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Diving into Underwater Cameras

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Underwater camera rigs can be quite diverse and range greatly in price

 This article is a bit of a departure from the typical reef aquarium topics I cover. Photography is a big part of Tidal Gardens, and sometimes we like to take the camera underwater. To do that, we need an underwater camera rig. A rig consists of the camera itself, an underwater housing, and accessories such as strobes or video lights. The build of the camera rig is going to depend a great deal on how hardcore you want to get. Camera rigs can range from action cameras such as a GoPro to $50,000 RED cinema cameras. I haven’t taken my cinema camera underwater, but my first underwater rig was a robust unit built around a small Panasonic camera. The underwater housing was an overbuilt block of aluminum MORE

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Saltwater Smarts is a unique online resource created by long-time aquarists Chris Aldrich and Jeff Kurtz to inspire and entertain a new generation of marine aquarium hobbyists while helping them acquire the reliable, authoritative knowledge base they need to succeed with a saltwater system. By clarifying key concepts, techniques, and terminology, as well as sharing expert insights from fellow enthusiasts and industry professionals, Chris and Jeff hope to promote a more accessible, sustainable, and enjoyable marine aquarium hobby. Read more about our mission and the contributors who are part of our team.

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