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In Topic: Leak Sentinel from Vivid Housings

Yesterday, 09:18 PM

Another vote of thanks to Miso at Vivid - I got my Leak Sentinel this week and installed it this morning on a Nauticam EM-5 housing in less than 5 minutes.  First test went without a hitch.  I am very happy with the added peace of mind this will provide. 

In Topic: does my housing need service?

Yesterday, 09:14 PM

I thought to update this thread now that my problem seems to be resolved.


I replaced the body and port o-rings then tried it in the pool.  It seemed OK but I wanted to be extra sure so had the housing tested at the equivalent of 0m, 10m, and 30m, and everything checked out fine.  


To give myself extra peace of mind, I installed a Leak Sentinel vacuum system this weekend and it shows the housing holding a vacuum.  So I think its all good.  When the season tapers off in a few months, I will send it for full service.

In Topic: Olympus OM-D E-M5

09 April 2014 - 01:15 PM

Had a chance to look this morning - "MF Assist" is in the *A menu

In Topic: Olympus OM-D E-M5

08 April 2014 - 03:45 PM

It sounds like you have the "manual focus assist" activated.  This can be toggled on or off.  It's somewhere in the MF/AF menu but I can't remember exactly where

In Topic: Mirror, mirror, on the wall ...

15 March 2014 - 02:12 PM

OK, point taken, very small and highly mobile subjects are a lot harder with single autofocus on the EM-5.  For such shots I tend to decide where I want the subject in the composition, set and hold focus on that point, and wait for the subject to cooperate.  Admittedly my hit rate is pretty low with this method.  But for slightly larger and slower subjects that sometimes pause in the right spot, say anemone fish, S-AF often works for me. 


I'm with you on the viewfinder though. I find very small things in complicated backgrounds like pygmy seahorses on a dense fan to be difficult with the EVF and impossible with the rear LCD.  I have read that the viewfinder on the EM-1 is improved and would love to try it.