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Nautilus Cairns

Member Since 23 Jul 2011
Offline Last Active Apr 01 2014 11:29 PM

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In Topic: Focus Settings OMD-EM5

11 March 2014 - 07:02 PM


I've been doing the same and like it for macro but when trying to track fast free swimming damsels, wrasse, etc the time between focusing with the record or function button and switching to the shutter is too long. I think it would be interesting to transfer the shutter release instead of auto-focus to the record/function button. That way you can use half-press to get approximate focus followed by sliding forward/backward to get critical focus in macro and still use the regular half-press/full-press for the fast swimmers, but I don't think this can be done.






I think you're right. I was actually replying to "divingdoc" who mentioned auto focusing issues in macro.

In Topic: Focus Settings OMD-EM5

11 March 2014 - 03:51 PM

I found using the record button  to auto focus and having the shutter in manual focus works well. Thumb the record lever (in a Nauticam housing), "rock" if necessary and then press the shutter button. Explained here in a previous thread.


In Topic: How did you flood?

09 February 2014 - 05:40 PM

I flooded the battery compartment of an Ikelite S51 I once had. Charged the batteries the night before and they were still hot when I took them out of the charger. So I put them in the strobe but only loosely tightened the compartment cover meaning to tighten it fully the next morning before diving. Guess what?


In respect to Inon battery cover O rings, I found with my S2000s using less grease was an improvement together with using the palm of my hand rather than my fingers helped in screwing on the cap evenly and not catching the O ring.

In Topic: Olympus OM-D E-M5

22 November 2013 - 11:38 PM

Hi Karen


Trust Dieter got home OK. I have just recently purchased an OMD EM-5 with the 60mm macro lens and very recently the Nauticam housing  and port for the 60mm lens. Didn't have it in time for the Soloman Island trip however.


I am also looking at the threads where people have purchased the Austrian gear to use other lenses like the 12-50 mm, which I also have, in this port. Didn't realise that it would also provide manual focus with the 60mm lens and port I already have until I read Phil's comments.


The rig got wet for the first time today...in the swimming pool!! GBR next weekend then up to PNG


Cheers  Eden

In Topic: Olympus OM-D E-M5

31 August 2013 - 09:52 PM

Thanks Peter, audsred and Mamel for your suggestions. The 60mm in the 12-50 port or vice versa was presenting me with a major mental challenge as I have no hands on experience with either option.


I guess coming from a compact background with all options available on the same dive is still etched in my thinking processes, however I also wanted fast AF, minimal shutter lag, good optics  and the smallest/lightest rig to travel with.