Well as you can imagine I was devastated when my AW130 ended up flooding in August. If you ask any U/w photography enthusiast about their biggest fear I’m sure they’ll tell you about their housings flooding and killing their cameras rather than the fear of heights or spiders. Crippling depression ensued, no amount of memes helped, so I had to do what had to be done: spend an arm and a leg on a new camera, and all the submarine kit to go with it.
The AW130 was a compact little camera with 16mpxls and good recording tech, but it was self-contained, meaning that a Housing wasn’t a problem. But now that my faith in Nikon had been shaken slightly I figured that a proper change was in order.
So after weeks of deliberating, I opted for a Sony RX100 IV. It had come highly recommended by afew friends who made their living as photographers, and I’ll tell you now that I had loads of fun with it, loads of cool little gadgets build into it and it could also shoot in 4k. Now for the housing. Nauticam had designed one that fit all of Sony’s RX100’s, and were very good at keeping me informed and puting together a kit for me as my first proper Underwater Photography rig.
The first photos I took with the new setup were in Porto-Ibiza, and the Mediterranean definitely was very kind to me. Octopus, Lobster, Nudibranchs and Scorpionfish were all there to greet me as I aimed my lens at them. The water was warm still from the summer, and I couldn’t wait to get this badboy home to Dar and use it at every opportunity. Here are some of the Photographs I managed to take while in the Med.