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OMD EM5 blacks out after repeated shots

07 June 2014 - 09:39 AM

I have an issue where it seems like if I take reapeated shots in quick sucession, the camera blacks out and shut down.


I suspect it is because the water is a little bit chilly, about 5dgrees centigrade, and I take flash shots in quick sucession.  After 3-4 shots, the last shot does not come up in review-mode, but the screen black out once, and then the camera comes up again in camera mode but is unresponsive and then blacks out again.  At this point I flip it on and off again, and it is ok.


So i suspect that the battery does not deliver enough power when recharging the strobe and the voltage drops so the camera shuts down. However, to contradict that, no battery symbol shows, and I am not shooting in TTL mode, but 1/64 manual mode which should conserve power to some extent.   The batteries (both) are originals, only a couple of years old maximum.




Wide wet lens, actual angle of view?

30 January 2014 - 06:18 AM

I have a Sea & Sea we lens made for the compact cameras DX-1G/2G.


I though it was equivalent to a 16mm  (35mm film lens), but reading the specs it does not seem that impressive any more:


To me it seems like it is in fact only 24mm equivalent in water.  Like I would care that it is a 16mm in air :-).


Am i reading the specs right?


Check this out:  


[Lens] 3 elements in 3 groups
[Underwater angle of view] 85° (106.5° on land)
[Magnification] 0.65x
[Depth rating] 60m / 200ft
[Weight] Approx. 406g / 14.2oz (underwater: Approx. 230g / 8.1oz)
[Dimensions (DIAxD)] 97x48.5mm / 3.9x1.9 inch









Need to buy Nauticam gears in NY

27 January 2014 - 06:33 AM



I'd like to get a Nauticam port and gear  (for Panasonic m4/3  7-14 zoom) while my sister is in NY city next week and is acting courier.    


Are there any store options there?  


Or if not what online store would you recommend that would have good shipping times?




OM-D EM-5 Nauticam with 9-18 zuiko?

15 December 2013 - 12:54 PM

I am about to buy a EM-5 kit with the 8mm fisheye and 4.33" dome.  


I have been offered to also buy the 9-18mm compact WA zoom, zoom gear and two 20mm extension rings, The extension rings is supposed to make the 4.33" port work equally well as the dedicated port for the 9-18.


I originally intended to eventually get the 12mm f2 for use under the same dome as the fisheye for  moderate WA.



1.  What is the current experience of the 9-18 mm WA?   I have been surfing the treads, but not found much current comments on it. There seems to be a preference for the 7-14 Panasonic in this case, in the early comments.  Anyone here using it now and what are your views?  (Please link if already commented in another thread.)


2.  Is the option with two extension rings on the 4.33" dome as good as the dedicated dome/port for this lens?


3. Should I hold off and get the 12mm as planned?  (this is a matter of personal opinion I know, but anyway)?