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  1. @JayceeB Nice pics! I was just wondering where the diving is? looks fantastic big and small!
  2. Shame I just bought the N85 35 macro port but I am still after the lens and the zoom gear. I already own the WWL-1 and CMC-1 but I am interested in the dome however my intention was to use it with the oly 8mm as most people say its a better lense. 

    How much are you after for the 14-42 lens + zoom gear and the acrylic dome?


  3. Thanks Dave. Great pics! Did you shoot these with the GH5+60mm Oly? https://immersed.net.au/critters-1 How did you achieve a black background with only 1/250 shutter speed?
  4. Thanks @ChrisRoss Found this topic on the Panasonic flash, looks like it works perfectly.
  5. Hi guys, I am finally upgrading from my compact Sony Rx100IV to a Panasonic GH5 - the decision was purely driven by price vs quality as I found a second hand Nauticam housing in excellent condition. My shooting will primarily be focused on stills but I do like the occasional video depending on the trip and destination. So, I currently own the WWL-1 and the CMC-1. After reading lots of posts my understanding is that they work very well with the Pana 14-42 II. I guess this will 'get me going' with this camera until I am ready for true fish eye and macro lenses. Do I also need a zoom and focus ring for this lens with the wet lenses above? Fisheye It appears the Olympus 8mm to be better than the Panasonic (this is lighter and cheaper) - if I look at the second hand market the price isnt too bad as long as I find a second hand small dome for it. Macro I see recommendations for the Olympus 60mm everywhere which I can combine with the CMC-1 for super macro. Finally I am not sure what to get to trigger my Inon Z240 strobes, I have been looking at the Nauticam mini flash trigger and Turtle trigger. I dont use TTL only manual. Any recommendations for this? What is the top shutter speed I can get with these flash triggers? Cheers
  6. Want to Buy Nauticam N85 35 Macro port + zoom ring + Pana 14-42mm II lens Nauticam N85 4inch dome port + Pana 8mm fisheye lens Nauticam N85 30 extension ring + focus ring + Olympus 60mm macro lens Ideally looking for combos but I am also interested in buying them separately. Thanks
  7. Interested in the whole pack if you are willing to ship to the UK. Can you confirm if you are including the nauticam vacuum valve too? I would also love to see some of your pictures if you are happy to share, cannot find many online with this exact setup. I currently use a compact Sony R100IV with wet lenses and I am looking to upgrade. Thanks
  8. Looking for a Nauticam Olympus EM1 MkII housing + ports/lenses (fish eye and macro) if anyone is interested in selling a package.
  9. Hi guys, Very interesting what AOI/Backscatter have come up with the Oly EPL-10. I am also hunting for a new 'compact' 'travel friendly' mirrorless system and cannot resist the temptation of 'sacrificing' a bit of sensor and AF for the benefit of a much cheaper but still good system. My thoughts What I want? I want the EM1-MkII in a Nauticam housing + ports and relevant lenses but that costs too much $$$ for me. Then I thought - maybe AOI come up with a housing for the EM5-MkIII and I can get something in between? Well yes...but no. Unfortunately the retail price for the EM5MK3 housing its too high in my opinion - see here https://www.uwcamerastore.com/aoi-uh-em5iii-underwater-housing-for-olympus-o-md-e-m5iii - also the fact it uses OM-D ports has killed it for me as I own the WWL-1 and CMC wet lenses which work really well for MFT cameras. What I love from the AOI Oly EPL-10 housing. The vacuum (although I am not sure if you can take this underwater as it is or needs to be removed prior to diving unlike the Nauticam or like the SaltedWater one) and the LED trigger!!! This is insane for this price. This LED trigger will allow you to shoot continuously at the speed of your strobe recycling times and it wont cost you any battery life on the camera. Not sure what the max sync speed is but I guess it can do 1/250 or more? Final thoughts. As Alex Mustard puts it in this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtuNwnsabfA you are better off with a smaller sensors/body + good lenses for underwater and ports than a bigger sensor without any attachments. Obviously this is all about how much money you have to spend here. I also found the lenses Oly/Pana offer are better value for money for UW photography than the Sony range (in case you are looking at the Sony a6400 on a Saltedline housing) Cheers
  10. We had a great time in Sardinia, it was our first time there and we loved it. People were really nice, the coast and the beaches are stunning, food, wine, weather it has it all! The diving was slightly better than what I was expecting since I dived in the Med a few years ago. We mainly dived around Isola Tavolara and Molara with Blu Infinito dive centre (great and smooth operation run by Fabio, great guy) nice coral and massive groupers if you dive Secca del Papa I and II. Strobes, first time I use them...it is tricky. I read the CFWA section from @Alex_Mustard s UWP Masterclass book at least 5 times. Quite tricky to work out distance to subject and strobe positions 9 - 3 or 10-2 for verticals and the impact in lighting. Hopefully we can go on some sort of photo trip next year and learn properly covid permitting... A lot of the pictures were also really dark when I had my strobes to Full and I checked they where firing...Shutter speed was 1/125 and F8 aperture so don't understand why? Anyway, great place for a holiday with some decent diving if Red Sea, SEA or Americas are a no go due to covid or other reasons. You can see the pictures here - More than happy to take on any comments constructive criticism to help me improve. Cheers Igor
  11. Thank you all for the recommendations much appreciated. We have decided to stay near Olbia close to a beautiful stretch of sand called 'La Cinta'. This is a 15min drive to dive centres that take you to AMP Tavolara which I thought looked like a nice place to dive after seeing a few pictures taken there - glad to have this confirmed @Alex_Mustard (I did actually watch that video a few days ago, in fact, I watch all of them, very valuable for a novice like me.) I have a small Sony Rx100v4 compact setup with a Nauticam WWL-1 + CMC-1 but I am really looking forward to this trip as it will be the first time I will be taking 2x Inon Z240 strobes, will see how it goes... Cheers Igor
  12. Hi guys, Due to this years Covid travel restrictions (not able to travel to the top destinations) we are looking at travelling to Sardinia from the UK for a holiday. Ideally we want to dive somewhere good for pictures if possible. We have looked at Azores but they require a negative PCR test on arrival so Italy/Greece/Turkey are the most likely destinations at the moment. Would appreciate if anyone has dived in Sardinia before and has any places that are worth visiting. Cheers
  13. Thanks, yeah I think going Oly EM1-2 or EM5-3 is plenty of gear for my basic skills. I also like the fact that I can start with a 14-42 II and my wetlenses and then upgrade to a dedicated macro and fisheye setup. Just trying to find a Nauticam housing on the second hand market, hopefully they will start appearing soon.
  14. Thank you, that is exactly what I was looking for. Looking at the second hand market I can find more Oly Em5 Mk3 than Em1 Mk2s. I understand I would be loosing a bit of image quality but getting a camera which is slightly lighter for travelling. Is the EM5 MK3 still a good option?
  15. Thanks, I am leaning towards the EM1-Mk2 some of the pictures from this camera are stunning. I also think it would keep me busy for a few years as I am still learning so I should have a big room for growth with this system. Would also recommend the Pani 14-42 II for this camera as a start with wet lenses? I dont think I can afford to buy lenses + ports at the same time. Cheers
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