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    Olympus EM5 (mk1)
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    Sea&Sea YS-02

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  1. Thanks. I may get the chance to dive there this week.
  2. You might have better luck in the classifieds forum. Maybe you can ask a mod to move your thread.
  3. WWL1 I don't have and can't afford.
  4. Marsa Alam, land based dives as my GF will do her AOWD. I was already set on the fisheye for the redsea. Question is really for Mantas in Bali.
  5. Just wanted to follow up on what I actually did in the end. I bought (used) a flip adapter for the 12-50, which will allow me to add wetlenses easily, including the UWL100 and Saga+10 my parents owned. The Saga works perfectly and nearly doubles maximum magnification. The UWL100 unfortunately vignettes until zoomed in to about 20mm at which point the 12mm without the wetlens provide an equal FoV. As I will be using the flip adapter for macro, there is no money lost here. I will keep using the 8-18 for my rectilinear wideangle needs. I also got lucky and managed to secure the Panasonic Fisheye + 4.33" Dome for less than 600€ total. Now I will just need to decide before each trip, which lens I need more. For my trip to the red sea in two weeks I've already decided to leave the huge dome at home. For my trip to Bali (Mantas) and Lembeh I am not sure yet. Is it better to shoot Mantas with a Fisheye or with the slightly narrower 8-18mm.
  6. There is of course more to image quality than just resolution, which is why 1080p downscaled from 4k often looks better than straight up 1080p. But apart from that you won't gain much with most printing services as they often won't be able to print higher resolutions than 300dpi. I use saal-digital and most of their products are printed at 300dpi (and probably upscaled if you don't have the necessary resolution). Most likely images will still look very good at 200dpi, too.
  7. A3 should be no problem. Remember that dpi is just short for dots (pixels) per inch. The higher the number the better quality. There are websites where you can enter your resolution and preferred dpi and it will give you the maximum size.
  8. dpi is a measurement that you can easily calculate. So for 300dpi and an image of 24x36" you would need a file with 7200x10800 pixels. The largest image size for 20mp mu43 files is 17x11 inch. I personally have printed at 40x60cm (roughly 15x23") and those images came out fine. The reason for that is that with size viewing distance goes up as well. Only photographers go up to a picture and look at the print quality. Everyone else looks at the whole scene. Obviously, if you hang it in your own house a photographer (you!) will be looking at it fairly regularly. In the end this is a question where it depends a bit on your willingness to compromise (or budget constraints). If you can afford FF and can accept the bulk and weight that comes with it, image quality is undeniably better. But I would say that for the vast majority mu43 already far exceeds their photographic ability and more pixels will just allow them to blow up mediocre shots larger (at this point in time, I count my self among those).
  9. My mother thought the same thing. She had out of focus macro pictures for at least two years while trying various solutions that didn't work. She has said that she wishes she had gone with the contacts option from the start.
  10. My mother had the same issue and found lenses in the bottom third not very helpful. She is now using bifocal contact lenses and is very happy with that solution.
  11. I think bluetooth doesn't work underwater, so no.
  12. This has nothing to do with the usual image quality discussion and you may have a different opinion, but the font you use for the title (and copyright notice) looks very cheesy to me. Maybe consider something more neutral. The purple colour also has a hard time of standing out on the blue water.
  13. The Weefine WFL-01 is also designed for 24mm lenses. However, there are few reports of ones actually in use. Maybe you could order one and test it in the bathtub? If you stick to the Wetmate I think you will be fine with the S2000.
  14. Does anyone know of a dealer in Europe for the micromesh?
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