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Stingray Brett
09-17-2007, 19:09
I want to know what a nice (Cheap) starter camera. I want Digital and Have some settings. Id love to learn to take Macro Shots!:smiley20: Something with a underwater housing with and under $300 and if you can under 200 that would be nice! Im mostly taking shots of fish and i would like to be able to take nice pictures above the water.

Any Suggestions?

Charlotte Smith
09-17-2007, 21:15
I want to know what a nice (Cheap) starter camera. I want Digital and Have some settings. Id love to learn to take Macro Shots!:smiley20: Something with a underwater housing with and under $300 and if you can under 200 that would be nice! Im mostly taking shots of fish and i would like to be able to take nice pictures above the water.

Any Suggestions?
Do you want digital for that price?

BobArnold8265
09-17-2007, 21:36
It's going to be pretty hard to get a camera and housing for under $300. I think your best bet might be to check the used market. The makers of dgital cameras are constantly coming out with new models and there are a ton of people who "upgrade" constantly. You could probably find a very nice use 5 or 6 MP camera and housing for around that price.

FishFood
09-17-2007, 21:39
The ReefMaster Mini series starts at $250 for the 75ft version or $300 for the 130ft version. Add in any ScubaTOys discount it's deffintley not a bad price...

Also, Sealife has strobes and lenses avalible for the Minis.

Kidder
09-17-2007, 22:11
I would check out the older models of cannon. Maybe you can pick up something on clearance. My wife has a power shot with a very nice housing.

ertechsg
09-17-2007, 22:27
ck this (http://www.scubatoys.com/store/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=SeaLifeMiniDigitial) out

Stingray Brett
09-18-2007, 05:56
Ive Heard of The reefmaster mini is that a good camera on land?

Have you ever heard of this ? (http://www.epoque-japan.com/e-digitalcamera&housing-ehdai.htm)

ccarter
09-18-2007, 11:30
I'd recommend spending a little more and getting something like a lower end Canon A series and a housing.. Canon makes great cameras and usually even the cheaper models have a little bit of manual control for if you got to wanting something better..

Stingray Brett
09-18-2007, 15:32
Ok Thanks

CompuDude
09-18-2007, 15:58
I'd recommend spending a little more and getting something like a lower end Canon A series and a housing.. Canon makes great cameras and usually even the cheaper models have a little bit of manual control for if you got to wanting something better..

Seconded.

That, or used, is going to be your best and cheapest bet.

Vercingetorix
09-18-2007, 17:41
I've got the Canon A620 and housing. A friend with the same set-up took some great shots at 75 fsw iwith clear viz.

jo8243
09-18-2007, 20:56
I vote for a canon digicam with a canon underwater scuba housing. Much cheaper than buying another brand that doesn't make its own housings... cause then you have to drop $500 on an ikelite housing.

DevilDiver
09-18-2007, 21:52
I found this one on Amazon.com check it out...



Explore & Click Camera Set
vhttp://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/41ZB43YP23L._SS500_.jpg



:smilie39:


Sorry... I think there are some excelent sugestions in the post on this thread. Good luck!

JipThePeople
09-22-2007, 21:36
Ive Heard of The reefmaster mini is that a good camera on land?

Have you ever heard of this ? (http://www.epoque-japan.com/e-digitalcamera&housing-ehdai.htm)

I can definitely recommend the SeaLife ReefMaster Mini. I just upgraded to the wide angle lens and had some pretty amazing results in a Texas lake (see http://dallasdivers.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=118). It is an upgrade for my regular non-dive camera so it was a win-win. I couldn't be happier with mine.

Stingray Brett
09-22-2007, 22:13
What about the Nikon Coolpix L11 i could get that for 119 and a fantasea housing for 170!