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    Best Professional Underwater Camera?

    Ok, I've combed through the threads in this forum and haven't really found the right thing. My fiance is a photographer and knows WAY more about cameras than I ever will but he thought it'd be a good idea to ask and see what people would recommend. We have used GoPro on scuba trips but didn't like the quality of the photos plus you have to find a housing, memory cards etc etc etc. I know there is a Panasonic Lumix which has been rated very well but we are look for a step above that somewhere in the 800-1000 price range that includes the flash arm and can reach depths of 60-100 f.. I do love Derek Broussard's work and his camera is amazing but that is a little too big to start off with haha so if any one knows of a more professional camera please do share =]

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    Hello!
    I personally have used the watershot housing. It's a case for your iphone that comes with a lens over it to. The quality is awesome and it comes with its own app that does a lot of features.
    It's a great price with great quality and its awesome to start off with.
    I hope you find what you're looking for!

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    I have a friend that's an amateur underwater photographer; I can ask her if she has any suggestions. I honestly think your best bet is probably just to get/use a good DSLR and get an underwater housing for it.

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    We went ahead and purchased the SeaLife DC1400 with attachable flash arm if I decide to do videos we'll go back for thebother attachment. It was ballpark of 825 for the camera and housing. From what I can tell it takes awesome pictures
    http://www.sealife-cameras.com/gallery/dc1400
    Im hoping to take it to Rawlings next week when we test our new scuba stuff I'll post some pictures then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThatMournfulSound View Post
    Hello!
    I personally have used the watershot housing. It's a case for your iphone that comes with a lens over it to. The quality is awesome and it comes with its own app that does a lot of features.
    It's a great price with great quality and its awesome to start off with.
    I hope you find what you're looking for!
    Does that technecly work? Is it safe for your iPhone? I never trust cases like that. i don't want to kill my iphone XD



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    Before you make the plunge, read some reviews and take suggestions from the forum. Don't aim too low when choosing a camera. I've never heard anyone complaining that the camera they bought is too good.
    Don't rule out used and refurbished cameras from dealers and manufacturers.

    Camera Reviews
    http://www.dpreview.com
    http://www.kenrockwell.com
    http://topbestwaterproofcamera.com
    http://www.whatdigitalcamera.com/equipment.html

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