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In Topic: Going from S100 to M43, signifigant upgrade?

10 April 2014 - 10:08 AM

All good info.  thanks guys.  At this point i'm thinking i'll just stick with my S100. 

In Topic: Going from S100 to M43, signifigant upgrade?

08 April 2014 - 07:45 AM

The highlight of the LX-7 are:

- Faster lens (even on telephoto side)

- built in ND filter

- P/S/A/M video shooting control

- Very fast focus speed

- very fast burst mode

- Very close macro


Some people insist that color on Canon is better, but I would leave that to Lightroom. Some people insist bigger sensor is better so I suggest them to go with RX100 series.


I just added a Sea & Sea YS-D1, so hopefully I can get some result like that too.


You are shooting the LX-7 kc?


You will be pleased with the YS-D1.  It blew me away.  And gets stellar battery life with just 4 AA batteries.  So much better than the 2 dive battery life of my DS160's.

In Topic: Going from S100 to M43, signifigant upgrade?

08 April 2014 - 07:43 AM

The OEM housing of the EPL is rather big and not really so much smaller than a small DSLR housing.
I am not a fan of 4/3 cameras as i see no real advantages regarding a good P+S and a DSLR.

For space and weight reason a S100 or G12+ in a small housing (S100+Ikelite or G12+Fisheye/Recsea) is unbeatable.

The S100 in the fisheye housing and the Inon dome gives you more than you need in a super tiny package.
The quality is certainly not of an DSLR, but you save a lot of weight and space in your luggage and drag while diving.



This is good info chris.  I have the S100 in a fisheye with a inon dome just as you described.  with a single YSD1 the color is superb.  My main issue would be ambient light wide angle shots not being as sharp.  I have a great shot of some dolphins in honduras that has great comp and lighting but is just not nearly as sharp as my DSLR shots in similar situations.  I also find the performance of custom white balance at shallow depths (for ambient light photo and especially for video) is not as good.  Video on the S100 is always over exposed. 


But very good to know the oly EPL housing is big.  I like how my entire current setup fits in the bag that used to barely fit my DS160 strobes!

In Topic: Going from S100 to M43, signifigant upgrade?

08 April 2014 - 05:51 AM

those shots are awesome.  really awesome.  But on paper the LX7 is hardly an upgrade from the S100...


It makes me think maybe I just need to learn how to get the most out of the s100...

In Topic: FS: Ikelite T4i/650d full setup with strobes, wide angle and 8" dome port

26 July 2013 - 12:55 PM