Camera Equipment Options

All of the Dive4Photos underwater photography courses include the necessary camera equipment to cover the techniques that will be taught. We only use cameras that provide the option of using full manual controls, as this is essential for underwater photography. These are paired with housings that offer access to all camera functions, plus a selection of wet-lenses to ensure both macro and wide-angle techniques can be thoroughly covered. For lighting we use both Magic Filters for ambient light photography and premium quality strobes suited to both macro and wide-angle.

We have carefully selected the underwater camera equipment that we use at Dive4photos to ensure that it is up for the job, providing high optical quality and ease of use. Why pay for an Underwater Photography Course that doesn’t provide you with the equipment that you need to effectively cover the techniques needed to take good underwater photographs?

We also offer Pro-Level DSLR camera systems as an Optional Upgrade for those wanting to take their training to the next level or wishing to 'test-dive' a Pro-Camera System before purchasing their own. Pricing varies with each course based on duration of the hire period.

Standard Camera System Components:


Canon Powershot S100 Camera
• 12.1 MP CMOS sensor
• 3 Inch LCD Screen
• TTL & Manual Flash
• Focus To 3cm In Macro Mode
• Full Manual Controls
• RAW File Capability
• Excellent Auto-Focus

Fisheye FIX S100 Housing
• Tough, Compact Aluminium Body
• Secure ‘Safety Lock’ Function
• Access To All Camera Controls
• Clear Labelling on Buttons
• 67mm Threaded Port
• 2 x Fibre-Optic Ports
• Internal Flash Mask

Inon Z240 Type 4 Strobe
• High Power - Guide Number 24
• 100° Circular Beam (No Diffuser)
• 1.6 Secs Recycle At Full Power
• Optical/Electrical Connections
• S-TTL & Manual Controls
• 13-Step Manual Power Settings


GlowDive Light Dome Diffusers
• Increases Beam Angle
• Softens Light
• Reduces Backscatter
• Even Illumination For CFWA
• Reduces Shadows In Macro Shots
• Push-On For Quick Removal

Inon H100 Wide-Angle Lens
• 145° Angle Of View with Dome II
• Optimised For 28mm Lenses
• Full Zoom Through Capability
• Close-Focussing Optical Design
• High Quality Optical Glass
• 67mm Screw Mount



Inon UCL-165 M67 Macro Lens
• Strength of +6 Diopters
• 16.5cm Focal Length
• Full Zoom Through
• High Quality Optical Glass
• Stackable Design
• 67mm Screw Mount

SubSee +5 Macro Lens
• Air-Sealed Optics
• High Quality Optical Glass
• Anti-Reflective Coating
• Multiple Lens Elements
• Minimal Chromatic Aberrations
• Ample Working Distance
• 67mm Screw Mount



Nauticam CMC Macro Lens
• Strength of +15 Diopters
• Superior Image Quality
• Excellent AF Performance
• Optimised For Compact Cameras
• High Quality Optical Glass
• Improved Working Distance
• 67mm Screw Mount

i-Das Swing Lens Holder
• M67 Mount To Housing Port
• Accepts All 67mm Macro Lenses
• Adjustable Positioning
• Quick Swing Action
• Aluminium Construction


Magic Filters
• Blue-Water Colour Correction Filter
• Specifically Designed For Digital Cameras
• Improves Available Light Photography
• Original & Auto Versions Available
• One Size Fits All Film Sheets



• Blue-Water Colour Correction
• Designed For Digital Cameras
• Improves Available Light Photos
• Original & Auto Version
• One Size Fits All Film Sheets

Fisheye FIX 1000-WR Focus Light
• 1000 Lumen White LED
• 600 Lumen Red LED
• 95 Beam Angle
• 3-Power Settings
• Battery Usage Indicator
• Light-Weight 160g
• Auto Shut Off Sensor


ULCS Clamps, Arms & Stix Floats
• Light-Weight Aluminium Arms
• Secure Clamp System
• Quick Adjustment of Strobe Position
• Machined From High Quality Materials
• Creates Positive Buoyancy
• Non-Compressible Foam
• Modular For Adjustable Buoyancy



• Light-Weight Aluminium Arms
• Secure Clamp System
• Quick Adjustment of Strobes
• High Quality Materials
• Creates Positive Buoyancy
• Non-Compressible Foam
• Modular For Adjustable Buoyancy



Pro DSLR Camera System Components:


Nikon D7000 DSLR
• DX Format 16.2 MP CMOS Sensor
• Accurate 2,016-Pixel RGB Sensor
• 3-Inch 921k-Dot Resolution LCD
• 14-Bit A/D Conversion
• EXPEED-2 Processing Engine
• ISO Range 100-6400
• 39-AF Points (9 Cross-Type)

Nikon D90 DSLR
• DX Format 12.9 MP CMOS Sensor
• Accurate 420-Pixel RGB Sensor
• 3-Inch 920k-Dot Resolution LCD
• 12-Bit A/D Conversion
• EXPEED Processing Engine
• ISO Range 200-3200
• Multi-CAM 1000 11-Point AF

Subal ND7000 Housing
• Machined From Aluminium Alloy
• Subal QuickLock Latching System
• All Camera Controls Supported
• Nikonos V Bulkheads
• Sea & Sea Style Optical Ports
• Renowned Subal Reliability

Subal ND90 Housing
• Machined From Aluminium Alloy
• Subal QuickLock Latching System
• All Camera Controls Supported
• Nikonos V Bulkheads
• 70m Depth Rating
• Renowned Subal Reliability

Subal GS180 View Finder
• 150% Magnification
• Corner To Corner View
• Improves Framing & Composition
• Anodised Sea-Grade Aluminium
• Multi-Coated Optical Glass
• Optimum Light Transmission



Backscatter AirLock System
• Verify Housing Seal Before Dive
• Protect Against Human Error
• Reduced Chance Of Floods
• Easy Access 360° Valve Rotation
• Right Angle Snag-Free Design
• Impact Resistant Stainless Steel

Subal DP-FE3 Dome Port
• 190mm Dome Diameter
• For Rectilinear & Fisheye Lenses
• High Quality Optical Glass
• Anti-Reflective Coating
• Tough Scratch-Resistant Surface
• Subal Bayonet Mounting System


Subal FP Flat Ports
• Designed For Macro Lens Use
• Modular Design For Flexibility
• High Quality Optical Glass
• Anti-Reflective Coating
• Tough Scratch-Resistant Surface
• Subal Bayonet Mounting System

Nikon 105mm VR Macro Lens
• Aperture Range f/2.8 - f/32
• High Quality ED Optical Glass
• Nano-Crystal Coating
• 1:1 Reproduction Ratio
• Silent Wave Motor For Quick AF
• In-Built Vibration Reduction


Nikon 40mm Macro Lens
• Aperture Range f/2.8 - f/22
• High Quality ED Optical Glass
• Nano-Crystal Coating
• 1:1 Reproduction Ratio
• Silent Wave Motor For Quick AF
• Optimised For DX Sensors

Tokina 10-17mm Fisheye Lens
• Focal Length 10-17mm
• 180° - 100° Field Of View
• Anti-Reflective Coating
• 10-Element Lens Construction
• Close Minimum Focusing
• Optimised For DX Sensors



Zen DP-100 Mini Dome
• 100mm Dome Diameter
• Designed for CFWA
• Tokina 10-17mm Compatible
• Light-Weight 340g
• High Quality Optical Glass
• Anti-Reflective Coating

Fluorescent System Components:


Sola Nightsea Fluo-Light
• 3000mW Flood & 1700mW Spot
• Battery Level Indicator
• Hand-Strap & Ball Mounts
• Phosphor Conversion Cover



Nightsea Excitation Filters
• Fits Over Inon Z240 Strobe
• interference-Type Glass Filter
• Converts Strobes To Blue Light
• Custom Made For NightSea

Nightsea Mask Visor
• Filters Reflected Blue Light
• Reveals Subtle Fluorescence
• Colour Matched To Sola Nightsea
• Strap-Wrapper To Prevent Loss



Camera Barrier Filters
• Filters Reflected Blue Light
• Reveals Subtle Fluorescence
• Balanced For Excitation Filter
• Quality Construction By Tiffen

Computer System Components:


Apple MacBook Pro
• 17-Inch Screen
• 3 GHz Intel Core Duo Processor
• 8GB DDR3 RAM
• NVIDIA GeForce 9600M Card



Apple MacBook Air
• 13-Inch Screen
• 1.7 GHz Intel Core i5 Processor
• 4GB DDR3 RAM
• Intel HD Graphic 3000 Card

Wacom Bamboo Tablet
• Advanced Pen technology
• Ergonomic Pen With Two Buttons
• Pressure-Sensitive Pen Tip
• Left & Right-Handed Use




Spyder 5 Pro
• Advanced Monitor Calibration
• Insures Accurate Colours
• Ambient Light Sensor
• Calibration Wizard Software


Dive4Photos, 9/16 Moo 2, Koh Tao, Surat Thani 84360, Thailand
Tel: +66 (0)908 718734
Email:
info@dive4photos.com