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New to forum... Underwater & Topside Photography

Discussion in 'Welcomes and introductions' started by DevilDiver, Apr 7, 2013.

  1. DevilDiver

    DevilDiver Mu-43 Regular

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    Apr 7, 2013
    Corinth, Texas USA
    Shawn Rener
    New forum member here, always interested in almost anything to do with photography. My primary interest is in underwater photography but I still enjoy and dabble in different types of topside photography as well since you can't be underwater all of the time.

    I currently have 3 different m4/3 camera bodies and I am building up a decent collection of lenses, not to mention plenty of accessory equipment and a few older systems in the closet.

    Looking forward to browsing the forum and getting the feel for what goes on around here. :2thumbs:
     
  2. Fmrvette

    Fmrvette This Space For Rent

    May 26, 2012
    Detroit, Michigan
    Jim
    DD -

    Welcome aboard!

    Regards,

    Jim



    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 2
     
  3. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    Welcome to the forum! :cool:
     
  4. SeeingtheWorldat25mm

    SeeingtheWorldat25mm Mu-43 Rookie

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    Sep 28, 2012
    Japan
    Tom
    Cool! A fellow diver! :smile:
    I'd be interested to read what equipment you're using for underwater shots. I had picked up the E-M5 to cover me in the event I wanted to take it for underwater photography. Then I saw the casing prices...yeah. :eek:
     
  5. bilzmale

    bilzmale Mu-43 All-Pro

    Hello and welcome.
     
  6. DevilDiver

    DevilDiver Mu-43 Regular

    25
    Apr 7, 2013
    Corinth, Texas USA
    Shawn Rener
    Thanks for the welcome!

    Looking forward to contributing to the discussions.

    -Shawn
     
  7. DevilDiver

    DevilDiver Mu-43 Regular

    25
    Apr 7, 2013
    Corinth, Texas USA
    Shawn Rener
    Thanks!

    I have listed most of my current u/w gear on my profile, if there are any specific questions I can help you out with please just let me know.

    I totally agree that the gear can be very expensive... :eek:
     
  8. SeeingtheWorldat25mm

    SeeingtheWorldat25mm Mu-43 Rookie

    20
    Sep 28, 2012
    Japan
    Tom
    Lol! Indeed! I was at a diving store recently, and they sell the Nauticam casing for the E-M5. When I asked about the price, they said, "well, it was this, but it's gone up since then because of the Yen-Dollar difference." :eek: Sigh.
    By the way, I checked your public profile but didn't see anything listed.

    Tom
     
  9. arch stanton

    arch stanton Mu-43 Veteran

    411
    Feb 25, 2012
    London
    Malc
  10. DevilDiver

    DevilDiver Mu-43 Regular

    25
    Apr 7, 2013
    Corinth, Texas USA
    Shawn Rener
    Tom,

    Not sure about the profile. I have the gear info under the "About Me" tab, if it does not show for you please let me know so I can research what I may have done wrong.

    I have not found any price increases on the Oly housing in the states, the MSRP is pretty much set at $1350US.

    Here is the listing of most of the current topside and u/w gear that I am using in case it is set up wrong in the profile.

    Gear
    Olympus OMD-EM5
    Olympus E-PL1
    Panasonic GF1

    LUMIX G FISHEYE 8mm / F3.5
    LUMIX G 20 mm / F1.7
    LUMIX G VARIO 14-45mm/F3.5-5.6
    LUMIX G VARIO 45-200mm/F4.0-5.6
    LEICA DG MACRO-ELMARIT 45mm/F2.8
    M.Zuiko Lens 12-50mm f3.5-6.3
    M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6

    Current Underwater Gear -
    1)
    Nauticam NA-EM5
    2- S&S YS-D1 Strobes
    Nauticam 4.3" Dome
    Nauticam 12-50 Port
    Sola 600 Focus Light
    2)
    Olympus PT-EP01 Housing
    Sola 600 Focus Light
    Athena MP35 Port
    ZEN DP-100 Dome
    2 S&S YS-01 Strobes

    Thanks!
     
  11. DevilDiver

    DevilDiver Mu-43 Regular

    25
    Apr 7, 2013
    Corinth, Texas USA
    Shawn Rener
    Arch,

    I know.. Crazy good deal right? I understand Oly over estimated on this housing and are clearing out whatever they have left. Some of the underwater photo gear dealers that carry Oly have this offer or a combo of camera+14-42mm and housing special right now.

    Olympus E-PM1 camera & underwater housing bundle, best deal ever on an underwater camera | Bluewater Photo & Video

    Housings :: Mirrorless Housings :: Olympus Housings :: Olympus E-PM1 Camera + Housing + Gear Bundle -

    If someone is looking to get into this type of photography this really is a hard deal to pass up. It is not usual for camera housings to go on sale like this.
     
  12. mattia

    mattia Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 3, 2012
    The Netherlands
    Welcome!

    I just got back from Bonaire, where I had my first taste of underwater photography with a borrowed old canon p&s. sadly snorkel only as diving was temporarily off the menu - and I'm very seriously considering selling some Canon ff gear to fund a housing. Still dithering - because of price - on a nauticam setup for the rx100 or the E-M5. Seriously considering the latter, since I have the 7-14 already, and wet conversion wide lenses are almost as expensive as the port. And the cheap rx100 housing (ikelite) is almost as large and heavy as the aluminum nauticam one!
     
  13. DevilDiver

    DevilDiver Mu-43 Regular

    25
    Apr 7, 2013
    Corinth, Texas USA
    Shawn Rener
    A few photos from Belize/June 2013....

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    Exposure 0.005 sec (1/200)
    Aperture f/14.0
    Focal Length 43 mm

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    Exposure 0.005 sec (1/200)
    Aperture f/13.0
    Focal Length 8 mm

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/devildiver/9259771431/" title="SR130613 118-.jpg by devildiver, on Flickr">"500" height="375" alt="SR130613 118-.jpg"></a>
    Exposure 0.004 sec (1/250)
    Aperture f/16.0
    Focal Length 23 mm

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/devildiver/9259757369/" title="SR130612 43-.jpg by devildiver, on Flickr"> 9259757369_08e571d1bd. "500" height="375" alt="SR130612 43-.jpg"></a>
    Exposure 0.004 sec (1/250)
    Aperture f/10.0
    Focal Length 50 mm

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/devildiver/9115417513/" title="SR130613 187-.jpg by devildiver, on Flickr">"375" height="500" alt="SR130613 187-.jpg"></a>
    Exposure 0.005 sec (1/200)
    Aperture f/11.0
    Focal Length 43 mm