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  1. I recently upgraded my system to Canon 5D mIV with nauticam housing. First dive is tomorrow. I use the camera for terrestrial photography and keep a UV "protection" filter on the front of my 100 m macro lens. Does this filter have any value underwater? Should I remove the filter before diving?
  2. This camera kit has now been sold. Thank you.
  3. This is a complete underwater camera setup with enough lenses to shoot any situation you want – from macro to wide angle, and even the split shots. I have had this setup for about 2 years and have used it on less than 40 dives without a single leak. It comes with everything listed below. I have invested over $8,300 in this setup but I need need money so I am being forced to sell some of my favorite toys. I am giving this away much lower than the value, but I need the money.All items are in 'as is' condition but have all been purchased within the last three years. I have used the system on less than 40 dives so there is a lot of life left in this setup. The housing has never leaked and I have given the entire kit a complete freshwater rinse after each dive. I treated this set up like a baby. Everything works like it did when it came out of the box.If you are new to underwater photography I am more than happy to walk you through the setup and even give you some tips on the settings for getting those amazing shots. This kit has everything you need for macro, wide angle, split photos, and everything in between.CameraOlympus OM-D E-M1 m1 Mirrorless Body ($850)Olympus M.Zuiko 60mm F.28 lens ($400)Olympus M. Zuiko 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 lens ($225)Olympus M. Zuiko 30mm F3.5 Macro Pro Lens ($225)Olympus M.Zuiko 7-14mm F2.8 Wide Angle Pro Lens ($1,200)2 x Olympus BLN-1 Rechargeable battery ($45 x 2 = $90)HousingOlympus PT-EP11 Underwater Housing ($1,260)Olympus Acrylic Port PPO-EP01 ($400)AOI DLP-07 8 inch Glass Dome Port ($1,250)Ultralight tray with double handle ($60)Ultralight Arm Segments (6 total) ($38 each = $228)Ultralight Clamps (6 total) ($25 each = $150)StiX Buoyancy Floats ($40)Lights2 X Sea and Sea YS-D2 Strobes ($600 each)Sola Video 2000 light (rechargeable) ($250)2 X 18 inch fiber optic cables ($120 each)AccessoriesLowePro Whistler BP 450 backpack camera bag ($200)SanDisk Extreme Plus 128 GB Memory Card ($29)SanDisk Extreme Plus 32 GB Memory Card ($10)Delkin Devices 32 GB Memory Card ($24)Extra sets of O-rings, o-ring lubricantI have this setup advertised locally on Craigslist. You can view photos of the setup as well as photos I have taken with it from this link here: https://fortmyers.craigslist.org/col/pho/d/naples-olympus-underwater-camera/7108363783.html I have it advertised locally for $3,500 but will let it go for $3,000 + shipping (approximately $75). I am happy to meet for exchange to a buyer in Florida. Thanks for looking.
  4. This makes a lot of sense. Thanks for the thoughts. The olympus housing I have for my current rig is actually larger in size than the nauticam housing for the 5d. I have quite a few lenses and ports on my current rig so I do not think the canon move will increase the size much. In fact, it may actually decrease what I need to travel with. On many of my dive trips I also bring my camera kit for surface photos. So right now I am moving around with two separate camera kits, each with about 3-4 lenses a piece. My wife is not into photography and we always travel together - so this helps 'double' my space for camera gear as carry-on for the flights. The technology is changing so quickly I suspect everyone may be on mirrorless cameras in 10-20 years. But for now I think the DSLR is going to be my choice.
  5. I'm sure this has been discussed many times but technology and equipment options are constantly changing. I am looking to upgrade my UW kit from the Olympus OM-D E-M1 (currently on e-bay) and wanting to jump into a Canon (I have canon lenses for my surface photography). What are your views regarding mirrorless or DSLR? In short, I want something that I will grow into and be happy with for long-term (cannot afford to upgrade very 5 years). I currently have a Canon 5Dmii and looking toward a 5D Mark IV or one of the mirrorless (including the EOS R5 to be announced by Canon tomorrow). How do people feel about mirrorless versus DSLR? I know some hate the EVF in mirrorless and would prefer the OVF. The mirrorless sensors are giving larger megapixels but compared to 30 mp on the mark IV do I really need 50 mp? Mirrorless are lighter and smaller (travel??). I understand the EVF can drain the battery so maybe battery life becomes an issue on mirrorless? Are DSLR cameras quickly becoming archaic as companies shift their focus to mirrorless? I read autofocus may be quicker on DSLR? Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
  6. Hi everyone, Like many folks, I am trying to improve my photography skills by looking at online resources as we continue to limit our movements due to covid-19. I am a conservation biologist in Florida that has worked in the sea turtle community for over 25 years. I combined my love of water and profession about 10 years ago when I started diving, and then just a few years ago I started integrating my love of photography. I am trying to upgrade my camera system now and plan to use this forum to learn from all the great minds that come here. Happy diving!
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