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In Topic: Photographing Sea Lions

02 November 2014 - 10:53 AM

If you're getting motion blur I assume it is because most of the light on the subject is ambient, not strobe.  The strobe firing time is much less than 1/250th, so if all of the light was coming from the strobe you wouldn't get any blur.  This may not be practical, but if you can crank up your strobe power and lower your iso or aperture you should get a little less blur because more light will be coming from the strobe.  Of course this also means you'll have a very dark background, so it may not work in your situation.  You'll also need strobes powerful enough to overwhelm the ambient light.  


When I have shot sea lions this has worked because with our poor local viz the ambient light level was pretty low.

In Topic: FS: Olympus EPL-2 c/w Housing, Ports & Accessories

18 August 2014 - 02:36 PM

This system is now sold.  Thanks to everyone who expressed interest.




In Topic: FS: Olympus EPL-2 c/w Housing, Ports & Accessories

20 July 2014 - 04:06 PM

I'm going to give it a while to see if I can sell the whole thing as a package.  If that doesn't work then I'll break it up.  I'll send you a pm if I get to that point.




In Topic: WTB: Mirrorless system

22 June 2014 - 09:38 AM

I love the EM-1 for land photography.  We haven't taken it underwater yet so I can't speak to that.  If I were buying a camera for underwater use I'm not sure which way I'd go between the EM-1 and 5.  It seems to me that most of the advantages of the 1 such as better autofocus with 4/3 lenses, faster shooting and better ergonomics, don't really apply underwater.  But, if he's also planning on using the camera on land, then I would definitely go for the 1 over the 5.

In Topic: WTB: Mirrorless system

21 June 2014 - 05:25 PM

We have recently bought a housing for our EM-1 to replace my wife's EPL-2.  We are going to sell the camera body as well as the Olympus housing, Zen dome and macro ports and a tray and handle. We're going to throw in the kit lens that came with the body, but we're keeping the wide angle and macro lenses as well as the arms and strobes.  If you're interested please let me know and I'll post some pics.