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  • Camera Model & Brand
    Olympus EM-10
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    Nauticam Na-EM10
  • Strobe/Lighting Model & Brand
    Inon Z240 x 2
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    Nauticam Flexitray, Inon Arms

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  1. I just checked it tonight and it was working fine. Puzzled. Only thing I can think of is that the flash wasn’t completely seated correctly but then it wouldn’t have worked at all if that was the case? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Full manual. Z240, Inon f/optic cables. Worked fine with my omd em10 before. Will have another play when I get home Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. I tried it to start with at that speed, and the strobes didn’t trigger? Yet with it set at fill in they did? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Is there a long recycle time/contact issue with the supplied flash unit for the em5mkiii? Used it for the first time in anger this weekend, and found the cycle time seemed inordinately long compared to my old em10. Considering going to a flash trigger instead… Any thoughts? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Thanks, I’ve managed to get it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Anyone with an Em5 mkiii help out? Trying to get the Wi-Fi working ok. I managed to get it working ok out of the housing, but wondering if there is a way to turn on the camera Wi-Fi without using the touchscreen? I’ve been through the menus and can’t find a way to do it? This is for an iPhone 13 connection via the app. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Oh, I’ll give them a clean up at the same time. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. I had an issue with one of my Inon Z240 strobes this weekend. It wouldn’t turn on consistently, and then would randomly turn on about 15 mins into a dive. Puzzled, with a bit of investigation I spotted that one of the rubber spring spaces behind the battery contacts in the inner lid was missing.. If you look, you can see the spacer on the right has dropped off somewhere. Any suggestions as to what I could use to replace it with? (I know I can buy a replacement battery cap, but want to see if I can fix it first) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Currently considering upgrading my camera (OMD-EM10 Mk 1). I have most of the ports/lens that I want so want to stay with the Olympus/Panasonic range so they are compatible. Looking at the nauticam housings, I see that the em5 mk3 and em10 mk4 are the same price( although they have gone up considerably since I last bought one!) it’s probably down to these two as I might be able to pick up a second hand em5 for the same price as an em10 new. Main issue I have is the separate em5 flash providing additional bulk/something else to forget and slightly larger/heavier housing. I like the small/neatness of the em10. On the plus side is the improved autofocus on the em5 compared to the contrast only with the em10? Is the improvement in AF between the two really that good? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Is it to be purely sold as a package? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. I saw it mentioned on the inon website and a couple of other retailers.. twin it’s designed for effective radiation (I presuming it means heat here as the electronics cycle). I mostly dive temperate water (6-22C), so would feel that’s not a huge issue for me... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Thanks for the opinions. Whilst I agree that compression will occur to a degree so any positive buoyancy gains will be limited, every little helps. I was thinking more of opinions regarding the side slits? Affectation or actually beneficial? Also price wise as the inon ones are about £15 more expensive than the nauticam.. (And yes I know I could just cut up a wetsuit and use that but I don’t have anything spare to hand....) Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  13. Does anyone have any opinions on neoprene stour covers for inon z240s? Obviously anything which adds positive buoyancy is a good thing(strove spec is 77g negative underwater, neoprene cover adds ~96g positive, so net 20g positive approx per strobe.) I have noticed however that the official inon ones have side slits for more effective cooling/radiation etc, whereas others like the nauticam version (for example) don’t as far as I can see. Whilst you are underwater the strobes are kept cooler, but wondering if anyone has an opinion either way? http://www.inon.jp/_src/22363/strobe_cover_dz.jpg Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  14. I did have a zoom gear from deep shots for one of my lenses as nauticam didn’t do it at the time. Quality is fairly good. Only irritation was that you had to use a baby Allen key to tighten the zoom gear to the lens unlike the nauticam ones. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  15. Up until recently I've been using a variety of ball clamps on my rig; some recycled from previous setup and some second hand. Despite a thorough cleaning and soaking every time I've used them a lot of salt corrosion has built up, although some was present on the second hand ones I purchased anyway (and can clearly be seen on the clamps) plus some were becoming hard to tighten down. I've treated myself to some new nauticam ones and strobe attachments, but I'll need to get 4-5 more to replace all of them. Anyway I noted on ebay recently that you can get several 4-6 1" ball clamps from the far east for the price of 1-2 nauticam ones. Whilst I certainly appreciate the adage of "you get what you pay for"; I have to ask if people think that the "branded" clamps are worth it vs the generic cheaper ones?
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