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  1. Currently doing the same thing. My uncle wanted me to do a photobook for his dive centre. So i took all pics taken there and post-process it for the 2nd time. It's a really good thing u know. It makes you realize your old pics/first shots is actually kinda lame... Hey, your first 10,000 photos are your worst - bresson
  2. Check out the price tag on this one. A whopping $1350! 2 times the price of the nex5. Sony better not screw this up. Wonder how much the underwater housing would be...
  3. Yeah, im aware of that. Saw some pics of it with the epl1 on flickr. Cant deny that the pics were sharp and crisp. But sony... u know it,i know it.. (read:more bodies than lenses) So it's up to the housing manufacturer.
  4. The funniest thing.. i just sold my nex5 to a friend. Never house it though. and now the trend is travel light and everyone seems to be downgrading. am i too early in selling my nex5 or am i too late to upgrade... btw, 3 words to sony. LENSES LENSES LENSES. im into macro. and the only offering they have is a 30mm macro lens. When is it going to arrive? One thing's for sure, i wouldnt hold my breath for it! If there's one thing i would love for the nex7 is that the housing manufacturer actually have ports for the housing. Ports that actually have the capability to use MF lens. Boy, i buy that right away!
  5. Funny, cos last year they were offering me those 10bar nex5. I still have the email for proof. Looks like someone already bought it then.
  6. check scubasymphony.com. email them for the price.. if they still have it in stock though.
  7. Seriously, it's whether Oly was tired of reading hate-mails, or they just read forums like Wetpixel to find what photographers need. I remember last year when i wanted to compare epl1 with other cameras, people said af is important underwater and oly really sucked at it. I heard that the new af on the 3 pens', is at par/better than a dslr (correct me on that) The ad itself stated "world's fastest". So whether the final product is an epic fail or ending up making it to the Guinness Book of World Record, I would like to salute Oly for listening to us photographers amateurs and pros alike. Take for example, the design. Epl1 was uuuggerrrr-ly. In which why i hate it the 1st place. Now that it is more simpler, and seriously, if the 3 doesn't suit any of you, there's something wrong with you.. (or me in that matter) I guess my hate mail must have reach them at some point after all.. And to those haters, who thinks Oly makes "the worst decision on releasing the 3 pens" (i read that somewhere on the net) You either hate Oly because they good at listening to people, or just jealous of their success stories. There is no perfect camera on planet earth. Although release after release of cameras from manufacturers really makes me sick a lil bit. Since the change from previous model is very little. If the 3 pens really do suck later at some point, and if the only good thing is the af, then that would be an epic waste of time for oly.. (and us for discussing about this) Final word, great job Oly for listening, just dont suck on the final product. (ps: im not an oly fanboy, although i own one of their product)
  8. Monsoon season from November til January in Malaysia. So east coast (perhentian,redang,) NOT the place to go.
  9. Thanx uninteresting background, backscatter and murky water force me to blacken the background. Maybe that makes it moody. Thanx
  10. Greetings wetpixel-ians, Just want to share some shots taken over the past month. Still learning, so any c&c are welcome. Images taken with Oly XZ1+pt50+single d2000. Cheers! Zebra Lion Fish by Mey.r, on Flickr Pink Anemone Fish by Mey.r, on Flickr Spidercrab 2 by Mey.r, on Flickr Beaked Coralfish by Mey.r, on Flickr Chromodoris Coi by Mey.r, on Flickr Bluespotted Ray by Mey.r, on Flickr Chromodoris Magnifa by Mey.r, on Flickr Bornella sp. by Mey.r, on Flickr Puffer by Mey.r, on Flickr Nemo by Mey.r, on Flickr
  11. Nice wide angle shots. Using 1 strobe is it?
  12. Now that's a lot of equipment for a newbie. macro and WA complete. No wonder you are overwhelmed. im not a pro, but base on my newbieness few months back, an advice i can give is read. A lot. To get you started read about the camera settings http://www.uwphotographyguide.com/canon-s9...rwater-settings Then read about how to avoid backscatter and strobe positioning. hope this helps. cheers
  13. well... its a rumor of course.. but with evidence! http://nikonrumors.com/2011/03/10/rumor-ni...-few-weeks.aspx
  14. hey guys check out the in depth review by dpr the first time a m43rd camera being compared with a mid range dslr. (60d,d7000) with the suggested price of the gh2 and the housing mentioned, its very close to call between those dslrs and gh2. There's also an announcement about nikon mirror-less camera aims for enthusiasts, we just have to wait and see.
  15. then i guess that really defines the line between pros and amateurs. Like the post before me, i need to take up a lot of courses, a lot of inspiration and a lot of help. long way to go my friend =) cheers
  16. its nice to see everyone from from the pros and amateurs alike sharing their experience and ideas. the bottom line i see from this is: 1-Underwater photography is a far different from land photography. IMHO,a p&s underwater shooter is superior than the pros who are afraid of the sea. Nowadays, the scene is that everyone owned a dslr. But not everyone is brave enough to go 20m underwater. 2-Always have a camera with you. A good camera is the one you have it with you. When i started diving i saw this school of bumphead parrotfish at that time i was camera-less. I went there like 20-25 dives later, not a single sighting of it. My uncle is an instructor at an island and been there for decades. There is only one sighting of a whale shark there, and at that time, you guess it, he was also camera-less.
  17. i was thinking of the same thing. just bought a d2000. as the manual suggest, u can only try it with one flash.
  18. found some links on it. hope it helps http://www.uwphotographyguide.com/olympus-xz-1-review http://scubasg.com/index.php?topic=2077.0 http://scubasg.com/index.php?topic=2079.0 http://www.clubsnap.com/...ld-Test-Olympus...PT-050-for-XZ-1 http://www.flickr.com/photos/suddenlyhere/with/5495979275/
  19. i read it somewhere that the acessibility on lx5 is better than xz1. currently no customization on xz1 menu-accessibility. although one could wait for this matter to be converted to firmware update. ..in which who knows when. then there's the autofocus thing. there's a report that the flash cant be triggered during supermacro mode on the xz1
  20. forgot to mention. i shoot raw all the time and an adobe LR lover myself. done some pixel-to-pixel hunting between these two. jpeg of oly is one of the best in p&s, but raw, the lx5 seems a tad better than the xz1. then came the question of why use a handgun when u have a rifle right. agreed on the needs of review. housing manufacturers is flooding the scene with 1 camera for 2 or 3 housing. whether it dslrs or p&s or evil. choosing the camera is already a headache, choosing a housing is just permanent head damage!
  21. Hey guys I can see threads of lx5 owners choosing their housing. I was impressed with the lx5 underwater pics and earlier this year I was planning to buy one. I thought of going with this setup. {lx5+ikelite+ds51+ikelite tray set} But with the arrival of xz1, I'm splitting heads choosing which one to go for. If I were to buy the xz1 I thought this could be the setup. {xz1+pt50+s2000+3rd party tray set} Similarity 1. Same price (almost) {camera + housing} 2. ttl in M mode (big plus) (eliminating s95) 3. Same specs 4. lcd brightness underwater??? (Complaints of being too dark <both cameras>) 5. M67 housing Differences 1. Shutter speed (xz1=1/2000 max, lx5=1/4000 max) 2. lx5+ikelite housing (big plus) , xz1+oem housing (pt50) 3. Aperture (xz1=1.8-2.5, lx5=2.0-3.3) 4. ISO (xz1=100-6400, lx5=80-3200) 5. Report of smearing on xz1 pics. 6. ds51 or s2000??? 7. Accessibility of buttons (lx5 better???) 8. Leica (lx5) versus Zuiko (xz1) lens??? I know the xz1 is new and there are no reviews of it being underwater. however there are some pics of it on http://www.flickr.com/photos/junlao/sets/72157625938656219/with/5464675448/ So with that, please share your valuable experiences, thoughts and ideas. thanx
  22. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/clic...ine/9387518.stm does this apply in uw photography?? share your thoughts. cheers
  23. since we're in the topic of nex5,lenses & ports, i cant help but noticing that aquatica have only a mini-dome port for the 18-55m. can sum1 (preferably from aquatica) explain the difference between using the 18-55 with a flat port and the mini-dome. i stumble upon this thread http://www.scubaboard.com/forums/underwate...-port-help.html and i know there's a fine line between macro & WA. but really would like to see some sample shots from 18-55 & mini-dome. thanx
  24. hi cp apparently "pixel-to-pixel hunters" are not happy with the panorama. sweep panorama underwater is a challenge though. with bubbles and so on. i would like to ask. does nauticam allows any extension on the nex5 housing? im interested to use other lens than the e-mount. thanx
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