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Old 10-01-2011, 07:21   #1 (permalink)
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Hi everyone

Hi, I have just suddenly got the urge to take up photography again, it stems from my last holiday really, I got a Nokia N86 and it doubled up as my holiday camera and I also bought a cheep underwater camera but the results were a bit hit and miss, so thought I should really try to do something to help preserve my memories better.

Many years ago I had an SLR (Canon A1E) but sadly it got ruined after only about 3 months use due to a major equipment failure, my underwater case sprung a leak

I have now ordered a Nikon D3100 with an 18-55mm VR and 55-200 VR lens, I think they will keep me busy for quite a while as I learn how to use my new equipment.

As I said at the start of this post I am into holiday pictures, Belize being my favorite place to visit, these photo's would mainly be either landscape or underwater, so an underwater case will be early on my shopping list, although the next chance I will get to use it will be over a year from now.
Obviously I intend using my new toy a lot apart from when I go on my holidays, and as I work nights outdoors will be looking at trying low light photography among other things, dawn and dusk should offer some good challenges

I will be having a good look through all the forum pages over the next few days and am sure I will have loads of questions to ask
Anyway, enough of my ramblings, I look forward to getting some good advise from anyone willing to give it as I learn how to take better pictures and use my equipment

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Welcome to Pixalo Jimti

A proper underwater case for your Nikon will be very expensive as I suspect you already know. It might be better and cheaper to buy one of the dedicated underwater cameras that are available such as the

http://www.pixalo.com/community/news...ght=underwater

http://www.pixalo.com/community/news...tml#post292445

http://www.pixalo.com/community/news...ght=underwater

http://www.pixalo.com/community/news...era-23936.html

If you search'underwater' in the News Forum you will find more items including underwater flashguns.
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Re: Hi everyone

Thanks for the welcome,

I have been searching the WWW for underwater cases, I see what you mean by expensive, this one looks very good, but at over 1000 is beyond my sort of budget, has anyone used these? they seem to be more within my spending power, but I don't want a repeat of what happened to my Cannon all those years ago, although the case I had for that was very similar to the first link
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