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  1. Hello guys! To whomever dedicated some time giving me an advice, I was owing you an answer and this is what I eventually bought few days ago... I eventually bought the Olympus OM-D E-M1 and I attached the following gadgets to my kit: NA-EM1 housing for Olympus OM-D E-M1 camera Macro port 65 for Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 60mm F2.8 Macro O1442EZ-Z zoom gear for Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ Olympus 60mm macro F2.8 Flash Sea&Sea YS-D1 with optical fiber and arms 2 x 20 cm To be able to use the camera above water and in water in no macro mode, I eventually selected an easy but versatile lens... I'll keep more expensive and specialized alternatives for the future: Port 35 for Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ lens (with M67 thread) Lens Olympus 14-42 F3.5-5.6 EZ In few weeks I'll be diving in Bali with my new toy, can't wait! ciao Raniero
  2. Thank you guys, I have more or less finalized my decision but I have a small doubt left. I am going for the EM-1 with the Nauticam housing, one Sea&Sea YS-D1 only for the time being and I'll take the Olympus 60mm macro lens, since you all think it would be the best for the macros in Bali. My doubt is that the kit they were offering me had the camera coming with olympus 12-40 PRO f2.8, which they say it would be very versatile. However, since I definitely need the specific macro lens, would it make sense to have as second lens the 12-40 or you think it would be smarter considering a more specific second lens? Thanks again for your suggestions, they were great!
  3. Guys, I owe you for your time and will confirm what I am eventually buying. If you'll plan by anytime to dive Bali sometime, please let me know. It is my second home there and I can reciprocate your help. Thanks again!
  4. Thanks guys, all your comments were very valuable and, of course, they confused me even more! Troporobo advice is actually making me rethink about getting EM-1 now... smk82 suggestion for the EM-10 is actually very tempting and your advice on the 60mm is noted with thanks Chris_I, the availability of great macros in Bali is actually impressive. In the meantime I contacted a shop for a quotation and they told me I got all wrong, that the best mirror less is actually the Sony a6000 and the flash should be YS-D1, which I don't even know the brand. Thanks again, please feel free to add further advice!
  5. Hi everybody! I started underwater photography many years ago, with the first canon compact (I believe it was 1,3 or max 2 Mpixels), then I switched to Sony, which I didn't like, went back to Canon with external Ikelite flash but my last one was stolen few years back and I decided to enjoy diving without camera distraction. Now I would like to start again, I have a decent budget and have thought to upgrade to a mirror less. After hours on the forums and reading reviews I thought to go for Olympus OM-D E-M1. Some forum of last year were suggesting that it might be a wiser choice to stay with the EM-5 for pricing and accessories availability, but I am assuming that in the last year there have been improvements in this respect. I am reading that the Nauticam shell might be the best option, but I am quite clueless about the best fisheye lens (Panasonic 8mm?) and which macro lens I should think of (do I really need one at least before getting familiar with the camera). Also, can i manage one external flash only (as I had in the compact) or it would be a silly choice? I am not printing money, however I have 5 weeks diving in August in Bali and I was thinking to have the right gear available from the beginning, so that I could get familiar with it during this long holiday. Thanks to everybody who will want to share his experience on a mirror less set for an experienced diver but also a mediocre photographer... Raniero
  6. Hi, Raniero from Italy. I started diving in 1984, when I was 18. In the most recent years I dive Indonesia the most -4 times a year, I have my own place in Padang Bay, Bali-, a little bit in Italy but not much more than that. I want to start again underwater photography, which I stopped few years back. I am aware that a lot of improvements have been done and would love to have some advice so I can restart with the right gear!
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