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In Topic: INON Dome Port for OLY 8mm Fisheye?

17 January 2016 - 09:52 PM

I am using the Panasonic 8mm behind the Zen Underwater DP-100-EP 100mm Dome Port for Panasonic 8mm FE in Olympus PT-EPxx Housings.  Which I like very much.  Small, glass and easy to use with good edge sharpness.  Got 8mm discounted from Reef and DP-100-EP full price.


I have been shooting the Inon WAL-100 wet lens for a long time and still happy with it

In Topic: Camera tether suggestions??

09 January 2016 - 01:57 PM

I used a KISS type lanyard for years actually decades~  It was an (arm's length) medium strength nylon cord doubled.   The bitter end was tied around my camera tray at the handle bottom.  The upper end had a standard snap hook on it which I clipped onto my BC D-ring.  Depending on your rig can be either right or left.  Put it on side with flash is my experience.


You can do that in reverse but if the snap hook lets go, say goodbye to rig.  Also not a van of paracord underwater, deteriorates too quickly.  Braided nylon will unravel as it softens up.  Use non-braided line instead.


I don't like to hook onto my strobe arms or clasps.  May scratch or break the AL.  Tray is usually the most solid point to hook into.  Maybe some housings have "lift rings"?


Here is the MO to use:  Always clip on as soon as you get in the water.  Never ever un-clip when you get to boat and hand it up.

In Topic: Olympus new lenses 8 mm fisheye considerations weight and so on ...

06 December 2015 - 12:12 PM

As Jim showed, I think you're missing a very large point. The f1.8 has much faster AF in the dark conditions we find underwater. You can shoot at a lower ISO in many situations, deeper dives, caves, underhangs and on wrecks, as well as dusk and dawn. Even during cloudy conditions in more turbulent contditions the extra light at depth allows the lens to catch focus faster, this is especially true for m4/3rds cameras that rely on (modified) contrast AF.



Shot in 145' of water, ambient light.



Ambient light

Jack, I have the older Pany 8mm behind a Zen port which I will be using for first time next week in Curacao.  Would adding a good focus light make up for the slower apeture of the Pany?  I would like to shoot some large fish and a few wreck phoots which capture the whole subject.  And how much would you kick up the ISO on a good old Olympus EPL2?


Is using two Inon D-2000 really necessary?

In Topic: UW Photo shops in Malaysia & Thailand for RX100 II housing

01 December 2015 - 02:30 PM

See if you can find an Ikelite housing for M2. MSRP $475 Product Number 6116.11  I think they ship international too?


I use one and am quite pleased, rugged if a little larger than Nauticam

In Topic: FS Sony RX100 ii with Nauticam housing and three Inon wet lens

31 August 2015 - 09:48 AM

Let me know IF you want to split off the Inon UCL100M67 10 x macro lens?  & price?