Back in May 2018 on a club trip to Weymouth, I managed to flood my camera system… After managing to save the camera after getting it into rice and drying it out and purchasing a replacement housing, I continued with underwater photography but then one day the camera made an horrific grinding noise and it was no more… so time to reassess and move on.
So, back in July 2019 the camera decided on was the Cannon G9X and housing being the Fantasea FG9X
Specification of the Fantasea FG9X :-
The first outing for the setup was the 2019 Space School, three weeks of ‘astronaut training’
The moisture detector kept activating and in keeping with all of the ‘rules’, left the camera and housing outside of the atmosphere we were working in until we got home to investigate. A few investigations later, no fault found except the sensor did not look quite right (yes, we did take the outer covering off) … Quick phone call to the supplier who has agreed to replace. Great customer service
So, had to give in to prescription lenses in my mask so that I can see the pictures that I am taking, particularly as the passion is nudibranchs…. But that has been the only downside to the ‘new setup’.
It’s easy to use, easy to setup (wasn’t any – just the camera) and now just need to continually improve my photography eye to get those magical memory pictures, maybe a re-read of the Underwater Photography manual - now a days available via online elearning.
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