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About Akforsyth

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    OM-D E-M5 Mark ii
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    Olympus PT-EP13
  1. Thanks everyone. You gave me some good food for thought. I was initially going to go with 2 smaller strobes with the intention of upgrading, but now see the error of my ways. I'm now looking at either 1-2 Z240's or possibly YS-D1's... I appreciate the help. Cheers
  2. Good morning everyone. I am hoping that I can get some advice from the knowledge base here as I am quite new. I'll start with a bit of background. I've been a diver for 24 years, with the past 14 of it being in the commercial/professional area. When I went commercial, as many of us do, recreational diving went away. It was not until this past year when I decided that I needed to change that and took myself for two weeks to Roatan with my trusty little GoPro, Gobee lights, and filters. Well for a shitty little setup, I managed to get a few really nice shots that ended up as wall pieces in my house. So I kinda got the bug and that is what brings me here. I recently purchased an Olympus OM-D E-M5 mark ii with PT-EP13 housing. I was looking for a new travel camera and this combination seemed to cover both on land and underwater. So far I love the camera. On land it is awesome, and I have taken in in the pool once and played around and was impressed even without any strobes. Now my next purchase needs to be some strobes. As I always use work cameras I really never gave it a thought as to the cost or ability of strobes, I just used what was given to me and did what was asked. Now that I want to excel at my own hobby, I want to be a little bit more discerning. I realize that I will get what I pay for and with that I don't mind paying for decent gear. I do find myself a little overwhelmed when trying to figure out what would work for me best and not break the bank as I will only be using this rig when I travel once or twice per year plus a few additional times just for practice in the cold water. I am mostly interested in general underwater shots (nott macro so much) and wide angle. I am hoping that some of the knowledge base here can impart some of their wisdom and opinions on what they feels would work best for me. Cheers.
  3. Hi, I'm Arthur from Vernon BC, Canada. I've been a diver for the past 24 years, the last 14 of which have been in the commercial/professional field. Last year I decided to get back into recreational diving and took my GoPro to Roatan for two weeks. Most of my underwater photography with work is of non-interesting subjects, but has provided me excellent experience with using photo/video equipment underwater. To say the least, I was happy with some of the images I brought back on my GoPro and realized that this was a far more exciting hobby than I thought it would be. So I took the plunge and bought an Olympus OM-D E-M5 mark ii along with PT-EP13 housing this past spring. I have another trip planned for this coming winter to the South and am currently researching strobes and ports/domes/lenses to take on the journey. Cheers.
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