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  1. I keep the little plastic cases that enclose the cards. I use painter's tape (less sticky than masking) on the case and write information in soft pencil on this lable. When erasing the data isn't worth it, replace with new tape. Bob
  2. Check out Mike's CFWA article here on WP. Near and Far Bob
  3. Bad joss Tim. Is there any wiggle when the Sigma is mounted? Bob
  4. Okuma & Alex, What are the model numbers of your respective strobes (e.g. type III or IV)? Bob
  5. Those are all good tips. Buoyancy control is critical. For macro, I use a fiberglass stick as a “monopod” and brace with elbows on rib cage and housing pressed against mask. Try using higher shutter speeds – 1/125 – to whatever your camera can sync with. I use the older 60 and 105 Nikkor macros. The 60 focuses sufficiently fast at night with a very dim red light. I use the 105 in manual almost always. Place spot focus on the critical spot, e.g. the eye of your subject and you will see the green ball when it is in focus. I use continuos AF. Bob
  6. Ah, 2**1/2 be or not 2**1/2 be? If it is a CoolPix, then it will likely not be an interchangeable lens camera. It’s hard to make really wide angle or fish-eye lenses on the very small format cameras. But, I agree it may be a good pocket rocket and travel u/w rig for the size consciences. Bob
  7. 1.) Focus & use Check out Jim & Cathy Church's Nikonos Handbook 2.) Development I don't know who is doing E6 processing. I used Fuji or Kodak mailers. Check the net for current processors. Don't be afraid to use the higher ISO slide film. Luck, Bob
  8. I use the Sigma 17-70 HSM macro in the Nexus 170 mm dome port (6.7") and spa tub testing says it will work in the 4-1/3" Bare dome without a diopter. That is one reason why this lens is so popular. Bob
  9. With a GN of 28/ ft, that's GN of 56/ft @ ISO 200, the DS51 has plenty of power for macro. You could shoot f/16 at 3 feet!
  10. Don, Thanks for the links. May be not so funny; I think Panasonic makes their sensor. Let's see what the Pany G3 new sensor will do and maybe Sony's Nex 7 in August. Bob
  11. Yo Cal, I see you are into this retro thing. It's really quite easy to adapt, but not so good for quick action. Beautiful 6x6 B&W's. Being "down under" wouldn't this be natural for you? Bob
  12. Way Cool! I have an old Rolle Tessar, but haven't the guts to take it swimming. Ernie Brooks uses 100 ISO pushed to 200 for B/W underwater. I have use ISO 400 in the deep w/o a strobe, but I think 100 is better. The meters are good. I have a Sekonic with battery if you want to buy it. I also have some ikelite Ais and cords. You will need to adapt the connection on the housing. The strobes would be only manual in this case. PM me if you are interested. Bob
  13. The new lenses are labled MSC (Movie & Still Compatible). The lenses are new and not likely to be discounted too soon. USD to Yen is ~ 1: 80 which doesn't help. 14-42 ~ $300 12 f/2 $800 45 f/1.8 $400 Gee, a slower Leica 24 mm f/3.8 MF lens would only put you out $2,500 Sigma will make 4/3 lenses and the Oly prices may come down. You could put some of the Panasonic lenses on this 4/3 mount and the would say "Leica". Let's just wait to see what shakes out. Bob
  14. A qualifier for "world's fastest"; it is single not continuous focus mode. It does look like a much improved camera. I don't own one now, but I might! Bob
  15. I should have added increase the ISO to get "sharper" shots. You can reduce the noise with editing, but not improve a blurry image. Bob
  16. I bounded around on boats with an 80-400 and used VR on mostly. I general, VR is NOT going to improve the image with shutter speeds faster than 1/500. See Thom Hogan's essay. Bob To VR or not to VR, that is ...
  17. Candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker - Ogden Nash
  18. Whoa! Here's a little tidbit: Synchronization speed 1/60-1/180 Super FP 1/125-1/4000 with External Flash
  19. The Athena are really small puppies! I love the retro look of the Pens. Thanks Phil. Bob
  20. Well, it is for opening & closing body.
  21. Phil, Thanks for the link. So, the Oly housings are for the PM1 & the PL3 and not for the P3. Your eyes may be better than mine; are there fiber optic connection? Will the LEDs cut off with the flash cycle? Otherwise, could have backscatter since the 4 lights are point straight ahead. Bob
  22. Not yet Rene. There are reviews all over the Net, but just refer to the "revised" 12 MB sensor. Full reviews should be coming in soon. Bob
  23. Looks like the new salvo in the pocket rocket war. Fast AF, but may be based on 35 IR or Green sensors (pixels) on the sensor. I don't think IR based IF will do us much good underwater. Bob See 43 Rumors PEN E-P3 – main features:Image Quality Powerful image processor TruePic VI, a faster response time and excellent picture quality Extremely effective, integrated in the body image stabilization for both video and sharp, blur-free images – works with any lens 12.3 effective megapixel sensor, High Speed ​​Live MOS sensor for the perfect operation in low light and when shooting HD To ISO 12800 Record 1080i HD video with stereo audio, AVCHD recording format or the Motion JPEG Compatibility with the new generation of dedicated lenses PEN Ease of use World’s fastest autofocus system – FAST AF – the camera with interchangeable lenses, from 35 AF points, highlighting the AF for pictures in low light and AF tracking the subject even outside the frame Super light, providing wide viewing angles, touch screen 3.0 inch OLED screen with a resolution of 610.000 points – provides photo-quality color reproduction Separate knobs for setting shutter speed and exposure Touch Guide Live Guide available for filming and shooting HD, also in P / S / M / A Live View mode and HD movie photos 3 programmable buttons The scale level to facilitate the setting position in relation to the horizon Easy to use menu function in the form of wheel settings – Live Wheel
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