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    Canon SD980IS
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  1. My wife and I just finished the third episode in our Okinawa dive vlog, hope you guys enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cq6snPSFyc
  2. Thanks, yeah Okinawa diving is pretty great, especially the shore diving.
  3. We just uploaded our second episode of our Okinawa Dive Vlog. Hope you guys enjoy!
  4. Thanks! I'm not too familiar with the dive site from the description, the nearest dive sites to that camp are Kin Red and Kin blue but they don't match your description.
  5. My wife and I have started a vlog of our dives on the Japanese island of Okinawa. The diving may not be the best location in the world but we dive here quite a lot and are looking to try and produce quality underwater content. Here's our first video in the series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZ6bKo-5ITUHope you enjoy it, we are very open to any feedback you guys have.
  6. Will the set down ring 67mm to 52mm effect the performance/usage of the Kraken KRL-02? Thanks for the information
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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
  11. 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 $3k budget with the intention of purchasing a macro/lighting setup later. I am considering using a Panasonic 25mm 1.7 as a general fish portrait lens, does anyone have experience/opinions of using this lens? Thanks for the replies guys your opinions are appreciated.
  12. Sorry you are correct, the 5 axis stabilization does works with any lens however the stabilization is significantly better when used with Panasonic O.I.S. capable lenses in dual I.S. mode especially at higher focal lengths. https://youtu.be/ChPan4CbWgM?t=278 I'm steering away from the Nauticam housing as I can get an Ikelite housing with both a dome and a flat port. The dome for the 12-50mm in wide and the flat port for the 12-50mm in macro and for a future dedicated macro lens. This price setup is cheaper than the Nauticam with the adapter. You are correct for some reason the Olympus 12-50mm is more expensive on BHPhoto. Thanks again for all your advice.
  13. Thanks! I really like the Olympus 12-50mm lens! How would the quality of the 12-50mm macro (with/without a wet diopter) differ from the quality of a dedicated 45mm or 60mm macro? I would generally avoid the 30mm macro due to the extreme working distances. I saw your post on the issues with the 60mm macro manual focusing (http://wetpixel.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=59644). The only downside to the Olympus 12-50mm is the lack of image stabilization so it negates the excellent 5 axis image stabilization of the GX85. I have a tripod but am not keen to have to use it on every shot above 30mm.
  14. My previous setup was a Canon T3i with an Ikelite housing with 100mm L for macro and Tokina 10-17mm for wide angle. Thanks for the reply, I haven't updated my location i'm not actually in Australia and ill be purchasing the items in US$. 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.
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