Well the love of Photography and Diving would eventually lead to an Underwater housing for one of my cameras. This is my first time out with new Canon G1X MKII. I did lot of research from Compact Camera, to Olympus Micro 4/3s to Digital SLR and finally decided on the G1X MKII for the fact that the chip is nearly the same size as Nikon DX Digital SLR and you are given a fantastic 24mm F2.0 wide-angle as your starting point. Zoom up to 120mm may because useful for video, plus a 5cm Macro focusing mode. All this with a MF focusing zoom mode at 2X or 4X lead along with dedicated underwater white balance setting and an economic package 1/3 the cost of just a Digital SLR housing alone, meant this is a great choice!
Also this camera has a hotshoe and optical fibre TTL flash connections so a dedicated strobe can be added at some pont.
The photos and video attached are straight from camera, shot in RAW + JPG) (These are the straight JPEGS from Camera) with no post editing, so it shows the strength of the Canon’s underwater White Balance system.
Lastly this was in 5-8metre depth with good sunlight, no flash, ISO 800. I wasn’t able to get tack sharp photos because I was fighting a Surge at the time, but the Optical Image Stabilisation and Autofocus did a pretty amazing job, none the less!