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  1. To sum it up: I probably want to have a wide angle lens and a fisheye (ideally both working with the same dome). Downside is that after buying that setup I probably won't be able to afford the trip to Fiji/Tonga :-) My Sipadan trip has been postponed, so I do have a bit more time to think about how to combine the right equipment and maximize time spent underwater....Thanks again for your responses, that has been helpful indeed.
  2. Thanks for the responses. Now I have another lens to look at, which doesn't make any easier :-) I am really considering the Panasonic 7-14 right now. Chris, do you actually use the 14-42 in the zen dome? I am thinking that if I use the 14-42, I would like to have more macro capabilities (i.e. use original oly dome + wet lens), or is changing domes to difficult? Guess it all comes down to money (as usual). I probably pay $500 for the dome either way, its then the lens that's about $450 more.....on the other hand if I actually make it to the humpbacks (or larger sharks/mantas) I probably really want to have the additional 2mm.
  3. Hi, I need some help deciding between a wide angle lens (Olympus 9-18mm) and a fisheye (Lumix 8mm) for my Olympus EPL 2. I have been thinking about this for a couple of weeks and am changing my mind almost every day. This is what I would like to use it for: My next trip will hopefully be to Sipadan (so mostly turtles, reef sharks, etc) but I am also hoping that I'll be able to do the shark dive in Fiji or even humpbacks in Tonga at some point. In addition I would like to give close up wide angle a shot as well. I would be nice if I could also use the lens for topside photography, but guess the fisheye optic is a bit limiting here (though i have seen a few really cool fisheye images recently). I read somewhere that the fisheye lens is a lot harder to use. Is that true? Any help making that decision would be most appreciated....
  4. Thanks for the response. I already thought about epl3, but have a trip to Sipadan coming up in September and am afraid I wont be able to get the epl3 equipment together by then. On the other hand it might be worth the wait if this helps me getting a better system. What a dilemma.
  5. Hi, I am a complete newbie and am thinking about getting the EPL-2 and the Olympus housing. What sort of macro lense would you recommend? Backscatter has a set which includes the Olympus macro conversion lens and 67mm Macro adapter. Is that a good setup for macro, or would you recommend something else?
  6. Hi All, I am new to the forum and currently in the market for a decent beginners set - probably will go for Oly EPL-2.
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