Muhd asked in Consumer ElectronicsCameras · 1 month ago

I’ve recently got my scuba diving license. Can anyone recommend me a good underwater setup for my nikon d3100 with 18-33mm kit lens?

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  • John P
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Actually 18mm to 55mm for your kit lens. Check what you see on the lens, or check your typescript before sending!

    It might be cheaper, and better, to buy an "Action Camera" which is specifically designed to shoot underwater, rather than a large chunky housing for a DSLR.

  • Frank
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    You don't state a budget. An underwater housing for the D3100 costs between $700 to about $1,000. https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?ci=16477&fct...

    Then you will need at least to underwater strobes.

    Here's a link to B&H where they sell all of the underwater gear on the market: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/browse/Underwater-E...

    B&H and other stores such as adorama.com are real camera stores out in New York. They serve amateurs and top pros alike and have highly-trained staff to answer your questions and provide the best photographic solutions. Call B&H or Adorama and speak with a pro.

  • qrk
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    This question is best asked in the diving forums. You need someone with actual experience.

    Once you get the expensive housing, you'll need external light. Good setups have 2 strobes mounted on booms to offset them from the camera. Make sure your housing supports the electrical connections to the strobes. Underwater photography can get expensive.

  • 1 month ago

    The depth you can dive to depends on your age and qualification - how deep do you expect to dive?

    • Iridflare
      Lv 7
      1 month agoReport

      OK  - I agree with qrk - you're going to spend some real money on a decent housing etc, so you need someone with real hands-on experience.  

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  • keerok
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Would you trust a $73 bag of plastic to protect your camera? Here are your choices!

    https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?sts=ma&fct=f...

    • Caoedhen
      Lv 7
      1 month agoReport

      If used properly (big if, nobody reads directions any more) the bags are fine for a shallow dive and don't cost more than the camera gear to begin with.

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