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sp-350

Discussion in 'The Olympus Outlet' started by wannabedivin, Oct 23, 2005.

  1. liberato

    liberato Solo Diver

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    Woohoo! That is great news since there is much good information here I used to make reference to before dive trips to refresh my knowledge (since my SP-350 is not my regular above water camera). It is good to have this valuable resource back online. I still have my "flood insurance" in its unopened box awaiting future use. New old stock went for around $200 when they were discontinued. You should be able to get refurbs for less than that now.
     
  2. gumbo717

    gumbo717 Nassau Grouper

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    Good thread, long, a lot of info.

    Question; What is a good underwater wide angle lens for this camera and housing?

    I have had the SP350 for a couple of years now and have been using it in the auto mode for my above water pic and have only had it in the water three times. I recently purchased a new digital sealife strobe and would like to get a WA lens before my trips to NC in the spring. I need some time to practice and am looking to get into taking more underwater photos.

    Thanks!
     
  3. netmage

    netmage Rest in Peace Rest in Peace

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    I use a Inon UWL-100 Wide Conversion Lens
     
  4. gumbo717

    gumbo717 Nassau Grouper

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    Inon America is no longer in business, but have seen that lens - nice.

    I have seen two others online - Fantasea & Epoque - any pros/cons?
     
  5. netmage

    netmage Rest in Peace Rest in Peace

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    Call Ryan @ Reef Photo... 877.453.8927 they might still have.... it's still listed on their website....
     
  6. CheddarChick

    CheddarChick Loggerhead Turtle

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    I love my Inon UWL-100.....sooooo sad they are not in business any more, the mounting system is so easy for underwater use...
     
  7. sunkarm

    sunkarm Barracuda

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    I use epoque 67mm on my sp350 with ike housing
     
  8. rjsimp

    rjsimp Manta Ray

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    Not exactly.. Inon (in Japan) has decided to go direct to customers vs selling through the middle man which was Inon America. Inon America has a statement on their site explaining all this.

    Still though.. I would be hard pressed to support Inon as a product if they didn't have a US distributor to handle things so you won't be seeing any Inon purchases from me.
     
  9. Larry C

    Larry C Dive Con

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  10. ewong

    ewong Dive Equipment Manufacturer

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    I love my UFL-165AD fisheye. It allowed me to get closer and therefore get better lighting from my strobe. I also use the AD mount which allows me to switch WA to macro lenses under water. Checkout the pix below which I took with the fisheye lens.

    I'm writing a review of the Inon attachment lenses soon. Btw Inon America went out of business, not Inon. You can still get Inon stuff from ReefPhoto (where I got mine). Kinda dumb move for Inon, to leave customers hanging, they have great products.


    Eddy.

    ps. More pix with the Inon lenses on Wakatobi/Bali (UW) - a set on Flickr
     

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