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Olympus TG-5 arms strobes housing

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#1 OwenLyonsDiver

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Posted 23 November 2017 - 12:13 PM

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I've recently bought an Olympus TG-5 and took it diving (It's been great so far). However, without a housing it is only depth rated to 15m. I want to buy a housing however there are two choices. I could get the official Olympus housing or an Ikelite housing. I was wondering which people thought would be better to get. 

 

I also want to get an arms and strobes. I was wondering what people thought would be the best to go with this setup?

 

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#2 Roger-Botting

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Posted 24 November 2017 - 03:37 PM

Do get a housing before you flood the camera.
I know people who use the Olympus housing with continuous lights. Some of the get great results. The water is a bit dark here.
I use Ikelite housings and flashes. They work well but do remember that they are part of a system and to switch systems can get expensive.



#3 OwenLyonsDiver

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Posted 25 November 2017 - 06:56 AM

Do get a housing before you flood the camera.
I know people who use the Olympus housing with continuous lights. Some of the get great results. The water is a bit dark here.
I use Ikelite housings and flashes. They work well but do remember that they are part of a system and to switch systems can get expensive.

Thanks for the reply Roger! Which ikelite strobe would you recommend (that I could buy relatively cheap second hand)?

 

Thanks 

Owen 



#4 EvilOtter

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 08:34 AM

Several retailers offer a compact and inexpensive package that includes an Olympus housing, YS-03 strobe, fibre optic cable, tray and locline arm. My wife uses this setup with the TG-4 and has been very happy with it. If you plan to upgrade to a mirrorless or DSLR setup in the future, you may wish to invest in a higher quality strobe now to avoid rebuying.


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