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thin_air

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  1. Thanks for the great info, I've gone ahead and ordered the TG5 and the olympus housing. That AOI magnifier looks quite handy, anyone know if they have a Canadian supplier/distributor/store? (i can't seem to find one) Can't wait to get this setup in the water. t_a
  2. Hello, I'm looking to upgrade from my current SJCam (Gopro imitation) to something better for all around underwater photo and video use. After looking at the available options, the TG-5 with housing seems to fit the bill for what i'm looking for. (able to shoot RAW and 4K video, waterproof (so forgiving if I screw up the housing use) However, I can't find any comparison of the two housings that are available for it (the Olympus and the Ikelite). Differences I have noticed: depth rating, 150ft vs 200ft - I dive to 150' pretty routinely, and do deeper dives also (normoxic/technical cave trained), but those dives tend not be with the intention of taking pictures/videos. Wet lens thread: 52 vs 67mm - I was intending on getting a wide angle wet lense, and I assume that the larger threads will lead to more expensive lenses for similar quality I'm unsure of how to weight the pros and cons of these (plus other aspects i'm sure to be unaware of) and am hope others have some feedback. I'm also open to other suggestions for both housings and possibly other cameras. I settled on the TG-5 because it hit the features I cared about (able to shoot RAW and 4K video, waterproof (so forgiving if I screw up the housing use) except for a fully manual mode. I am planning on increasing my photography skills and can see myself upgrading to a mirrorless/DSLR in a few years, but thought this was a good place to start to get better at UWP and learn the basics. Thanks in advance, thin_air
  3. Hello from Canada. I'm looking to expand my underwater recordings from my current SJcam to something better and came here for the wealth of knowledge. Cheers,
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