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In Topic: Comparison: Olympus m4/3 macro options

30 September 2016 - 06:18 AM

From this post: http://wetpixel.com/...=46536&p=329999it seems like #2 is possible. Use the UW settings to zoom the lens and then shift back to your own settings.


I'm going to give this a try without the zoom gear (Deep Shots UK also makes one for a bit less) and see if its limiting. If I find myself going back to the 14-42 + SubSee, then I will think about the zoom gear.

In Topic: Comparison: Olympus m4/3 macro options

30 September 2016 - 05:46 AM

I have no delusions of being able to access the 43mm macro mode. :-) 


I'll look into the "Austrian Zoom Gear". If I don't get an answer to question #2, I may just buy the lens and try to answer these questions for myself. I have a trip to Cozumel coming up which is definitely not going to see a lot of use from my 60mm lens.

In Topic: Comparison: Olympus m4/3 macro options

29 September 2016 - 12:32 PM

I just found this topic and now I've managed to confuse myself. I have the E-PL5 with the PT-EP10 (OEM housing). I've got the 60mm macro and a SubSee +5 and those are awesome for small stuff. I've got the 9-18 and a Zen dome port which is decent for WA. But I've been known to use the 14-42mm + SubSee as an adequate "all around". This thread has me thinking about swapping the 14-42 with the 12-50. Now looking at the E-PL5 manual I see two things:


1) There is no zoom gear in the OEM system for the 12-50mm lens. Anyone try to modify the 60mm focus gear?

2) The UW tele/UW wide modes can be set to a button, but it looks like that changes almost everything about the camera setup, things I don't want to change (like flash mode, etc). 


Does anyone use this combo? Can I use the UW modes to change the lens zoom and then switch the camera back to my own MySet settings for (instance) manual strobes?

In Topic: What style BDC and fins are you using ?

01 August 2016 - 07:11 AM

I wear a backplate and wing (actually I have two, one for local cold water, and one for tropical). I pair that with a pair of pocket shorts (see Dive Gear Express, Highland, Scubapro, etc). That lets me add pockets to any wet suit or dry suit I own.

In Topic: How to find the names of the creatures you shoot?

28 July 2016 - 05:56 PM

You'd do really well with the Humann and DeLoach Indo Pacific fish and creature books. There is also a nudi book from the same publisher and other nudi books, but the creature book has a pretty good selection of nudis already.