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Storker

Member Since 05 Dec 2012
Offline Last Active Apr 11 2014 09:36 PM
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In Topic: OM-D EM-5 Nauticam with 9-18 zuiko?

07 March 2014 - 09:41 AM

I find that below f/8 with the 8mm FE in the 4.33" dome, that the corners get soft quite quickly.


I know this is a bit OT, but would you mind expanding a bit on this? I'm considering the transition from rectilinear to FE, and I'm wondering if I should go for the 4.33" or the 3.5" dome


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In Topic: New lens: macro or fisheye?

28 February 2014 - 04:16 AM

Really depends what you enjoy.

 

^This.

 

Some photogs love macro shooting. Some - like me - don't. I prefer shooting WA and I'm working on developing my skills with the WA perspective. What about you? Are you a macro guy or a WA guy? The answer to that question will also answer your original question.


In Topic: Where/how do you stow the neoprene dome cover?

24 February 2014 - 10:27 AM

once the rig is in the water i give the cap bak to the crew and ask for it before i hand the camera back after the dive.

 

Nice tip and basically what I do myself when I'm boat diving. Unfortunately, it's not very relevant for shore diving.

 

 

A nice thing to have for photographers is cargo pockets on the wetsuit. There are glue-on types you can glue to your wet/drysuit and they become very handy for stowing smaller stuff.

 

As I said, I dive dry. All drysuits I've seen so far come with at least one thigh pocket, and the better (trilam) suits have a large cargo pocket, often with a smaller pocket on the outside, on each thigh. My suit has one thigh pocket, and it's already occupied by my dSMB, as I mentioned in my OP. If/when I get a new suit I might have pocket space to spare, however I'll probably move my safety whistle and mirror and my wetnotes/slate from my harness pocket (which is kind of kludgy to access) to the right thigh pocket, per DIR requirements (safety/emergency equipment should be in the right-hand suit pocket), and move my dSMB to the left thigh pocket.

 

For wetsuit resort diving, it's probably a good tip, though.


In Topic: Where/how do you stow the neoprene dome cover?

24 February 2014 - 07:30 AM

 
The truth is, it will always get in the way. Trust me on this.


I do.

Tried the tether thing yesterday, and on 50% of the shots the cover got in the way for the strobe light. Gonna try clipping it on to a different part of the rig next time.


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In Topic: OM-D EM-5 Nauticam with 9-18 zuiko?

23 February 2014 - 10:44 PM

Good work, breathless!

 

I had my first real-life test of the +2 diopter inside the 4" Nauticam dome port yesterday, and those results pretty much confirm what my rather dull pool shots of a res chart told us (click image for larger version):

 

 

 

9mm @ f/5.6, 1/60 sec, ISO400, 4m depth:

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18mm @ f/5.6, 1/20 sec, ISO400, 3.5m depth:

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