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Nautilus Cairns

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  1. I've decided to get the pany 8mm fisheye and Nauticam 3.5 semi-dome for my NA-EM5. Wonder if the 25mm would work in the Nauticam 3.5 inch as well? I was interested in the 25mm as a fast top side lens.
  2. Thanks Oosanto for that earlier reference. Makes the 3.5 rather compelling according to Alex Mustard. Not sure what you mean Interceptor121 about it being more a macro wide angle port than a proper dome? The photo Alex took of the diver photographing the sponge looks pretty wide angle to me.
  3. I would appreciate some advice on the pros and cons of these two ports when used with the Panasonic 8mm fish eye lens. I have a NA-EM5 housing and will be getting the Pany 8mm FE, but not sure as to which dome port to go with it, primarily for CFWA. What are the respective close focussing distances for these two ports?
  4. The simple answer is pack light! Just your dive and camera gear and a couple of T shirts and a pair of shorts. It's the tropics!. Wear your slacks and warmer clothes on the plane. You can always throw a jacket over your shoulder and put it in the overhead locker. You should be able to put most of your camera gear in a carry-on bag and keep it under 7kg. The camera vest idea sounds OK until you get weighed as well! It happens with smaller regional airlines. Having your dive bag offloaded is a real pain. Keep your checked bag under 25kg.
  5. I think you're right. I was actually replying to "divingdoc" who mentioned auto focusing issues in macro.
  6. I found using the record button to auto focus and having the shutter in manual focus works well. Thumb the record lever (in a Nauticam housing), "rock" if necessary and then press the shutter button. Explained here in a previous thread. http://wetpixel.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=48625
  7. I flooded the battery compartment of an Ikelite S51 I once had. Charged the batteries the night before and they were still hot when I took them out of the charger. So I put them in the strobe but only loosely tightened the compartment cover meaning to tighten it fully the next morning before diving. Guess what? In respect to Inon battery cover O rings, I found with my S2000s using less grease was an improvement together with using the palm of my hand rather than my fingers helped in screwing on the cap evenly and not catching the O ring.
  8. Hi Karen Trust Dieter got home OK. I have just recently purchased an OMD EM-5 with the 60mm macro lens and very recently the Nauticam housing and port for the 60mm lens. Didn't have it in time for the Soloman Island trip however. I am also looking at the threads where people have purchased the Austrian gear to use other lenses like the 12-50 mm, which I also have, in this port. Didn't realise that it would also provide manual focus with the 60mm lens and port I already have until I read Phil's comments. The rig got wet for the first time today...in the swimming pool!! GBR next weekend then up to PNG Cheers Eden
  9. Thanks Peter, audsred and Mamel for your suggestions. The 60mm in the 12-50 port or vice versa was presenting me with a major mental challenge as I have no hands on experience with either option. I guess coming from a compact background with all options available on the same dive is still etched in my thinking processes, however I also wanted fast AF, minimal shutter lag, good optics and the smallest/lightest rig to travel with.
  10. I have just bought the OMD and will be getting the Nauticam housing also. From reading all these posts my intention to help spread the cash outlays is to: 1. get the 60mm #36163 port first and use it with the 12-50 lens and use the Fn to toggle between 12mm and 50mm. 2. get a flip diopter like the Sub Sea +5 to use at the 50mm setting. If need be I could then get the Austrian zoom gear if just having the two focal lengths is too frustrating 3. get the 60mm macro lens and use it in the #36163 port with the flip diopter 4. finally get the 8mm Panasonic fisheye lens and Nauticam 4.33inch dome port (big single capital outlay) I will then predominately dive with either the 8mm fisheye or the 60mm macro and the 12-50mm will be either a topside lens or when I need to travel very lightly. Would appreciate comment on whether this is a reasonable plan or would it be better to get the 12-50 port and then use the 60mm in it when I get that lens? At the end of the day I am trying to use two ports for three lenses. I'm coming from a background of a Canon S95 in a Recsea housing with Inon fisheye and macro wet lenses.
  11. I have just bought the OMD and will be getting the Nauticam housing also. From reading all these posts my intention to help spread the cash outlays is to: 1. get the 60mm #36163 port first and use it with the 12-50 lens and use the Fn to toggle between 12mm and 50mm. 2. get a flip diopter like the Sub Sea +5 to use at the 50mm setting. If need be I could then get the Austrian zoom gear if just having the two focal lengths is too frustrating 3. get the 60mm macro lens and use it in the #36163 port with the flip diopter 4. finally get the 8mm Panasonic fisheye lens and Nauticam 4.33inch dome port (big single capital outlay) I will then predominately dive with either the 8mm fisheye or the 60mm macro and the 12-50mm will be either a topside lens or when I need to travel very lightly. Would appreciate comment on whether this is a reasonable plan
  12. The Inon manual is very confusing. Panda has it summed it up nicely, in STTL put switch at B (straight up) then turn left for more light output and right for less output. In manual put switch at Full position then turn anticlockwise (turn left) for less light output.
  13. I'm no expert, but for photo 1, I would have turned off my strobes and shot ambient light in RAW and fixed up the colour with Lightroom/Photoshop. For the second one getting closer so as to fill the frame would be my suggestion. I always shoot RAW as it was one of the reasons I bought an S95.
  14. Got a bit worried after reading these posts so had a look at my Recsea S95 which is just a year and 70 dives old. Fortunately all seems fine corrosion wise although I am pretty fussy when it comes to soaking and cleaning camera gear after use.
  15. There are a few of us from Cairns booked on the same trip. Lets see what happens with an alternative boat
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