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#1 reefwalker

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 11:30 PM

I recently changed my way of thinking and stepped from shooting with a dSLR to an Olympus PEN (EPL2).
I am very impressed with the system, its size, its ergonomics and its photographic capabilities and have posted my first photos to my Flickr account.
A couple of weeks ago I also started a new group on Flickr named Underwater Micro Four Thirds. Anyone is welcome to join, and feel free to upload photos taken with your Micro Four Thirds camera's (Olympus or Panasonic).

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 07:47 PM

I recently changed my way of thinking and stepped from shooting with a dSLR to an Olympus PEN (EPL2).
I am very impressed with the system, its size, its ergonomics and its photographic capabilities and have posted my first photos to my Flickr account.
A couple of weeks ago I also started a new group on Flickr named Underwater Micro Four Thirds. Anyone is welcome to join, and feel free to upload photos taken with your Micro Four Thirds camera's (Olympus or Panasonic).


thks reefwalker, loved your collection in Flickr.

i have almost the same rig (E-PL1 in my case with Oly casing) except for the Inon-i have 2 Z240 type4.what do i set on the camera for wide-angle ? cheers

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#3 reefwalker

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 05:53 AM

thks reefwalker, loved your collection in Flickr.

i have almost the same rig (E-PL1 in my case with Oly casing) except for the Inon-i have 2 Z240 type4.what do i set on the camera for wide-angle ? cheers


Hi Decimal 86
With the 9-18mm Oly lens and Zen Dome, I shoot in manual mode (M), start with a shutter speed of 1/125th, Aperture F8, internal strobe set to lowest manual power (to trigger the Inon's), fit diffusers to Inon's, strobes out wide and set back and pointing slightly outward - set to around 3/4 of full power, ISO200, White Balance Manual 5800 degrees Kelvin, RAW image Quality, Centre Focus, Live View Boost ON. Note: to vary exposure, remember this - Strobe Power changes the foreground exposure, Shutter Speed changes the background (natural light) exposure, Aperture & ISO change the overall exposure (Background and Foreground).
Hope this helps?

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 07:26 PM

thks bro' i really appreciate yr taking time out to help me. when my shots are half as good as yours i will post. cheers

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 10:27 PM

Love the pics taken by the new set up reefwalker :-) :-)

Cheers,

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 08:01 AM

Hi,

Really liked your pics in Flickr, some of those shots are amazing. I've been to a few places in Indonesia but have not been to Bangka Island. How would you compare the macro diving there to Talumben or Lembeh? What is your favorite place to dive in Indonesia for a chance to get those rare shots (e.g., blue ring, striated frogfish, etc)?

Thanks!
Ken

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 10:16 PM

Hi,

Really liked your pics in Flickr, some of those shots are amazing. I've been to a few places in Indonesia but have not been to Bangka Island. How would you compare the macro diving there to Talumben or Lembeh? What is your favorite place to dive in Indonesia for a chance to get those rare shots (e.g., blue ring, striated frogfish, etc)?

Thanks!
Ken


Hi Ken
Bangka Island has a great mix of macro and wide angle subjects, as there are reefs and sand bottoms. To me the great attraction there are the soft coral coated pinnacles and fish life which make great wide angle subjects.
Lembeh is great muck diving with amazing creatures, and I rate it as the best over-all muck diving for critters in Indonesia.
Tulamben is a special place as it has great muck diving (but not as good as Lembeh), plus a fantastic wreck and wide angle sites at various spots along the coast, plus nearly all of the dive sites are easy shore entries.
As for my favorite place for rare critters, it has to be Lembeh as it here you will find creatures like flamboyant cuttlefish & striated fogfish & hairy frogfish. You can't find these in Tulamben. Then again I love Komodo, with its manta's, muck diving and beautiful reefs loaded with pelagics.
Actually my favorite place is Indonesia, that's why I live here :-)

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 08:40 PM

Hi Jeff
So given up on DSLR. I must admit that some of the images that are being produced by non DSLR are pretty amazing.
So will we be seing you using Nikonos lens maybe with the four thirds?
Peter





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