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In Topic: Combi roller and backpack for DSLR setup

16 May 2018 - 04:17 AM

If the "AmazonBasics Convertible Rolling Camera Backpack" weighs 4.25kg - what do you want to put inside? Camera-Gear? Have fun at the airport...


I use an EastPak "Hatchet" which itself is very lightweight (780g). With all the gear that I do not want to check-in it is well above the airlines cabin luggage weight restrictions (economy class) - but it does not look heavy! Absolutely no problems up to now...

In Topic: Sea&Sea YS-D1/YS-D2 Not Designed For High Speed Sync

10 May 2018 - 09:57 AM

Bob, are you still using your Olympus OM-D? I have an E-M5 and used to have exactly the same problems with inconsistent TTL exposure you describe. I was told the fiber optic cables could be the problem - I had cheap ones - and that was it! I bought one Sea&Sea and one Nauticam cable. No more problems since then.

But still, as I wrote in an earlier post, IMHO background exposure in Macro with sync speeds of 1/125sec and below and small apertures is NOT dependent on sync speed. So you do not get a darker background (which was the „opener“ in this thread) when using 1/250s instead of 1/125s. The burning time of the strobe is shorter anyhow, so it does not matter what exposure time you set.

Pavel probably knows if I am right or wrong.


In Topic: What lens for Olympus OM for rhinopias

06 May 2018 - 08:17 AM

As I wrote before, a fisheye lens is another option.

In Topic: What lens for Olympus OM for rhinopias

08 February 2018 - 01:44 AM

If you have a Pana Fisheye and the Nauticam 3.5" dome - take it with you!

In Topic: New Inon Z330

10 December 2017 - 01:10 AM

Thanks for the photos, Tom

For me (without underwater testing, just by comparing the specs) the "want-to have" strobe would be the Seacam: small, beautiful design, 4.400K colour temperature, 130° coverage (GN8 metric / around GN25 imperial), accessories like diffusor, snoot available.

When I changed from analog to digital I changed from Ikelite SS200 to Inon Z240. What I really missed was the circular flash tube from the Ikelite. For my personal taste the Ikelite gave a much more "pleasant" lighting; maybe because of the circular tube, maybe because of the colour temperature, or maybe bcause of a combination of both). The Seacam has this circular flash tube, the other two not.

BUT: For the price of one 60D you can buy two Inons or Retras....