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Cold water photography DC800

Discussion in 'SeaLife' started by veryfastrunner2000, Mar 7, 2010.

  1. veryfastrunner2000

    veryfastrunner2000 Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Rhode Island
    90
    1
    I was diving today in Rhode Island with my DC800. The water temperature was 34 degrees. The camera worked fine and the vis was great (for RI). Near the end of my dive I was chasing a small jelly fish trying to get a picture of him/her. One picture went off but then the "ready" light stayed yellowish and did not turn to green. I tried a couple of more times to take a picture but no luck. I was using 2 strobes so I was only looking for the flash rather than the ready green light. Any idea what the temperature rating for the DC800 is, if any. My fingers were so cold maybe I was not pressing the sutter button hard enough!!!!:(
     

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    Last edited: Mar 8, 2010
  2. treywilly

    treywilly Contributor

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Long Branch, NJ
    116
    2
    Please Post your Pictures, I would love to see RI diving!!!
     
  3. njedrn

    njedrn Contributor

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Florida (USA)
    160
    1
    ditto that... let us know when you post them... sorry I can't help with your problem though...
     
  4. H2O 70

    H2O 70 Divemaster

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Baltimore, Maryland
    822
    4
    Try lithium batteries next time. We used to use them for climbing in winter because they would do better than Alkaline.
     
  5. veryfastrunner2000

    veryfastrunner2000 Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Rhode Island
    90
    1
    Lithium battery is used with the DC800. No problem with the life. lasts over 2 hours. It very well have been my cold fingers!!!!
     
  6. veryfastrunner2000

    veryfastrunner2000 Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Rhode Island
    90
    1
    Will post soon. Heading to NJ on th e28th for the scuba expo. I believe it's near the Meadow Lands. Any quick places to jump in? Will post pictures today I hope. Never doe it but I'll try.
     
  7. veryfastrunner2000

    veryfastrunner2000 Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Rhode Island
    90
    1
    Will post soon. The vis has been the best I've ever seen it. First time I've dove in RI so early, need to use my 8mm semi-drysuit and gloves, hands still cold.
     
  8. treywilly

    treywilly Contributor

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Long Branch, NJ
    116
    2
    Nice Pictures are you using elite or Maxx. And also do you use flash difusers???
    Great Viz............!!!
     
  9. veryfastrunner2000

    veryfastrunner2000 Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Rhode Island
    90
    1
    No, just 2 older Sealife flashes 960D. No diffusers and I do have problems with back scatter, but if position the strobes it can be minimized
     

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