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Everything posted by coinee

  1. I'm currently planning my February trip (I know, I'm sort of late) - originally I wanted to join a photography workshop, but it looks like that's not going to happen. So I was thinking of going to Bali for a week and taking as many pictures as I can there. I assume many of you have been there before. Any recommendations for places to stay, who to dive with? Thanks! (Also, if you end up saying 'nooooo, go to $place instead' I won't be unhappy. )
  2. One thing to consider is that external harddrives are a LOT cheaper than internal upgrades on Macs, and with new Macbook Pros (even Airs, but don't get that for editing, too slow) you get the Thunderbolt adapter, which is very fast - faster than any hard disk you can currently get. You could get something like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236699&cm_re=thunderbolt_hard_drive_enclosure-_-22-236-699-_-Productand never worry about travel storage again, 4 times the storage of the largest internal drive at half the price. 233MB/s is also very reasonable for photo editing. There's the additional bonus of it being usable on a new Mac, should you ever need one, and not being in the weird proprietary format for built in flash storage that Apple uses. And you could get a 13" Mac, which I consider to be enough for travel editing.
  3. Looking forward to hearing your findings. Sounds like a really annoying problem!
  4. Nikon D750. It was either that or get a car, and I really don't need a car.
  5. Is this (https://flic.kr/p/qgDczL) a black frogfish? Looks amazing.
  6. As far as I know all Nauticam mirrorless housings use the same port size, so that should work.
  7. If you want you can send me a file for verification of the issue (file vs. software) - I'm also on Lightroom 5.7. And, this may sound strange, but have you tried upgrading your graphics card drivers? What's your memory usage? (sorry, I'm in IT, I always suspect faulty software/hardware... )
  8. It's only right to give a great setup a proper send off. I did that last weekend at Ras Mohammed National Part, with a dive at Ras Za'atar and at Shark/Yolanda reef. Looking forward to going there again with my next rig, the area is beyond beautiful! https://www.flickr.com/photos/129488282@N06/
  9. Wow. I'm blown away. The octopus at the beginning looks completely like CGI (as they do, I guess!), and the christmas tree worm is awesome. Did you put that in reverse by any chance?
  10. Wow. Drunk as I am (hey, it's after 12pm, don't judge me!) this gave me vertigo. I like it. Tim, I love the Wobbegong!
  11. Fun thread! I would like to say that my first ever manta encounter was 2 minutes after my camera said the battery was empty - because I had been shooting white tip reef sharks. :/
  12. If you want something close by I can only suggest a trip over to Oman; Extra Divers have a base in Khasab (Musandam), and while I haven't been there it looks amazing. Only 2.5 hours drive away. What I have done before is a safari on the Saman Explorer - the only dive boat in the South of Oman, you couldn't get much more peace and quiet, and you can hear the humpbacks sing during dives. Apologies for the not so great pics, it was my first trip with the E-M5 and generally very near the beginning of me taking pics underwater: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+FabianSchorp/posts/D3JhL2Vtguu If you're willing to travel a little further: Ras Mohammed and the Strait of Tiran (near Sharm El Sheik) is 6.5 hours away and mind-blowing. Hurghada is about the same distance. And... Well... Male is a 4 hour flight.
  13. I sent you an email - MarmotShark already bought the case, and the 8mm and dome are likely out too, as is the 25mm lens.
  14. That was on a liveaboard. And grumpy is a good description for the Napoleon, it bit me half a second after that picture was taken...
  15. Alright, breaking this down to component level: Body: Olympus OM-D EM-5 (black) - $500 (new $1000) Lenses: Panasonic Leica DG Macro-Elmarit 45mm f/2.8 (with manual focus gear for Nauticam case) - $700 (new $900) Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 25mm f/1.4 - $400 (new $600) Panasonic Lumix G Fisheye 8mm f/3.5 with 4.33" port - $700 (new $800 + $500) Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 45mm f/1.8 - $150 (new $350) Olympus 40-150mm f/4-5.6 ED M.Zuiko Digital - $100 (new $200) Underwater: Nauticam NA-EM5 case - $900 (new $1450) Frame (this one, great system... http://uw-foto.ch/im...ages/3267_1.jpg) for attaching strobe arms - $200 (new $350) Nauticam Flat Port 45 - $200 (new $300)
  16. This is a picture taken with that lens/port. Now that I look at it, I have a feeling the scratch may be outside the actual frame. Which is nice... I'd rather sell as a set, but I'll keep it in mind. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-7mpzrj5e0DI/VHtBMFP33vI/AAAAAAAAYcw/nEvzrEUr0fE/w1050-h788-no/PB220003-Edit-small.jpg
  17. Hi there! I'm looking at selling my EM-5 and the associated underwater gear. Everything is in perfect operating condition and has never been flooded or dropped or whatever. Complete list: Body: Olympus OM-D EM-5 (black) Lenses: Panasonic Leica DG Macro-Elmarit 45mm f/2.8 (with manual focus gear for Nauticam case) Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 25mm f/1.4 Panasonic Lumix G Fisheye 8mm f/3.5 Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 45mm f/1.8 Olympus 40-150mm f/4-5.6 ED M.Zuiko Digital Underwater: Nauticam NA-EM5 case plus frame (this one, great system... http://uw-foto.ch/images/product_images/original_images/3267_1.jpg) for attaching strobe arms Nauticam Macro Port 45 Nauticam 4.33" dome port (slightly scratched on one corner, so I'll just throw that in for free) Original cost: ~$6200 (ignoring the dome port) Total: I'd be okay with $3500 for everything (excluding shipping from Switzerland) Let me know if you have an offer to make. Fabian
  18. Great composition and technique choices. Massive kudos!
  19. Would you look at that, looks like there are two sharks in that picture! Thanks for the input guys, much appreciated.
  20. Hey Nir nah, all those macro pics were show with the Nauticam SMC-1 on top, and I cropped them because getting something focus _and_ getting the framing right turned out to be too much for me.
  21. Black and white actually seems like a good idea. Or just living with it and throwing it out.
  22. Hiya! I just got back from a trip to Daedalus -> Rocky Island -> Zabargad -> Fury Shoals, which gave me a lot of opportunities for taking pictures. I also had a new piece of equipment with me - a Nauticam SMC-1 super macro converter. Let me just say it like this: It's a challenge alright. But the results are beautiful, here are my favorite ones... Equipment: Olympus OM-D EM5 Panasonic 45mm macro lens Panasonic 8mm fisheye lens Dual D-2000/ S-2000 strobes Nauticam SMC-1 on flip holder Longimanus at Zabargad: Longimanus at Zabargad: Mozambique goby close-up: Napoleon (shortly before biting my finger): Cave Reef, St. John's: Pajama slug close-up: Trapezia tigrina on a night dive: Christmas tree worm close-up:
  23. Looking at the picture now I shouldn't have shot up, I guess? Eye-level might have been helpful...
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