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Jak Crow

Member Since 07 Mar 2012
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In Topic: Sea & Sea YS-D2 flash tube broken, common problem?

24 July 2017 - 10:12 AM

My YS-D2 burst its bulb in during a trip last September, right after the warranty was up. Backscatter did some testing and it turns out something was wrong with the strobe's system where it was dumping full output into the bulb, so a replacing the bulb would just eventually end up bursting again. Backscatter is pushing Sea & Sea to do a replacement because they've had a number of other customers with D2s that have failed right after warranty. Between this and my bad experience with 2 D1s, I'm really disappointed with Sea & Sea right now.

In Topic: 7-14 Oly vs Pana vs 9-18

22 August 2016 - 06:15 AM

Your video got taken down, at least for viewing in the U.S.



While I upgraded to the Oly 7-14 from the Pany along with the necessary ports and gears, for this summer I have exclusively used the Oly 8 mm fisheye lens for all video work. Clearly It let me go down below f2 for the dark 50 msw wrecks I sometime shoots.


A quick 60 sec video shoot with the 8 mm fisheye at approx 20 msw:



In Topic: Comments on shooting the 9-18mm vs. 8mm fisheye?

17 August 2016 - 01:24 PM

I've shot with both the 9-18mm and the Panasonic 8mm fisheye and I thought the fisheye took WAY better photos. Even though the 9-18 isn't a cheap lens, I've always thought the photos I got from it looked flat and not much better than what I've gotten from the 14-42 kit lenses. The fisheye lens though, the photos using that are sharp and the color pop really nicely. AND the lens port for the fisheye is a lot cheaper than the dome for the 9-18. I've just replaced the Pana fisheye with the Oly fisheye so I'm looking forward to the results when I go to Indonesia next month.

In Topic: For Sale: Panasonic Lumix G 8mm f/3.5 ED Fisheye Lens for M4/3 cameras

12 August 2016 - 02:13 PM