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Olympus TG-5 Underwater Camera and Housing Review

Discussion in 'ScubaBoard Articles' started by BackscatterUW, Jul 14, 2017.

  1. dcvf2

    dcvf2 Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: Belgium
    « What was the point of using this camera with a housing under the BHB? Isn't it waterproof to 50 ft? »


    Sorry for my poor English :(…I am from Belgium… and by the way what means : « …under the BHB? » … BHB ???
    From the French forum « Passion-snorkeling » we have a very bad experience of the « waterproof to 50 ft »:eek:

    The problem is : 'Lock' that suddenly opens: :rant:…for : 1 x TG2, 1 TG3 and at least 4 or 5 TG4 and recently 1 TG5.

    I can give the links with reports if you understand French.

    For the TG2 the guy rinsed it with freshwater and he was very lucky… It works again

    For the TG4, I know 3 or 4 were replaced on warranty by the after sale service.

    Several snorkelers after this bad experience decided to buy a waterproof housing

    My son bought recently a TG5 . I will see if it’s possible to secure the doors ?:rolleyes:
  2. Hoag

    Hoag Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Ontario
    @dcvf2 BHB is short for the Blue Heron Bridge, a dive site in Florida know for its amazing Macro photography.

    en francais*: BHB est une forme courte pour le Blue Heron Bridge, un site de plongée en Floride connu pour son incroyable photographie Macro.

    *Google Translate version.
  3. dcvf2

    dcvf2 Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: Belgium
  4. AmorForTheOcean

    AmorForTheOcean Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Philadelphia, US
    I bought this camera this year based on my dive buddy's recommendation (and his outstanding pics). Question though, is there any setting recommended for lake / green water diving? The underwater setting is clearly for ocean / blue water. I find myself diving fresh water quite a bit lately, and would like to optimize those pics. I don't know of any filter that I can attach to the lens like you can with GoPros.

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