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In Topic: Olympus OM-D E-M5

04 July 2013 - 06:24 AM

Finally got around to upload a few pics so I can link them here, all taken with the 12-50 mm kit lens behind 60 macro port (fantastic lens!):








In Topic: Olympus OM-D E-M5

01 July 2013 - 12:37 PM

I just want to drop a quick thank you note for all the great advice on my recent OMD purchase. I would never have gotten everything the way I wanted without the expert opinions from this forum. You've been a fantastic help. Please allow me to share some photos from my first dive trip with the new rig (I'm still very much learning and I'm nowhere near the skill of many people on these forums but coming from a compact point and shoot I have to say the EM-5 is a fantastic camera for UW use). The pics get better towards the end of the album. All photos taken with the 12-50 mm kit lens (some with a Subsee +5). 


Album can be found here: https://plus.google.....CP7s6Jvvo66MYQ

In Topic: Olympus OM-D E-M5

24 May 2013 - 01:02 AM

Regarding the Austrian 12-50 mm gear that you can get from unterwasserkamera.at . I had some problems initially with this gear but found that it needs to be positioned so that there is a 5 mm (or so) gap between the camera body and the gear. If you push the gear all the way back, like in some photos of it, it will not function properly. I also needed a second rubber band (the band supplied is a thin red one which is much smaller than the thick black one that Alex received for his review). When positioned correctly, and using two rubber bands, it works like a charm and I am so far very happy with it. Just in case someone else runs into these issues I thought I'd share my solution.

In Topic: New intermediate level set-up, please help!

23 May 2013 - 08:59 AM

Everything finally arrived, can't wait to take this diving! Thanks everyone who helped me chose the parts for the rig, you've all been very helpful.

(Sorry for the quality of the picture, taken with crap point n shoot with no flash in low light).



In Topic: Olympus OM-D E-M5

13 May 2013 - 05:47 AM

I've discovered the downside of just having the single 12-50mm lens and port. On my recent trip to the Red Sea I set up my kit on the first night, test shots done and no problems.


Come the next morning I turn the camera on and get a "Check the status of your lens" error message. Taking the camera out of the housing I can hear a grinding noise from the inside of the lens.

So it's back to Olympus to see if they will fix under warranty. Gutted though to lose the chance to use my kit!


Although, if I had been using the camera I might have missed the Whale Shark that I saw at the jetty on Daedalus reef...


So sorry to hear! Also a bit scary as I was planing on only bringing the 12-50 to a two week red sea trip early June (not much room in my budget for more lenses right now)...