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Storker

Member Since 05 Dec 2012
Offline Last Active Sep 08 2014 06:45 AM
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In Topic: A year with the OM-D E-M5 and the M Zuiko 9-18

02 August 2014 - 11:11 AM

Still, even with two strobes at hand, there are occasions when I prefer to shoot available light only:

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I'm planning to be able to afford the 8mm FE and the 4.33" dome port sometime next year. Now that I'm getting familiar with the E-M5 and the handling of two strobes, I feel competent to take on the challenge of mastering the FE perspective underwater. Wish me luck!

PS: I always shoot raw. I've been using raw format since I got my first raw file capable digital camera, and the amount of post-processing needed to make underwater pictures "pop" the way I want them to, really necessitates raw format shooting. Color balance? No worries, mate!


In Topic: A year with the OM-D E-M5 and the M Zuiko 9-18

02 August 2014 - 11:08 AM

And sometimes, you don't need even one strobe:

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This setup was good enough for me for almost a full year, but I saw that for closeups and early attempts at CFWA at low light, a single strobe gave vary harsh shadows. Also, at close distances I was bothered by poor corner sharpness, however a +2 diopter on the 9-18 helped dramatically. After some more saving, I was able to afford a second Z240 with the arms, and this is my current setup: OM-D E-M5, M Zuiko 9-18mm f/4-5.6, two Inon Z240 on 5"+7" arms.

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In Topic: A year with the OM-D E-M5 and the M Zuiko 9-18

02 August 2014 - 11:04 AM

After a fairly short time with the AF35, I bought my first serious strobe: An Inon Z240. I considered the S2000, but luckily I realized that the S2000 probably didn't have enough power to work well with WA. I put the Z240 on 5"+7" arms, mounted on a Nauticam Flexitray.

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In Topic: A year with the OM-D E-M5 and the M Zuiko 9-18

02 August 2014 - 11:01 AM

My first strobe was a used Ikelite AF35, which worked well with a bit of tinkering. It taught me that a GN of about ten meters just wasn't enough for my kind of photography, and for a serious strobe, the Inon S2000 just wasn't going to cut it for me. A Z240 was put on my wish list.

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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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