Posted by howeikwok
on 22 September 2014 - 03:52 PM
Thanks everyone for the great info.!
I am interested in pygmys....although, they need to have an area around them for me to place a tripod. Walls don't work for me other than wide angle. Shooting macro video with a dslr has it's limits...
Seraya had a sea fan at about 25m on a sloping sand bottom for you to set up a tripod. couple of good sized bargibantis with 2 which were pregnant when i was there earlier this month.
Jonny, it's true that sometimes you need more than one encounter of the same creature to put together the footage, but I doubt he is that lucky to find two flamboyance cuttlefish eating the same type of shrimp.
It's good to know the the Olympus 12-50 lens is possible to get close to that kind of result. I think I'm going to invest in one of this since it's cheap and might come in handy:
I just bring myself to spend US$250 for a subsee adapter to just flip the lens in and out.......
I have 4 of these magnets. They work as advertised. I have loaded a subsee and 1-2 more Fun-in +5 diopters stacked with no issue. Any more and it might drop off on land. There's always a danger of a force coming from the side dislodging the lens but if it is just one lens then the risk is quite minimal.
One caveat. the magnets also gets a bit of sand stuck on it underwater. The type of black sand with iron content. So you'll need to clean it off from time to time.
Posted by howeikwok
on 23 September 2012 - 02:09 AM
I been using the Maha 8 Cell charger for a number of years. Just changed a new charger last year as the old one had some internal corrosion. Watch out those bringing out on LOBs or areas which get salt spray!!
Batteries i started with the maha 2700mah ones but now i'm using a Sanyo Harmolattice which looks similar to the XX series. 2500mah eneloop style. I also have the Maha imedion 2400mah. Both work well without any issue and hold the charge well.