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  1. Thank you very much, AUTiger and Mattdiver. Unfortunately, the eel was quite some distance away and hence I could not get both into the same frame. Sorry about it. Cheers Eddie
  2. Thank you very much for the advice. Cheers Eddie
  3. Hi, Attached is a shot taken at Phuket. I was shooting morel eel but didn't notice this beauty fish and almost touch it. So I switch the subject to the scopionfish. However I am not too sure, from the shot, if this is a good angle as the scopionfish is quite hard to see. Please advise. Olympus C4000Z Sunpak strobe ISO-100, f/8, 1/125, 13mm. PS applied slightly. Thank you very much and have a nice day. Cheers Eddie
  4. Try to photograph this beauty from another angle but not too sure if I have miss out anything. Also do you think the lighting is abit too harsh? Please advise. Olympus C4000Z with PT-10 housing Sunpak strobe ISO-100, f/11, 1/160, 19mm. USM and some PS applied. Thank you very much. Cheers Eddie
  5. Thanks Joe, I did increase the contrast a little and also adjust the level to reduce the brightness.
  6. Thank you very much Marcus for your valuable advise. I got the Epoque 2x macro filter instead of Inon. I found that I have abit difficulty to work with once the attachment is on. I have to be very stable. Even as I approach the subject slowly, it will normally swim away. On land photography, I can always use a tripod but in uw, the situation is very different. I guess i need to work on the boyancy and stability and practice more. For the shots on scopionfish, i only managed to capture 2 shots. For these two shots, the settings were fixed while I adjust the flash output manually. As i do not want to loose track of the divemaster in my group I could not stay there abit longer. The smallest aperture for my digicam is f11 and you are right, the smallest ISO is 100. SLR is always my prefer choice but not at this moment as the total price for aquiring a casing and strobe is quite out of my budget. Your photo does make the scopionfish stands out more. May I know how did you place your strobe for this shot? Is firing from the left side? Sorry for the lengthy message. Thank you very much Marcus Regards, Eddie
  7. Thank you very much Photobeat for your advise. Cheers Eddie
  8. Thank you very much Photobeat. May I know the steps you have P.S the photo? Thank you.
  9. Just came back from a holiday dive trip in Phuket, Thailand. This is my first time shooting macro shot using a 2 times macro lens attachment on my olympus C4000Z digital camera in PT-10 U/W housing and Sunpak G-flash. The setting on the camera is as follows; ISO-100, f/10, 1/100, Manual setting, brightness is reduces using photoshop as it was slightly overexposed, USM and slight contrast applied. Thank you very much for your valuable inputs. Regards, Eddie
  10. Thank you Marcus. So far all my underwater stuffs are from oceanicfocus... for the next purchase, i will mention your name, hee hee.... and ask for discount. Thank you very much, marcus. Have a nice day. Cheers Eddie
  11. Thank you very much Marcus. This is very encouraging. I just check out the price and stock availability today, in which I will probably get it next month. Thank you and have a nice day. Cheers Eddie
  12. Thank you Chris. I will get the Inon lens and try it out in dec. I will post it for comment once I come back. Cheers ET
  13. Thank you very much Chris. I guess the design for use in underwater will have to be different as one has to take refraction into account. I will probably get the Inon UCL-165AD macro lens. Have you try this lens, by the way? Regards, ET
  14. Thank you very much Marcus and Mat. The impact of having a plain or blue background does make the subject stands out. Thank you everybody who has contributed to this thread. It has been a fruitful learning experience. Regards, ET
  15. Thank you for your effort. I can't wait too see your photo on the cuttlefish. By the way, I'm based in Singapore too.... Cheers ET
  16. Thank you Matt. I took this shot with the WB set to cloudy. I don't think i can shoot RAW using the Olympus C4000Z, hence I guess, PS will come in handy. Thanks for the admendment, the it does make the subject stands out. Thank you. Regards, ET
  17. Thank you so much for the valuable advise, Bruce. Now after all the advices from the experts, I'm have a much better idea on taking such shots. It is really an enriching experience to learn from you guys. The very thing I have to keep reminding myself now is to avoid "dreef" background. Thank you. Regards, ET
  18. Hi, thank you for the reply. Yes I'm using the diopter on the outside of the housing and in the water. Therefore as what you have mentioned, not only I won't get the magnification, I will reduced the overall magnification as well? Thank you for your advise. Regards, ET
  19. Thanks Todd, I wish I could go back now to try again...... Hopefully, I have a chance to see one when I go thailand in dec. Regards, ET
  20. Thank you very much for your advise. I did zoomed in for this shot but i think I did not set the flash power higher enough to bring out the beauty of the cuttlefish. Yap i had the diffuser on at all times. Would you recommend a wide zoom for this type of shot? The shot was taken using manual settings and the settings are : ISO-100, f6.3, 1/100, front curtain flash. The Sunpak G-flash is a slave flash without ETTL sync, hence i have to adjust the output power manually. Thank you very much for your advise. Regards, ET
  21. Thank you very much for your advise. For olympus C4000Z, the smallest aperature I can achieve is f11. However this shot was taken with an aperature of f6.3. I do agree about the distracting background and shooting against the water is a good idea. I'll keep it in mind for my next dive in Dec. Thank you very much. Regards, ET
  22. Hi, This shot of the cuttlefish was taken at Pulau Dayang, Malaysia, using Olympus C4000Z in PT-10 housing and sunpak g-flash. I was trying to take a 45 degrees shot of it to show both the frontal and side of the cuttlefish. Good and bad comments are welcome. Thank you very much. Cheers ET
  23. Opps, I forgot to mention that. It is a +4 diopter. thanks ET
  24. Hi, I have a question which I would like to consult regarding the use of macro lens for underwater photography. During the recent trip, I bought a normal close-up filter, which is used for land based photography, as it is much cheaper than underwater macro-lens such as Inon UCL-165 AD Close-up Lens . However during the underwater shootout, I noticed that this close-up lens does not help much. Does it mean the land-based close-up lens is not suitable? Is there a difference between the close-up lens and Inon UCL-165AD close-up lens? Please advise. Thank you very much ET
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