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panasonic tz10/zs7 dyron wide port

14 May 2011 - 02:19 AM

hi all
does anybody have any knowledge about the panasonic TZ10(ZS7 in the states)or earlier panasonic TZ series cameras in conjunction with the dyron wide port,i know it only recovers the 24mm underwater and i read somewhere it gives a 95% field of view,which surely would compare favourably with the inon ad 105.
i am using a fuji f11 with inon ufl165ad at the moment,but i feel the technology in this camera is outdated(i already own the panasonic and on land the pictures are obviously superior to the fuji)also the panasonic can be used in full manual mode.
i realise i am not going to get anywhere near as wide with the panasonic and dyron combination,but would it be wide enough for most situations? (eg.reef scenes and CFWA)

moving from auto to manual

07 May 2011 - 11:58 PM

right folks here we go
i have now completed around 60 odd dives with camera,all in auto mode.
the last 25 dives i did in janurary of this year in the philippines were my first dives with strobes and inon fisheye lens,also a magic filter,of which i had most success with for reasons that will become clear.
i made a very big and stupid mistake with my strobes(sea & sea ys-25 auto x2)i got these off ebay as used(although they were clearly new)anyway i downloaded the wrong manual,not realising that the numbers have to match the f stop of the camera,well you can imagine the results and my frustration and subsequent embarrassment :( (go on have a good laugh at my expense,i dont mind :lol: )
so now i have realised my mistake,i know that i have to go manual,i use a fuji f11 that does not have full manual,only aperture priority or shutter priority,but the problem is in aperture priority the camera tends to select very slow shutter speeds :(
so,would i be better off selecting say 1/125 shutter speed and then matching the strobes to the aperture displayed by the camera?(i should add that i know it aint the best of equipment,but i have to work with what i have for financial reasons)
maybe someone has experience with these strobes that can point me in the right direction.
also the white balance on my f11 does not have a cloudy setting,but it does have a setting for shade,is this the same?
sorry for my poor grammar.
all advice would be great.

kind regards

filters with inon ad adapter

29 April 2011 - 06:24 AM

hi all
does anyone know if its possible to use a (red) filter in conjunction with inon ad lenses?,i mean specifacally on the outside of the housing,so the filter can be added towards the end of the dive in the shallower depths.
i suspect the answer is no,but ya gotta ask.
any ideas would be great.

jason lee