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In Topic: FOR SALE: Olympus PEN E-PL1 Underwater Package

14 June 2012 - 03:21 PM

is this still for sale?

In Topic: WTB One Sea and Sea YS-90 Auto

14 June 2012 - 03:17 PM

I have 2-YS 90 Autos from my personal gear. They are like new and selling because I can no longer dive due to a lung condition. I would accept $175. ea. They have been in a Pelican case....not in my attic.

have you sold the strobes yet?

In Topic: Sea and Sea Strobes

14 June 2012 - 02:58 PM


Only YS-90 Duo and YS-50C left

Im intrested in the YS-90. email me at Shaun@shaundoylephoto.com

In Topic: Olympus PEN E-PL1 vs D800 Ikelite

14 June 2012 - 12:27 PM

So I didnt know if this was a post for DSLR or Consumer cameras so I just picked this one let me know if I should take the question else where.

To Start I know that the D800 is obviously going to be a better camera. I have a budget since im a broke dive master soon to be instructor. Im a nature photographer on land and know a lot about camera and shooting. Now I dont know a lot about underwater photography so this is why I need help picking a camera that will be right for my situation.

I have a d800 with a nikkor 16mm fisheye and a nikkor 16-35mm f/4G ED VR AF-S. I want to be able to shoot wide angel and Macro so im guessing i will need to get another lens or do both of those work? I have been looking at an Ikilite with 2 sea&sea ys-01's (thats all I will be able to affordable). I have also been able to find a used Olympus E-PL1 and a housing for very cheep with the same strobes (2 sea&sea ys-01's) but if i was to do this i would want/ have to get the 8mm Panasonic fisheye to do wide shoots I also want to do macro with the PEN. After all is said and done the D800 in the Ikilite is only a few $100 more. My main concerns with either choices are

  • I dont want to risk my new D800
  • The D800 is not a good start for me as an underwater photographer
  • Does the PEN with the kit lens do good macro?
  • I will eventually upgrade to a DSLR any ways so just get one now
  • I should save the money, because the olympus pen will get the job done
  • Im over doing it all together and should have 1 strobe no wide angel
I will be spending 4 months diving and teaching diving in Utila so I will have lots of time to play.
Thanks Shaun Doyle
fyi sorry for any really bad spelling

O also I really like how portable the Olympus would be so thats weight on me to seeing as I travel a lot?

In Topic: Newbie Must Read: What new system did you just buy?

14 June 2012 - 11:46 AM

Hello new here. Went from a Sealife DC1200 to an Olympus epm1 and housing.
Joined to get some tips and tricks.

How do you like the epm1 that one im looking at right now? Do you have strobes, are you just using the kit lens or did you get the wide angle with the dome port?