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hyp last won the day on July 18 2019

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  • Camera Model & Brand
    Olympus EM5 (mk1)
  • Camera Housing
    Nauticam NA EM5
  • Strobe/Lighting Model & Brand
    Sea&Sea YS-02

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  1. Lion/Wings is a pain. You can't even book luggage through credit card. Be very careful. That said, when I did fly with them I prebooked all baggage and when my hand luggage was overweight I showed them the camera gear and they let me pass through without any further issues. That may well depend on the good will of the person at the check-in counter though.
  2. I know of at least one other UW-Photographer that does this. I've considered this myself, but would definitely want a quick release so that I can have my hands free if I want to (camera is leashed). I can definitely see the advantages, but there are also some drawbacks. One thing to keep in mind, is that your buoyancy needs to be impeccable because you can't use a muck stick. Same needs to be true for the housing, because operating it with one hand would be very annoying if it is not neutral.
  3. The YS-01 is quite a bit more powerful than the S2000 (see the testing done by Backscatter ). Almost identical in power to the Z-240 once a diffuser is used (so for most people all the time). I am happy with mine on mu43. I agree with everyone else, that the S2000 are too weak. My Mother had a pair for mu43 and recently upgraded to D2Js.
  4. That's just them advertising their preorder. There is nothing that would make me consider this a review.
  5. This. Just get a lanyard that can be extended or made to stay short. You don't want to think about losing your camera when you suddenly need two hands in an emergency. As long as it's extended it won't hinder you in any way.
  6. I certainly need a new camera. Unfortunately my wallet disagrees, so the trusty Em5 (Original version) will have to do. Luckily it is mostly a difference in features (AF, focus peaking) and video quality. Image quality is in my opinion just barely improving.
  7. Yeah, the AF remark also startled me. I'm a huge fan of micro four thirds, but AF is usually not considered their biggest strength. I know from your last article that you are basing this on the low light performance in S-AF, but there is a lot more to good AF systems than contrast detect S-AF. That said, I have neither experience with modern MFT bodies (newest is GX80/GX8) nor with the current competitors, so maybe my perceptions are wrong?
  8. Depending on how fast you learn, I've found that it takes about one or two weeks of diving to get a good feel of how strong strobes need to be set. Sometimes I still get it wrong, but it's really not all that difficult. Also, if you are mostly doing macro, just start with a single strobe. It's much easier and you learn a lot about positioning. In my opinion it's better to start with a single manual strobe then to go to two strobes straight away, but shoot TTL.
  9. Requirements of stills and video are quite different though. What Sony does very well is tracking the subject, something that the Panasonic Mu43 unfortunately don‘t do that well. AF is certainly the most difficult topic you‘ve tackled in your spree of recent articles.
  10. People cancelling departure from a country with few cases to a country with few cases does seem mad. Hope you don’t lose too much money on this. I’m in Indonesia now and many locals are reporting significantly reduced numbers of tourists even though Indonesia has had very few cases.
  11. I think for ambient light (especially on crop) a wet lens solution with the WWL1 might be better, because you can shoot wider apertures. Not sure how this would pan out financially. WWLs are not often available used. I have no direct experience with the sony, but many seem to think that white balance on Panasonic cameras is better. The GH5 still seems to be the standard for high quality 4k video.
  12. 28mm prime + WWL1 would probably be the most compact solution, that also lets you stay fairly wide open.
  13. I think it will be pretty difficult to get consistent exposures with a combination of only manual and only auto strobes. However, you may be just fine with a single strobe to begin with. I started with a single YS-02 (same as the YS-03 but only manual instead of only auto) on a Panasonic LX7. Until you add a wet wide lens, a single strobe will be able to cover the whole scene. In addition you will learn a lot more about strobe positioning when you are only using a single one. I can't tell you anything about the YS-25, but I'm sure more experienced photographers here will know more.
  14. Most cameras have the option to be full manual, so I don't really see the problem. I don't think Auto-exposure and AF are the energy hogs of cameras anyway. The reason for low battery life on mirrorless is that the sensor is always active to provide live view. If you don't want that you can still get SLRs though.
  15. Liked the video KrakenDeMabini linked. Good storytelling. I think the length was fine.
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