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thetrickster

Member Since 30 Nov 2013
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In Topic: Best soft gear bag for traveling

20 August 2014 - 02:16 AM

Interesting to hear the 6" dome doesn't fit! (is it too tall?) I was tempted by one of the ThinkTank cases.. maybe not then.

 

I have the Pelicase 1560, but its way too heavy, once fully loaded to carry by just the handle.

So now looking at a cheap plastic roller case, that will accept the 1560 divider set...

The CabinMax cases look good


In Topic: What kind of budget should I expect?

19 August 2014 - 12:15 AM

This year has been my first year with a 'proper' rig - perviously I've only had P&S type cameras and GoPros...

If I'm honest, with lights, camera, all the bits its well past $12,000 - and yes it takes wonderful photos and videos...

But would a decent P&S (thinking Sony RX100 or Panasonic type cameras) I would still be happy with the results? Yes I think so.

Luckily I live by the ocean, so can get lots of use of my kit, but if I was doing only a couple of trips a year - I would stick with what DecidedlyOdd said and get something in the $2k bracket with camera, single strobe and housing.


In Topic: GH4 - Nauticam Macro Lens/Port Thoughts

14 August 2014 - 12:02 AM

Off to buy the 14-42mm now... my question(s) have been answered! :)


In Topic: GH4 - Nauticam Macro Lens/Port Thoughts

13 August 2014 - 11:25 PM

Sorry to be so dumb - and thanks Peter for providing some excellent info / photos.

Why would I choice the 14-42PZ over say the 12-35mm? I appreciate the long end isn't as telephoto. But never contemplated this lens

before.

 

I've only had a brief look, but it appears the 12-35mm fits in the flat port for the Oly 60mm.


In Topic: Shark Week: New season, same nonsense!

13 August 2014 - 03:36 AM

Its awful - 'Megalodon Lives' - faked footage, actors as 'biologists', non existent news stories