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Draq

Member Since 20 Feb 2007
Offline Last Active Mar 17 2017 08:40 AM
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In Topic: Laowa 7.5mm f2 - Thoughts?

17 March 2017 - 08:42 AM

I wish that Olympus or Panasonic or Sigma would offer a nice fixed lens in the 9-11mm range. 

 

As for this Laowa lens, perhaps if I already had one or more ports that I thought might work for it, and had been wishing for a wider fixed lens, and had the money and time to play with the idea, and was willing to experiment with fitting the lens to a port, and making or adapting a focus ring or settling for fixed focus, this could be an entertaining experiment. 

 

Otherwise, I would use the existing Ply and Pana lenses, 8mm, 12mm, 7-14, 9-18, 12-40, 12-50, macro lenses, etc.

 

Overall, I am having some trouble figuring out how the Laowa would be preferable underwater to one of the 8mm FE lenses.

 

But that is just me.  If it is appealing to you, go for it and then let us know how it works out!


In Topic: Olympus 60mm macro focus issues

14 March 2017 - 06:35 AM

Just a comment...Macro/micro lenses have often been designed with the slow manual focusing specifically to allow very precise manual focusing of particularly tiny things.  Although it is a problem in this application, I believe it was intended as a feature/benefit.  Perhaps for the use you are describing, the 12-50 lens or a 30 or 45 macro lens would provide greater flexibility. 


In Topic: RETRA Strobe Thread

02 March 2017 - 02:50 PM

I almost ordered, but inadvertently missed the "lowest price" deadline so I guess I will wait a bit.  Does anyone know whether the mounting ball is easily removed / reinstalled for packing?


In Topic: Nauticam E-M1 housing, vacuum check system and Olympus E-M1 body for sale

24 February 2017 - 09:27 PM

The housing and vacuum check valve have been sold.


In Topic: Fuji xt-2

24 February 2017 - 08:14 AM

Although I have never owned one, Subal housings have an excellent reputation for quality and are undoubtedly one of the best housing brands.  I would not hesitate to use one.