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adamtaylor

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In Topic: FS: COMPLETE Olympus OM-D EM-5 M1/ Nauticam housing/ Sea&Sea YS-D1 rig

16 April 2017 - 02:18 PM

Finally picked up my mail. The handle trays have arrived and are in great condition. Thanks

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In Topic: Nauticam dealers now list part 17713 for NA-GH5

14 April 2017 - 02:26 PM

Perhaps further discussion on autofocus should move to Video section but as a mirrorless camera, and one I am considering for a mix if stills and video I want to see others opinions.

Most of the reviews about autofocus have been for use in Video Blogs, which isnt relevant to my underwater shooting. If it turns out there are no consistent ways to achieve focus for underwater macro and wide angle then the camera isnt at all appealing.

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In Topic: Nauticam dealers now list part 17713 for NA-GH5

10 April 2017 - 07:08 AM

@EspenB that changes things...

Quite honestly I am curious to see how this issue impacts ones ability to shoot underwater. I don't use my camera as much on land.

May be a deal breaker but I will keep watching this page and others in hopes someone will get one underwater and provide comments / review.

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In Topic: Nauticam dealers now list part 17713 for NA-GH5

07 April 2017 - 01:12 PM

The 60mm is a different beast entirely when it comes to autofocus. I find it better to back button focus and tweak with manual focus knob as needed.


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I completely agree it is a different beast. The Oly 60mm is a great lens which can produce crisp results but it can be challenging.

When conditions are less than ideal, or when a small subject is close enough to other things to confuse auto focus my preferred still photo solution is as follows;

1) Pick an easy nearby target in same approximate focal plane.

2) Use a pre-set function button to first switch to Manual Focus

3) Use the other function button to magnify the target in the viewfinder. I find the Nauticam dials very useful to 'walk' the magnified area into the right location.

At that point I use the focus knob or rock the camera to fine tune focus on the details I want.

Now for video??? That is the question of the day.

Mind you, I think I read somewhere that the GH5 provides the option to zoom in on specific areas of the screen while recording? Anyone know if this is possible?


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In Topic: Nauticam dealers now list part 17713 for NA-GH5

07 April 2017 - 12:28 PM

 
Yeah, I watched that video previously. It performs better, but still kinda flakey. I have a GH5 and am deciding if I'm going to keep or return it. I have just the 60mm lens to test with. Moving from a dedicated video camera to mirrorless is a big change. 

Stephen, if you do keep it and get the GH5 underwater in the Northwest please post comments.

My EM5 struggles with focus at times, especially with the 60mm in waters near Vancouver. Be interested to see how the GH5 compares.

There is alot of fresh water mixing near the surface at many of my regular sites. So I imagine any camera will struggle focusing through changing water densities...

It is a big financial commitment to purchase a GH5 and housing, even if my current lenses and ports are compatable. Seeing some real world results and reviews will be required before I make my decision.

Thanks


Adam

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