The Canon D60, underwater. :)

Started Apr 7, 2002 | Discussions
OP Eric Cheng Regular Member • Posts: 125
OOPS -- use this RAW link instead

http://echeng.com/temp/squid_raw.jpg

Sorry about that.

Eric Cheng wrote:

http://www.wetpixel.com/forum/viewthread.php?tid=205

Squid are cool. The Canon D60 with two Ike DS125 strobes on
manual (1/4 power) did brilliantly with their color fluctuations.

I'll post a raw file at some point. Gotta find one that I won't
want to copyright eventually.

Max Strandberg Regular Member • Posts: 448
Squid

Eric Cheng wrote:

http://echeng.com/temp/squid_raw.jpg

Very impressive!

Approximately how big is that squid, and what diameter would you estimate that the eye is?

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Nico Ramos Junior Member • Posts: 32
Re: The Canon D60, underwater. :)

Petri Lindroth wrote:

So, you are using the strobes in manual mode. Do you feel that the
DS 125 strobe adjustments are enough with Full, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8
powers?

I have been thinking of Sea&Sea YS-DX90 strobes to be used with
D60. Do you have any experience of these with D30/D60?

By the way Hugyfot ( http://www.hugyfot.de ) will introduce a housing
for D30 (D60?) in May. It will be machined aluminium and the price
should be around EUR 1800.

Petri,

Petri,

Hi! I just visited the Hugyfot site and I saw no mention of any D30/D60 housing. Did Hugyfot confirm to you that they will, indeed, be introducing a D30/D60 housing this May? If this is true, I may wait until the housing is released before housing my D30 so that I could compare its price and features to the UK-Germany housing. I was ready to order a housing from UK-Germany since I will be diving on the first week of May but have yet to receive a reply to the email I sent to Uwe. I just read on this thread that getting a D30 housing from UK-Germany requires a long lead time and since I will not be able to get the housing on time, I decided to postpone the housing purchase. Are you also getting a housing for your D30/D60?

Hugyfot's site also has some info on a new digital strobe. The strobe specs indicate that it supports both Nikon and Canon TTL, has a recycle time of

  • Raymund

visualpersuasion Junior Member • Posts: 33
Re: The Canon D60, underwater. :)

Eric Cheng wrote:

Hey, guys - the Canon D60 is a perfect fit in UK Germany's Canon
D30 housing (except that the new on/off button can't be turned
while in the housing).

I've been underwater with it for six dives now, and... it rocks! I
don't have anything jaw-dropping yet, but you can see the images at:

I'll embed an example here, taken with two Ikelite DS125 strobes
and a Sigma 14mm lens at 1/80 F9 ISO100. It may be a bit soft
around the edges from the dome port.

excellent shots, they really show the potential of the D60--\O/ Visualpersusion

Max Strandberg Regular Member • Posts: 448
Re: The Canon D60, underwater. :)

Eric Cheng wrote:

The trigger photo required some coaxing from photoshop because I underexposed the original (doh!).

It seems like the photoshop coaxing worked really well. Atleast you didn't overexpose it and blow out the highlights, that is always much worse since photoshop can't do much about that.

I really like your website at http://www.echeng.com Great layout and interesting photos. I especially enjoyed the story and pictures of the mantis shrimp. I can also understand your hatred towards Stanford's draconian, what a mean policy to not allow you to have an aquarium! Do you still have the reef aquarium running that is on the "San Francisco" page?-- ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Max Photo - Aquariums & Digital Photography http://hem.bredband.net/maxstr

OP Eric Cheng Regular Member • Posts: 125
Re: Squid

Hey, Max -

They varied in size from 5-8" in length, with tentacles outstretched. I estimate the eye to be approximately 1/2" in diameter.

Max Strandberg wrote:

Eric Cheng wrote:

http://echeng.com/temp/squid_raw.jpg

Very impressive!

Approximately how big is that squid, and what diameter would you
estimate that the eye is?

OP Eric Cheng Regular Member • Posts: 125
Re: The Canon D60, underwater. :)

Hi guys -

One thing about the housings -- if the D30/60's flash cannot pop up, it will be very hard to get TTL working through the hotshoe because no one (that I know of) is even trying to figure it out for third party underwater strobes. The Ike case is high enough for the flash to pop up. The UK Germany one is JUST too low.

Otherwise, I'd have part of the front replaced with a clear window, or I would run fiber out of the strobe cable port to talk to a slave sensor. so... TTL will be interesting to get working with the UK Germany housing.

Nico Ramos wrote:

Petri Lindroth wrote:

So, you are using the strobes in manual mode. Do you feel that the
DS 125 strobe adjustments are enough with Full, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8
powers?

I have been thinking of Sea&Sea YS-DX90 strobes to be used with
D60. Do you have any experience of these with D30/D60?

By the way Hugyfot ( http://www.hugyfot.de ) will introduce a housing
for D30 (D60?) in May. It will be machined aluminium and the price
should be around EUR 1800.

Max Strandberg Regular Member • Posts: 448
Thanks + echeng.com

Eric Cheng wrote:

They varied in size from 5-8" in length, with tentacles outstretched. I estimate the eye to be approximately 1/2" in diameter.

Thanks for the information. It was hard for me to guess the size from that single photo, so the numbers are very helpful.

I really like your website at http://www.echeng.com Great layout and interesting photos. I especially enjoyed the story and pictures of the mantis shrimp. I can also understand your hatred towards Stanford's draconian, what a mean policy to not allow you to have an aquarium! Do you still have the reef aquarium running that is on the "San Francisco" page?-- ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Max Photo - Aquariums & Digital Photography http://hem.bredband.net/maxstr

Petri Lindroth New Member • Posts: 7
Re: The Canon D60, underwater. :)

Nico,

Camerasunderwater ( http://www.camerasunderwater.co.uk/web_site/slr/main_pages/slr_housings.html ) had the info on their web site so I emailed Hugyfot to ask what the price will be. Following the answer I got:

Hello Petri,

We will bring the Canon D30 housing beginning Mai 2002 in new design, 3D
machined from full alu bloc. Please let us this time to make everything as
it has to be: high quality and nice and handy designed.

the price will be around 1.800 €.

If you are interested, please write us, that we inform you, when we have
delivery news and pictures. Thanks.

Best regards, René

HUGYFOT DEUTSCHLAND

René Hugenschmidt

So, I asked them to let me know as soon as it is finished.

Regards,

Petri

Nico Ramos wrote:

Petri,

Hi! I just visited the Hugyfot site and I saw no mention of any
D30/D60 housing. Did Hugyfot confirm to you that they will, indeed,
be introducing a D30/D60 housing this May? If this is true, I may
wait until the housing is released before housing my D30 so that I
could compare its price and features to the UK-Germany housing. I
was ready to order a housing from UK-Germany since I will be diving
on the first week of May but have yet to receive a reply to the
email I sent to Uwe. I just read on this thread that getting a D30
housing from UK-Germany requires a long lead time and since I will
not be able to get the housing on time, I decided to postpone the
housing purchase. Are you also getting a housing for your D30/D60?

Hugyfot's site also has some info on a new digital strobe. The
strobe specs indicate that it supports both Nikon and Canon TTL,
has a recycle time of
settings. Does Canon TTL mean E-TTL? It is my understanding that
Canon TTL is E-TTL so if my hunch is right, this will be the first
strobe that can use E-TTL with a housed Canon DSLR. Costing around
U$1,400, this strobe ain't cheap.

  • Raymund

Nico Ramos Junior Member • Posts: 32
Re: The Canon D60, underwater. :)

Petri Lindroth wrote:

Camerasunderwater

( http://www.camerasunderwater.co.uk/web_site/slr/main_pages/slr_housings.html ) had the info on their web site so I emailed Hugyfot to ask what the price will be. Following the answer I got:

Hello Petri,

We will bring the Canon D30 housing beginning Mai 2002 in new
design, 3D
machined from full alu bloc. Please let us this time to make
everything as
it has to be: high quality and nice and handy designed.

the price will be around 1.800 €.

Petri,

Thank you so much for your information. I have also emailed Hugyfot but have also not yet received a reply. I would certainly appreciate it if you can send me the housing information when Hugyfot sends you the email with the housing details. I am getting excited with this new housing from Hugyfot.

Thanks again!

  • Nico

Petri Lindroth New Member • Posts: 7
Re: The Canon D60, underwater. :)

Nico,

Ok, I will let you know when I get more info.

Petri

Nico Ramos wrote:

Petri,

Thank you so much for your information. I have also emailed Hugyfot
but have also not yet received a reply. I would certainly
appreciate it if you can send me the housing information when
Hugyfot sends you the email with the housing details. I am getting
excited with this new housing from Hugyfot.

Thanks again!

  • Nico

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