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Flat ports ports for m4/3

23 August 2014 - 10:54 AM

Does anyone know if the Panasonic 45mm macro can be used in the longer port for the 60mm?


I am thinking of getting the 14-42x and either the 45mm macro or 60mm macro (or both) to cover the range of mid to close shots for macro video. Trying to figure out the optimal port configuration to fit all three lenses.


Second question is whether the 12-35mm fits in any flat ports? I believe it wouldn't work in the 65mm flat port -- but how about the special flat port for the 12-50mm? Would the 12-35mm fit in there?

Leica 45mm vs Olympus 60mm for (super) macro video on GH4

20 August 2014 - 08:12 PM

Since the GH4 has a 2.34x crop in 4k mode, it seems like there would be some advantage to using the 45mm over the 60mm for macro shooting. The 45mm already acts like a 105mm on full frame, which is about as tight as you'd want to go. The 60mm, meanwhile, acts like a 140mm lens, which is much more limiting, I would think.


The other advantage the 45mm has is the O.I.S., which should come in handy with video.


Are there any benefits to using the Olympus 60mm for video?

What to do with flooded gear

18 August 2014 - 07:46 PM

A recent flood (caused by operator hastiness) did my Nikon D800 body and 105mm macro lens in. It was in salt water, so both have salt crystals inside them now.


Is there anything I can do with them other than throw them out? Can the lens perhaps be professionally cleaned and the glass salvaged? Or are the electronics screwed?


What about the camera body? Might it still be useful for spare parts?

FS: RX100, NA-RX100 Nauticam housing

18 August 2014 - 02:58 PM

I've long since upgraded to a DSLR, but never quite managed to sell my old housing. So let's try again.


Camera has Japanese-only menu (can be cross-reference with English manual if you don't read Japanese) and a slight ding to the corner where the flash pops up, making the flash a little sticky (it still can be popped in and out, but it doesn't pop out automatically). I'm including an external charger and extra battery.

Housing is in great working order, never had any leaks.


$650 for the housing

$100 for the camera & extra batteries


Will consider best offer by the end of the week.


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Panasonic (GH4) manual white balance underwater

04 July 2014 - 03:24 PM

How good is the manual white balance on the Panasonic cameras (especially the GHx series) for underwater use? Can you get rich colors without a red filter? If so, how deep?


How do the Panasonics compare to the Canons? (I've seen some excellent white balance results without a red filter from the 5D Mark III -- can GH4 do similar)


What about compared to the RX100? I have an RX100, and the manual white balance without red filter doesn't produce very good results below 5 meters or so. Are the panasonics/canons better? Or do you need a red filter with all of them?