Underwater Photography & Scuba Diving Equipment

olx-OM-D_E-M1-mit-HandgriffThe Olympus OM-D E-M5 unleashed a revolution in photography. The OM-D E-M1 is starting another. Stay on the leading edge of the imaging technology curve with the new OM-D E-M1. It embodies the revolutionary design elements that will send your imagination into overdrive. Full magnesium alloy body construction, an intuitive control layout with customizable direct control buttons, an interactive “best in class” large, easy to view, 1.48X viewfinder, and In-Body 5-Axis Image Stabilization combine to create one extraordinary photographic tool for professionals and serious photo enthusiasts alike, all in a portable, lightweight body. Powerful, yet ergonomic and comfortable to hold and carry.

The OM-D E-M1 is the new flagship Micro Four Thirds camera system in the OM line that’s as adventurous, imaginative, creative, fast and revolutionary as you are. So you can take amazing pictures from anywhere, anytime, under any conditions.

STAY ON THE LEADING EDGE OF THE IMAGING TECHNOLOGY CURVE WITH THE INCREDIBLE SPEED OF THE NEW OM-D E-M1.

With the new 16MP Live MOS Image Sensor with DUAL FAST PHASE AND CONTRAST AF Sensor, the OM-D E-M1 automatically switches between Contrast Detection AF or Phase Detection AF to deliver blazing fast autofocus speeds—no matter which Olympus Zuiko lens you use. All of our lenses—from our super-quiet MSC Micro Four-Thirds lenses to our renowned SWD FourThirds lenses work seamlessly and to their full potential when paired with the OM-D E-M1.

The exclusive Olympus FAST (Frequency Acceleration Sensor Technology) AF System focuses at an astonishing speed and offers 37 separate focus areas in on-chip phase detection mode and 81 areas in contrast detection, spread over the image area.

EMBODYING REVOLUTIONARY DESIGN ELEMENTS THAT WILL SEND YOUR IMAGINATION INTO OVERDRIVE.

The new, interactive high-definition EVF features a 2.36 million dot resolution, an impressive 1.48x magnification, 29ms image display time lag, eye sensor for automatic switching between the EVF and monitor and intuitive functionality for real-time viewing of any shooting situation. You can control shooting situations without your eye leaving the viewfinder.

Trouble-free shooting in all environments is assured by our proven seals that protect the camera from sand, dust, rain, ice and water spray. The tough magnesium body makes the OM-D E-M1 ideal for rugged outdoor photography.

POWERFUL VERSATILITY. OM-D E-M1 IS PART OF A COMPLETE; AND COMPLETELY VERSATILE SYSTEM.

olympus-EM1-LCD-tiltThere are over 57 fully compatible lenses available for the OM-D E-M1, including 32 Olympus Zuiko Digital and M.Zuiko Digital lenses plus dozens of others from Four Thirds consortium members. Features such as Focus Peaking and Magnified Focus Assist let you use your favorite OM lens with the appropriate adapter for beautiful results.

THE PERFECT COMBINATION OF FEATURES FOR THE PROFESSIONAL IMAGE QUALITY YOU DEMAND.

The OM-D E-M1 is equipped with 5-Axis image stabilization system with IS-Auto. 5-Axis IS compensates for vertical, horizontal, and rotational camera shake that conventional 2-axis systems could not. The new IS-Auto mode detects both vertical and horizontal panning and automatically deactivates image stabilization on the panning axis, so you can take spectacular panning photos of objects such as a speeding car.

http://www.getolympus.com/e-m1.html

INON Z-240 Type 4 Strobes:

  • Screen Shot 2015-03-16 at 07.35.47High power with Guide Number 24
  • 100 degrees circular beam angle without diffuser. 110 degrees circular beam angle with supplied -0.5/-1.5 diffuser.
  • Recycle time is minimum “approx. 1.6 sec.” at full flash.
  • Optical / electrical connection compatible.
  • Precise S-TTL, 24-step External Auto, 13-step Manual and Nikonos TTL for film camera support.
  • Built-in EV. Controller to fine-tune S-TTL Auto exposure
  • High-intensity 180 lumen power LED multifunctional, Focus Light with shutter linked auto OFF function.
  • Next generation wireless TTL.

 

INON s-2000 Strobes:

  • Screen Shot 2015-03-16 at 07.35.49Same fundamental features as INON D-2000 in ultra compact body.
  • Guide Number 20.
  • Circular 110 degree beam coverage with a diffuser.
  • Precise “S-TTL” mode & 12 step “Manual”.
  • Built-in EV. Controller to fine-tune S-TTL Auto exposure.
  • Next generation wireless TTL.
  • Powerful 4 x AA batteries operation.
  • Minimum recycle time of 1.5 seconds at full flash.

INON JAPAN

 

Light & Motion Sola Focus/Video Light:

  • Screen Shot 2015-03-16 at 07.40.03Depth rating: 100m
  • Magnetic slide switch gives three levels of white light and a red light.
  • White Light: Variable 800, 400, 200 lumens
  • Red Light: 226, 113, 57 lumens. Helps when approaching skittish creatures.
  • Colour temperature: 6500K
  • Burn Time: 65 minutes high, 130 minutes medium, 260 minutes on low.
  • Charge time: 150 Mins
  • Power source: Sealed 2-cell Li-ion.
  • Beam Pattern: 75° flood in air, 60° underwater
  • Factory sealed head that never needs to be opened.
  • Mount – (choices available)

Light & Motion

Screen Shot 2015-03-16 at 07.55.17Capture and share your life’s most meaningful experiences with the HERO3+ Black Edition. 20% smaller and lighter than its best-selling predecessor, it delivers improved image quality and powerful new features geared for versatility and convenience. SuperView™ is a new video mode that captures the world’s most immersive wide angle perspective, while Auto Low Light mode intelligently adjusts frame rate for stunning low-light performance. Combined with 30% longer battery life, 4x faster Wi-Fi, a sharper lens and compatibility with all GoPro mounts and accessories, the HERO3+ Black Edition is the most advanced GoPro yet

 

  • Sensor: 12-megapixel
  • Lens: f/2.8 6-element aspherical glass lens
  • Memory : Micro SD class 10 or higher, supports up to 64GB
  • LCD Touch BacPac
  • Video resolution: WVGA, 720p, 960p, 1080p, 1440p, 2.7K, 2.7K Cin, 4K, 4K Cin
  • Focus modes: Auto
  • Max burst rate: 30fps at 12MP
  • Shutter speeds: Up to 240 fps (848 x 480 pixels)
  • Weight: 73g
  • Dimensions: 1.7 x 1.5 x 2.2 cm

I think there are just too many to count all of them as everyone has different preferences to use together with their main equipment. There are many brands available and underwater photography equipment is pricey, that’s why we should always choose our equipment in a way so we can get a long life span out of it and it is compatible with equipment we already own and in long term if we decide to make changes to our setup in the future.
We could start the list with mounting parts such as arms, trays, clamps, floats, port extensions, lens extensions, diopter filters, split focus filters, color filters, snoots, storage cards, greases, cleaners, batteries, chargers, pelicases etc etc etc…
As underwater photography is advancing in technologies used/combined, it is quite hard to keep up with everything that is newly released, tested and reviewed.  I am already following and trying to keep up with all the news in underwater photography, if you have any questions or problems with your existing setup, would like to add a lens, a strobe or anything else and you need help, please feel free to contact me and I hope we can find a solution for you.

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