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In Topic: Anilao lens choice

15 March 2018 - 04:19 PM

Wow! Ive been wondering where they went, after disappearing from Twin Rocks a couple of years ago

In Topic: Mounting a focus light

27 February 2018 - 10:37 PM

Using a YS mount on a short stem on the cold shoe works just fine for a focus light. If you plan to also use the light for video, either a flex arm or a ball mount with a clamp and stubby arm would give you more flexibility 


BTW, you don't need 1,000 lm for a focus light.  I have a 500 lm light that I use on 1/4 power for macro focus. If you dive at night or encounter really shy subjects like pygmy seahorses, a red light is very useful

In Topic: transport of spare parts, tools etc.

25 February 2018 - 08:54 PM

Everything I need, except for floats, fits in a photo backpack.  But I have an m4/3 system so its a bit easier that way.


Just don't put batteries in checked luggage, that's not allowed anymore. 

In Topic: How do you shoot a black hole?

25 February 2018 - 01:18 PM

HDR is an interesting idea, I hadn't thought of that.  I don't know if my strobes (z-240) could keep up though

In Topic: Looking to upgrade Oly 14-42 II kit lens used with EM5/Nauticam

22 February 2018 - 02:27 PM

I used the Oly 12-50 lens with the Nauticam port and gear for several years and was generally happy with the combination.  It's true that it is not the sharpest (and the 12-40 PRO lens is much better) but it is very versatile, and easily surpasses the 14-42 lens which I had previously.  If you want to see some samples I have collected a few here:




I now travel with just two lenses and ports for UW, the 60 macro and the 7-14 zoom, and find this covers everything I want to do.