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Is this sufficient

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

  1. wagonburner

    wagonburner Angel Fish

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    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

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    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 Nassau Grouper

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    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 Divemaster Candidate

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    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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