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JMartel

Member Since 27 Feb 2013
Offline Last Active Jan 18 2018 09:43 PM
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In Topic: New camera time and need advice please

01 December 2017 - 07:45 AM

I'll give you a different option. 

 

Olympus 60mm Macro & Nauticam port

Olympus 12-50 - Uses the same port as macro, just lose the ability to use macro button during dive (but you have the 60mm anyway). You can 3D print a much less complicated gear for really cheap.

Panasonic 8mm & 100mm dome. 

 

Then you only have 2 ports to worry about, covers the range, and the 12-50mm is only about $150 used

 

I wouldn't do the 9-18mm. I used that combo and didn't like it. I now use a Panasonic 7-14mm instead. 


In Topic: 7-14 mm with or without focus knob?

01 December 2017 - 07:33 AM

I use Deepshots zoom gear for Pana 7-14mm and it works well.  Saves you some money over OEM.

https://deepshots.my...-7-14-zoom-gear

Or, even cheaper, 3D print your own. Find someone that has a printer, or use a printing service. Works great. I gave a friend $10 US to make it for me. I've also used him for a few other gears as well.

 

http://wetpixel.com/...showtopic=60536


In Topic: best strobe arms

31 October 2017 - 11:38 AM

iDas for arms, Nauticam for clamps. 


In Topic: Variety of Colours in the Emerald Sea

31 October 2017 - 11:25 AM

Thanks for your post !

I'm actually planning a trip for next year . Which time of the year you went ?

Great photos

JA

 

Not in Vancouver, but I dive weekly in Seattle area just south. This is the best time of year for good visibility. Late spring-late summer the visibility gets downright horrible in many places. 2 meters or less on occasion.


In Topic: Switching to Olympus - a few specific questions

23 October 2017 - 07:23 PM

Although you don't have plans for the 9-18mm at all, I would not recommend buying it. The Panasonic 7-14mm is better in every way. I don't have issues that the other person posted about where it doesn't perform that great. Mine works quite well. I plan on picking up a fisheye for wider angle in the near future.

 

For Macro, you really are better off getting the 60mm. Switch to the 12-50 on days when you don't want to do strictly macro. The 12-50mm fits in the same port as the 60mm macro, so you don't need any additional ports for that, just a zoom gear. 

 

I have an E-M5mkII in a Nauticam Housing. The 60mm macro is on my camera the most, with the 7-14mm for when I shoot wide angle.