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In Topic: Wide Lens recommendations for Olympus EM5 for temperate / cold water locations

24 November 2014 - 05:30 AM

A couple of quick comments.

In tricky conditions I think manual mode strobes on low power is a good idea

How wide do you need? I have the 8mm too. I find it great, if you are ok with 12mm, Olympus 12mm f2 prime fits under same dome, see the dslr forum. Optimal with a diopter. I have this lens but have not yet tried it uw

In Topic: Sony A7r/s Nauticam

20 November 2014 - 06:21 AM

I think the new a7mk2 is a great prospect for uw use with the IBIS. If just the lens selection would get sorted. A modern bright fisheye please!

In Topic: EM-1 died!

07 November 2014 - 05:38 AM

Do you know if it was flashing an error before going blanc?   My E-M5 developed a problem where it went blank randomly and suddenly after shots.   Then I realized it was flashing an orange "IS1" in the corner just before, so that was some kind of intermittent IS problem unfortunately




In Topic: White balance and the E-M1

07 November 2014 - 05:35 AM

I join the choir. Just use raw!


By all means, you can still throw in a few reference shots on your hand, a slat the sand or something neutral.  This can be handy when you are adjusting the CB later.



In Topic: Panasonic 8mm fish eye or samyang 8mm?

07 November 2014 - 05:31 AM

That would be interesting, I think many have one or the other only.


I have Panasonic, E-M5 and Nauticam housing and dome. I like to have the option of auto focus.  That said, most of the time I have had this lens (soon a yr) I have actually locked the focus as the low-light levels makes the AF hunt anyway.    


In that respect, maybe the Samyang would work ok, however I think one would need a focus gear, because the focus needs to be set underwater and I think it is going to need to be very precisely set.   Is there any obstacles for producing a 3D printed gear for that manual lens?