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smk82

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Olympus 60mm First time shooting - tips?

Yesterday, 01:51 AM

I've recently acquired an Olympus 60mm macro lens, and I'm looking for tips about how to best setup for underwater use, as this will be the first time I'll be diving with a dedicated macro lens with this camera. The various options for setting 0.19-infinity etc, I've noted in some other threads that 0.19-0.40 is suggested by some as the best to reduce the hunting time for the lens when using a CMC/SMC - is this the same when neither of those are equipped? or is full range preferred? 

 

Also - I've also ordered the focus gear for this - is this not necessary unless one is manual focusing? I'm going to use it temporarily behind the 9-18mm 4" dome, but will be getting the 30mm extension ring for my 35mm port (which I have for the 14-42mm EZ - does anyone use this combination?


Focus light recommendations

15 July 2015 - 05:39 AM

I'm looking for a focus light at the moment, and rather torn by what to choose. Based on where/how I have my strobes angled to correctly light/minimize backscatter I can't use the focus lights in the strobes themselves, so I'll ideally have to mount it on the housing itself or use a triple clamp arrangement.

 

Currently considering

Sola 800P

Gobe Red focus light

Fix NEO 1000 WR FS

F.I.T Flare 1200 WRS

 

Ideally I'm looking for something which will offer both white and/or red modes. Recommendations/thoughts would be welcome from people who use these - also whether mounting the light by ball mount, hot shoe YS or ball mount via a triple clamp on a strobe arm is better.


Sound of Mull 2015

25 June 2015 - 10:09 AM

A few shots from my recent trip to the Sound of Mull, Scotland. This was the first "full" week I've had diving with the new camera setup, and I'm pretty happy with how the shots have turned out. Only problem was that I couldn't use full manual on the strobes (bit too fiddly with 5mm gloves in cold water), so these were shot TTL. Experimented with inward lighting techniques, and tried at darker backgrounds. All shot with Oly EM-10/Nauticam housing, with twin Z240 strobe (0.5 diffuser), 9-18mm lens or 14-42mm lens. Comments welcome.

 

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record button

18 June 2015 - 12:37 PM

has anyone had their record button seem to not work on a dive? did the morning dive with my em-10 and it worked fine whem i tried it at my deco stop. hiwever next dive it did not work the entire dive. there was sufficient space on the sd card for taking a video however. it was almost like the button was not aligned. has anyone else experienced this with a nauticam housing?

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Slight Faux Pas..

09 June 2015 - 03:35 AM

Looking back over some of my previous posts, I realised that I'd never actually done a proper introduction! :o .

 

I'm Steve, and I've been diving about 15 years since learning at University. I'm based in Berkshire, UK. I've dabbled in UW photography since 2007 with point and shoots, but only really started to get more serious in the last couple of years as funds/time allowed. BSAC diver, mostly UK diving, but have ventured abroad in the past to Red Sea, Maldives, Malta. Nowhere more exotic I'm afraid :nea:

 

My images are starting to improve, and I can say that I've been published for the first time in SCUBA (BSAC mag) August edition last year which I'm fairly happy with (although I'm sure I could improve on hopefully!). Currently diving with a EM-10/Twin Z240 setup, but still very much early days.. looking forward to contributing/learning very much from this forum!