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In Topic: Olympus OMD-EM5 body and batteries

Yesterday, 05:51 AM

I might be interested. Please post when you have inspected and can verify condition (operation, not just cosmetic) and shutter count.

You didn't happen to also buy any lenses that your're wanting to pass on cheaply, i suppose? :-)

In Topic: Kona Trip Photos with Canon G16

10 December 2014 - 06:27 PM

Kevin, you got some *great* images out of that rig.  Congratulations!  The sunbursts are impressive.  Hard to pick favorites but I really like the pair of dolphins and the reflected turtle. Also the lighting on the first crown of thorns closeup is nicely done. 


The dolphin photos look a little soft.  I might have bumped the ISO up to allow a smaller aperture and greater depth of field, to give a little more leeway on focus.  

In Topic: Milne Bay - Papua New Guinea

09 December 2014 - 01:56 PM

Really beautiful macro work on this one Dustin.  I especially like how you framed many of the shots with the camera steady and the animals moving slowly across the frame.  I still can't imagine how you keep it rock solid with such close focus.   Anyway, congratulations on a beautiful job.

In Topic: Anyone used a 'Deeproof Housing Carrier' with a FlexiTray?

04 December 2014 - 05:44 AM

I have thought about fabricating something similar, but see two potential problems.  One, what do you do if you use the cold shoe to mount a focus light?  A little bit of fore/aft offset might be possible I suppose but would it be enough?  Two, it looks like the mount requires the ball fixtures to give up their cozy recessed mounting position.  Mechanically maybe not an issue with two screws, but inelegant.  


I am inclined to use something like a longer length of something more flexible (plastic coated wire rope?  poly rope?) attached with stainless clips over the necks of the ball fixtures.  Anyone have a better idea?

In Topic: OM-D E-M5 internal flash leaking light

18 November 2014 - 04:09 PM

I have the same camera and housing, but have not seen this problem, probably because I shoot in bright tropical conditions.


I wonder if the undesirable incidental light is passing through the fiber optic ports at the top of the housing?  There are 4 of them, 2 large ones for rubber plugs and 2 tiny ones for bare cables.  Maybe try blocking them with tape to see if that solves the problem?


Otherwise all I can think of would be to fabricate some kind of matte black shield inside the upper part of the housing, around the base of the flash, to block incidental light from bouncing around and out through the port.  It would be easy enough to experiment with cardboard first