Rick, and Thomas's Tom, I'd suggest you're going to be referred to as Dave many more times.

I guess for those who know you in real life are aware you prefer to be called David. I wouldn't let it bother you, or get offended over it, let it go over your head. It wouldn't bother me if someone called me 'the'
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Thanks for the info, much appreciated.

I bet a million people call you Dave on forums eh?
Never more than once if they want a reply.
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/off topic a little
Why so sensitive about that...? Does it really bother you that much...? Of course I will call people how they wish to be called, but is it really that important in the schema of things...? I am sure there are far more important things to be concerned about - notwithstanding current lack of government
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Re: Suggestions: Taking photos underwater - what camera?

I've been looking at Mju 8000's on the net and am wondering if I've found a good price of 250 for this model...? Is this a decent price for that Olympus model...? They do seem to vary by a staggering amount.

EDIT: and have just seen them going for a lot less than that now too...
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Well, well, well... I am a happy bunny.

I have just bagged myself a nice shiny brand spanking new Mju 8000 Tough in blue, together with small Olympus camera bag and 2GB SD card, for a whopping 216.98 incl RMSD. I am informed it will be with me tomorrow.

Very pleased.

http://www.buyacamera.co.uk/xsearch....FQ6Y2AodiSoqHw

They have more if anyone is after one, and that's the very best price I have seen on the net for this top of the range Olympus Tough model.
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Re: Suggestions: Taking photos underwater - what camera?

I'm probably teaching Granny to suck eggs here, but.
To get the best results try and shoot upwards from below the subject, as that makes the most of the light, and keeps as much red as possible.
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I'm probably teaching Granny to suck eggs here, but.
To get the best results try and shoot upwards from below the subject, as that makes the most of the light, and keeps as much red as possible.

Hi macmcgill

Nope, not at all... you're not teaching granny here matey - I have zero experience of underwater shooting, nada, nill, zappo All the help, tips and techniques I can get will benefit... I hope

Ta for this one.

However, I guess I'd need to use spot metering for this, as when pointing the camera upwards when underwater is like pointing the camera at a light source, thus the subject would be darker. I'll try it out nonetheless.
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