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JMartel

Member Since 27 Feb 2013
Offline Last Active Feb 15 2017 03:12 PM
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In Topic: Need help for a decision 5DIV or E-M1II

03 February 2017 - 07:38 AM

If you are going to use the 5DIV for wedding photography topside, then I would suggest going with the EM1mkII. I wouldn't want to risk a flood and then be out of a camera needed before you can replace it. If it's not going to be your primary camera topside and you have the money, then I think the 5D would probably be better. And you'd only have to buy one system of lenses instead of a bunch of m4/3rds lenses in addition to your Canon ones.


In Topic: Which Olympus model to upgrade to...

31 January 2017 - 01:14 PM

bluep, did you ever come to a decision? I'm looking at upgrading from my E-PM1 in the next year or so. Unfortunately, the E-M1II isn't in the cards, so it would be between the E-M1 or the E-M5II for me.


In Topic: Oly m.Zuiko 9-18 not working in PT-EP05L with PPZR-EP02 zoom gear

18 January 2017 - 06:26 PM

The DLP-04 has an aluminum body, and the DLP-04P has a plastic body. That's the only difference between the two. The 03 also comes in an 03P version with a plastic body and glass which is a bit cheaper. I wouldn't have any qualms about getting the AOI port in a plastic body. AOI makes the housings and ports for Olympus, so it's the same material/strength as the housing it will be going on. I have a Zen port with my housing solely due to finding one used for a good price. 


In Topic: Complete Set

17 January 2017 - 06:27 AM

You could do a Panasonic 7-14mm. Gives you a bit of zoom range while still being wide enough for sharks/dolphins. There's also the cheaper Olympus 9-18mm which I have, but it's not as sharp. I took the 9-18mm to the Galapagos back in October in the standard Olympus flat port and it was wide enough for the hammerheads, but not the whale shark. If you are using a non-Olympus housing, I think you can use the 12-40 pro lens. I have no experience with it, however. 


In Topic: YS-01 Strobe losing power underwater, fine on land

06 November 2016 - 11:08 AM

Looks like one of the contacts had a bit of crud on it, barely visible. Wiped it off with a paper towel and it still seems to work when I press on the battery lid. I'll know for sure when I dive on Wednesday. Thanks. I hadn't seen that when I opened it up yesterday before my dive.