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girelle

Member Since 16 Apr 2006
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#362918 OM-D E-M1 rear dial problem

Posted by girelle on 04 July 2015 - 10:18 PM

Unfortunatly I had the same problem with the two kind of EM1 . The older and the newest silver version . Yes you can use the arrow to manage aperture and shutter speed and use the front dial to zoom pictures avoiding to use the rear dial . It's what I'm doing now .You can find the details in the very good book of Darrell Young  " Mastering the Olympus Em1 " available also as a kindle .




#361691 Olympus new lenses 8 mm fisheye considerations weight and so on ...

Posted by girelle on 01 June 2015 - 04:14 AM

I really don't understand why Olympus built such a heavy lense as the 8 mm fisheye suppose to weight 485 g !!!!

 

The Tokina 10-17 is 350 g only , the Nikon 10,5  305 g !! Without speaking of the 165 g of the Panasonic 8 mm !!!!!

 

What a strange world were we try to go as light as possible with the micro 43 and were the only thing that do Olympus is to innovate with probably the most heavy fisheye on the market all  groups included .

 

Normally we all agree to pay a very expensive price for the micro 43 lenses , assuming that this was for the miniaturization , but clearly this advantage is gone .....

 

Would you kindly notice also that the minimum distance of focus is exactly the same between the Pana and Oly 8mm , that the aperture at 1,8  is not of a major interest  underwater .

 

This lense will have to prove major optical benefices versus the Panasonic to be worth the need of spending 999  $ or € depending of  your geographical situation     :)

 

 

 




#360608 Living on/in a sea squirt

Posted by girelle on 29 April 2015 - 02:33 AM

Hello

 

Here a 3 pictures of marine creatures which have made their home of sea squirts , also call Tunicates .

It has been taken with an OMD EM1   , 60 mm macro lense Olympus and various macro lenses .

 

  

 

 

This year in Anilao ( Luzon Philippines ) I was able to meet the Tunicate schrimp, thank to Dennis Corpus manager  from "Anilao Critter "

 

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Unfortunately I have not found the scientific name of this schrimp ..

 

But Dennis show me also  the  lady bugg 

 

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And also the Gobie taking care of is eggs on another sea quirts 

 

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There is plenty to see inside and outside  the tunicates    :)




#341710 "Souvenirs "from Lembeh OMD -EM5

Posted by girelle on 11 January 2014 - 12:29 AM

Some of my best pictures , taken in Lembeh , at the end of December .

OMD-EM5 , with 60 mm Olympus with +10 Subsee or + 15 Saga , even for the commensal schrimp  picture 3  :+15 Saga and Inon ucl 165 ...

 

1  Sometimes we can be very lucky !!

 

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Phyllodesnium  Rudmani , that I founded myself and I'm very proud of that !!

 

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4 This one , is the only one which has been slightly cropped 

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#330017 Olympus OM-D E-M5

Posted by girelle on 20 April 2013 - 02:24 AM

 

However, if I really want into macro - such as in Lembeh - I will use my 60mm.

 

  

Absolutely !! And I must add also the 45 mm Panasonic , which is a great lense too . With the Subsee +10 you can do really good macro even try  supermacro  .

As well that you can do very beautiful wide angle with the 8mm fisheye of Panasonic that I own or other dedicateced wide angle that I don't own , and that I've never try , so I can't speak about  .

In both situations wide angle and macro you can't get the same result with the 12-50 , you can make excellent pictures with it , but not the level you can have with the fixed focal lenses .

Also versatility underwater is difficult , because jumping from wide angle to macro needs a complete change of mind , and adjustements for the camera and the flashes as well , it's extremely difficult and tiring . Better to go for macro OR wide angle  before the dive.

I own also the 12-50 with the very expensive but so well built port and zoom gear from Nauticam ,I use it from time to time , but there always someyhing missing me especially in wide angle .

The OMD is really a great camera , full of possibilities , but you could miss something if you try to   manage everything with the 12-50 even if it's a great lense , no needing anymore fixed macro or wide angle lense . 

The OMD is not a compact camera , it's an interchangeable compact camera , so use it   :)

 

Ps I hope that my english will not create misunderstanding ...




#323707 Pics from Bohol , OMD -EM5

Posted by girelle on 03 January 2013 - 01:39 AM

All comments are welcome , especially if they are good :):):):)
Now pictures taken with the 12-50 :
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and some taken with the 60 mm and subsee +10 , uncropped
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and this last one which has been slightly cropped
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Some more ( bad or goods ...) to be seen on Flickr !!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/7189548@N05/sets/72157632183755100/

Thank for your attention :)


#323706 Pics from Bohol , OMD -EM5

Posted by girelle on 03 January 2013 - 01:18 AM

Hello and happy new year !!
We are back to Alona Beach , Panglao , Bohol for some months and I've make some pictures that I'm going to show right now !!

So first some wide angles taken with the 8 mm Panasonic fish eye :

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This turtle is especially huge , and probably very old !
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To be continued with proxy and macro :)


#323674 Olympus OM-D E-M5

Posted by girelle on 02 January 2013 - 04:31 PM

Great new , our OMD is a winner !!

http://www.dpreview....of-2012-results :)


#323570 Favourite Image Of 2012

Posted by girelle on 31 December 2012 - 07:47 PM

Wrecks and groupers are the best reasons for diving around my home in the south of France :

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Both pictures have been taken with Olympus OMD-EM5 , and Panasonic 8mm fisheye .

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#323569 Olympus OM-D E-M5

Posted by girelle on 31 December 2012 - 07:26 PM

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#317902 Olympus OM-D E-M5

Posted by girelle on 06 October 2012 - 06:05 AM

I've use the 12-50 lense and port this morning for the first time , it's wonderfull to use because of the ability to use the macro mode of the 12-50 with the Nauticam port and zoom gear .
Notice : the 12-50 had vignetting at 12 mm when it was used with the first port that Nauticam build in 67 mm , it's why they have make a new one in 77 mm , the one I did use .

The 60 mm fits perfectly in the port of the 12-50.
I'm waiting for the flip holder in 77 mm for 67 mm wet lense , and have order on ebay a step down adaptater 67 to 77 as Phil gave us the good advice for waiting.
All this is a bit heavy , now I use my Stix collar for Aquatica macro port ( I own before a Nikon D90 ) it fit well the 12-50 port ..
I've also send my 45 °Inon viewfinder mounted in Aquatica to Backscatter, (where I bought it a few years ago ) , mainly because it had mould spot on the glass , they have clean it and change the mount from Aquatica to Nauticam , I also bought to them ( difficult to do something else ..) the replacement rear window for the viewfinder , all this with has been pretty expensive , but I don't regret , it has change my life with the OMD . Because the only complain that I have again this super camera is that the screen mimic exposure , with the viewfinder now I can see pretty well !!

I must say a big thank to the people who did explain me what PHD mean , but when I did assemble the zoom gear of the 12-50 I had regrets to be only a MD , it's rather difficult but it's done and works well.
Here are two pictures , I would like that the exposure be better but between the new use of the viewfinder , and the 12-50 I was very occupied , so this is only tentative pictures , only to show the interest for me of the lense , the pictures have not been cropped of course.
First is the anemona in it's environnement lense at 12 mm :
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The second is the little spider crab living in the same anemona 12-50 macro mode ( 43 mm )

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It's pleasant to be able to get pictures of both ..:)

Ps For Phil or anybody interested to meet , we will be to Marseille festival on the 4 of November at noon (I think) and maybe the first part of the afternoon .


#314687 OMD-EM5 , wide angle ,Meditérranée

Posted by girelle on 16 August 2012 - 05:19 AM

Hello

I own since one month the new Olympus micro 43 that I bought after having read Alex Mustard report , but I thought about this since I rode the announcement of this new camera on Wetpixel at the beggining of 2012.
I owned before a Nikon D90, that I've already sold .. .
I'm completely satisfied of this new rig , it's easy to carry everywhere including underwater . The Nauticam housing is extremely easy and pleasant to use when preparing the camera and taking picture as well .
Here are some pics I did take with it , most of them are wrecks as the weather is really nice since one month here so we can make deep dives , and some of our very popular groupers or other fishes .All the pictures have been taken with the Panasonic 8 mm .
I've not yet try macro , some pictures only , but it seems really promising .
Hope you'll understand my poor english ..and I apologize for that
Here are the pictures .
(Some more including macro tentatives can be seen at :
http://www.flickr.com/photos/7189548@N05/sets/72157630758360172/ )

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Thank for your attention , all comments are welcome !