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Anilao January 2009 with Canon G10.


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#21 jimbo1946

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 05:16 PM

Those are all superb, Ed. The ghost pipefish is nothing short of amazing. You did a great job with your photography.
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Posted 15 February 2009 - 06:20 PM

Can the adaptor be used on the G9? Nice that the diffuser could still be used with this adaptor...
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Posted 15 February 2009 - 08:25 PM

Those are all superb, Ed. The ghost pipefish is nothing short of amazing. You did a great job with your photography.


Thanks a lot, Jim! You have always been nice and supportive... I really appreciate it! :)

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 08:29 PM

Can the adaptor be used on the G9? Nice that the diffuser could still be used with this adaptor...


Nope! It won't fit the G9, it is designed specifically for the original Canon housing (WP-DC28). :)

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Posted 16 February 2009 - 10:43 PM

Beautiful results!

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Posted 25 February 2009 - 06:45 PM

Ed,

Great work! I was in Anilao about the same time as you and thoroughly enjoyed myself.

I too use a G10 in the Canon housing and have only just picked up the Inon macro x6 lens and Sea & Sea YS112 strobe for it. Looking forward to trying it out in Lembeh in a couple of weeks.

A quick question about the lens: I find on my setup due to the adapter, I need to use pretty much full optical zoom to get rid of vignetting, and when focussing on the subject, the lens needs to be within a certain distance from the subject, say, 5 to 10cm away and that fine focusing is done my moving the lens relative to the subject.

Is this the case with your lens adapter as well?

Sorry about the newbie question, but I'm hoping to learn something.

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Posted 28 February 2009 - 09:13 AM

I would be interested in purchasing an UWCa do they have a web site.

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 01:27 AM

They are simply awesome shots and you seem like a Guru and i need Guru advice.

I am looking at getting the Patima G10 housing
putting two INON 2000 strobes on it and grabbing some INON wet lenses for macro and wide angle work.

What i want is maximum flexibility with good performance.

BEING A COMPLETE NUBIE: what i need is guru like advice before i shell out my hard earned monies.

1. Will this be a a good system? Does anyone have anything like this and care to comment?
2. Does optical TTL work with Patima?
3. Which macro lense and how many?
4. Which wide angle lense and what the hell is vignetting and how do i avoid it :P sounds like a question one might ask a doctor :lol:

Thanks in advance

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 01:33 AM

The Patima housing is a bit on the heavy side, but it can allow TTL via a hotshoe adapter or just plain old optical slave.

It comes with macro and wide angle ports for the G10 and supports all 67mm lenses. I find that the macro lens once installed produces vignetting at most zoom settings. Vignetting is the 'halo' around the picture caused by the port obstructing part of the lens.

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 01:47 AM

Also, with two strobes on a Patima G10 outfit, it's gonna be heavy. Might want to consider weight saving devices.

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 03:02 AM

Great shots Ed!
I was in Sulawesi last summer with a G9+Patima+Inon Z240 and yes, it's a great compact camera, but you've taken profit of what it can do, nice job.

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 04:27 AM

Also, with two strobes on a Patima G10 outfit, it's gonna be heavy. Might want to consider weight saving devices.



I've a G9 in Patima housing , with two flashes and wide Inon lense it's very heavy underwater.
I've order this :
http://www.divervisi...products_id=953

I received one arm , looks fine and I'm waiting impatiently the second one to be able to well use this wonderful housing and camera.

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 06:27 AM

Thanks for all the kind words everyone and sorry for the late reply, as I just got back from Anilao (again). Anyway, I'll try to answer the best I can and hopefully the info helps. :P

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 07:16 AM

Thanks for all the kind words everyone and sorry for the late reply, as I just got back from Anilao (again). Anyway, I'll try to answer the best I can and hopefully the info helps. :P

Ed.


So we're going to see some other pictures !! :lol:

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 03:08 PM

Ed,

Great work! I was in Anilao about the same time as you and thoroughly enjoyed myself.

I too use a G10 in the Canon housing and have only just picked up the Inon macro x6 lens and Sea & Sea YS112 strobe for it. Looking forward to trying it out in Lembeh in a couple of weeks.

A quick question about the lens: I find on my setup due to the adapter, I need to use pretty much full optical zoom to get rid of vignetting, and when focussing on the subject, the lens needs to be within a certain distance from the subject, say, 5 to 10cm away and that fine focusing is done my moving the lens relative to the subject.

Is this the case with your lens adapter as well?

Sorry about the newbie question, but I'm hoping to learn something.


Thanks SJ.

The adapter that I'm using doesn't cause that much of vignetting, I just need to use 1/3 of the zoom (about 60% zoom for double stacked UCL165M67). I can still get quite a good distance from the subjects to get a proper lighting. :P

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 03:14 PM

They are simply awesome shots and you seem like a Guru and i need Guru advice.

I am looking at getting the Patima G10 housing
putting two INON 2000 strobes on it and grabbing some INON wet lenses for macro and wide angle work.

What i want is maximum flexibility with good performance.

BEING A COMPLETE NUBIE: what i need is guru like advice before i shell out my hard earned monies.

1. Will this be a a good system? Does anyone have anything like this and care to comment?
2. Does optical TTL work with Patima?
3. Which macro lense and how many?
4. Which wide angle lense and what the hell is vignetting and how do i avoid it :lol: sounds like a question one might ask a doctor ;)

Thanks in advance

Zig


Hi Zig,

I agreed with what SJ & Girelle, it's gonna be pretty heavy if you are conisdering the Patima & 2xInon strobes. However, that's a pretty good setup and like what they say, no pain, no gain. :P

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 03:17 PM

So we're going to see some other pictures !! :lol:


Hehe... Here are some of my latest. :P

Anilao February 2009

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 05:06 PM

I would be interested in purchasing an UWCa do they have a web site.


Hi Fabio,

No website yet. Currently, we only have it in Malaysia and is looking for dealers overseas. However, we can mail it directly to you if you're interested. The cost will be USD55 + freight. Thanks!

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Posted 07 March 2009 - 02:49 AM

However, we can mail it directly to you if you're interested. The cost will be USD55 + freight. Thanks!


Hello Ed,

I am interested in the adapter for G10 Canon housing of my girlfriend. We have an old M67 Epoque macro lens that would work perfectly.
How should we proceed in order to place an order to you?

Thank you,

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Posted 09 March 2009 - 06:47 PM

Update:

The adapter is finally out and available. However, we only have it in Malaysia currently and are looking for dealers overseas. However, we can mail it directly to you if you're interested. The cost will be USD55 + freight. We only have limited stock due to the high demand and is sorting out the delivery and payment method. I've gotten quite a bit of PM from Wetpixel and other forum members from all over, so we are trying to figure out the fastest way to do it.

Please be inform that it will take 2-3 weeks for delivery (depends on where we ship to). Moreover, I'll be away in Fak-fak for 2 weeks starting from the 15-29th March.

For those who have PMed me, please confirmed your interest so that I can proceed with the orders. Thanks!

Ed.

PS. Admin: Please accept my apologize and ignorance if this posting is against the terms and conditions. I'm just try to help out the members who are interested, since it's only available in Malaysia and the manufacturer do not have a website or contact (he's a friend of mine, made the adapter for me to try since it's so hard to find in the market). Thanks for your understanding.
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