Hi, I'm Doug, from San Diego.
I've recently decided to get serious again about underwater photography, after a lengthy hiatus. The gear I used to use is all long obsolete (Nikonos IVA and V cameras, with a Nikonos SB103 strobe).
Currently, I shoot both M43 and Nikon 1 Mirrorless gear on dry land, and I have got a couple of rigs that I can use: I have an Olympus E-P5 with a Meikon UW housing, and a Nikon J4 with a WP-N3 housing. I've had the cameras for a while, and I just got the housings.
The Olympus is a very fine camera, but the housing seems clunky and non-intuitive to use. The housing will work with my 14mm f2.5 prime lens (28mm equivalent).
The Nikon 1 rig based upon the J4 is clearly a less sophisticated camera, but the UW housing seems to be beautifully designed and elegant to use, with functionality that completely preserves all of the camera's (somewhat limited) controls. This housing will work with my 10-30mm f3.5~5.6 zoom (27-80mm) or my 18.5mm f1.8 prime lens (50mm equivalent). It vignettes - cuts off the corners of the frame, with my 10mm prime.
Anyways, I'll sort out which rig is going to be my main one for underwater shooting soon enough, but actually the reason I joined is to get much more information about underwater lighting rigs from folks who are knowledgeable about it.
Both housings have optical ports that use the camera's built in strobe as a master, so I am looking for a reasonable flash setup that will operate as a slave through an optical connection.
Edited by dougjgreen, 09 July 2018 - 04:30 PM.