/r/underwaterphotography

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Welcome to r/underwaterphotography: A community to share underwater photos; get critiques, tips & advice; post gear reviews and generally chat about taking pictures in water.

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If Posting photos please include, if possible:

  • Subject
  • Location
  • Gear Used
  • Depth
  • Post processing
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Please stick to posting photos you have taken yourself. If you found a cool image that you want to share try /r/waterporn /r/nature or /r/lifeaquatic. For above the surface, check out /r/seascapes or for moving pictures not exclusively to do with water, /r/NatureFilms/. If Cnidaria are ya thing, check out /r/jellyfish.

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Small creatures in Socorro

2 Comments
2023/09/23
15:25 UTC

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This dive trip totally took us by surprise 🦈

4 Comments
2023/09/23
10:40 UTC

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Underwater Video & Film Course Students at Liquid Motion® Underwater Pho...

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2023/09/22
18:07 UTC

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Is the Canon RebelT6 good for underwater and if so is there a good underwater casing

Side question, but is there a cheap combo for used underwater camera and housing?

3 Comments
2023/09/21
23:48 UTC

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Just got back from this stunning remote Australian offshore Island - uploaded 30 mins of relaxing underwater and drone imagery.

1 Comment
2023/09/21
22:48 UTC

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Best underwater camera for vacation

As the title says, I'm looking for an underwater camera for vacation, for taking photos and videos with my friends. It would be good if it could record video 4k@60. It should have a good photo and video quality, but it doesn't need to be spectacular. I would use it in the sea, so it needs to be salt water resistant.

It would be good if the price was around 350 euro, but I could go about 100 euro higher if it was worth it.

At first I was thinking gopro 11, but I heard that it's photo quality is not that good. As I mentioned, I need it just for underwater, don't need any other action features that gopro has.

I also heard about Olympus TG6, but it's more expensive than the gopro. I don't know is it worth the higher price.

Any other recommendations?

Is not urgent, I need it only for June 2024, so you could also recommend, if you know, when would be the best time to buy it. Black Friday maybe?

Thanks

7 Comments
2023/09/21
18:02 UTC

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Yellowjacks

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2023/09/21
04:38 UTC

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Heron Island on the Southern Great Barrier Reef is a hub for Sea Turtle mating and nesting in the warmer months, and Manta Rays over Winter. It's an ocean wildlife haven. Our team had the opportunity to get out there for a week for a film project earlier this year. Hope you enjoy the short 1min film

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2023/09/21
03:58 UTC

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I photographed a shark for the first time during one of my swims. She was not very big. She immediately hid under the rocks, and I swam round and round for a long time, trying to find her again. Since this happened in South Florida, I've determined it to be a nurse shark.

0 Comments
2023/09/18
21:23 UTC

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What underwear camera do you recommend for beginners ?

Hey, been interested in underwater photography. Been using a digital camera past few years but want to upgrade to something more advanced. What brands / models do you recommend?

Edit: LMFAO SORRY I MEANT UNDERWATER* CAMERA. Was writing this while walking and with sun glare 😭 please forgive

25 Comments
2023/09/18
17:05 UTC

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Just getting sniffed 🐽 by a gorgeous sea fairy 🧚‍♀️

3 Comments
2023/09/18
08:03 UTC

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Nudibranchs and their egg ribbons

Philippines. Shot with Canon G12, iso250, f8, 1/250s

5 Comments
2023/09/17
11:10 UTC

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Portrait of a lion fish

Shot in Philippines. Used Canon G12, iso250, f5, 1/1000s

4 Comments
2023/09/17
11:07 UTC

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He dived for our sins.

My buddy Mitch E. joined me on a trip out to the Channel Islands last month.

4 Comments
2023/09/16
12:51 UTC

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Marine protected bay in North Vancouver, British Columbia. Thriving with life this day.

0 Comments
2023/09/16
05:37 UTC

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Love this video, the fish are not afraid

0 Comments
2023/09/15
19:10 UTC

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Squidly

Little cute squidly I found on a glassy day in my home Barbados. Water was like a mirro that morning

5 Comments
2023/09/15
16:49 UTC

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Lady Elliot Island, is renowned for its abundant marine life, and is one of the largest Manta Ray aggregation sites in Australia. Meet Master Reef Guide, Jessica Blackmore as she discusses Manta Ray behaviour, explores their movements, interactions, and social dynamics in their natural habitat.

0 Comments
2023/09/15
06:34 UTC

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Any thoughts about the new SONY FE 70-200mm F4 Macro G OSS II how it could perform underwater? I tried it at the store it performed very well, beside if housing companies will make a port for it…

8 Comments
2023/09/14
20:51 UTC

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A Fallen Merman

Lost in the embrace of the forest's whispered secrets, a graceful descent into the heart of enchantment. 🍃🌲✨

Photo: Submerge

0 Comments
2023/09/14
17:21 UTC

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From “Amazing Diving Cozumel” endangered Fire Blade Coral with cleaner Wrasse doing their dance, Atlantic Blue Tangs around the corner.

YouTube @ OceanEarthGreen

1 Comment
2023/09/13
01:20 UTC

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Update Sony A6000 - which camera?

Edit: post title should say "upgrade" not "update"

So, I'm considering an upgrade to my Sony A6000. I use the camera mainly for underwater photography while scuba diving, as well as travel photography. It's mainly for the former that I'd like to upgrade, especially because I feel the autofocus is often very slow, and things like animal eye tracking are not yet available. Often focusing takes too long to get a shot right, and I often find the focus misses the mark in general.

Additionally, I am a bit disappointed with the A6000 at higher ISOs/low light performance when taking photos while traveling, and would like a body with weather sealing as I often take it outside when traveling (and it can provide a bit of extra protection in case of a leak of my UW housing).

My question is - what to upgrade to? My considerations:

  • Sony A6400: has animal eye AF and better AF in general, but is it good enough compared to newer models? Does this work underwater? Can be had for cheap second hand now. Moreover, my current housing can hold an A6400 too, so no need to change that, and the A6400 has a built in flash which I can use to trigger my strobe (like I do now with my A6400). So apart from the new body, no need to buy anything else at all.
  • Sony A6700: have to consider this as well of course! Even better AF, more features, uses AI, etc. Would require a new housing though, and an external flash trigger as well, so this upgrade is significantly more expensive all in all.
  • FF alternative: would additionally need new glass - not seriously considering this unless someone suggests advantages that I have not considered yet.
  • hypothetical future "Sony A6200"?: any chance an upgrade to the A6100 or A6400 may come out with some of the improvements seen in the A6700, but with the body style of the older cams, and internal flash? Anyone heard any rumours about this?

My main question, considering my needs and what I'm missing in the A6000 now, does it make sense to upgrade to an A6400 or would it be better to spring for the A6700 or wait for something else? Looking forward to your input!

1 Comment
2023/09/13
00:54 UTC

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Introduce Myself

Hello! I’m a professional merman located in the Washington DC area, always open to collaborations for further projects and shoots!

0 Comments
2023/09/12
11:26 UTC

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Can anyone identify which camera this SPL housing holds?

Hello all -

I know this is a long shot but I am hoping one of you water shooters out there might know what camera body fits in this SPL Water Housing. It looks like an older model. Also looks like SPL is no longer in business and their website is gone. I would have gone to them if I could.

Here are links to images of the housing:

Housing Pics

TIA

1 Comment
2023/09/11
06:16 UTC

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