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    Olympus OMD EM5 mk2
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  1. But if you replace springs, does the housing still work shallow? Or is pushing buttons then a problem?
  2. Last week, we went to the U455, a wreck between 90 and 118m depth. The wreck is not that big, it has a wooden deck and the viz was great. Our diveplan was to dive the part between 90 and 105m depth. It would be the first time I took the camera over 60m depth. But I specially bought it for such dives. No longer a gopro or a clone, as I am no videographer (I only take 2 minutes of movie and cut stills out as I never look video back). It started with a mola mola far away, that swam away. Then I saw a big startfish and took a picture of it: Sadly my camera refused to work, so no pictures of the tower of the uboat. I had to go up to 92m to turn it on again and then I saw the most beautifull fish I have ever seen: a HUGE mola mola near the wreck on the other side we went down. Camera work, please work I was praying. I could not change any settings, so I had to do it with the settings I did before the dive (iso 2000, f6.3, 1/100). I used my 8mm fisheye on my omd em5mk2. I could get really close to the fish. We had some eyecontact, I could see his/her eyes moving. Really nice. And I took some shots. I had to wait till the deco to see if the camera recorded something, but YES, it did I am soooo happy with the pictures of this really special dive. So I have wreckpictures with a giant fish. The best combination.
  3. For the deep divers here: Do you take pictures over 100m depth and was your camera still working? I know there are just a few housings that are made up to 100m depth. But are all buttons and functionality really working at such depths?
  4. Stix already looses lift around 30m. I now have China 'Carbon' arms and they work well till at least 60m. Will try them to 120m next month.
  5. Have tested a blue PMMA glass: does not work. Blue leds work with yellow filter. I can test it only at home as we don't have fluorescence here. But I have some line that shows if it works or not.
  6. And have you tried blue filters in front of you strobes? And which ones? I have a UV diving light and a blue led diving light. The blue led with yellow filter gives much more intensity than the uv light. But strobes are brighter than lights, so is there an option to turn your strobes into blue excitation strobes?
  7. Hi, new from the Netherlands. Just a beginner in photography, I bought my camera for cave-diving. But use it in open water also. Camera: Gopro7 for video and Olympus OMD EM5 mk2 with Isotta housing for pictures. Panasonic 8mm fisheye. No strobes yet, I use cheap China lights. Regards, Germie
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