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mintakax

Member Since 02 Jun 2010
Offline Last Active Aug 01 2015 01:26 PM
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In Topic: GH4 - Nauticam Macro Lens/Port Thoughts

18 February 2015 - 08:20 AM

 

Have you tried assigning the electronic zoom to a function key and using the up and down arrows to zoom? I do this and land and it works great (I don't believe the GH2 has this - or at least I haven't found the option). I haven't tried this lens underwater, but thought about doing so using the camera to zoom and building custom gear to engage the manual focus.

I wondered if this was possible and now I see that it is. I bought the zoom gear but have not used it yet, so I can still return it.

Using the zoom gear does seem like it might be slightly more convenient .... Can someone who has used the zoom gear comment ?


In Topic: Upcoming Panasonic GH-4K

14 February 2015 - 04:23 PM

30mm focal length at 4K is quite narrow


Thanks. It's kind of a strange size. I find it too wide for most of my top side use. I originally bought it to fly on a drone, but never got around to it.

In Topic: Upcoming Panasonic GH-4K

14 February 2015 - 11:00 AM

Another quick question. I have the M.Zuiko 12mm lens. Has anyone used this underwater with the GH4 ? It looks like it will fit in the 4" FE port.  I realize its fixed FL and not as versatile as a zoom, but any reason I shouldn't give it a try ? 


In Topic: GH4 - Nauticam Macro Lens/Port Thoughts

11 February 2015 - 07:30 AM

I'm very happy with it, but it's only for certain dives. I've been flipping the Subsee +10 in front of it a bit too. Thanks! What are you planning to put in those 2 flips? Just asking because I originally thought I needed that dual flip for +5 and +10 Subsee diopters but got the single Nauticam flip because it was quickly available here in Thailand. And now in reality I tend not to bother with the +5 and just use the +10 if I want a bit more magnification. With my Oly 12-50 I haven't been bothering with either diopter as some quick tests showed they didn't add much. Planning a more in-depth on that.


I was thinking a +10 to go with the +5, but probably would have been ok with a single like you mentioned.

In Topic: GH4 - Nauticam Macro Lens/Port Thoughts

09 February 2015 - 02:03 PM

I've got the zoom ring - expensive but I think worth it, as you can use the touch screen to zoom, but that won't work in the housing!


Thanks Richard
I thought that might be the case so I ordered the ring also.