Anilao Fish Gallery is done - finally! Highlights include the Kung-Fu Panda Goby, Pygmy Seahorse, Golden Coralgoby, Juvenile Sweetlips, and lots of Frogfish. Some very tricky IDs, especially never having been to the Coral Triangle region before. Except for the few wide angle shots, all shots taken with the effective 120mm lens, which is not ideal for fish portraits. It was great for nudibranchs, the main reason I was there. But it's not like I'm going to the Philippines and NOT take fish pics. A few highlights attached. To see the full gallery, use this link (but it's massive):
2 Dragonets from Anilao, Philippines. Don't have much experience ID'ing these. They sure are pretty though. From my books I'd guess Synchiropus morrisoni, but the blue specks don't really match up. Ideas?
Check out this very odd fellow from Anilao. This is the only shot I have, and the left eye is completely missing! Genetic defect? Lost in a fight? I know it's a burrfish of some kind. Never seen anything like that before. Usually on burrfishes, the eyes are so dramatic.
and I was wondering if anyone has installed this and tried it underwater. If you've tried it on a smaller housing (like the NA-EM10) that would be of even more interest. I shoot exclusively with back button focus and assign F1 to the focus function. In order to press F1 and release the shutter in a coordinated manner, I have to have my right hand in between the right tray handle and the right of the housing. Even at the widest extension, there's not a lot of room in there for someone with big hands or gloves. It seems like this device might make it so that I don't have to do this anymore, and could have my right hand in a more natural position, like it would be in a DSLR housing.
The NA-EM10 housing does not have the metal brackets. I've seen an part number that is the right handle bracket, but not a kit with both. Seems odd.