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Olympus XZ-1 Underwater Video (Pool)

Discussion in 'The Olympus Outlet' started by rusti999, Feb 12, 2011.

  1. under water

    under water Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Tampa
    OK. They may not be good, but I think they are OK.
    I realize that the new macro lens will be even better and I will be trying that when available.
    I do realize that little cameras can get nice macro.. here is one I took a few years back with a tiny canon SD700 in canon case with built in flash only.
  2. Puffer Fish

    Puffer Fish Captain Happy ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives:
    Location: Knoxville, TN
    Frank, What a lovely image..my guess is that you could take great images with either camera.

    We all tend to take images that the gear we have works with, and then stretch the envelope for those "other" shots.

    Most of my diving involves a boat trip way off shore and I'll have no idea what the conditions will be when we get there. Makes setting up with an SLR almost impossible. So I have suits with pockets in them and carry a wide angle and a super macro with me.

    You can do macro with a dome port, just be prepared to buy a lot of domes (as scratching the doom is really easy to do in macro).

    However, am gradually moving over to carry two camera's with me.. one macro and one scene, easy to do when driving to the dive spot, no so when going by air.

    I still like camera's like this new Oly, because they allow people to take great underwater images and when teaching photography, I use what I recommend. They also allow someone to grow and learn.

    I can afford to use any camera housing I want (I can easily demonstrate just how much my spending on camera gear no limits by the bag of canon L lenses I have). I will still pick using a camera like XZ-1 for the conditions I dive in...and recommend it for new people getting into UW photography. At your point in this, you are way past a beginner.
  3. slowhands

    slowhands Divemaster

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Hey, guys, I was just trying to talk myself out of buying this new toy. My year old E-PL1 camera is still great, but these new tech toys are fantastic. It sounds like housings for the xz1 will come in March, so I think I can wait that long. In the meantime, this is a great discussion. If only there weren't so many new temptations...
  4. jdfmail

    jdfmail BKK Divers

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Thailand
    What kind of setup do you have with the PL1?
  5. Jun Lao

    Jun Lao Photographer

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Manila
    ...purchased the Xz1 and PT-050 Tuesday from Malaysia,

    My dives just a while ago...

    YouTube - Olympus XZ1 Video Test - Scuba Dive with Huge Octopus HD

    no time to fix exposure, wb, the Octopus just popped up

    First thoughts- Photos - Awesome, Video, Weak at Wide Angle and low light, Macro is super.

    Aperture and shutter works on video, will try Scene mods underwater next week
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  6. musi

    musi Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Germany
    Dear Jun Lao,

    Thank's a lot for posting your video. Unfortunately the music you used in the clip isn't allowed on youtube in Germany. So people in Germany cannot see your clip. I thought you should know. Of course I am curious to see how the camera performs in real life.
    Any chance you could post the clip without music?

  7. WizardHowl

    WizardHowl Angel Fish

    Jun Lao,
    Thanks for the video! It really looks awesome! Can you post any sample pictures if you can? Thanks!
  8. MMM

    MMM Giant Squid Staff Member

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Sask. Canada/Cozumel, MX
    Wow. Makes me want to go to Thailand!
  9. Jun Lao

    Jun Lao Photographer

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Manila
    just a few, not much to see in nha trang and viz was a poo 3-5 mtrs

    bokehlicious xz1 by ScubaMagneticPop, on Flickr

    kuinei by ScubaMagneticPop, on Flickr

    clear as crystal by ScubaMagneticPop, on Flickr

    Phyllidia Ocelleta by ScubaMagneticPop, on Flickr (over processed this one)

    the view by ScubaMagneticPop, on Flickr

    polka by ScubaMagneticPop, on Flickr

    wide angle- huge octo
    octopus- huge by ScubaMagneticPop, on Flickr

    supermacro mode topside
    x-zzzzz-1 by ScubaMagneticPop, on Flickr
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2011
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  10. Jun Lao

    Jun Lao Photographer

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Manila
    hi musi, did an audio swap, anyone can now see the vid, even in Timbuktu

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