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Vondo

Member Since 20 Jul 2012
Offline Last Active Dec 07 2016 11:19 AM
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In Topic: Will TTL still work with 1/64 Built In Strobe?

17 November 2016 - 12:05 PM

I've got more or less the same setup (E-PL5, Z-240, D-2000). There are two possible options for you on the Inon strobes. Well, three:

 

0) Shoot manual

1) Use the E-TTL in which the strobe itself does the exposure. I've never tried this

2) See if, using the right setting of the magnet switch, you can boost the power of the pre-flash so that the main flash does not suck much out of the camera (this means setting the camera and strobe to TTL)

 

2) is incompatible with 0) which is why I don't use it.


BTW, you're not going to reduce "shutter lag" per se, but you can get the camera to fire more frequently with the 1/64th setting. However, you'd probably still end up with 2/3 of the frames dark since the external strobe won't be able to cycle as fast as the camera strobe (unless you are using very little power).


In Topic: E-PL5 or E-PL6 Underwater mode Manual exposure

15 November 2016 - 06:18 AM

Thanks buddy. But the Malaysian Ringgit isn't strong...

Haha... I might have to make my own gear... Thanks

Ah, sorry. Anyhow, from reading up before I ordered my gear, I do think you can do what you want. Switch into the underwater modes to advance the zoom to one limit or the other and then switch back into manual or whatever. It'll be a little fiddly, but better than nothing.


In Topic: E-PL5 or E-PL6 Underwater mode Manual exposure

14 November 2016 - 11:30 AM

I just got this lens, but have not had it underwater. I decided to order the zoom gear from "Deepshots" for about $80 including shipping. The fact that the English pound is really weak right now helps.


In Topic: Deep Macro

31 October 2016 - 08:23 AM

Sounds like you might actually want super macro? For that, you are going to want a tripod I would think if you can't use the sea floor to stabilize yourself. In any case, I think the only way to consider doing something like this is practice, practice, practice. Find a similar subject (overall size and size of detailed features) in much shallower depths and learn how to take photos of that. Go back and do it again once you've had a chance to learn from your mistakes. 

 

If you are only interesting in an ID shot then you should be fine with a focus light and a single strobe over the lens.


In Topic: Mounting GoPro to camera housing?

25 October 2016 - 07:59 AM

I just ordered a Hero4 Silver and now have to think about how to integrate it. I use an OEM Olympus housing and I already have my focus/video light mounted in the cold shoe on the housing. I shoot with dual strobes and am primarily a photographer.

 

The two thoughts I have: Use the ULCS neck adaptor to add a short arm with ball, clamp, and ball mount to mount the GoPro to one of the handles. Or try to arrange some way of fixing it to the strap I use to hold the buoyancy float on my ports (both macro and Zen dome).

 

Thoughts?