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troporobo

Member Since 23 Jul 2010
Offline Last Active Nov 20 2014 04:44 PM
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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


In Topic: Unidentified Halgerda from Cenderawasih

17 November 2014 - 09:46 PM

The closest match I could find on Nudipixel seems to be Halgerda willeyi.  It's documented range (a triangle from Taiwan to Australia to Egypt) ) is huge.

 

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In Topic: some pictures of Solomon Island trip

11 November 2014 - 04:59 PM

Ah, the Marovo - my favorite part of the Solomons (and just about everyone else's too). They must have taken you to the so-called "skull island".  Fascinating place.  Did you do any topside photography there?

 

The Bilikiki is indeed a good boat.  I was never able to do a trip on it, but was friends with the crew, and we had fun evenings aboard at the dock.  


In Topic: some pictures of Solomon Island trip

10 November 2014 - 04:01 PM

Excellent photos, thanks for sharing!  Where were you diving, especially for the cavern shot?

 

I lived in the Solomons (twice, actually) and have very fond memories of diving in the Western province, and the wrecks around Guadalcanal.  Sadly I was not much of a photographer then, and was using a Sealife film camera that was more trouble than it was worth.


In Topic: Time for a new rig; MIL?

02 November 2014 - 12:06 AM

I too have the Nauticam for the EM-5, having upgraded a couple of years ago from an earlier Olympus PEN in their plastic housing.  There is no comparison between these housing lines.  Even though the Nauticam is a lot more expensive, it is so worth it every time I get in the water that I have never regretted that decision. There was a lot of discussion on this exac comparison in the massive OM-D thread some time ago, you shoudl be able to find it with a search.

 

Regarding the lens, consider getting the 12-50 for UW use.  They can be found all over the place quite cheaply and will give you true macro capability along with a really useful zoom range.  Also lots of debate on lens choices in the consolidated thread.