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popo's dad Jun 16, 2011 11:02 AM

Olympus C500 and housing set up help
Can anyone help me, i am trying to find the best general setting for underwater photos using my Olympus C5000 and housing. There was a thread on this but for some reason i can't access it, when i want to take underwater photos which i haven't tried yet, which setting should i put the mode dial on, people, sport, landscape etc, i will be using the white balance feature so i know that some of the mode dial setting won't work with the white balance setting.


Bob Nichol Jun 16, 2011 4:39 PM

Why not experiment by taking your camera and housing to a body of water and trying various settings in the kind of environment you expect. It does get darker as you go deeper and the red light filters out first.

You may not want to use the built-in flash as it's a bit like shooting into a mirror. The sediment in the water lights up like fireworks!

popo's dad Jun 18, 2011 9:24 AM

Thanks but i just wanted someone to give me an idea of the best mode setting to use, i didnt want to spend a 45 minute dive using one setting to find it useless, should i use landscape, sport, portrait etc, should i change the iso, the aperture, shutter etc, i just want to take general snaps the come out looking ok with some colour, i can change the white balance, just spent 45 minutes on a landscape setting and adjusted white balance to find that they're all over exposed

Bob Nichol Jun 18, 2011 7:57 PM

What works for Lake Ontario may not work for the sea off Barbados. What works on a sunny day may not work on a cloudy day. You know your environment and we don't hence the suggestion to experiment.

popo's dad Jun 19, 2011 4:42 AM

i think i have a lot to learn

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