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Storker

Member Since 05 Dec 2012
Offline Last Active Apr 03 2017 06:13 AM
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In Topic: How do you store your housing & strobes

03 March 2017 - 09:07 AM

I've bought a cheap soft cooling bag which I use as my "camera bag" for diving. Between dive trips, I remove the camera from the housing, take out the batteries from the strobes, store all my UW photo gear in the cooling bag together with the rest of my diving gear, and store my UW camera together with my topside camera gear.


In Topic: UW Model Photo: Fisheye or Rectilinear WA Lens?

11 December 2016 - 12:11 PM



 Option A: "It's an investment, honey". 
Option B: "This lens will make you look even more stunning, honey"
Option C: "Man, you would not believe the deal I got on this! I would have been crazy to pass up on it".
Option D: "New lens? Really???? Hmmm, no, that must be the one I got [x] months ago".
Option E: "New lens? No, that'll be a typo. I can't tell you what it is what with Xmas coming AND your birthday, honey".
Option F: "Yes, I have bought a new lens. And your point is?"
 
Option F is, of course, the high risk strategy....


Option G: "Yes, dear... Uh, did I remember to tell you that I think you'd look fabulous in those shoes you told me you wanted? Why don't you go an buy them, I'd really like to see you in them"

In Topic: Button function - "profiles" OMD EM 5 MK2 ??

30 September 2016 - 10:55 PM

On the Mk1, it's under Shooting menu 1 -> Reset/Myset.

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In Topic: Strobe positioning with fisheye lens

02 September 2016 - 07:58 AM

Dome shades also help with fisheye lenses.

 

My dome port has built-in shades. I actually believed that that was standard...

 

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In Topic: Strobe positioning with fisheye lens

29 August 2016 - 10:35 AM

With a fisheye lens you are looking at shooting distances of less than one foot from the dome. If you go further away and there are particles you have a good chance of having lots of backscatter on the edges of the picture even with the strobes pointing forward unless you have very very long arms

 

That's basically what I was afraid of.

 

I've been using the 8/3.5 almost exclusively since I bought it, but I guess I'll just have to go back to using the 9-18 when the viz really sucks and I want WA instead of CFWA and semi-CFWA. 8+8" arms are out of the question; the main reason I chose a micro four thirds system was because it's noticeably more compact than a dSLR system.