By pure coincidence our latest live-aboard trip from Komodo to Sumbawa was made-up entirely of guests shooting with Olympus camera's: E-PL1, E-PL2, E-PL3, E-PL5, OMD-EM5 and XZ1.
We visited some great photographic sites and explored to find some new sites also. Red Ridge Reef in North Komodo had a beautiful wall with lots of colour and fish life, the shallows had the best bommies with gorgonia sea fans in only 7 meters of super clear water (40m viz).
The coastline of Sumbawa has many hidden treasures, including the best nudibranch site ever. We did a night dive, then a morning dive by popular demand. We found LOTS of nudibranchs, as well as being buzzed by a two meter shark in only 6 meters of water.
PPZR -EP03 Manual Focus Gear by Olympus
Olympus have now released a Manual Focus Ring (Gear) to fit the very popular Olympus M.Zuiko 60mm f2.8 MSC ED Macro Lens.
This gear allows the photographer to use the manual focus dial on this lens, via the zoom wheel on the Olympus PEN Housings. It fits all Olympus PEN underwater housings from the PT-EP01 to PT-EP10 and all models in-between.
The gear simply slips over the 60mm lens barrel and then engages with the zoom gear wheel in the housing. Auto Focus can still be selected from the menu during a dive and switched from manual to auto-focus at any time.
It is a great accesssory for shooting macro and ultra macro with wet lenses, as the focus can be locked and then held at a point suited to your subject size, focus can be fine tuned via the camera LCD.
This juvenile Ornate Ghost Pipefish was hanging next to a crinoid, but
because the Fiber Optic Snoot only lit the subject, the background is
totally black, making the crinoid invisible in the photo.
BluSnoot Sunday - The Equipment Left to Right:
Canon 7D, Nauticam Housing, 100mm macro, Inon Z240 with BlueSnoot Fiber Optic Snoot (Chris Cunnold)
Nikon D90, Nauticam Housing, 60mm macro, Inon Z240 with BluSnoot Fiber Optic Snoot (Wendy Hutchins)
Olympus E-PL2, Olympus Housing, 60mm macro, Inon Z220 with BluSnoot Fiber Optic Snoot (Jeff Mullins)
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