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I've fallen for it. For a very, very nice toy that I plan to take underwater with me: an SLR camera. It is a Canon 7Dfrom the Eos line. I already love it.
A DSLR that makes video
In September 2008, I was already drooling over the very first SLR making video. This time, it's here. A year and a half later, I have mine!!!
It took me a while to decide on the Canon Eos 7D... I scoured the forums, the comparisons, the opinions on photo blogs, the specialized magazines...
I first coveted the Nikon D300s, then the Canon Eos 7D, then the Panasonic GH1. To return to the Canon, attracted by various articles gleaned here and there ...
→ Digital Focus (now Les Numériques)
I have had it in hand for a few days. I'm exploring one by one its features. My poor little compact A95 (a Canon, too), which faithfully accompanied me for four years, until this memorable photocatastrophic saga in Thailand last year, lies on a shelf.
On land as well as underwater, I have the feeling to have really done the tour of the possibilities of this compact camera. It had for him to be small, light, discreet. But more and more frustrating. For a long time I wanted to switch to an SLR. It's done.
I now want to progress in photography. And in video.
A housing to take the 7D underwater
The problem is that I'll have to break the piggy bank again... for a waterproof case. Because I also want to take the beast underwater.
To the housing, I will then have to add a flash, and then a macro lens to photograph the tiny underwater creatures that I love so much... Later I will invest in a wide angle lens and the dome that goes well. Then, when I have money again, in a second flash...
To store images and videos, I'll also have to buy memory cards that are much bigger and faster than the ones I had before. In short, I am not at the end of my troubles...
I mean, I'm gonna have to completely revise my bundle of scuba divers. ...to lug all these people around... It's promising!