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new micro 4/3 camera and goes underwater

Discussion in 'The Olympus Outlet' started by gballard, Feb 2, 2010.

  1. AndyT

    AndyT Solo Diver

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    I agree with Phil - I use the same setup and similar camera settings and get some great results.
     
  2. Mr_Pyro

    Mr_Pyro Angel Fish

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    What I ment with my statement to shoturtle, was that if you cant shoot steady you need more strobe power, so that you can dial in a faster shutter setting on the camera. If the strobes are maxed out (unlikely when doing macro) you either have to buy a more powerfull one or use a higher ISO setting so that you can shoot at 100th to 180th of a second, less than 100th is pretty much a waste of time in my experience. Especially when shooting fish, I've got tons of unsharp fish photos in 1/60 second shuttertime, prior to moving to a DSLR ;-)
    1/180 sec is the way to go.

    But all this is a fairly unnecescary discussion as Shoturtle was talking about shoting without a strobe (Ambient light only). Sligthly confusing in a thread about housings for m4/3 cameras..


    As others have mentioned a low ISO setting (100) is standard when using a flash UW.
    I've seen some nice aimbient light werck photos done with a tripod and high iso settings, totaly different game thoo...

    About high Apertures and studio tests, gues you'd only notice the unsharpness if you start to pixelpeep the pictures at 100% crop.
    Ie in real world the 50mm Zuiko is performing so good that one can safely shoot at F22
    I'm very hapy with my 50mm can't complain about the sharpness :)
     
  3. shoturtle

    shoturtle Loggerhead Turtle

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    Just found out Olympus is working on another M4/3 camera, with aimed even more toward the point and shoot market. It is suppose to be a dumb down epl-1. Price around 400 dollars. They are aiming seriously at the bridge camera market.
     
  4. fallingspeaker

    fallingspeaker Angel Fish

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  5. JackConnick

    JackConnick Optical Ocean Sales ScubaBoard Business Sponsor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I tried the 9-18 out at PMA and it didn't extend like these photos show. I'm having some doubts about what's shown.

    Jack
     
  6. gballard

    gballard Nassau Grouper

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    Well... if you tried it out, you should know.:D
     
  7. shoturtle

    shoturtle Loggerhead Turtle

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    Just found out that Oly change the AA settings on the sensor of the epl-1. You can use high noise reduction and still get more details. I tried it and the epl-1 is actually good to 2000iso and is acceptable to 2500iso, and in a pinch useable to 3200iso.

    Check out this link,

    http://www.imaging-resource.com/IMCOMP/COMPS01.HTM

    Compare the epl-1 to the ep2 and the d90. Very impressive from such a little camera.
     
  8. nikitich

    nikitich Nassau Grouper

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  9. Sail Rock Diver

    Sail Rock Diver Nassau Grouper

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    Housing for GF1 from Seatool

    UWdigitalcamera.com

    1492.40 Euro
     
  10. gballard

    gballard Nassau Grouper

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    Best Buy is now selling the E-PL1......interesting.:eyebrow:
     

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