New version of the filter holder for the panasonic 7-14mm available

… long live the filter holder!

The mould for the Panasonic 7-14mm filter holder is dead. It did a good job but finally reached end of life. A new one would be too expensive.

I therefore uploaded the printing data to my Shapeways Shop. You may order a filter holder as 3D Selective Laser Sintered model directly from the shop. The filter holder isn’t as sturdy and doesn’t look that smug but it’s much cheaper.

Battery-Compartment Lid for the Olympus OM-D E-M1 II available!

Finally, the lid for the battery compartment is available for the Olympus OM-D E-M1 II. You may order it as spare part at via davinci, item number VP924500. Currently, delivery time is said to be 4 to 6 weeks.

With this part, if properly modified, you may use the BLH-1 battery adapter with the battery compartment closed. I ordered one and will write a modification guideline.

 

Diving in a vault …

Sometimes you have to go deep for a shallow dive. I was shooting pictures with Harald Hois in a medieval vault. The vault is partly flooded, but lat weekend, the water level was far below usual. It was therefore difficult to move without stirring up the sensitive silt layer at the bottom. Nevertheless we were able to take a few nice shots.

Find a few more pitures at my Modelling page.

m.ZUIKO 7–14mm with polarizing filter

m.ZUIKO 7-14mm f2.8 with polarization filter

Oh, yes. It can be done. I mounted a haida PRO II NC slim polarizer on my Olympus m.ZUIKO 7–14mm f2.8 lens. The filter has a diameter of 105 mm. Slight vignetting is still visible. The effect ist a bit strange when taking pictures of teh blue sky. It is quite promising when aiming at reflections. More tests will follow.

Testing Dive-Computers

Testing equipment in mountain lakes.

I got a brand new dive computer a couple of days ago. It needs a certain number of operating hours in order to get the approval for public usage. I am therefore out and diving a lot. This may cause delays in answering requests. Please be patient.

The picture shows computers I got for testing a while ago. The current test devices are still top secret!