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JMartel

Member Since 27 Feb 2013
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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. 


In Topic: WANT TO BUY: Sea & Sea YS-D1 or YS-D2

27 October 2016 - 05:51 PM

I think $500 is too much for a D1 that's discontinued, especially when I can get a D2 for $580 new. Thanks though. 


In Topic: WA options for micro four thirds cameras

25 October 2016 - 06:36 AM

There's also the Olympus 9-18mm in a micro 4/3rds mount. I have that lens currently as I didn't want to spring for the 7-14's and a dome port. The 9-18mm worked with my Olympus housing's flat port, although it isn't ideal for getting the widest image possible. Corners aren't the sharpest, but for the money it's a good option. It's only a small step down in image quality compared to the Panasonic 7-14mm, for instance. New they are $400-500 USD here in the states, not sure what it is for you in NZ. 

 

If you have the budget, by all means go for the Olympus 7-14mm PRO lens. That would be the absolute best lens in this focal length.