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Storker

Member Since 05 Dec 2012
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In Topic: OM-D EM-5 Nauticam with 9-18 zuiko?

01 July 2014 - 10:23 AM

If you have been photographing any subjects with subjects filling both the middle of the frame an some parts of the peripheri, that could reveal some difference, right? 


Yes, I've shot a few subjects covering the whole frame. And according to my unscientific opinion, I see a clear difference. However, since I haven't done any systematic comparison, I can't say for sure.


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In Topic: 2nd strobe on Nauticam NA-EM5: Where to mount the strobe arm?

12 June 2014 - 09:18 AM

Yes, and if I can afford a GoPro sometime in the not too distant future, the M10 ball will be a great place to mount it. Just get the alignment right topside and use the E-M5's viewfinder to see where I'pointing the GoPro...

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In Topic: 2nd strobe on Nauticam NA-EM5: Where to mount the strobe arm?

12 June 2014 - 05:13 AM

Update: I went for the second tray handle. However, I also got an M10 ball. That gives me the option to make the rig more compact by removing the tray entirely and mount a single strobe on the M10 ball. The strobe will probably arrive by mail in about a week's time.

 

Thanks for the feedback and tips, folks. 


In Topic: 2nd strobe on Nauticam NA-EM5: Where to mount the strobe arm?

08 June 2014 - 05:29 AM

Handle 40€ + armball 10€: 50€
M10 ball: 30€

It's not *that* much, but I'm stretching my budget already. Oh well...

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In Topic: 2nd strobe on Nauticam NA-EM5: Where to mount the strobe arm?

08 June 2014 - 04:11 AM

If you shoot rectilinear you will not be that close to subjects and so you need decent length arms. I have 6+8 segments and they are too cumbersome to go on the M10 mount that I only use for focus light

Yeah, I can imagine that. For the first strobe, I went for 5+7 segments as a compromise between getting the strobe far enough away from the camera, and portability. If I'd wanted a monster rig, I'd rather have bought an SLR housing and used my D700.

in really clear water I have seen a rig with two arms on a triple clamp of the M10 mount produce great result. But I would not take that rig where there are particles in the water as the short arms would definitely fail
Having seen your pictures in kelp I would definitely say get a tray extension and a second arm!


Duly noted, and there goes another wad of money. *sigh* I keep telling people if they think SCUBA is expensive and photography is expensive, just try combining the two...

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