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In Topic: Pink nudi detail

11 July 2018 - 05:24 PM

Nice shots! Thats some impressive super macro detail in the second one. What lens / diopter did you use for these?

In Topic: Pygmy sea horse in Okinawa

09 July 2018 - 11:12 PM

Good catch! You would have been very very close with that lens. Those can be tricky little buggers to capture. In my experience sometimes they’ll let you get a profile like this, sometimes they’ll turn their backs occasionally, and very rarely will they look in your direction for more than an instant. And then the coral will shade your strobe and bugger the shot! I obsessed over them for several years before I finally got a straight on portrait. You should be happy with this shot.

In Topic: Need destination recommendation

27 June 2018 - 06:06 AM

Search is your friend! Heres the most recent thread, there are many others:


In Topic: Oly OM system starting from scratch

25 June 2018 - 06:08 AM

I have a Flickr album of images taken with the 12-50 lens, if you would like to see examples of its range:


In Topic: Oly OM system starting from scratch

24 June 2018 - 03:26 PM

If you want maximum versatility from one lens and one port, the obvious answer is the 12-50 lens setup as it will shoot wide, portrait, and macro. Its not a cheap solution due to the complicated zoom gear and port but they turn up in the classifieds from time to time. Add a diopter later and you get supermacro, and if you want to go out for true wide angle at the cost of some magnification it will also work in one of the small domes.

Otherwise you can use the 14-42 mark II (not the EZ) and also add a diopter for macro if you want, but its not a great lens to be honest. The 12-40 is a great lens, but it wont do macro.

If youre up to a dual setup, consider a macro plus WA zoom. (I believe a fisheye is too specialized, though great at what they do). I use a 60 macro lens in a flat port most of the time, and a 7-14 in a dome the rest of the time. That covers pretty much everything I need.