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In Topic: Taking a Poll.. How many of you Check your Rig vs. Carry On?

10 March 2016 - 11:06 AM

Carry on my entire m4/3 system plus mask, dive computer, all batteries and charger. I wrap everything in a couple of days of clothes and put it in a roll-aboard. Always get a laptop in there and sometimes my regs.

In Topic: Wet lens handling

06 March 2016 - 03:49 AM

I use one that rotates/swings in. What I do is rotate it to the point where the holder will press up against the metal surround of the port rather than the port glass if the wet lens and mount is pushed in. Then for protection, I just use a "hood hat". These are neoprene "cups" for lack of a better description. They come in a ton of sizes and are cheap. They are used to slip over the end of an SLR lens hood so you don't have to keep futzing with the lens cap. You just need to find the right size.


N.B. They are also great for their intended purpose.

In Topic: Do I need a flash?

19 January 2016 - 07:25 AM

Hi Sarah


I'm sure someone who knows Canon lenses will chip-in - but one thought: the EOS Rebel T2i is, I think, an APS-C size chip, i.e., not an "FX" type sensor the same size roughly as 35mm, but slightly smaller.


Generally speaking, if you're relatively new to u/w shooting and macro, the advice is to use a shorter macro to start with on an APS-C camera. So (as a Nikon user) to start with a 60mm macro and then at a later date maybe move to a 105mm macro. The Canon EF100mm will be the broad equivalent of the Nikkor 105mm.


The longer macros are a bit trickier to use to start off with - and the shorter length gives good fish portraits as well as macro.


But doubtless someone will chip-in with helpful advice from the Canon perspective.

OP has a Sony RX100 compact. Where does the Canon SLR discussion come from?

In Topic: Upgrade my current (old) Canon G9 setup or replace it completely?

04 January 2016 - 11:09 AM

I don't understand the advice to "buy a whole set". I would absolutely invest in a strobe first and save getting a new camera for some time later. Neither one of the strobes you mention (I have one of each) will really limit you down the road. The Z-240 has the option of working with cameras without an onboard flash. That's the reason I bought it, but I've since decided I too am never going to take an SLR underwater and really the Z-240 is superfluous to me. I *have* decided I am more of a macro photographer than wide angle :-)

I've used the same set of strobes for a G10, G12, G15, E-PL5, and expect to use them on my next camera or two as well.

In Topic: Fish ID from the Red Sea

22 December 2015 - 11:57 AM

Thank you, Maractwin!