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Vondo

Member Since 20 Jul 2012
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In Topic: Best Tablet, Light Weight device for travel?

Today, 07:25 AM

If you are a Mac guy, why not try an 11.6" MacBook Air? I'm looking at picking up a used one for a trip next year. Same needs as you.

 

I watched a fellow diver struggle like crazy last weekend to run LR on some little ASUS thing that charged over USB. No idea what it actually was, but he had that and a hub with two drives plugged into it. 


In Topic: Thoughts on a g7x set up...

24 February 2015 - 01:56 PM

yeah i was thinking similar but there is an adapter to fit the normal canon ef (?) lenses though i guess this might cause problems with fitting inside ports and stuff...

 

i guess we'll see but i cant find any reference to a housing for the m3 anyway!

 

I would assume you'd need a port adapter to attach an SLR port to a mirrorless housing. I assume then you will, like the camera, have a very big lens/port attached to a much smaller body/housing. Might as well have an SLR for the 60 or 100mm EF macros.


In Topic: Thoughts on a g7x set up...

24 February 2015 - 01:23 PM

As a Canon SLR enthusiast for years now, I would have liked nothing better than for Canon to get serious about mirrorless. While the M3 body is clearly a step in the right direction (but not available on my continent), the lens selection is severely lacking and not worthwhile for underwater, IMO. There looks to be a decent WA option, but for macro, nothing. 

 

I think the APS-C image circle required by the body may be a hinderance to making something truly smaller than the APS-C SLRs as well.

So I wrote off Canon's mirrorless options for now.


In Topic: Thoughts on a g7x set up...

23 February 2015 - 12:40 PM

Hi Nick,

 

I just jumped ship to Olympus (E-PL5 and EP-PT10) after a long time with Canon. The housing is not much bigger in any particular direction than the Canon G10/12/15/16 housings. I've been really happy with this switch so far. The camera is much more responsive. You might consider that before thinking about even a small SLR and the Ikelite box.


In Topic: focus light attachment

18 February 2015 - 06:12 AM

If your handle is Ultralight or similar, something like this may be the ticket: https://www.opticalo...nt-adapter.html