Diving Silfra with the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

Diving Silfra with the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

Mar 09

In January I had a chance to take the new Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II camera  and PT-EP14 housing out for a spin while on vacation in Iceland. We were diving Silfra, famed for its extremely clear water. This dive falls on many must do lists, and I would highly recommend it, just not in the dead of winter! It was about 17° Fahrenheit (-8° Celsius) outside, making the 40°F (5° C) feel really...

SoCal Shootout: Story Behind the Shot, Ben Hofilena

SoCal Shootout: Story Behind the Shot, Ben Hofilena

Nov 04

Wide angle compositions are often the hardest to nail perfectly. During the SoCal Shootout participants have to do just that. There is very little editing allowed, so getting correct lighting, exposure and above all, that striking composition is key. Ben Hofilena succeeded with his first place image in our open wide angle category. While he claims just a lucky shot, he at least knew the most...

Take Your iPhone Underwater!

Take Your iPhone Underwater!

Sep 23

We’re all addicted to our phones these days, so what better way to keep connected than to have your phone with you underwater? For those folks who love taking photos with their phone and want to be able to upload to social media right away or share with friends and family, taking your phone underwater might be the perfect solution. Check out the new iPhone 6 & 6+ housing from iTorch....

Trip Report: Sea of Cortez

Trip Report: Sea of Cortez

Aug 03

Trip report from a fabulous week aboard the Rocio del Mar diving in the Sea of Cortez through Bluewater Travel.

Installing the Nauticam 12-50mm Zoom Gear

Installing the Nauticam 12-50mm Zoom Gear

Mar 03

Olympus created the M. Zuiko 12-50mm lens a few years back, which has been super popular for underwater photography. This lens features a built in macro mode and two zoom mode options (manual and electronic). For underwater photographers it was a first, basically two lenses in one, which allows shooters to have a nice mid-range zoom lens and a great macro lens built into one! Paired with the high...

Olympus’ Secret Zoom Function

Olympus’ Secret Zoom Function

Feb 17

Olympus’ mirrorless cameras have become extremely popular over the past couple of years thanks to the high quality construction and ever improving features. Here’s a quick tip that you may not yet have heard about. With some of Olympus’ higher end bodies (including the OM-D E-M1, OM-D E-M10 and I believe the PEN E-PL7) there is a new feature buried inside the bowels of the...