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chris_l

Member Since 11 Feb 2007
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In Topic: Waterproof Case for Sony a6000 with access to interface connectors

08 February 2017 - 04:43 PM

If it's not going under water, you don't need full waterproof.

You could use something like this:

https://www.bhphotov...s=REG&A=details

 

and have the cable enter from the bottom.  Any rain or splash would flow off.


In Topic: Which Olympus model to upgrade to...

26 January 2017 - 02:15 PM

I'm liking the idea of the m5 mkII housing - sounds like this would take the 14-42mm, 60mm, 12-50mm kit lens and 9-18mm without the need to buy any other port and be maximum compatibility with my E-PL1 housing if I did buy any ports in the future. Idea is I dive with one set up whilst my boyfriend dives with the other... so mixing and matching would be quite useful.

Unless I can find a good second hand deal on E-PL7 housing.

What strobes best with the set up? Any recommendations?

For strobes, I've been using an Inon D2000 for years with both epl2 & epl7.

It's been very solid and exposure in usually right.

Personally, I'd go Inon again, but I don't have experience with others.


In Topic: Which Olympus model to upgrade to...

26 January 2017 - 07:30 AM

I also just purchased an em1 mkii.  

I am considering housing it, but a couple of things give me pause.

I really love the compactness of the PEN system underwater.

Also, if I flood an em1 ii, I'll be very upset.  If I flood an epl7 I'll just have a drink.


In Topic: Which Olympus model to upgrade to...

25 January 2017 - 02:05 PM

If you want to go for a 12-40 you need to stick with the larger OMD housing.  

I don't think it will work on a PEN housing.  Also be aware that the em5 ii housing is more like a PEN housing than an OMD.

 

BTW, I had an epl2 and went to epl7.  I felt it was worth it.


In Topic: Which Olympus model to upgrade to...

25 January 2017 - 02:01 PM

I'm not sure they're going to make a housing for the epl8.

I have the epl7 & housing, but my epl7 is dying on me.  I was looking at specs of epl7 & epl8.  They are extremely close physically.  Wondering if an epl8 fits in epl7 housing.

 

I think you want to keep using the 60mm, so if you go for epl7 housing, you will want to take the port off the epl1 and use that.  I use a Zen semi dome for the 9-18 and use that and the 60 behind it.

 

Are the deals out yet on the em1 & housing?  I think all the em5 deals are gone.

 

I'm trying to decide what to do:

1. send my epl7 to olympus for service

2. sell my epl7 housing and start a new

3. buy a used epl7 ( I wish oly had some refurbs for sale)