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#332035 Olympus OM-D E-M5

Posted by fatky90 on 28 May 2013 - 09:38 PM

Hey guys, been keeping up with the thread trying to decide what lens to get next... I went with the 8mm Panasonic and I'm already loving it.  4.33" dome instead of the 3.5" so I could at least TRY some over-unders, and I really wouldn't have saved much space by going with the smaller dome.


Anyways, just managed to get it wet snorkeling this weekend - here are some shots!







#320979 Olympus OM-D E-M5

Posted by fatky90 on 20 November 2012 - 11:00 AM

I recently received the 12-50 port and it's a nice piece - perfect for what I'm looking for, allows me to keep a really low profile and carry around only one lens and one port with me everywhere I go. I probably lose some quality but the extra opportunities / adaptability it allows me is worth it. I'll get it in the water with some pelagics soon and will post the results, but here are some from this summer (Reef was kind enough to lend me a 14-42 in the meantime!)

I had some problems with my z240 this year and so was strobe-less for the season, so all the photos are ambient light (except the sculpin - was lit up with a dive light) and just bumped ISO. High ISO performance is great, the tuna was darting in and out and I was at around 30 feet, but still managed to freeze him with decent quality.

None of the photos are cropped, all post processed:
(it was a very pinniped-heavy year)

Overall I'm very pleased with the camera, the IBIS system is awesome for doing any kind of active video shooting, and the whole rig (camera PLUS housing) is light and small enough for me to even take backpacking (something I would never have considered with my old 40d/hugy). I had a bit of buyers remorse after comparing video specs on similar 4/3 cameras, but I'd have to say the image stabilization was the deal sealer after the results came through - I can walk around canyons and trek through water and with a little bit of effort the footage comes out as if on a moving pan-head.
You can imagine the same benefits this results in underwater.

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