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In Topic: New Nauticam stuff for Micro Four Thirds

Yesterday, 12:31 PM

Thanks for the clarification, Phil.  I guess it is only new in the sense that it is now listed within the port chart for the mirrorless housings and I think the adapter is new.  I have the DP 170 n85II, so have no need for this myself.

In Topic: Red Focus Light

28 August 2014 - 04:40 AM

As to the red tinge, it depends somewhat on the brightness of the red focus light, but generally you will need to keep shutter speed at or faster than 1/125 to cut out the ambient red light.   With lower brightness of course, it is easier to eliminate that ambient red light.  I use a red focus light quite a bit at night and find it helpful with skittish animals.  I try to use the dimmest light possible.


I don't use the S&S strobes but believe you can connect each strobe to the housing via the "slave sensor" and not use the "additional strobe" socket OR you can connect one strobe to the housing and run the other as an additional strobe.  I don't know the benefit of one method over the other.   Maybe someone with YS strobes can provide more illumination.  (Pardon the pun)

In Topic: Best soft gear bag for traveling

20 August 2014 - 05:25 AM

I can perhaps ad a photo later, but I have started using the Thinktank Airport International (roller) and I put the camera body and lenses in a small shoulder bag that fits within the "personal item" limits.  I put a padded photo bag insert into the shoulder bag.  I have started doing this because increasingly I see even "legal" bags being forced into checked baggage or gate checked because the overhead bins get full or some gate agent is overly aggressive.  


I am less concerned about the potential resulting rough treatment for the housing and ports than the camera and lenses.  I also figure housing and ports are less appealing to steal than a camera and lenses.  So far I have not had any problems with the roller, but I am sure my turn will come.


I am able to get an E-M1 housing with tray and arms, two z-240 strobes, 170 dome, 100 dome, 12-50 and 4" ports in the bag along with a focus light and miscellaneous small things (spare parts, fiber optic cables, bulb blower, microfiber cloth, some batteries, .  I don't usually take all of the ports and sometimes take different ports and I then move clamps or something else into the bag.

In Topic: Olympus 12-40 F/2.8 and the Zen Underwater DP 170 n85 port

10 August 2014 - 02:25 PM

I finally got my 12-40 with Zen dome in the water recently and was very pleased to find it had very little tendency to want to rotate upwards like acrylic ports seem to.  I have not used the acrylic port for the 12-40 but compared to Nauticam 6" acrylic domes I have used with other lenses, the Zen glass port is much more pleasant to use in that regard.  Probably does not matter to some and there are ways around the problem with lighter domes, but I wanted to at least mention it.

In Topic: padded wet bags for carrying housings in dive skiffs

08 August 2014 - 07:56 AM



I cannot answer your question about where to find those bags in the UK, but if it helps any, the bags from PolarBear and Norchill are pretty much identical to the AO bags.  Perhaps broadening your search will make it easier to find one.


Good luck.