The newest arrival to the family is a canon rebel 2000. Got it on ebay for $39 and it is so exciting! I've loaded it up with a new roll of provia 100 (another swag of loot off ebay!) and can't wait to see how it goes. The bonus is that my EF lenses for my digital camera fit it. The 50mm 1.8f Mark II even auto focusses. It has pretty limited settings by the standards of today's dSLRs but so much control compared to the plastic toy cameras. It still allows for multiple exposures, which is pretty cool.
My canon D10 (my first reasonable underwater cam) drowned a few months back. This was after a year's worth of use on our round-theworld trip, during which time it performed admirably. I wasn't using it, so can't be clear on what happened to it. Insurance came to the rescue and I've just recieved the shiny new replacement. So what better way to recognise the occasion than with a photo of my cat. Isn't that why we have cameras??
The mal (above) is my dad's 1969 Cordingley's Stringerless Mark IV. Took it out on the weekend! Broke the legrope on my 3rd wave. Fun though! Convex bottom and weighs about as much as I do.
It's been in the shed since I took this shot back in 2007. When he surfs stand up, he doesn't surf goofy or regular: he just stands up facing the wave, whichever way he is going.
Normally he looks like this - click image for a larger view