Digital Cameras: Nikon D90…is this new Nikon Camera going to be more popular with Underwater Photographers? The ability to shoot still images plus Video is a very interesting concept or is it another risk factor for Divers? Running out of air is a lot more likely now than running out of frames.
The Nikon D90…after some more thoughts and looking at some test reports this camera is going to be a winner. There is also a very nice comparison between the Nikon D80 and the New D90 plus some pre Photokina test reports check it out at: Digital Photography Preview - http://www.dpreview.com/previews/nikond90/
Link to the Photokina in Germany, September 2008 - http://www.photokina-cologne.com/thefair/
Lets wait and see once it is out there, but the movie option is very cool and I guess a nice if not perfect addition for our Underwater Photographers. Now you can shoot all your Digital images just like before but have the option for Video too. Nice... going Nikon!
B ut the downside is... running out of air during the dive…we have plenty storage available with the latest CF cards, they getting bigger and bigger and now with the new video option never a dull moment underwater.
But there is also a bigger risk and we should be aware of it…you must keep an eye on your gauges, check you air supply regular. We all know to well when we have this great shot in front of us, and say oh just one more…one more…just one more...
To late we realize that we dont have enough air left for our Deco or Safety stops or in the worst case we find ourselves to deep and just run out of Air..Not even the greatest shot is worth taken that risk...remember it is your life.
You have this great shot but cant share it with anyone, because you and your Camera are missing in the DEEP.
Digital Cameras with large CF Cards 8Mb and more have increased the risk of scuba diving today, plus now a Video option.
The size of our regular Dive Tanks has stayed the same and decompression sickness is not going away.
Take some great images with the same Camera plus Video now, very easy, but don’t forget about you and your buddy’s safety.
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© Gunther Deichmann - a Turtle cruising near Blue Corner, Dive Palau Micronesia with Sam’s Tours who has the only Pro Digital Photo Center in Micronesia with the latest Software, Camera and Video rentals plus is Wi-Fi connected.
I am sure Canon will follow shortly and the manufactures of Underwater Housings must be going mad by now, it is a very competitive business with all those new Camera Models rolling of the assembly line year after year.
As soon I get any news on the latest Underwater Housings I let you know, or check with DivePhotoGuide.com my good buddy Jason Heller is usually very quick with the latest in Underwater Photography. Here is the link: http://www.divephotoguide.com/
© Gunther Deichmann - Napoleon Wrasse and Sharks. Great wall diving in Palau Micronesia, but be careful and watch you gauges make sure you have enough air for you safety and/or deco stop. A real problem in todays Digital Underwater Photography is, when to say NO to another Photo.
Of course all of this is not a problem for our land Photographers...would I use the new feature? Yes, for my Podcast for sure. Once I had the chance to give it a test drive I let you know what is possible.
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