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by cardiver
Fri Aug 01, 2014 9:14 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: New Kit
Replies: 21
Views: 1500

Re: New Kit

Same thing that I had about 10 years ago. DR Transplate with 45# Rec wing.........
by cardiver
Thu Jul 31, 2014 10:56 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: New Kit
Replies: 21
Views: 1500

New Kit

Picked ups new BP/wing the other day.
by cardiver
Thu Jul 31, 2014 10:42 am
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: A few pics from the Hood.....
Replies: 4
Views: 826

A few pics from the Hood.....

Here are a few from Tuesdays dive with James at Pulali.....
by cardiver
Tue Jul 22, 2014 5:16 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Flip diopter holder for E- PL housings
Replies: 7
Views: 1562

Re: Flip diopter holder for E- PL housings

fmerkel wrote:Any idea how it compares to this for about half the price?
http://www.opticaloceansales.com/ports- ... oC_Lbw_wcB

It doesn't compare, as it will not mount on the Oly flat port.........
by cardiver
Mon Jul 21, 2014 11:38 am
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Flip diopter holder for E- PL housings
Replies: 7
Views: 1562

Re: Flip diopter holder for E- PL housings

Seems kind of expensive for what it does. Get it from Optical Oceans? The Nauticam brand for their housings is about 250.00 and flips out to the side. This is a much better idea, IMHO. The ridiculous plastic piece that Oly sells is 55.00 The guy that makes them is over seas. I got mine in about 7 d...
by cardiver
Mon Jul 21, 2014 10:48 am
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Flip diopter holder for E- PL housings
Replies: 7
Views: 1562

Flip diopter holder for E- PL housings

I just picked this up last week and haven't had a chance to use it yet. The craftsmanship appears to be first rate!
by cardiver
Thu Jul 17, 2014 9:48 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Ok thursday 17th Redondo
Replies: 7
Views: 633

Re: Ok thursday 17th Redondo

I'm in (maybe).
I have to drive home after work, grab my gear and head back out. If I'm not there don't wait for me......
by cardiver
Sat Jul 12, 2014 8:04 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: How long should hoses last?
Replies: 10
Views: 842

Re: How long should hoses last?

Just my experience but I had ended a dive at Three Tree and just after getting out of my gear I hear this loud air blasting sound. After the initial startling what just happened moment I turned off the air. The metal crimped end at the first stage had blown off. I looked at my dive buddy and said &...
by cardiver
Fri Jul 11, 2014 11:50 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Friday Afternoon 7/11 at Redondo
Replies: 8
Views: 608

Re: Friday Afternoon 7/11 at Redondo

Not a chance. If I would have known before I left for work I could have packed my gear....
by cardiver
Fri Jul 11, 2014 11:05 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Friday Afternoon 7/11 at Redondo
Replies: 8
Views: 608

Re: Friday Afternoon 7/11 at Redondo

Lets do some NIGHT DIVES!
by cardiver
Thu Jul 10, 2014 2:56 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Help make my terrible photos medicore
Replies: 18
Views: 1730

Re: Help make my terrible photos medicore

carlk3 wrote:Does anyone around here use a red filter on their point & shoot? I assume if one did, you wouldn't then use artificial light.

You need a strobe or internal flash.....Period.
I red filter does nothing for you below ten feet........
by cardiver
Thu Jul 10, 2014 11:45 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: South Sound 7/8
Replies: 2
Views: 523

Re: South Sound 7/8

Great dive timed perfectly!
by cardiver
Thu Jul 10, 2014 7:59 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: For Sale E-PL5/Oly Housing
Replies: 2
Views: 746

Re: For Sale E-PL5/Oly Housing

Priced reduced to 1250 for a few days before I put it on Ebay....
The camera/housing cost more than 1250.00 alone....... :eek:
by cardiver
Mon Jul 07, 2014 3:35 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: For Sale E-PL5/Oly Housing
Replies: 2
Views: 746

For Sale E-PL5/Oly Housing

I know, I know........ I've decided that I want to house my EM-1 so I'm letting my (almost new) Oly E PL5 go. This kit has been on 5-6 dives and that is it! Camera 14-42 kit lens Zoom gear Evf 4 electronic viewfinder ( for land use) Oly housing with standard port Zen semi dome ( one dive) The beefie...
by cardiver
Mon Apr 21, 2014 11:33 am
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Underwater camera basics..
Replies: 28
Views: 4138

Re: Underwater camera basics..

In my opinion get a cheaper point and shoot to start. Just make sure that it supports macro photography as not having the strobe arms and all, you may want to stick to things you can shoot close up. Having the cheaper point and shoot with housing also builds on your habits on how to care for someth...
by cardiver
Thu Apr 10, 2014 11:05 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Redondo 4/9
Replies: 2
Views: 408

Re: Redondo 4/9

Here are a few pics....
by cardiver
Tue Jan 21, 2014 7:26 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: E-PL1 Users Group
Replies: 191
Views: 17867

Re: E-PL1 Users Group

fmerkel wrote:Optical Oceans has non-crushable foam floats. I tried pipe insulation. It looked pretty pathetic at 60'. The commercial floats work.
by cardiver
Tue Jan 21, 2014 8:50 am
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: E-PL1 Users Group
Replies: 191
Views: 17867

Re: E-PL1 Users Group

Sharpest lens I own...... Great for macro and for portraits as the lens has fantastic bokeh. Here's a pic that I took of my son with the 60 2.8 just to show you how sharp it is..... Still new to all the photography lens, but are you talking about the Olympus MZ 60mm Macro ? Yes. 60mm 2.8 macro for ...
by cardiver
Fri Jan 17, 2014 9:41 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: E-PL1 Users Group
Replies: 191
Views: 17867

Re: E-PL1 Users Group

Those are the Stix floats. They leave my kit slightly negative, which I prefer.....
by cardiver
Fri Jan 17, 2014 10:43 am
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: E-PL1 Users Group
Replies: 191
Views: 17867

Re: E-PL1 Users Group

You need to put floats on the strobe arms . I have 2.5 Stix floats on each arm and it's still a bit negative.
by cardiver
Thu Jan 16, 2014 5:58 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: E-PL1 Users Group
Replies: 191
Views: 17867

Re: E-PL1 Users Group

I just picked up the Zen Pen 100 semi dome for the 9-18 Oly lens. I'll be using this with the 14-42 kit, the 60 macro and the 9-18 ( when I get it).
by cardiver
Thu Jan 16, 2014 12:46 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: E-PL1 Users Group
Replies: 191
Views: 17867

Re: E-PL1 Users Group

I have the 5 and it fits in the stock housing just fine .
by cardiver
Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:38 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: E-PL1 Users Group
Replies: 191
Views: 17867

Re: M.Zuiko ED 60mm f2.8 Macro

Anyone have and/or use the lens above? Seems to be a $100 off right now. More than an external diopter setup, maybe cleaner and better? Interesting that a single lens on sale is the same as the entire camera+lens+housing was. Sharpest lens I own...... Great for macro and for portraits as the lens h...
by cardiver
Fri Dec 13, 2013 10:35 am
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Lighting Options for Camera (non video)
Replies: 8
Views: 1544

Re: Lighting Options for Camera (non video)

You can take some decent pics without an external strobe but it's a real challenge. You get fewer keepers and you also just can't take certain kinds of pictures. So, if you're committed to the idea of having a nice rig sooner or later, investing in a strobe is a good idea. I have only used Sea&...