Just got back from Hawaiʻi (Big Island), which was my field test of the Panasonic GH5 with the WWL-1. Overall, I was very pleased with the performance of both the camera and the WWL-1. One thing I noticed was that some of my shots (both still and video) have more lens artifacts (bubbles and/or particulate matter) than expected. I suspect this was because I didn't do a thorough cleaning of the lens between dives. Also, some of the sites lent themselves to mid-range or macro shooting, so the WWL-1 was a bit useless on some days. My questions are:
- Does anyone have any tips to keep the lens free of bubbles or debris? From experience, a simple dip (without removing the WWL-1) in a rinse bucket between dives doesn't always yield perfect results. Is it best to remove the lens between dives to ensure the port and lens interface are free of artifacts? I have the bayonet mount, so removal/replacement is a non-issue.
- If one were to remove the WWL-1 during a dive in order to narrow the viewing angle, how would one temporarily store the lens? Ultimately, I'd like to have the flexibility to do WA, mid-range and macro (via CMC diopter) without having to change ports and lenses, but I'm not sure how to manage the large size of the WWL-1 underwater.
Any tips or insight would be appreciated. Thanks!
Edited by Deinonych, 18 June 2019 - 07:49 PM.