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Interceptor121

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In Topic: Anybody shooting with the Panasonic GX80/85/GX7II?

01 April 2018 - 04:56 AM

Unfortunately small cameras tend to have smaller batteries and life is not so good.  If you are after more battery life you might like to consider other m43 cameras.  The GX85 battery is 1025 mAhr, I had an EM-5MKII with 1225 mAhr battery which would do 3 dives and probably 150 images or so.  I now have an EM-1 II which has a 1750 mAhr battery, yet to test it out but has loads of battery capacity after 2 dives taking 100-120 images. 

If you don’t shoot ttl and set the flash to minimum you can extend your battery life considerably
Video and TTL will kill a small battery in less than two dives from what i have experienced


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In Topic: Best m43 zoom lens for WWL-1?

31 March 2018 - 11:39 PM

So if I wanted to have a faster lens for wide angle available light with the WWL-1, I need :
 
1) Nauticam N85 Power Zoom Macro Port 29
2) The Panasonic f/1.7 15mm lens
 
Do I need some sort of 67mm to wwl-1 adapter in order to attach the wwl-1 to the Macro port 29?  
 
Why don't they list this as compatible in their lens chart for the panasonic I wonder?

Nauticam doesn’t test absolutely all lenses and ports. When I started using the 14-42 MKII with the 35 macro port the lens was not listed as compatible.
I don’t have the 15mm but I read that the CA values are pretty high. The CA is corrected in jpeg and left as is in raw. I would check this before buying the lens

The WWL-1 comes with its own adapter as far as I recall and the 29 port has a 67mm thread


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In Topic: Best m43 zoom lens for WWL-1?

31 March 2018 - 09:59 AM

acc...  I meant Panasonic

Yes I know that lens very well I have been recommending it since long. I think trickster too got it after my review


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In Topic: Best m43 zoom lens for WWL-1?

31 March 2018 - 12:43 AM

 
Hello Interceptor ... Thanks for the link ... very useful indeed.   I understood you used the LX100 for the camera in the test.  I think the 2cm air gap to the Nauticam port's glass will make a big difference.   Have you tried with the Olympus 14-42 MK2?  

I had the short port so there was no major gap. The olympus lenses in that segment are worse in general than panasonic and are not stabilised so I never use them with exception of 60mm macro


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In Topic: Best m43 zoom lens for WWL-1?

30 March 2018 - 10:38 AM

 
I looked at this option before settling on the WWL-1. But going on the samples I wasn't happy with the corner sharpness (which was the main reason moving away from a dome)
 
Also, Interceptor might be better placed to answer this, but I'm not sure if the UWL-H100 can handle zooming through like the WWL-1 can.
 
The other positive benefit of the INON setup is the ability to use Red Filters, that you can remove/add underwater. But in the end final image quality pushed me towards the WWL-1.

Zoom through works fine
On my blog there is an old post that compares the two lenses check it for yourself

http://interceptor12...le-lens-review/

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