For a while now I have been under the impression you could not use the Control Dial on the Canon Powershot G11 when it was mounted in an underwater housing, but a recent review by Lawrence Alex Wu reveals a little known secret.
I was reading Underwater Photography Magazine (No 55 Jul/Aug 2010), and a review of the Canon Powershot G11 by Lawrence Alex Wu describes a key shortcut that allows the photographer access to the Control Dial functionality while underwater.
Out of the housing, rotating the G11 Control Dial next to the screen allows you to adjust settings that include:-
- Aperture size in Aperture Priority Mode (AV)
- Shutter speed in Shutter Priority Mode (Tv)
- Metering Modes
- Manual Focus
- Brightness Exposure Compensation
- Auto Exposure Bracketing
I often use the Canon WP-DC34 underwater housing with my G11 camera, but the problem is that once you close the housing you no longer have access to the control dial…. or so I thought….