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Glasseye Snapper

Member Since 11 Oct 2005
Offline Last Active Sep 19 2014 04:18 PM
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In Topic: Thoughts on external vs Internal filter ?

17 September 2014 - 04:16 PM

If it was me I would prefer the filter right on the lens because, unlike diopters, there is no great incentive to take it on/off as needed. The only conditions I can think of where you may want to take it off is in very shallow (<2m or so) depth or perhaps when shooting in B&W mode. But in both cases having the filter in place is not a big drawback unless natural light is in limited supply.

 

Bart


In Topic: Lens and/or port recommendations m 4/3?

06 September 2014 - 08:04 AM

The 12-50mm port will also take care of the macro lens or you could get the macro port which will also take the 12-50. The latter is a lot less money but you can't use the special macro mode. There have been a bunch of recent posts on wide angle prime and zoom lenses and their best ports. Just look for Phil Rudin and you should find all you need and then some.

 

Bart


In Topic: Bonaire - First trip w/ 5D mkIII

02 September 2014 - 05:21 PM

Kudo's for the cuda from me too.

 

Bart


In Topic: Flat ports ports for m4/3

26 August 2014 - 05:05 PM

No you are not missing something. The one exception may be when using a wet diopter. Perhaps that works better when the diopter is close to the lens, but I really don't know. The main advantage of a dedicated 45mm port is more working space between port glass and subject. Depending on your subjects and lighting needs that may be relevant but I am personally not convinced that the 45mm lens is sufficiently shorter to make it worth to own both. 

 

I am using the 12-50mm, 60mm and 25mm olympus lenses, all in the 60mm macro port. The 25mm does give a substantially wider FOV and focuses down to 25cm. The F1.8 may also be useful in some occasions, and brightens the view finder. Maybe something else to consider.

 

Bart


In Topic: Anyone know if this is a decorator crab? Pic taken in Komodo National Park

24 July 2014 - 04:57 PM

Fascinating image. I agree the eyes and mouth look much more like a vertebrate than a crustacean. Did it move?

 

Bart