|An underwater creator who uses photography, video, writing, and other media to convey the allure of the sea, he began diving on the Izu Peninsula and was so impressed by the beauty of the sea so close by that he began taking underwater photographs. Currently based in the Izu Peninsula, he dives in oceans all over Japan, expressing the richness of Japan's oceans under the theme of color.|
|●My first SLR was SEA&SEA|
The first housing I bought for my SLR camera in 2016 was SEA&SEA's MDX7100. Since then, I have been using SEA&SEA housings since I was an amateur and even after I became a professional until the MDX-Z7 I am using now.
At first, I chose SEA&SEA because of its cool black body (laughs). At the time, I was mainly doing macro photography, so the compact housing was perfect for photographing creatures hiding in narrow rocky areas, and I continue to use it because I like it.
|●Reliable equipment for macro video|
Now that I also shoot video, I always use the MDX-Z7 for macro video shooting. Macro video shooting is more severe than photography in terms of camera shake anyway. When I wanted to use compact photographic equipment that is less susceptible to the effects of swells, SEA&SEA's product was the smallest housing for current mirrorless cameras.
For me, the biggest advantage of the MDX-Z7 is its compactness. In particular, the housing is made with less space at the bottom of the housing, which allows for a more downward perspective when shooting from the water's bottom. When capturing small creatures, this difference in line of sight of a few millimeters makes a big difference in the subject's expression and background. This is why the smallness of the housing itself is important.
|●To take a chance|
I believe that the most important thing in underwater photography is not to miss an opportunity. For this reason, the compactness and lightness of the housing is important, not only for macro photography. Underwater, where there are currents and waves, large photographic equipment may be late to the party or may not be able to respond. That does not mean that nature will wait for you. That is why I think it is important to be compact and light enough to shoot anytime.
Now that I have two housings, I use different cameras for wide and macro shots, but when I was a budding photographer, I used a single housing for both macro and wide shots.
So the SEA&SEA housing was very useful for me because I could quickly change lenses from the port side without opening the housing.
The leak sensor is also attached to the housing, so I can take it underwater with peace of mind. This also led to more photo opportunities.