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MarkHerm

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In Topic: Olympus OM-D E-M5

20 December 2012 - 04:47 AM

Here are some new photos taken in Mexiko underwater with the 8mm Pana and the 4" dome. I totally agree - a great lens :-)

http://marine-snapsh...lleries/Mexiko/


Very nice! How many strobes and what kind of strobes did you use for the cave shots?

In Topic: Underwater settings for the Olympus OM-D E-M5

28 November 2012 - 02:52 PM

Hi!
I am not going to comment on the questions as others may be more knowledgable to answer. Still one suggestion from my perspective: If you are not even certified yet, it's IMO a good idea NOT to bring a heavy, expensive camera setup for your fist dives but to concentrate on developing the knowledge and skills required to savely enjoy the new enviroment without harming yourself or the enviroment. I often see newly certified divers with big cameras, who can barley hold position in the water column (which is perfectly normal for beginners), who constantly crash into the corals in pursuit of the one great shot. It's aweful!
Of course, it is you who decides on this...

In Topic: Cave exploration: back in the day

20 November 2012 - 04:18 AM

awesome story and pics. Thanks for sharing!

In Topic: Olympus OM-D E-M5

18 November 2012 - 04:09 PM

I could get my Nauticam housing wet during last week while squeezing in some dives in Egypt (only land based house reef diving). It was kind of rough as I'd only used a P&S camera in full auto mode underwater before (no strobe(s)) and went to full manual with my OM-D setup with a (single) S-2000 as external strobe in manual mode too. To make things worse for me, the fisheye lens as well as the 60 macro had not been delivered before my trip so I had to use my 12mm prime lens behind the 4.3" dome exclusively for the six dives I did while being there. A macro lens would have been awesome for fish portraits down there but, oh well, next time...
Still, given my lack of experience with full manual mode and external strobes as well as being stuck with the Olympus 12/2 prime for all six dives, I am really pleased with the setup. I can definately see the potential that this setup can deliver. I am very happy with my purchase Posted Image

(all attached pictures are only marginally cropped, if at all)

In Topic: Olympus OM-D E-M5

09 October 2012 - 02:20 AM

Does not sound promising, for a $800 port. Something must be wrong.


I thought the same thing. 12 tiny screws for assembly, lots of pressure required, very slow, difficult / time consuming assembly, power zoom only etc does sound a bit odd. Don't get me wrong, I totally understand that this lens provides a real challenge for port manufacturers but still... I am still on the fence about this port but I don't know. I think I need to take a look at one of them in person or try to rent one for a couple of days.