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Is this sufficient

Discussion in 'The Olympus Outlet' started by wagonburner, Jun 27, 2019.

  1. wagonburner

    wagonburner Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: missiouri
    Have a question I'm wanting to get into photography macro
    I'm looking at a tg5 with housing and a ys- 03 strobe. Is this sufficient for a newcomer and doing what I want to do? My budget surround $1,000 or less. I've been using GoPro and want to add to my arsenal thank you
  2. tursiops

    tursiops Marine Scientist and Master Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: U.S. East Coast
    That's a pretty good combo for macro, at which the TG-4/5/6 excels. You probably want a focus light as well, which is more $$. However, the TG-6 has been announced so you can probably find the TG-5 at a good price various places.
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  3. FezUSA

    FezUSA ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Hiram, OH, USA
    I have the TG-4 with the PT-056 and the YS-03 kit. I've been pretty happy with it overall, especially from a travel/ pack small perspective, as well as its ability and ease of use.
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  4. saxman242

    saxman242 Manta Ray

    The biggest issue with the ys03 strobe is that it's ttl only. You lose the ability to do any manual settings, which can really paint you into a corner as you learn to use the camera. It's worth exploring something like the ys01 or the inon s2000 to get you a lot more capability for very little difference in price.
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