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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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Typos are a feature, not a bug.

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...



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.

In Topic: Strobe positioning with fisheye lens

27 August 2016 - 12:08 AM

Hey, I dive in viz of between 1 to 8m and I wouldn't shoot any WA that wasn't very close to the dome. It can be very difficult, try to minimise strobe power though. 


Hm, OK. I guess it's hard to beat physics. I'll try looking into that, cheers!


Cool pic, BTW.



Scary looking!


The wolffish is usually rather docile, particularly the larger specimens. It's not uncommon that divers can pet them as the lie on the bottom.


Unless you're into spearfishing, that is. They don't particularly appreciate being speared and can become a bit PO'd about that :)