Author: EmeraldCoastUW

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Camera Upgrade – RX100

After shooting with a TG-4 for the last two years I decided to upgrade to a Sony RX100.  The TG-4 has two weaknesses, a very small sensor and no fully manual mode.  The small sensor can limit the image quality, but in excellent visibility and with great subject proximity the...

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Swimming with a Goliath

Our dive club went out with Scuba Shack of Pensacola last Sunday and had two excellent dives on the San Pablo Freighter and the Ocean Wind sites.  We’ve been getting a lot of rain this summer and we also had west winds which is not ideal for the panhandle so...

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Wide-Angle with Dual Strobes

I’ve only been able to get in a handful of dives since adding a second strobe, and they’ve all been shore dives where I left my WAL behind to focus on macro and close-up shooting.  But an outstanding marine forecast was enough motivation for me to make time for some boat...

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First Dives of 2017

After three months without diving I couldn’t wait any longer to get back in the water, so I bought a hooded 5/3 mm vest to wear under my 3mm farmer john and did a couple dives. I was also eager to test a few camera upgrades.  The water temperature was...

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Camera Upgrades

At the beginning of last season I added a UWL-04 lens to my TG-4 camera rig and, with the 2017 season currently underway, I recently decided to make a few more upgrades.  The simple tray and flex arm that I started with are adequate for a compact single strobe setup,...