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The Underwater Photographer, 4th Edition by Martin Edge

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CHAPTER 3

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SLR Cameras and Housings

Introduction to SLR Cameras

The decision to commit to a digital SLR camera and housing is a daunting one. Financial costs can be considerable and one’s aspirations as an up and coming underwater photographer may fail or succeed depending on whether you acquire the right equipment or not. Compared with compacts, an SLR offers a number of advantages, which include:

•   Complete elimination of shutter lag, perhaps the utmost frustration with compacts;

•   flexible, fast and responsive auto focus;

•   wide selection of interchangeable lenses;

•   a more accurate and sophisticated sensor and superior noise reduction ...

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