Diving and photographing tiger sharks

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The photographing of this shark was something I looked forward to doing. With my Canon digital SLR I could change lenses to suit what I wanted to photograph. I recently bought a Canon 10-22mm wide-angle lens. This is what I mainly used to photograph the tigers. With the ability to zoom from 10 to 22mm (focal distance) it offered a good range for this close-up experience.
With digital, comes memory cards, and really that and battery life are your only restrictions. I had a 2GB(gigabyte) card and took over 300 pictures in one session! All in the highest format possible, RAW. The card filled up before the battery went dead, so if I had a higher capacity memory card like a 4GB, then even more pictures could have been taken...You have to ask yourself where do you draw the line...The prices for these memory cards change all the time.
Since changing from my Canon digital S50 compact camera to the DSLR, I have been very happy with the results. A few different reasons like, focusing, write speed of raw file(available on some consumer cameras but impractical write times), changing of lenses and the quality of the results. The negative aspects of the DSLR is its size. No longer is it a convenient hobby. Its an exercise in organisation, planning, packaging, preparation and testing. The initial cost would set you back at least €5,000 +, not including a laptop. The cost seems to continue as you buy more equipment like lenses and ports for your setup. I use two Inon z220 strobes connected using ULCS arms with the camera housed in an Ikelite housing and a sync cord to trigger the strobes.

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