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e-pl2/pt-ep03 strobe, tray/arm and other options for a budget newbie?

Discussion in 'The Olympus Outlet' started by thespoons, Jul 7, 2012.

  1. denniscloutier

    denniscloutier Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Vancouver, B.C.
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    I didn't get the shading ring. But I did have some reflection issues with the 9-18 lens and the dome port. i have a nice picture of a whale shark with a halo around it that says m zuico etc. I was shooting into the sun at that point though as I was trying for a silhouette. I used a black felt pen to black out the silver letters on the front of the lens and that fixed it. Cheaper than the shade. It may reduce the resale value but I'm not too worried about that.
     
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  2. thespoons

    thespoons Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Minnesota, U.S.A.
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    Yeah, I plan to take some pics while snorkeling around with my wife, so it seems like I might get into that situation and it'd irritate me to have it show up. I'm may be a bit too OCD to do the pen trick, though. *sigh*
     
  3. thespoons

    thespoons Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Minnesota, U.S.A.
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    Well, I ordered the gear! Okay, so I actually bought the ultralight tray and grip here locally. But then I found that none of the dive shops seem to carry Olympus gear and the biggest camera store doesn't carry any kind of dive-related gear. So I wound up ordering it from B&H. I was going to order from Reef Photo, but their site just kept annoying me (Hint to RP - there's no need to constantly keep emptying people's shopping carts after a few hours of inactivity. No one is going to come by and steal the items out of my digital cart. Sometimes people just like to get everything loaded up and think for a bit!)

    I wound up getting the non-ultralight shoe mount (PTSA-02 Short Arm), the shading ring and zoom gear, an extra o-ring and grease.

    Thanks again for all the help. Hopefully I'll have at least one decent picture to show the board after I get back. :D
     
  4. thespoons

    thespoons Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Minnesota, U.S.A.
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    Just thought I'd post a little something here for the people who followed the purchasing saga. Took this baby just a couple of weeks ago.

    P8137715_cleaned.jpg

    (click for larger version)
     
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