My Camera Rig
Since I often get questions about the camera I use underwater, I've added a couple of images to this gallery to give a sense of what it looks like. This is actually the housing assembly -- the camera and lens go inside of the water-tight housing.
I use a Sony A7R II camera. This setup is for wide-angle where I use a Sony / Zeiss 16-35mm lens inside of this 8" glass dome port. At the end of each of the arm assemblies, I have Sea & Sea strobes that are triggered by fiber-optic cables coming from the housing assembly. The White light attached to the top of the right handle is a Sola 2500 lumen video light -- the light atop the left handle is a Sea Dragon 1200 lumen video light that I use at times on low power as a focus light.
While all of this is a bit heavy on land, it becomes almost neutrally buoyant underwater. The closed foam attachments on each of the strobe arms aids in this buoyancy. Once in the water, I can operate the camera one-handed if I need to check my dive computer or trim out my own buoyancy with my BC inflator.