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    hovering

    So, to get a good shot, I try and hover around the fish and worms and what not. I have a picture of a jawfish that I LOVE and it took 10 minutes of my hovering above the hole to get the shot LOL Any other ideas??? i think I need a quicker camera. mine I click it and then it goes, has a coffee, buys some groceries, then comes back to take the picture! LOL
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    what are you using?

    I wish my camera would go get the groceries.........
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    I am using a sea life dc 600. don't worry my camera never buys stuff I like
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    Does your camera focus lock and set exposure when you half press the trigger?

    Usually you can focus on something the same distance away as your subject, and when they finally come out of the hole/turnaround/whatever, you can shoot almost immediately.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bversteegh View Post
    Does your camera focus lock and set exposure when you half press the trigger?

    Usually you can focus on something the same distance away as your subject, and when they finally come out of the hole/turnaround/whatever, you can shoot almost immediately.
    Yes this is a good point, camera lag can be a huge problem and the above suggestion will help. Some cameras also react slow due to the amount of sunlight entering the aperture. Try to position yourself, whenever possible, to maximze the light cast on your subject.
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    I have found shutter lag to be the biggest drawback to digital cameras. The good news is that each generation of digital cameras seem to be improving their performance in this area. Even the less expensive point and shoots are much more responsive than in the past. I'm thinking about updating my current set-up (a Olympus C-8080) to either the new Canon G9 or Nikon P5100. I'm just waiting to see the test results and how well they perform before I actually buy one.

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    Digital Point and Shoots are nearly impossible to use underwater unless you use the focus/exposure lock method described above. They're far too slow to use otherwise.

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    This new bad boy is .1 seconds and 10 megapixel... but also nearly a grand... but cool and fast!

    http://scubatoys.com/store/detail.as..._ID=DX1GCamera


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    oooooo...lust had just struck.....

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    I think that should be next months give away to Skdvr

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