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MikeO

Member Since 03 Jan 2002
Offline Last Active May 25 2016 08:59 AM
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In Topic: RX100 ii vs. RX100 iV / V

17 May 2016 - 10:28 AM

 

 

In general Raja Ampat is walls and doing macro is very hard. 

 

You will need a full range of wet lenses whichever model you choose

 

I think it depends on the trip you do and where you dive.  Raja Ampat is, perhaps, best known for wide angle opportunities with its schools of fish -- not sure I'd say it is all walls.  That being said, I wouldn't sell it short for macro.  Several very good macro and night dive sites.  I do agree that if you go with a compact camera, you want a good set of wet lenses to cover your bases.


In Topic: Are people leaving micro four thirds?

03 May 2016 - 06:12 PM

I have been waffling for some time on this, probably because my current family situation doesn't allow me to dive much.  I am experimenting with M43 on land, mostly because of the crazy deals on refurbished bodies and lenses lately direct from Oly (EM-1 body for $575 and an EM-10 body for $275).  I really like size of the system and the lenses -- not sold on the cameras.  Actually, I take that back -- the EM-10 with the 17mm F1.8 makes a pretty darn good point and shoot for pictures of the kids.  By far the biggest concern is that I can't convince myself that the autofocus on either camera body is better than (or even equal to) my old Canon 50D, even with the pro series lenses.  I may need to stick with the 50D as the underwater camera for a while longer anyway so maybe the whole thing is moot.


In Topic: Dome or wide angle lens?

18 December 2015 - 09:28 AM

What about the Nauticam WWL-1?


In Topic: Canon G16

05 July 2015 - 03:03 AM

I don't use the G16, but know of at least one photographer whose work I admire alot who does. Due to the smaller sensor size, f8 should be fine.