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    Canon SD980IS
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  1. Will the set down ring 67mm to 52mm effect the performance/usage of the Kraken KRL-02? Thanks for the information
  2. Thanks for the replies guys. Is the wide angle dome likely to correct the FoV to its above water equivalent of 85 degrees? Thanks for the information about the lens filter. Is the H100 by itself enough of an increase to warrant the item? A subjective question, i know, but almost every video i have seen is of the H100 with the dome
  3. I am trying to find a good option to expand the wide angle field of view on my RX100 V in a Sony housing (67mm threads). My budget is approximately US$500. I have narrowed it down to two options: 1) Using a red filter behind a UWL H100 http://www.inon.co.jp/products/lens/uwlh10028m67/top.html I am concerned that this will introduce significant vignetting and zooming in to remove the vignetting will reduce the wide angle effect. I am also not certain that the lens alone will significantly add to the field of view of the camera and the additional dome unit is currently out of my price range. 2) Using a red filter behind Fantasea Bigeye Mark 2 Dome https://www.housingcamera.com/id1738-fantasea-5138-wide-angle-lens.html Various websites have quoted different potential fields of view using this setup up to apparently a 33% increase in FoV (https://www.housingcamera.com/blog/guides-tutorials/the-ultimate-guide-to-underwater-wet-lenses). Will this dome correct the 24mm wide angle to its above water FoV of 85 degrees? This dome will also have significant vignetting at the wide angle. Are there any other options that I have missed that meet the requirements? Any suggestions are appreciated.
  4. That's the reason why I opted for the 25mm instead of the 30mm macro, the 1:1 magnification seems redundant if your working distance to achieve 1:1 is almost zero.
  5. I intend to purchase the Panasonic 8mm later to use as the wide angle lens. The 7-14 and the 8-18 are not wide enough, I've reviewed a lot of photos and videos and the 8mm looks much better (in my opinion). The intended lens setup eventually is: Panasonic 8mm Panasonic 25mm Olympus 60mm
  6. The country I am in does not have a 30% import tax. Thanks for the PM I will reply with an answer. I think I am going to adjust my budget to just a camera, housing and ports to stay within the $3k budget with the intention of purchasing a macro/lighting setup later. I am considering using a Panasonic 25mm 1.7 as a general fish portrait lens, does anyone have experience/opinions of using this lens? Thanks for the replies guys your opinions are appreciated.
  7. Sorry you are correct, the 5 axis stabilization does works with any lens however the stabilization is significantly better when used with Panasonic O.I.S. capable lenses in dual I.S. mode especially at higher focal lengths. https://youtu.be/ChPan4CbWgM?t=278 I'm steering away from the Nauticam housing as I can get an Ikelite housing with both a dome and a flat port. The dome for the 12-50mm in wide and the flat port for the 12-50mm in macro and for a future dedicated macro lens. This price setup is cheaper than the Nauticam with the adapter. You are correct for some reason the Olympus 12-50mm is more expensive on BHPhoto. Thanks again for all your advice.
  8. Thanks! I really like the Olympus 12-50mm lens! How would the quality of the 12-50mm macro (with/without a wet diopter) differ from the quality of a dedicated 45mm or 60mm macro? I would generally avoid the 30mm macro due to the extreme working distances. I saw your post on the issues with the 60mm macro manual focusing (http://wetpixel.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=59644). The only downside to the Olympus 12-50mm is the lack of image stabilization so it negates the excellent 5 axis image stabilization of the GX85. I have a tripod but am not keen to have to use it on every shot above 30mm.
  9. My previous setup was a Canon T3i with an Ikelite housing with 100mm L for macro and Tokina 10-17mm for wide angle. Thanks for the reply, I haven't updated my location i'm not actually in Australia and ill be purchasing the items in US$. My intention is to purchase a system (camera + housing + macro) for $3000 then upgrade later. The second hand GH4s do look good however i'm still trying to understand what peoples opinion is of a second hand GH4 (and housing) vs a brand new GX85.
  10. Thanks Richard, yea the price difference is $500 here so its a lot for such similarly specced cameras.
  11. Thanks Richard for the incredibly detailed response. I was of the same mind about the A6500 but for me the MWB issues are too larger a risk. You also recommended the GX9, what is your opinion on the GX85 which has almost exactly the same features as the GX9 however is almost half the price?
  12. My initial budget is $3000 for a setup including camera + housing + ports + macro. I am attempting to avoid a situation where I buy a setup that limits my ability to upgrade the quality. Purchasing a compact and wet lenses now would require a camera/housing upgrade to get to the quality of a dedicated macro lens setup. I watched your videos on your website. I'm by no means attempting to critique your videos, they have beautiful composition and editing but their sharpness is not even close to acceptable on a 4k screen. Every single one of your videos would've been vastly upgraded if they were filmed in 4k. This is the reason why I am attempting to purchase a 4k setup now, to avoid a situation where a technical limitation of the camera is preventing the maximum potential of the setup from being achieved. Please do not take this as criticizing your videos, they truly are amazing and have deserved their place at any film festival you showed them.
  13. Thanks for the video Thanks for the info, I looked at the LX10 but the crop on the 4k video makes the wide angle 36mm which is quite unusable without a wide angle wet lense.
  14. Thanks for the reply, do you have any sample footage from the A7II with ambient light?
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