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    Olympus OM-D E-M5
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  1. I use a flip, positioned so the diopter goes up to about the 1:00 o’clock position. That never seem to get in the way of either a strobe or focus light. Works for me.
  2. I might need to temper my optimism: “The production of high quality lenses in Nagano will stop and be outsourced“ https://www.43rumors.com/more-info-about-jip-plans-lens-production-factory-in-nagano-will-stop/ If m.Zuiko Pro designs are licensed to Sigma or equivalent for production, then fine. Not so much if they go to a lower tier manufacturer.
  3. I can’t read the Q&A, it must be geofenced. As recently as July, after the JIP announcement, Takeuchi said the 150-400 f4 telephoto would be released “ this winter” meaning within about the next 6 months from now. I hope they get there, as that is the last lens I want for this system.
  4. I agree it is very sad, but I don’t think it is the end. OM-D may well pull out of a lot of markets but may hang on in Japan. That was JIP’s model for Sony Vaio. Remember they are about to release a flagship (and expensive) 150-400 f4 Telephoto with built in teleconverter. The R&D is a sunk cost but why incur new variable costs for marketing and distribution? And if this move was just for the purpose of liquidation then why form a new company? Although Japanese business law may confer advantages for the new company for downsizing, redundancies, and tax. I’m fully invested in bodies, lenses, and housing. The format gives me advantages for macro and telephoto and the trade offs are acceptable for what I do. None of it stopped working with this announcement so I’ll keep using all my gear for a long time to come. If there are great deals coming then bring them on!
  5. The set screws are not essential. They are there to prevent the adapter from rotating. But once it is installed firmly, it won’t rotate anyway and even if it did move a bit there is no harm
  6. Hi - I’ve got one of these that I’m no longer using. Send me a private message and we’ll work something out. edit: I just saw Bill replied. Didn’t mean to jump the queue! Try him first.
  7. I got a bunch of them from this outfit. They have a great variety and shipped internationally really fast with no issues http://www.scubasymphony.com/shop/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=885_886
  8. Thanks for the kind words! Conditions are lovely, since resorts are still closed there are hardly any divers or boat traffic. But the dive masters (and everyone else) have been out of work for 6 months now so there are LOTS more people out fishing day and night. No foreign arrivals are allowed, probably for the rest of this year. Government is looking to open tourism by the holidays, I would say. But with the state of the pandemic here that could be quite risky. We are indeed lucky to be able to drive to a private place there.
  9. Having endured here in the Philippines the longest and strictest lockdown in the world, this has been my mood for longer than I thought I could endure: So when the restrictions on travel between provinces was lifted, my wife and I drove out of Manila to Anilao for a long weekend with a feeling of being able to breathe again, although we did feel sort of uncertain and tentative and cautious, a little like this porcelain crab: We only got in a couple of dives thanks to unfavorable weather, but just being back in the water at familiar sites felt like visiting some old friends. My technique was certainly rusty so none of the pictures I took over the weekend will make it into my top 100, but they will remain among my most favorite for what they represented for us, a lifting of a very long gloomy period. We're a long way from an exit, but are so grateful to be so fortunate to be able to drive to such a special place until the new normal becomes clear. Even the heavens seemed to agree with us on Saturday night. I hope things start to get better for all of us sooner rather than later!
  10. HEINZ is a free quarterly publication run by Heinz Richter who old-timers may recognize from UWF, one of the pioneer underwater photography publications. I have been reading this for a few years now, and believe that many WP'ers would enjoy it. You can grab all 21 issues at the link, in English, German, and Chines, and sign up for email notifications. The quality is top notch. HEINZ Press
  11. Look for posts by TimG, he did just what you’re contemplating and seems very happy about it
  12. BBF with my Nauticam housing is awesome. I have an E-M1 mk II so can’t tell you if the menus are the same, but it should be easy. You set autofocus to mode 1, 2, or 3, whichever de-links it from the shutter button, then go to button settings and map autofocus to your preferred button. As Bob says, there are many articles and videos to be found. This older thread for the E-M5 is very useful for Olympus settings in general: https://wetpixel.com/forums/index.php?/topic/48625-underwater-settings-for-the-olympus-om-d-e-m5/&tab=comments#comment-321395
  13. Pardon the obvious question, but if you’re not using strobes or lights, why use a tray and handles? Ditching those would significantly reduce the negative buoyancy, with little effect on stability. Otherwise, spend $30 on some Stix jumbo floats and experiment with zip ties on the bottom of the tray.
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