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Phil Rudin

Member Since 25 Jan 2005
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In Topic: Nauticam Flash Trigger Olympus

02 April 2018 - 07:03 AM

I turn mine off at the end of each dive day. I then do a strobe test in the morning of the next days dives. I also carry the Olympus strobe supplied with the camera as a backup. I have used the Nauticam flash trigger with several different camera brands and have never had a problem. Battery life is quite good but I always carry extra batteries.

In Topic: INON Z-330 review/OlympusTG-5 with Ikelite housing review

21 February 2018 - 07:28 AM

I found the Weefine 1000 more suited to macro video and the 3000 more suited to macro stills and macro video.

In Topic: Flotation for E-M1 mk ii

18 February 2018 - 09:53 AM

I have owned the Athena 200mm port as well with the threaded Olympus style mount for the 4/3 housings like the Athena housing in the attached photo. This was during an advert shoot in Las Vegas for Turnberry Co. using an Olympus E-3 and Olympus Zuiko  8mm F/3.5 lens. It also worked very well with the Zuiko 7-14 DSLR lens.

In Topic: Flotation for E-M1 mk ii

16 February 2018 - 02:20 PM

Hi Joss, 


To address your questions, I have owned the Zen 170mm, Nauticam 180mm and Zen 200mm optical glass ports which I have used with the Olympus 7-14 mm zoom and/or Panasonic 7-14mm zoom. My configuration with the Nauticam NA-EM1 II housing is with an 85 to 120 port adapter with lock and a 20mm extension ring with lock.


The benefit over the smaller ports has been argued extensively in other threads on this site. For me all things being equal, yes I feel the Zen 200mm offers more benefits for both split shots and corner sharpness. Be aware that the Zen 200mm port has been discontinued.  

In Topic: INON Z-330 review/OlympusTG-5 with Ikelite housing review

09 January 2018 - 08:09 AM

If you friends intent is to shoot stills and not video my suggestion would be any of the small strobes that fire using fiber optic cords. The Inon S-2000 is probably the most cost effective with a single tray and strobe arm setup. /the Weefine 1000 is more than a bit under powered. The ring light 3000 is a better option but about as expensive as a strobe and most suited to macro.