Thanks Draq. I have the TR-DUP with the TR-DM, so two handles. I am curious to see if it is wide enough to use comfortably the Nauticam housing.
Olympus OM-D E-M5
Posted 29 January 2014 - 10:36 AM
Firmware version 2.0 for the E-M5 is out now. Adds small focus point selection and LOW ISO (100):
Need to update the settings post,
since now there's much less need to assign one of the buttons just to get a small focus point (using magnify).
Edited by coroander, 29 January 2014 - 10:51 AM.
Posted 29 January 2014 - 01:26 PM
Hi coroander (and others),
just a quick hint: See my posting (#51) in the above mentioned wetpixel thread with my thoughts about low ISO and how to set the small focus pint.
p.s.: A big thank to you for all the detailed descriptions on how to set the E M5 - it was and still is a phantastic help.
Olympus OM-D EM5, Inon Z240 and Nikonos RS, Ikelite SS200
Posted 29 January 2014 - 11:48 PM
I just updated my firmware and can see the extra low ISO setting but I am not sure how to access the small focus point?
Posted 31 January 2014 - 08:28 AM
Please do update the settings post.
Carpe carp - Seize the carp
Posted 28 February 2014 - 06:45 PM
Posted 02 March 2014 - 10:23 AM
will the focus gear for the 60mm macro lens work also to zoom the 12-50mm in the nauticam 4" port??
Posted 10 March 2014 - 08:08 AM
Posted 10 March 2014 - 12:11 PM
This would mostly be in the eye of the beholder, so to speak. Are the EPL5 features you find missing in EM5 of use to you?
I am not missing anything on my EM5 to complain about, apart maybe from perhaps focus peaking. However, this is irrelevant feature for underwater application and relates to old, manual focus lenses. Even if I was missing something, it is probably of little importance as I do not know I am missing something.
Current setup: Olympus OMD-EM5, NA-EM5 + accessories.
Posted 10 March 2014 - 03:09 PM
I am looking for a bit of advice about using the EM5. I was lucky enough to find dolphins yesterday on the way back from my dive. I had about a 10 minute encounter with two bottlenose and snapped as many photos as I could. However, almost all of them were out of focus. I was shooting on Shutter Speed Priority at 80 and auto focus. That is what I used to do with my old camera, a g12, and never had any issues. So my question is: what is the best focus setting to use for quick moving open ocean species like dolphins, mantas, and whale sharks?
Posted 11 March 2014 - 08:12 AM
I was having the same problem shooting my niece's basketball game. Use single focus. Was the "out of focus" really motion blur? I would crank the shutter speed up to at least 1/250 and bump the ISO if needed.
Carpe carp - Seize the carp
Posted 04 April 2014 - 09:42 PM
A question for those using the Olympus 60mm macro lens in manual focus mode (on an EM5).
When I turn the focus ring, the image changes to 14x the original no matter what setting I select. Once I leave it the original view returns. I am unable to achieve focus in manual mode and wondered if anyone else has experienced this and if so, how you dealt with it. Any suggestions on how to fix this frustrating issue would be most helpful.
Edited by markw, 04 April 2014 - 11:22 PM.
Posted 08 April 2014 - 05:04 AM
Thanks Frank, that's very helpful.
I didn't see that option in the manual (it's probably there somewhere).
Posted 09 April 2014 - 12:06 AM
Thanks tropobro - I don't mind having this option if I can get to grips with how to use it. Frank's suggestion above helped - the amount of magnification can be reduced by turning the front wheel and this makes it possible to focus manually. It's also pleasing to know that the lens is functioning correctly.
Posted 09 April 2014 - 05:01 PM
So I finally have time to play around with my camera and have found a few things that I would appreciate some advice with. I have the nauticam housing with a Lumix 7-14 lens, the 12-50, and a +7 bluewater diopter.
When using the 12-50 lens, I am noticing a significant loss of sharpness especially in closer focus photos though in wider angle photos as well. Most of the macro photos were taken at f22 (iso 200, 1/250) which may explain some of the loss of sharpness. But some experimental photos at f16 didn't sharpen the photos. While I know it is not a dedicated Marco lens, I still expected it to be sharper. Has anyone else experienced this? And more importantly, have you experienced this with the 60MM macro lens (this is next on my list of purchases). I know f22 is high but I really like the black background it produces with the nudis I have found in Roatan.
I have also been experimenting with over/under short with the Lumix 7-14 lens and the Nauticam dome and would like some advice as to the best settings. The photos I have taken seem to be a bit soft as well.
I am also having focusing issues with the 12-50 lens. In many of my photos, especially of a turtle I found on my last dive, the eyes or intended focus area seem to be out of focus and the adjacent area in focus. Is it best to move the focus points through the "main menu" or use the F2 button to access the "magnified box" and move that around?
Thanks for any and all advice,