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#342060 Olympus OM-D E-M5

Posted by Karl on 18 January 2014 - 02:23 PM

You do not put the zoom gear on the 60mm lens - the zoom gear is only for the 12 - 50mm - the 60mm just sits inside the port.


As to wether you want the flip dioptre is really up to you - if you are going after the really small stuff then you will probably need to use wet lenses but again which ones you need is hard to say.


In Sep last year in Tulamben I used both the 60mm lens and the 12 - 50mm lens locked in macro (43mm) for most of my images and found that both had their pros and cons; having said that IMHO the wet lenses may be better with the 12 - 50mm than the 60mm (but others may have different views).



#340598 Your Favourite/Best Image of 2013

Posted by Karl on 13 December 2013 - 01:52 PM

Harlequin Shrimp, Tulamben, Bali

OMD EM-5 & 12 - 50mm (43mm macro), twin S&S YS 110A snoots

F14 @1/100 ISO 200 Snoots at 2/3 power





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#330311 Olympus OM-D E-M5

Posted by Karl on 26 April 2013 - 12:25 AM

Just added a GoPro Hero 2 to my setup - will be testing it out tomorrow.







#326861 A couple more Images with the EM-5

Posted by Karl on 27 February 2013 - 02:25 PM

Hi all - here are acouple more images taken with the Oly OMD EM-5 & 60mm macro and 2 x YS110A strobes (snooted).


The vis was only 4m so using the snoots helped to cut out the crud in the water.


Comments welcomed.




Cuttlefish - this guy was the size of my fist so I assume it was a juvenile one




A Dragonette




A juvenile Prickley Leatherjacket



#326260 Cardinal Fish with Eggs

Posted by Karl on 19 February 2013 - 02:04 AM

Here are some images of male Cardinal Fish from some of my local sites in Cockburn Sound, Western Australia.


The males incubate the eggs for a couple of weeks and then release them when they hatch.


Taken with my OMD EM-5 & 60mm macro lens and twin YS110A strobes which are snooted.  


Unfortunately the vis isn't the best in the sites - on average around the 4m mark or less so it makes it a difficult day out.











#322839 Olympus OM-D E-M5

Posted by Karl on 16 December 2012 - 10:56 PM

After waiting for 3 weeks, finally I recived my camera + housing and 12-50 port. I am probably the first one who has it in Venezuela. Any recommendations before using it for the first time ?

Don't flood it!!

#322774 Cardinal Fish with Eggs (EM-5 & 60mm macro)

Posted by Karl on 15 December 2012 - 05:10 PM

Hi all - here are a couple of dodgy photos of mine of a male Cardinal fish with immature eggs in his mouth.

Shot with the OMD EM-5 & 60mm macro lens in the Nauticam housing with twin YS 110A strobes.

F8 @ 1/160 ISO 200 and strobes at 2/3 power - unfortunately the visibility was only 4m and very milky so it makes it difficult to get a clean shot.

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