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Old Dec 12, 2009, 8:18 AM   #1
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I just returned from Cozumel where I used my Sealife DC1000 for the first time. No matter how I adjusted the flash, I could noit get a decent picture of a Queen Angel. They either were washed out, poor color or contained lines. After 20 years with a Nikonos V, I'm used to better color quality. Is this inherent to digitals or is there something I can try?


p.s. The auto setting on the strobe doesn't produce quality picture. Is this common?
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Old Dec 12, 2009, 9:22 AM   #2
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Can you post some examples of the shots you got that were unsatisfactory?
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If you can post a few examples for us we'd have a better idea of what you're describing.
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Old Dec 12, 2009, 11:45 AM   #4
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I can't post any of the pictures as I didn't save them. Most were very washed out even when I turned the strobe down to the lowest setting. The background would be dark, but the fish would be washed out. Some of the fish looked yellow with stripes of darkwer color down the side. French Angell also were not great, but other fish were fine. It is almost like the iridescent colors overwhelmed the camera.
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Old Dec 12, 2009, 12:35 PM   #5
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There is a forum dedicated to underwater photography here, and you may get more responses there. I can't think of any reason for digital cameras not to do well if they are correctly set up. If the camera is specifically meant to be used that way, I would expect it to have presets that would produce good results.

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