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In Topic: not so noticeable carrying case for air travel?

31 August 2015 - 09:00 AM

Thanks guys, so from what I glean off here, my two best options is just make it work and get the Think Tank on as carryon, or go with a regular roller suitcase and custom cut some foam to fit the housing and ports into it. 


Thanks again for the ideas!

In Topic: HELP!! Olympus OMD EM5 MARK II camera settings

28 August 2015 - 12:24 PM

I have the e-m5 not the mark II, but I suspect the menus are somewhat similar. So, to set the flash sync, push the menu button, go to the "gear" on the side, that will get you to the custom settings menus. Look for the lightning bolt, on the m5 is letter "f". Once you click on it, just scroll through the settings till you find the flash sync. 

In Topic: not so noticeable carrying case for air travel?

27 August 2015 - 09:09 AM

Hi Tim, 


  Thanks for the suggestions. I thought about a hasp and padlock, but TSA wouldn't like the lock on it and without the lock, even if I used a zip tie, the case could easily fly open if TSA removed it. I also thought about using duct tape to wrap the case, but the same thing would happen if TSA removed it to look inside. 


  Putting the Think Tank case inside something else is a thought. I'll have to look into that. 

In Topic: OMD-EM1 using lcd screen or viewfinder?

05 August 2015 - 09:08 PM

I've got an e-m5 in a Nauticam housing. I use the EVF for macro and the lcd screen for wide angle. I like the lcd for wide angle due to being able to watch the whole scene around me without the "tunnel vision" of the EVF. For macro, I find that I can focus better on the small things through the EVF. 


With Nauticam housing, the viewfinder is very easy to see through. I've heard that the Olympus housing is not a viewfinder friendly. 

In Topic: Camera insurance, any recommendations?

30 May 2015 - 04:30 PM

My homeowner's insurance (State Farm) has a limit they will insure as a rider to my policy. Considering all the money tied up in photo and housings, you might want to make sure they'll cover everything. Otherwise go to a "pro" insurance site. I have business liability insurance with The Hartford. It's pretty reasonable, so if they offer to cover camera gear it might not be too expensive.