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In Topic: lens reflecting in dome port

01 April 2018 - 08:43 AM

I have used black gaffesr tape and it has worked best for me. I found electrical tape to be a little more reflective in certain lighting conditions, especially when using a surf housing, and I am above water shooting surfers.




Yes, gaffer's tape does not leave a residue when removed and sticks very good.   No reflective etc.  I use it on camera and when shooting 4x5t to attach filters to the back of lenses.

In Topic: Olympus 60mm lens focus limit switch with GH5

20 March 2018 - 08:31 PM

Thanks Chris,


Good to know.  

In Topic: Olympus 60mm lens focus limit switch with GH5

20 March 2018 - 09:47 AM

Yo Chris,


"I have an EM-1 MkII  and it appears to have a way to assign a focus limiter to a button, so maybe search through what programmable function buttons you have available."


Please explain how to do this.

In Topic: Oly OM-D EM5 upgrade path - what's the logical next move?

20 March 2018 - 09:36 AM

I have the Nauticam EM-5 Mark I kit and recently purchased the EM-1 Mark II camera (currently $1500 USD).  I hope to get the housing before our fall trip to Indonesia.


The EM-1 II is super fast and has 4K video.  If you go from the EM-5 I to II you will save beaucoup coins (including very fast and expensive cards) over the EM-1, but I think you would a kit that would be top notch for the future.  Besides, the EM-1 is a great topside camera (currently shooting nesting raptors with a 300 mm lens).




In Topic: Olympus 60mm lens focus limit switch with GH5

19 March 2018 - 01:30 PM

I'm just learning to use the 60mm lens w/my GH5 camera. First dive I put the focus limit switch to .19-infinity. This setting allowed great versatility (up close macro, or larger subjects from 2-3m away). Unfortunately in this position, the lens/camera tended to focus on the furthest item in the field of view. For example, when trying to focus on a small fish that was up close, the camera/lens would focus on a fan coral in the background. I could manually work around the issue by focusing the camera on my hand then moving the camera to focus on an object, but that was a pain.

I eventually put switch to the .19-.4 position, and resigned myself to not being able to focus outside that range.

I'm wondering if there is a way to program the limit switch function in the camera.


I have set this lens for the close range and found to be to limiting.  In days of olde, I would prefocus at the desired  distance, lock focus and aim at the subject( a tip from Jim Church).  Also, switch to manual focus to tweek.