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SwiftFF5

Member Since 08 Feb 2012
Offline Last Active Oct 15 2018 03:38 AM
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In Topic: Nikon D7100, Ikelite Housing, Strobes, Ports - Everything needed, full package

21 September 2018 - 12:36 PM

Wow, double 130's! - how much bottom time does that give you?


In Topic: Seahorse in the Eastern Scheldt, The Netherlands

12 September 2018 - 03:28 AM

Very nice.  Was that hand-held or on a tripod?


In Topic: Blue Shark In The Dark

04 September 2018 - 03:27 AM

Very nice, thanks for sharing.


In Topic: Guadalupe - Great White Sharks - trip report & pix

31 August 2018 - 03:32 AM

Ken Im headed there in Oct and preparing my rig.  WOuld love to hear of any issues or just pointers you have for shooting both in the surface cages and the submerged cages.  Great photos!

 

I will be going there in October as well, and am also interested in any tips or pointers.  Thanks!


In Topic: Anybody using Leica 12-60mm for video?

30 August 2018 - 03:19 AM

 

Also I read now your original post on winter musing. The 12-60mm with dome is not a solution for macro dive. For those you would need a flat port and in my view unless you want to dive with a 60mm the 14-42MKII or Power Zoom plus diopters. So if you want one combination that covers everything possible with a single lens this is a 14-42 with flat port and wet lenses

I already have the 35 macro port and I have wet lenses however as I am considering the 8-18mm that needs the 7" port I was thinking of housing the leica lens too.

This lens is a better lens than any of the 14-42 zoom lenses and although it won't do macro as the 14-42 with diopters it will be ok for reef scenes with medium size fish not for wreck and not for macro but for plenty other options in the mid-range a better choice

Surely not exhaustive choice and not compatible with wet lenses but same holds for the 12-35mm and all larger zoom lenses of higher quality

 

 

Exactly right, that is why I decided on the 14-42 PZ lens with WWL-1 and my current Subsea +5 diopter, both on bayonet mounts.  The plan is to try and get back the flexibility that I had with the camcorder plus flip diopters.  I have not had a chance to get the rig wet yet, though, so we will see how well it all works out.

 

I will still be interested in your and Thani's thoughts on the 12-60, though.  It should be interesting.

 

 

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