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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....

In Topic: Shooting Experience - Oly 30mm vs. 60mm Macro Lenses

08 November 2017 - 02:05 PM

I am not sure if the 30mm macro lens makes sense underwater. Macro lenses are optimized for - guess what - macro. But with the 30mm lens subject distance definintively will be too close when used in macro mode. As you mentioned, difficult/impossible lighting, and of course only for static subjects.


Of course you can use the lens for subjects further away and have less water between the fish or whatever and your lens than with the 60mm lens  - but why not use a zoom lens instead? Much more versatile.



In Topic: Going optical - best options?

28 October 2017 - 03:36 AM


Why not look into the new Retra strobes? This is what I will be changing my dual DS160 strobes to :) They've had LOADS of great reviews so far and come with a 2 year warranty. 

Well, maybe because you have to be very brave to be a beta-tester??? If a few pre-production strobes work great on one or two dive trips that does not mean anything. See the problems Sea&Sea has, lots of complaints here in the forum.


The Inon strobes are workhorses and over the years have proven to be reliable. Not a bad choice at all!

In Topic: WTB: Nauticam P714-Z Zoom Gear para Panasonic 7-14mm (nau.36044)

15 October 2017 - 02:36 AM

Hi Marcus,

if you have access to a 3D printer (or if such a printing service is available in Brazil) you can find and download a file for printing the Zoom Gear Panasonic 7-14mm on thingiverse.com. Should be cheaper than the Nauticam part.

Greetings, Jock