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In Topic: Olympus OM-D E-M5

18 November 2012 - 03:17 AM

Very nice shots. Looks like you had some good vis. I've been to Palau twice and one trip was OK and the other was not very good. Still world class diving even if the vis is down.

In Topic: Panasonic GH2 setup

31 October 2012 - 09:51 PM

I've been using my GH2 in a 10Bar housing since it came out. The dome port I have only works from about 9 to 14 but is does the trick. I really like the housing and how the controls work. For me it is very easy to use. I like to go deep at times so I needed a housing rated past 200ft.

Lenses I use most are the 45 macro and 7-14. Don't have the fisheye but can assume it's a good underwater lens as well not sure how it would work with the 10Bar dome though.

I have not shot a lot of video with the camera but here's a link to some un-hacked stuff I did. I've got some cool macro stuff I think looks good but it is not uploaded.

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In Topic: Olympus OM-D E-M5

31 October 2012 - 09:27 PM

I am thinking of getting an Olympus m43 system - maybe an OMD or maybe they will announce a weather proof EP5 soon - but the problem is now that I am happy with trimix in the rebreather I would really like a housing and ports with a working depth of 100 metres and I can't find one. Any ideas?

Check 10Bar. I have there GH2 housing and while it is no 3k dollar unit the two my wife and I have, have served us well with no issues for years of weekly diving. You might have to e-mail them as their website is not the best. I only dive air but have had mine to 72 meters with no control/button issues.

In Topic: Lumix GH3 for Still Photography?????

18 September 2012 - 09:35 PM

The GH2 does a fine job and I can only assume the GH3 will be better so it should be on the same playing field with all but full frame cameras.

In Topic: mirrorless cameras Olympus or Panasonic

13 September 2012 - 07:53 PM

The panasonic cameras all lack tools for still photography, which the olys have.

For example, we need a user setting for limiting the slowest shutter speed, in A mode, with the flash enabled.

What Panasonic cameras do you have or had that are housed? Everything on your website is old so hard to judge from that. My webpage isn't updated as often now days either, as it's just to easy to put them up on FB. I'm Mikeronesia on FB.

I can't understand why someone with a multi thousand dollar system would not shoot raw and full manual underwater. I've had Olys and Pannys and neither does as good of a job picking the right settings for a shot compared to someone with a little experience. I'm no pro but I manage to get some OK shots with my tool lacking camera. While it is a little trickier with manual strobes it's a no brainer with TTL.

While the 45 does hunt too much at times I've been able to minimize it with spot focus and a few other things. For me it is rarely an issue. At least when my wife lets me use it. :)