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JMartel

Member Since 27 Feb 2013
Offline Last Active Oct 18 2017 07:18 AM
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In Topic: Switching to a Mirrorless

10 October 2017 - 08:28 AM

Your $2k budget won't get you a Sony setup unless you find a good deal used. The $1600 for the EM5mkII is about as good as a deal as you will find new. That leaves you $400 to work with. If you already have strobes, then I'd spend $300 on a 60mm macro or a 9-18mm wide angle depending on what you like to shoot. If not, then that $400 should go to getting you at least one strobe and the arms. You can potentially find a used deal on an EM1 or EM5mkII on here that would give you more budget to work with.

 

I shoot with a EM5mkII right now (though in a Nauticam housing). The 60mm is a fantastic lens if you like macro.


In Topic: Help with zoom gear

16 August 2017 - 10:34 AM

If you know anyone with a 3D printer, you can have a gear printed. I'm working on having a Panasonic 7-14mm gear printed now. If it goes well, I'll try and post up the file. 


In Topic: Labeling underwater housings

08 August 2017 - 08:21 PM

The lanyard I use to connect my camera to my BCD is neon green paracord. You don't see many people with neon green lanyards. 


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.