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In Topic: Panasonic macro 45mm

08 January 2018 - 06:09 AM

I also have a GX7 I wonder if focus is better with Panasonic. The subjects I would like to cover range between 2 cm to 10 cm. The challenge are those 5 to 10 cm in low viz. In good viz I would just use the 60mm

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In Topic: Panasonic macro 45mm

07 January 2018 - 01:30 AM

I use both the 45mm Pana Maco and the Zuiko 60mm Makro. The Zuiko focuses a bit faster when the lens is set to the Makro range by the switch on the objective.
For motives of the size of an octopus I prefer the Zuiko 12-40mm Pro behind the Zen DP170 over both Makro lenses.
I do not know exactly how the magnification of this lens at 40mm is in comparison to the 30mm Makro lenses (that is roughly equivalent to 40mm when it is behind a Planar Port), but the minimum focus distances of Pana 30mm is 11cm, Zuiko 30mm is 9,5cm and 12-40mm is 20cm (but the 12-40mm has to focus on the virtual image produced by the domeport, so one cannot compare directly) - for very small motives certainly the dedicated Makro lenses are the better choice (but then I would take 45mm or 60mm), but then you come very close and the visibility is not that much important, but when motives become somewhat larger definitely the 12-40mm Pro is the better choice...

Am not interested to the 30mm the field of view is too wide. I prefer lenses that come as close as possible to 85mm full frame. The backscatter occurs when you have subjects as big as a hand and not few cm. I found myself shooting a large ghost pipefish at around 1 meter it was so wide
When I said octopus I was referring to mimic le wonderpus size not a large octopus sorry for they confusion

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In Topic: Panasonic macro 45mm

07 January 2018 - 01:28 AM

I have it and have no problems with the focus.

Dave what camera have you got?

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In Topic: Farming Tuna in the Mediterranean

10 October 2017 - 09:00 AM

Hey everyone,

This method of aquaculture in the Mediterranean caught my attention last year, so I went to Malta and filmed their with some friends.

With some improvements, do you think this could be a sustainable way of harvesting tuna in the future?

Article and video: http://saltnomads.co...-mediterranean/


It is better than killing all the tuna and putting it in Tins however Tuna does not reproduce in those nets


The tuna is spotted with a plane and then captured then is fed to get fatter


I think only in Japan they have managed to reproduce in captivity

In Topic: For Sale Nauticam RX100 IV

28 May 2017 - 10:36 AM


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