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Nauticam flextray not so good, alternatives?

18 May 2015 - 12:53 PM

I've always thought the flextray handles seemed a bit too flexy and flimsy. Today's dive proved that true when the left broke of at the start of the dive.

Forensics show there is only a tiny bit of metal were it broke of, the corrosion hints that it has been underway for a while too.

So, suggestions on alternative handles that does not mean buying a whole new system would be appreciated :-)


Removing the flash thingy from a NA-E-M5 housing?

26 February 2015 - 07:05 AM

The Nauticam OM-D E-M5 housing has a clever plastic thingy that makes sure that you don't install the camera in the housing without popping up the flash.


I would like to put some custom stuff in the hot shoe and need to remove that piece of plastic.


Do you see any issues with removing that part and put it back later should I like?  It seems to be fasted with two small hex screws from the inside. The screws are fixed with loctite. 

I expect these to easily come of and not cause any other issues if I remove them and the plastic part.
Am I right or am I missing something?


OM-D E-M5 II stabilization improvement significant?

20 February 2015 - 12:28 AM

What do you think about this new iteration? For me more is required before a full upgrade with new housing. However, how effective is the stabilization improvement for wide angle still-life? It should be effective, but I'm not sure if the dome and virtual image will trick the logics at least slightly and render the is at least not as effective as in air. What do you think?


Sony a7 series with 28mm and clip-on fisheye

14 January 2015 - 06:52 AM

Sony is going to produce a 28mm 2.0 with fishe eye adapter lens. I assume like the NEX 16mm variant.  


What do you think about this as an UW option for the a7 series?





See whole news article here: http://www.sonyalpha...-new-fe-lenses/


New Olympus WA lenses

14 January 2015 - 06:47 AM

The new Olympus 7-14 2.8 seems to be imminent, however, what differences / advantages would you expect compared to the Panasonic equivalence that has been around for quite some time? Are the ports for the latter expected to fit the former?


Then there is now also a rumored 8mm 1.8 fisheye for Olympus.  This is only rumored, however it sounds quite extreme to me, i suppose it will become large, or at least larger than the Panasonic 8mm 3.5.   So I assume that ports for an Olympus fisheye like that would not match the Panasonic.   I quite happily use the Panasonic today, but would not mind some more light...