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Overexposed Seahorse

Member Since 25 Feb 2014
Offline Last Active Jun 22 2014 04:35 AM

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Cozumel Lenses

08 June 2014 - 04:42 AM

Hi There,


I am going out to Cozumel for 2 weeks diving in July this year, and having never dived in the Caribbean area, I am unsure as too what lenses to take.


I normally go to the Red Sea and mainly just leave my TOkina 10-17 on my camera for most of the week, and enjoy the wide angle shots of all the reefs there. However there are few decent pictures from Cozumel on the web so I don't know whether the fisheye lens will be too wide.


Due to baggage restrictions I can't really take more than one lens/port combination, so I am OK with the 10-17 fisheye, or is it best to take a macro lens or 10-14 wide angle.



July Warm Water Diving Suggestions Wanted!

04 May 2014 - 03:48 AM



I am currently looking for opinions on where to go this July for some warm water diving!


I am based in the UK, so am considering places between the Indian Ocean and Caribbean, places like Indonesia/Australia are a little too far in the time I have. The Red Sea is superb, although I go every April, so I'm looking for somewhere different.


The places that are currently on the shortlist are:


1. Cozumel

2. Cayman Islands

3. Bonaire

4. Maldives


I am mostly interested in good photographic opportunities (especially wide angle), and good coral and fish life for nice diving, rather than wrecks.


If anyone has any thoughts on these places, or has any other suggestions then I would be delighted to hear!!



Camera Housings in hand luggage

23 March 2014 - 09:32 AM

I was wondering how to take my camera with me to Egypt next month. I have just upgraded to a DSLR which weighs around 6kg, not to mention regulators, laptop etc etc. Having seen how luggage handlers treat the hold items, I do not want to put any of it in the hold, with the exception of strobe arms.


However the bag is still over the weight limit allowed (5kg) and I'm sure that a lot of you will have had to deal with this in the past and so I am interested to find out the best way around it. The airlines rules are 5kg in 1 bag. 


I was planning on taking my camera out and putting it in a pocket, but it still means the housing would have to be weighed! 


Any advice would be greatly appreciated!



FS Olympus E-PL3 Micro Four Thirds Underwater Setup

17 March 2014 - 10:50 AM



I am selling my two year old Olympus E-PL3 Micro 4/3 camera setup, as I am upgrading to a DSLR. All items are in great condition and are in the original packaging.


I am selling:


  • Olympus E-PL3 camera body
  • Olympus 14-42 IIR lens
  • Olympus PT-EP05L housing
  • Inon UWL-H100 28M67 Type 2 Wide Angle Lens
  • Panasonic 45-200mm lens
  • Zoom gear for 14-42 lens
  • Shading rings for the standard port and dome port (dome port not for sale)
  • 2 spare o-rings for housing
  • 2 spare batteries for camera
  • Slot Stay with T base (with spare camera mounting screws)
  • 45cm Flex Arm with YS mount
  • Sea and Sea Fibre optic cable
  • Hoya 37mm Polarising Filter


All of the above is in fantastic, almost new condition, and has been well cared for and is in full working order. The housing has never been flooded. The housing and Inon wide angle lens have protective covers that are not pictured.

The Panasonic 45-200mm lens has just been used once, and the optics are in like new condition. The Inon wide angle lens also has like new optics and has only been used on one trip (purchased July 2013).


This setup has everything that you would need apart from a strobe. It is a great camera and a brilliant step up from a compact camera, with full manual controls and a larger sensor, and is equally a great camera for the more experienced photographer. I have spent over £1900 on this set up.


I am looking for £850 given the fantastic condition.


I am based in the UK, buyer pays postage or collect.


If anyone has any questions, or want more photos, please ask!


Many Thanks!!

Mini Dome vs Larger (8") dome

16 March 2014 - 09:50 AM

Hi there,


I was wondering what are the positives and negatives of using a mini dome (4") with a fisheye lens compared to a larger dome, and which you would recommend. I have read a good post by Alex Mustard on the subject, who says good things and bad things about them, and doesn't really come to a definitive answer.


I like the fact that a mini dome would enable CFWA shots, which aren't possible with a larger dome, but Alex also says that the optical quality is not as good? How much worse is it??


What are everyones thoughts on this?