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JMartel

Member Since 27 Feb 2013
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In Topic: Picture mode

07 June 2017 - 09:06 PM

Manual mode for me. Pick the iso and aperture you want, and then vary shutter speed to change how bright the background is. 


In Topic: OMD EM5 MK2 & Sea&Sea YS d1/2 PROBLEMS???

31 May 2017 - 06:41 AM

What mode do you have your strobes in? What flash mode is your camera in? If your strobes are in manual, you need to have the camera flash in manual (I put mine at 1/64 power). If the strobes are in TTL, you need to have the camera set to "fill in" flash. I had the same problem when I started out. 

 

With strobes, changing the shutter speed won't affect how bright the strobe lights are. You need to change your ISO or your Aperture (f-stop). 

 

Just so long as you only fire a couple shots above water and give them a minute or two to cool down, you can shoot occasionally above water. Better to figure it out before getting in the water. 


In Topic: Help with zen 170 dome port II

29 May 2017 - 03:18 PM

So, objectively, which is the better port combo for the Panasonic 7-14mm?  I was planning on buying a Zen 170mm version I since I could also use the 8mm 1.8 in the same dome sans-extension. I have a few months to make a decision but I'll need it in September. 


In Topic: Olympus E-M1 with Olympus or Nauticam Housing?

25 May 2017 - 06:22 AM

If you can swing the extra money, get the Nauticam. Just the vacuum valve option and no fogging to worry about are worth it alone. Trigger style shutter release is another good feature. There's quite a bit of weight difference though, so be prepared for extra floats. 

 

The Olympus housings with OMD mount could potentially have greater lens selection, however a lot of the older domes that are needed aren't available anymore. You have to get lucky finding a used one. 

 

I have an Olympus housing for my E-PM1 and a Nauticam housing for my E-M5II. The Olympus housings are fine and a really good value. The Nauticam's are just better all around, but cost more.


In Topic: Lenses for Palau

08 May 2017 - 08:56 AM

Thanks for the replies. I'll hold off on the Fisheye for now then.