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  1. What lens do you have?


    You can do over-under with a dome. The larger the dome the easier and better.


    As long as the lens is somewhat wide angle, and focuses close enough, you should be ok. It may require a diopter to focus on the virtual image created by the dome.


    The macro behind a dome is generally not very good. Most lenses cannot focus close enough. There is a sigma 17-70 lens that is popular for this, though it is not near to 'real macro'.


    The flat port gives much stronger macro, as it creates a view about 25% larger.



    that really helps


    right now i only have a 18-55,

    however im very interested in getting a fisheye lens (to go with a dome port)

    but im sure with that i will not be shooting any nudis..



    really torn apart between nudis & over-under...

  2. greetings fellow amphibians


    im interested in shooting over-under style of photography.

    i heard a dome port/fisheye lens is a must to achieve this and also to avoid that distortion.

    so here i am at the crossroads with a couple of questions.


    if i have a dome port with a normal (zoom) lens,


    1)will i achieve over-under photography??

    2) can i shoot macro with it?? how does it compared to the flat port??


    please help.

    (do share some sample pics/ advice)



  3. loftus,


    Here is quote from a review;

    Just press the shutter button and sweep the camera from side to side. The NEX-5 and NEX-3 shoot a high-speed burst of frames that are automatically

    combined inside the camera to create a seamless panoramic still image containing depth information. Sweep Panoramas can be enjoyed in 3D when

    the camera is connected to your 3D BRAVIA or any standards-compatible 3D TV.


    Just simply, press the shutter once & sweep it until it stop bursting while you are holding the camera in normal way and it produce decent panoramic picture.

    There are many good sample pictures if you search 'nex-5 panorama' in google. Quality of picture is good as it has same size sensor as Nikon DX sensor.





    hey guys

    just thought this worth sharing




  4. To me, the pany 4/3rds cams sound much better than the olys. The gf1 and now gf2.


    They have class leading autofocus. You'll find over and over again - review after review.


    I can't imagine getting a quite expensive oly with a .5-.9 second total shutter lag time. And that if before adding on the extra for flash!!! Forget it! I'd rather have a sony or pany P&S!!


    But the sony nex and pany 4/3rds are really looking good.


    Just wish they had a cheap not ttl optical view finder for topside use in full sun.


    im really looking forward to nikon producing one.

    there's been rumours.

    really would love to see it being use with those array of nikkor lenses.

  5. Why upgrade unless you want the advantages of a DSLR? If you have an old poor quality P&S and you want to stick with the functionality of a P&S, then sure EVIL makes as much sense or maybe a little more than going out and buying another P&S.


    so it may actually be less cost effective in the long run.


    I can give one piece of advice to newbies who want to upgrade so that they can take better photographs, it's to forget about megapixels and high tech, choose a camera that is the most responsive you can afford, and be able to see what you are shooting as clearly as possible, presently provided by a good viewfinder. If you feel the need to upgrade from P&S, either wait till EVIL can really do this, or get a DSLR.


    this really is a moot point right

    even now the dslrs is beating evil fair and square,we moot about it,

    im not sure how any photography forum will cater the case of DSLR vs EVIL if later evil is at par with dslrs. (as if!)


    about cost effectivity, you do have a point, however let one's economy be.

    one of the reason i bought my camera is because of a budget cap.

    if evil CAN'T be a "bridge" for newbie to upgrade, then let it be their first rig.


    i respect every point that u have given.

    however about the megapixels and hi tech,

    im sure nowadays if anyone wants a camera they would use the internet or ask an experience friend or what not to survey for a camera,

    im one of them.

    before i bought mine, i search months endlessly, surveyed every camera i could think of, read forums and reviews, waste my time searching all corners of the internet for the info, comparing it camera by camera and study the code of "digital camera for dummies",

    then only i decided to buy it.

    i did not watch a SONY ad and tomorrow i go out and buy it.

    kinda think of it, i never saw one. seriously. no joke.


    megapixels? who picks out camera with megapixels?

    this year,i took pictures with a olympus camera that have 7 megapixel, i dont complaint.

    i dont put my mind set to "ooohhh,big megapixel...i want"

    however im sure there are newbies of that type,

    cos without them, sony olympus panasonic will have to change their name and sell just photocopy machines.




    let me add some more here

    last week i went to an international motorshow with a nex5

    there was a guy with a dslr. i remember the look on his face when he saw me with my camera.

    he looks down on me as if i committed a crime or sumthing for owning an EVIL camera.

    look guys, this is worst than rascism.

    dont ever judge a person as if he or she cannot own a "PERFECT" camera.

  6. hey guys


    i maybe inexperience to be discussing about this.

    however i would like to stress a point that EVIL camera is a perfect upgrade for a compact user.


    im not going into the war between dslr and evil.

    i stress this before and always,

    having several friends with dslrs i admit myself that a dslr is far a better camera than evil.

    however if we look at the upgrade from a compact to dslr, seriously guys, whether 2nd hand or new, it is still expensive.

    everyone has money but not everyone is rich. put shutter lag and IQ aside here.

    in my opinion EVIL camera is like the bridge between compact and dslr.

    im sure many of newbies used to have a hard time deciding on whether to upgrade.


    While I am sure that EVIL cameras would not be the first choice for a "pro" photographer, (although I know several that own one) they are quite capable of taking publishable quality images.


    Phil Rudin


    not only that, there are some people who upgrade dslr and an uw housing just to find out that it is not their thing.

    it would be a waste.

    changing from a compact to dslr is a big step.

    I know cost is a factor, but sometimes I think we do newbies a disservice promoting P&S or even EVIL cameras without really emphasizing how important instantaneous shooting is underwater. I wish someone had given me that advice when I got started.



    Dear loftus,

    we are all a newbie once.

    and cameras have evolved dramatically over the years. (did i just took that from an ad..anyways)

    im sure u are a great photographer now since u had learn by YOURSELF that instantaneous shooting is VERY important.

    that's a good motivation for any of us.

    seriously, i don't think im going to hold on to my nex5 10 years later.

    i just hope 10years later i would learn the same thing as u are loftus.

    the same thing that every newbie learn after many dives with his or her rig.

    the most important thing is u learn it by urself, so u know ur strength and weakness in uw photography.

    im sure none of us here are a good uw photographer just by reading wetpixel's forum from head to toe.


    my $0.02



  7. You know, the remarkable thing about the nex5? It is NOT m4/3rds! It is exactly the same sensor size as a nikon dslr, other than the 'full frame' slrs like the d700.




    you got me there


    my point is if u can afford dslr and its big size, go with it.

    i even consider myself a canon 550D once. same price as the nex.

    then again i travel a lot and i really want a "cute" camera with a "cute" housing and i like to travel light.

    besides that i have a budget.

    that is the main reason why i go with the nex.


    thats all


  8. The Nikon D-7000 is a remarkable camera and the best on the market at its price point, to compare the Nikon D-7000 to the Sony NEX-5 both with Nauticam housings is like going out to buy a $250,000.00 home and then making a comparison with a $500,000.00 or $600,000.00 home.


    hey guys

    i like your point phil


    seriously,if anyone can afford a dslr just go with it. theres NO NEED comparing a M4/3rd with a DSLR really.

    i owned a nex 5 now and have friends with dslrs, and i admit it myself that in terms of IQ and what not, dslr prevails.


    the thing is im still a student and a newbie in both diving and underwater photography.

    i do have budgets, a long journey in terms of learning and pure stupidity.



    peace out

  9. I am tempted as well. My only question is, "how much shutter lag, autofocus speed and ability are we sacrificing" with the nex 5 compared with an slr like the d3100 or d7000?


    hi derway


    didnt u discuss this with @phil rudin at my topic?


    or is it not fully discussed.

    i would like to know too since i will buy it



  10. Hi


    I have played with both the Nauticam and 10Bar housings and the Nauticam just felt right, button in the right place that worked. Personally I didn't like the build quality, it looked like an electric box -sorry 10Bar.





    hi smanfa


    when i enquire the price of the 10bar the local uwp shop ,they said that "10bar no longer manufacture this housing"

    maybe there is something wrong with it.

    i do now considering a nauticam for it though


    ..and someone, anyone! please do something about 10bar's website!

  11. My problem with the olys, is that they are always class lagging in slow autofocus time, and long total shutter lag.


    The sonys and the pany gf1 blow the olys away in this regard.


    In this area, long shutter lags are one of THE most annoying, hair pulling problems in UW photo.


    The epl1 has a full autofocus lag of .95 seconds, while the others are down around .4 each.


    thanx 4 sharing

    right now im really on the nex5 side

    probably gonna buy it at the end of the year

    with the housing...hopefully

  12. oh, did i mention it's alot cheaper than the zuma and all the other ultralight BCDs?


    im a big fan of wing bc

    i think i survey all brand of bc's this kind

    it is so true that these wing bc cheaper than any other bc.

    i managed to find the cheapest.

    us$200 cheaper than the zuma


    i also heard the same thing as @scorpio_fish

    that the zuma is not really a stable bc compare to normal bc.

    i heard some people advice that you should try it out first if it is your 1st time using wing bc.

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