Dive 1 of trip, day1. Sirinaka Island. 23°49.839 N 35°48.578 E. Our check-dive of the cruise. The very first proper dive with the new camera rig: Canon 7D + Tokina 10-17 mm fisheye + 2x Ikelite DS161 strobes.Dive was 68 min., max depth 16 m. Not a very interesting dive site as such, but OK for testing equipment.
The very first open water underwater picture with this camera. Obviously just to test that it works. This is just below surface looking at the bottom at 15 m depth. With the fisheye lens you actuallyThen approaching bottom and attempting to capture a more colourful picture with the strobes. Still too far...getting closer, but still too farnow we are pretty close and start seeing color, note how the background remains bluetesting how well the strobes light up the dark underside of the coral, pretty good, but you still need to GET CLOSER!here you se how the powerful strobes can cover only a short distancebut visibility is not badbackscatter, the divers ahead have kicked sand, which now appears on both sidesexperiment with perspective playhere is a nice balance of a colourful foreground lit up with strobes, and blue background at distance, the coral "bush" is 1 meter awayshooting upwards, now the previous "bush" is really closenow the picture starts to get over-exposed at white spots, being so close already, strobes at TTL and camera at Phalf dead coralshot from above, not very interesting,  but the fisheye creates a funny perspectivesomehow the raspberry red doesn't show up, the bottom is over-exposedtried to shoot that fish, with fisheye at 10mm focal length you need to get much closer than thisbroken coral, carell divers...bannerfishes approaching, but too far really to take a good picturenow they are running away...