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    Along with a Sola 2500F and a PT-EP10 -- for neither of which can I find the serial number -- I also lost a Sea & Sea YS-D2 Model #03117 Serial # YSD21697*. At the time neither the strobe or housing had their o-rings, and the Sola light was lacking its recharge cord. Both lights originally had Sea & Sea mounts.

  2. I bought this modified externally-mounted wide angle lens several years ago to add some width to my old compact system. Unfortunately, because it had been modified--the bayonet mount exchanged for 55m threads--I had to use a step-up ring (40-55mm) to attach it, and the extra distance from my port demanded a touch of zoom to prevent vignetting, which narrowed the angle of view, so, after six or seven dives, it got bunted to the back of the dive locker.

     

    0.56X means if you have a 28mm lens on your compact camera, multiply by .56 for a resulting focal length of 15.68mm (reverse of using a 1.4x or 2.0x teleconverter for instance). It should work on any compact housing with a 55mm filter thread. (I know FantaSea still sells wide lenses of this size, but don't know which brand of housings uses them. Most Olympus are 52mm or 67mm as I recall.) The most important factor besides thread size for these lenses is the distance from the camera lens to the port glass. The closer the lens is to the port, the wider the image.

     

    The area where the 55mm threads were substituted looks a bit rough, as you can see in the pics, but it's watertight, yields sharp images, and the lenses are very clean. I hope someone can find a use for this. I'm asking $35 plus cost of shipping. Please write with any questions.

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  3. Hi, kc_. I'm on Windows, The I-P:5 is Mpeg4 AVCH 264 or, alternatively, AVC, with the former housed in .MOV. Unfortunately .MOV is not a video format, it's a container which can hold videos in different formats, including Olympus' proprietary format, not all of which can--or could--be handled by Premiere Elements. Vondo, above, cites no problems with PE 13, which made me recheck some of the online complaints again. I noticed most were before 2015, so perhaps the difficulty has since been corrected? I hope so,and will tell yall what I find. Thanks for the help and input!


  4. I asked this question in the Video Gear and Technique page and would like to ask it here as well.

    It's a very newbie question, but one I'm having difficulty getting an answer to. I want to branch out with my E-PL5 (cuz it's what I got) into video and Premiere Elements was suggested as good, basic, affordable software upon which to start learning editing. There seems to be comment on the web--a lot of it--that despite advertisement to the contrary, various incarnations of PE won't acknowledge Olympus' .MOV or .AVI formats without it first being switched into some other format. Olympus' emphasis seems to be on photography, not video, and perhaps that's why contacting them directly was of very limited assistance. Has anyone else experienced and resolved this difficulty, or can anyone suggest other, perhaps better, video editing software suggestions that fit the above parameters (good, basic, affordable)?


  5. Very newbie question, but one I'm having difficulty getting an answer to. I want to branch out with my E-PL5 (cuz it's what I got) into video and Premiere Elements was suggested as good, basic, affordable software upon which to start learning editing. There seems to be comment on the web--a lot of it--that despite advertisement to the contrary, various incarnations of PE won't acknowledge Olympus' .MOV or .AVI formats without it first being switched into some other format. Olympus' emphasis seems to be on photography, not video, and perhaps that's why contacting them directly was of very limited assistance. Has anyone else experienced and resolved this difficulty, or can anyone suggest other, perhaps better, video editing software suggestions that fit the above parameters (good, basic, affordable)?


  6. I bought this externally mounted wide angle lens to add some width to my old system. Unfortunately I had to use step-up rings to attach it, and the extra distance from my port narrowed the angle of view, so, after six or seven dives, it got bunted to the back of the dive locker.
    Years later I've decided to sell it and can find almost no information about it online. For instance, what is its coverage? 20mm? It has 55mm threads on the rear; what camera or housing is it designed to screw into? And what does 0.56X mean?
    I asked the same question in another forum here and received no reply. Does anyone have informative details on this beastie?

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  7. I bought this to add some wide angle function to my system. Unfortunately I had to use step-up rings to attach it, and the extra distance from my port narrowed the angle of view, so it got bunted to the back of the dive locker.
    Years later I dig it out to sell it and can find almost no information about it online. For instance, what is its coverage? 20mm? It has 55mm threads on the rear; what camera or housing is it designed to screw into? And what does 0.56X mean?
    Does anyone have informative details on this beastie?

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  8. I’m selling my underwater photography system, Sea & Sea’s well-regarded DX-1G, more about which can be read at Sea & Sea’s website here: http://www.seaandsea.jp/products/compact/dx1g/ Going for $300 plus shipping.

     

    The 1G is Ricoh’s Caplio GX100 modified for Sea & Sea with an extra underwater mode. So I bought a GX100 for a backup camera, and then a few adjuncts for that. The GX100 does not have the underwater mode, which is a blue corrector for available light shots in open water. There are several reviews online for these/this camera.

     

    All items are in good shape. The DX-1G has been on over three dozen dives here on the California coast and it has always worked perfectly. I’ve been assiduous in cleaning it after every dive day, both letting it soak in fresh water, and sloshing it about for 60 seconds, as well as compressing all the buttons while immersed.

     

    For macro work there is a Sea & Sea Close-Up Lens Ring which is basically just a ring of hard plastic with 62mm threads that bayonets on and off the housing in front of the lens port. I use a 62mm to 58mm step-down ring to attach the old Hydrophoto #2 and #3 diopters I used to use on my Nikonos system. (Unfortunately these two diopters don't have the threading to allow them to be stacked.) The inside rims of both diopters can be seen when the camera is at its widest angle, so you have to zoom a little to get them out of the shot. The Close-Up Lens Ring is attached by a sturdy string to the housing and is very easy to bayonet on and off underwater. I’ve painted a small white triangle on it to aid in mounting.

     

    The GX100 I’ve hardly used at all, preferring to keep it wrapped and stored until needed. It comes with Ricoh’s VF-1 viewfinder, which worked great the few times I tried it, and Ricoh’s HA-2 Hood and Adapter for Wide and Tele lenses that you screw into its 43mm threads. There’s also an aftermarket polarizing filter for cutting down glare. These are all, of course, for above water shots.

     

    The whole kit and caboodle includes:

    Sea & Sea DX-1G Housing and Camera

    Ricoh GX100 Camera

    Sea & Sea Close-Up Lens Ring

    Hydrophoto #2 and #3 Close-Up Diopters

    62 to 58mm Step-Down Ring, for mounting Diopters to the Lens Ring

    Ricoh VF-1 removable LCD Viewfinder with case

    Ricoh HA-2 Hood and Adapter

    CPL 48mm adjustable Polarizing Filter

    Battery Charger and three camera Batteries

    Camera to USB port Cable and AV Cable

    Spare Sea & Sea O-Ring and tube of silicone O-Ring Grease

    Instruction Manuals for both the 1G and the GX100

     

    -Please email me with any questions you might have.

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  9. Thanks to the kind intercession of Dan Gotshall of Sea Challengers, who passed on the image to the California Academy of Sciences, the considered opinion seems to be, "this is definitely the ventral surface of a Nereididae...(and not Eunicidae like the bobbit worm), however it's difficult to guess which species from an image of the ventrum only and without the posterior segments shown (looks like the size is realtively small based on the neighboring barnacle and Corynactis)....It could either be Nereis grubei or Platynereis bicanaliculata (more likely the latter, based on its color, the length of its tentacular cirri and its habitat)."

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