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and178schwarz

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Bali and Komodo Trip 2013

25 August 2013 - 09:38 AM

Hi all.

 

I have created two Galeries on SmugMug from our trip to Bali / Komodo earlier this year for those that might be interested.

Bali:

http://andre-schwarz...29756684_MPhcxK

We did stay at the "Teluk-Karang" Diveresort which is roughly a 40 minutes drive to the west of the Tulamben National Park and the Liberty Wreck.

It had been providing us a perfect starting point for our trips to the dive spots around but "best" of all most likely had been the the "House-Reef" (Paradise Canyon) which an amazing amount and viarity of macro stuff. 

Even so the black sand is quite a shock at first if you never dived such it gives a natural perfect background for images making colors bright and lumious.

 

Komodo:

http://andre-schwarz...29777086_dT8Ccg

Here we did stay on the "Moana" diving vessel which carried us safely to the wonderful dive spots in the nothern Komodo islands such as "Castle Rock", "Crystal Rock", "The Cauldron", "Makasar Reef" and so on. It jsut had been a 5 day trip - so 3 and a half diving days and I really wished to have seen more. 

 

Gear used had been Oly OM-D in Nauticam housing with 8mm, 12-50mm and 60mm lenses, 12-50 zoom port and 4.33" dome, 2 Inon S2000 and L&M Sola Focuslight.

Overall I had been very satisfied with the kit. If I could have made a "wish" so I would have preferred to have a switch to toggle the flash on off rather then going through the menu.

Also the 12-50mm with the NA zoom gear is quite heavy so requires a lot of float. My 4 Jumbo Stixx had definitely not been enough.

Picture of the 12-50mm is good but compared to the image quality of the 60mm and especially the 8mm it falls a bit behind.

 

Thanks for watching.

Let me know what you think.

 

Regards.

Andy Schwarz


New to underwater photography

10 April 2013 - 02:37 PM

Hi all.

 

I fairly new to underwater imaging. Just finished my 2nd trip using a Sony NEX 5 in Nauticam.

I would like to get some opinions on the shots I took on my very first foto trip in 2011.

 

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Keep smiling, Dragonhead, Sony NEX-5 18-55mm at 55, single Inon S-2000.

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Directional advice, Boxer-shrimp, sony NEX-5 18-55mm@55 + Inon UCL165, single S-2000

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Hangtime, divers at safety stop, Sony NEX-5 16mm+VCL-ECF, available light.

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Approaching Dolphins, Sony NEX-5 16mm + VCL-ECF, available light

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Dolphins, NEX-5 16mm + VCL-ECF, available light.

 

Thanks for comments in advance.

 

Andy.


Nauticam 4.33" dome port question

05 March 2013 - 02:31 PM

Hello all.

 

Sorry for the query as it may had been answered already in other threads.

I am using the NA-NEX5 with the Nauticam 4.33" Dome for the Fisheye converter.

As being sick waiting for proper E-Mount lenses I'm playing around with idea to replace the combo with the OM-D.

Would the Pana 8mm fishey work behind the 4.33 inch Dome for the 16mm-VCL-ECU combo?

Reason asking is that the part numbers are different for the m4/3 4.33 dome and the one for the Sony. It seems from the pictures the m4/3 one is a bit shorter.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Andy.