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My first DC2000 experience

Discussion in 'The SeaLife Station' started by Alucard, Mar 16, 2018.

  1. WinfieldNC

    WinfieldNC Nassau Grouper

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    A couple of pictures I took last week using the SL975 lens with the DC2000:

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  2. sskiver01

    sskiver01 Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: California
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    They look great! Maybe I’ll get mine out, last time I only took to 0.5x wide angle but to be honest the new push on adaptor for the lens I was so worried was going to come off. To me it doesn’t feel as Secure as SL975 feels. So I’ll give it a shot next time!
     
  3. Steve_C

    Steve_C Divemaster

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    Location: Raleigh, NC USA
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    Yes, I use the SL975 so you are set on macro focus all the time. If I have an object, fish, that I cannot get closer to but would like a more detailed picture of, and it is not moving much I will take off the SL975 and shoot with the regular lens. But for my moving along I mostly use the SL975,
     
  4. Daltonism

    Daltonism Garibaldi

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Virginia, USA
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  5. Steve_C

    Steve_C Divemaster

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    Judging from the school of fish and topography I would guess a drift dive. We have ledges but those look like more tropical snappers.
     
  6. WinfieldNC

    WinfieldNC Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Cary, NC
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    Those two pictures were taken during our trip to Oahu, HI this summer. I do have some good pics taken in NC with the DC2000 with the SL975 lens though. I'll post a couple later this evening.
     
  7. WinfieldNC

    WinfieldNC Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Cary, NC
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    Here are a few pictures taken at wrecks in NC with the DC2000, SL975 lens, and one Sea Dragon flash with the flex arm. The top picture is from the Normania, the middle picture is from the Hyde, and the bottom picture is from the John D. Gill. Hopefully I will still be able to dive in NC after Florence gets done with our coast.
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  8. vagabondexpedition

    vagabondexpedition Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: calgary alberta canada
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    just getting back into diving and decided to go with a Sealife 2000 "pro duo" setup (Nikon D750 and Sony a6500 above water - with too many lenses, filters & accessories).

    Figured the Sealife would be a good 'intro' to U/W photography and help me learn about o-ring/case maintenance before subjecting a $5-$10k camera to the u/w world.

    Anyway, results are 'ok' so far... need more practice which is part of the problem - not having warm water to dive in regularly (I think my cold water days are done). It certainly is a new experience with u/w photography - it's like learning things all over again! And white balance.. argh.. I feel like I should just switch to 'auto' for a bit!

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  9. Divegoose

    Divegoose Divemaster

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Vancouver Island
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    Santa brought me the DC2000 Pro Duo kit. Done a few dives with it, and results have been mixed. Have experimented with different lighting, while taking several pictures of the same subject. On the first couple of dives, the inner housing was completely dry when I open it after the dive. The last few dives I have had some moisture in the housing - enough that I have had to change the moisture muncher. Not sure what is happening, and I have e-mailed Sea Life with some questions. I am wondering if I am tightening the housing down too tight on the tray, causing the housing to flex a bit and compromise the seal. I also have a Sea Life DC500 and never had moisture inside it.

    Here are a couple of the best photos so far - one is a small octopus, and the other is a decorated warbonnet in its den. If you can enlarge the warbonnet photo you can see some great detail !!

    Divegoose



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  10. Adam K

    Adam K Angel Fish

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    Location: Michigan
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    i wrote a review on the dc2000 a couple months ago:

    SeaLife DC2000 Review - from a very amateur photographer POV

    after previously using a GoPro and with my wife currently using a GoPro , i can tell you that the dc2000 would be like having a porsche compared to a kia (GoPro). yes, it is more bulky, but for the quality of the photos, it is so worth it. if my wife was more into taking pictures, i'd buy her one too
     
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