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philwat44@gmail.com

Member Since 24 Nov 2011
Offline Last Active Jun 02 2012 09:10 PM
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In Topic: Olympus PEN-EPL3 vs Sony NEX-5N - Help required

17 May 2012 - 02:49 AM

Hi Phil. Thanks for the response. I have been "informed" that the Sea&Sea sTTL is unreliable with the Oly - how are you finding it? Tim


I have heard that too, but I only ever use it on manual settings. I must be a luddite when it comes to TTL.

Just a bonus note on lust: if I were buying it all today I would go for the EM-5 for sure, no question. But I am happy with the E-PL3.

In Topic: Olympus PEN-EPL3 vs Sony NEX-5N - Help required

14 May 2012 - 11:39 PM

I had the same dilemma when upgrading from my S95. Two thoughts:

1) The m4/3 lens universe is much better than the Sony range, as Derway & others have pointed out. In particular many of the available 4/3 lenses are well suited to UW photography. Also there are more lenses under active development
2) Re the depth rating: the Oly housing is 'only' rated to 40m, true. But personally I find photography a challenge when I am past 30m, and I cannot imagine taking photos past 40m. It's a task loading issue given how attentive I have to be to gas, deco obligations, buddy etc at that depth. So I don't think the 40m rating is an issue, at least for me personally. I understand that other divers will want to do this.

I ended up going with the PEN E-PL3, Oly housing, Precision dome & single YS-01 strobe (for now). I find the buttons on the Oly housing easy to operate through my 5mm gloves.

Phil

In Topic: Nikon 18-55mm kitlens

08 March 2012 - 02:03 AM

They were at Mornington last week, out where the fishos can't go: http://www.flickr.co.../in/photostream

In Topic: Nikon 18-55mm kitlens

08 March 2012 - 12:47 AM

What fish is this you're hunting Jim? Not the boarfish?

Phil

In Topic: Olympus EM-5

09 February 2012 - 01:05 PM

One press release I saw says that this housing has a bayonet port, 'unlike previous Oly housings'. But don't previous ones also have bayonet ports? I thought they could also be replaced by Zen or Precision aftermarket ones.