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In Topic: How much float is required for my Nauticam EM1

20 September 2014 - 03:10 PM

I think you will find that you need a lot more float than you think. I have an em-1 with the same port. With an Ipro video focus light it is way negative. Using 1 12 inch stix float and 3 divinycell (12 x 1/4 x 3 inches) I have a total of 1000 grams of lift and it is still negative. 2 of the 60x 200 arms will give you about 600 grams of lift. 2 of the 90x200 arms will leave it (with the focus light and some strobes) about 75 to 100 grams negative but it depends on your strobes.

In Topic: Limited budget. Should I look for 2 1200 lumen lights or 1 2000+ lumen?

17 September 2014 - 09:33 AM

I would argue that 2 lights will be more effective underwater since you might not want to always get big shadows from a sidelight.


In Topic: NEX Macro Option?

16 September 2014 - 08:05 AM

Yes, but it says I think March 2015 and we know how that went with the Zeiss. So maybe Christmas 2016 for real.


In Topic: A good Camera for a Project assignment with Lights/Strobes/Housing/Lenses etc.

08 September 2014 - 05:14 PM

I would suggest the EM-1 as well and I don't think that you will get two camera systems, ports, lenses, lights and strobes for $4500. Get the EM-1 in a Nauticam or Aquatica system, get the Olympus 9-18 (or the 8 mm fisheye if you can live with post processing defishing). Get a tripod for the video and get the 60 macro for the closeup stuff. Get some L&M lights and you will have a few dollars left for some SD cards.


In Topic: AF-assist on or not?

08 September 2014 - 04:11 PM

I personally turn off the assist since it often causes the strobe to be not fully charged when it is time to go. I think for the 500D does not have a series of pre-flash and the magnet should be in.