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In Topic: Anilao lens choice

11 July 2017 - 12:23 PM

was using the 60mm macro on my Oly OMD5e on two trips.
Sometimes with a Subsee +10 in a flip holder.
The fisheye lens was with us, but not often used...
We had on one trip 3 times a blue ring octopus, and some pics at Sombrero have been nice with the fisheye.
Travel time was both times february.


In Topic: Batteries for strobes

11 July 2017 - 08:19 AM

get two sets of Panasonic Eneloops per strobe and you will be fine.
I use the white ones, not so "strong" but more cycles....
And a charger per strobe ;-))
Normally you will get two dives out for sure, but the third can get to much...
Have fun,

In Topic: Fishing at Anilao: bad and getting worse

10 July 2017 - 10:27 PM

this is realy sad to hear!
Have seen the very small boats the fishermen were using, my respect for their work.
Once one brought a tune he catched with a single line to our resort for direct selling.
That brought him i think more money than the market, and us fresh tuna.

Getting in a net can be a deadly accident for divers.
Think this is the way to argument. A dead diver from a net will be the worst scenario for the resorts there.

Dont know the rules in the philippines, but normaly you have to stay away min 50m from a boat with diver flag!

Thanks for sharing and your work in this problem.


In Topic: 60mm vs. 100m

07 July 2017 - 08:50 AM

what camera are you using?
FX or DX?
That makes a big difference.

And with some animals, it is easier to get a good shot if you are a bit further away, if the water conditions are good enought!


In Topic: House d7200 or reinvest in rx100 MK V?

26 June 2017 - 10:25 PM

my girlfriend is using the RX100 mk1, and i use now a Nikon D500 in a Hugyhousing.
Before a Olympus OMD5 in a Nauticam.

Was long thinking about a change back to Dslr, had a D300 before, and compairing things and prices...

The biggest differnce is the weight and size of your travelling pack! The Oly setup was fitting in my back pack just a bit overweighted.
The Dslr setup is much to big and heavy.
So i had the macro setup with one strobe in the backpack, much overweighted, and the other things in the normal luggage.
Simple i want one setup direct with me if the luggage gets in trouble.

The quality of the Sony is good, no question thet the D500 is better.
But if you fly maybe with more stops and plane changes, its much harder, to deal with it....

I was weight and the lady told me that 15kg ist too much for hand luggage, and i told her that for sure i will not put my camera or housing in the normal one, just get 10 USD for a kilkogramm that had cost my 1000.- ...