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Uli Kunkel

Member Since 23 Sep 2011
Offline Last Active Apr 13 2014 04:22 PM
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Sri Lanka and Whale watching / Photography

21 January 2014 - 03:46 AM

I was interested in going to Sri Lanka to try my luck at getting some shots of the whales there!
Does anyone have any experience with this? I am under the impression that photography is allowed, however you must have a permit?

Thanks for the help!
 


RX100M2... big problem!

25 October 2013 - 11:38 PM

Ive had some recent experience with the RX100M2, and I'd like to share my experiences!

Great camera, this one. So tiny and great image quality. It is quick to focus and the images look pretty sharp!

Unfortunately, the biggest problem for me (and this one could completely kill it for use underwater in my book) is  the exposure simulation or live view that is built in to the camera. This shows the user a simulation of the actual image that would be produced from the aperature, shutter, and ISO settings.

Underwater, the problem is that when you dont have any ambient light you dont see ANYTHING but a black screen on the LCD after you focus. This even happens if you use the fill flash mode. The camera will cut to a black LCD with a half press of the shutter. BIG PROBLEM! I have been searching for a way to turn it off, but it doesnt appear there is a way??? You are stuck with it!

The Mk2 has a neat little feature that would be great when taking macro shots- you can actually magnify the image to make sure the important bits are in focus. But when you activate this feature, it just zooms in on a black screen. Hardly what I would call useful in practice.

Even with a focus light- in the day time it is almost impossible to see what you are focusing on unless you are in a situation with LOTS of ambient light, and arent using a strobe to light the scene.

I havent had much problem with this on land, which is why it is so frustrating. If I had known about it before hand I would never have bought the thing.

 


RX100 and the Inon UFL-M150?

09 May 2013 - 05:10 AM

Hey wetpixel!
 

 Ive been looking and looking and looking but have NOT found any information regarding the compatability of the Inon UFL-M150 compact bugeye lens to the sony RX100.

 

I have heard conflicting reports from shady sources for and against but no one can verify if it works with this camera or not. I did a search of the forums here, but I dint find anything. The Inon webpage doesnt even have the RX100 on its compatability chart.

Does anyone here have information?