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A couple from the EM-5 under water before the housing flooded



Last Wednesday, as I was finishing my PADI Underwater Photographer Specialty Course dive, my instructor noticed the dreaded scenario for an underwater photographer, besides running out of air...

A leak in the underwater housing.

And I have a diving holiday coming up in an month...

Anyway, as long as you and the memory card come back up alive, it was still worth the dive (and I got my certification ), and here are a few photos taken in the Oslo Fjord. The temperature is currently warmer in the water than in the air. I wonder when and whether the fjord will freeze this year

Here are a couple of orange-clubbed sea slugs, hopefully mating, not fighting...


Our resident lobster - who survived the lobster fishing season... According to rumours, he did not do so without some assistance



Uncropped image of a huge flounder of some sort.


Where the lucky greeks get blue water, we (and you in the UK) get green. It's kinda cool too



Thanks for looking. Until my stuff comes back from repairs, I will have to make do with my XZ-2. Shooting things that move with a compact isn't quite the same Focus... ... .... and click. Arghh!
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Re: A couple from the EM-5 under water before the housing flooded

Rotton luck about the camera housing but at least you got some great shots before it happened. The light coming through the green water in the last shot reminds me of the Northern Lights - quite appropriate at your latitudes.
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Re: A couple from the EM-5 under water before the housing flooded

love the compositions

my last housing leak was caused by a stray scrap of fishing line I'd trapped when closing - I have to admit it was almost certainly my fishing line!

looking forward to seeing more in due course.
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Re: A couple from the EM-5 under water before the housing flooded

Great shots does the reference to green water mean cold or cool as my daughter would say?
Love the detail in the fish eye.
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Re: A couple from the EM-5 under water before the housing flooded

Great shots pity about the camera
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Re: A couple from the EM-5 under water before the housing flooded

Fab photos but a real shame about the camera, sad and expensive loss
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Re: A couple from the EM-5 under water before the housing flooded

Great set. What a pity I get claustrophobic in a diving mask!
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Re: A couple from the EM-5 under water before the housing flooded

Superb set Catherine, I love the flounder shot.
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Re: A couple from the EM-5 under water before the housing flooded

Super set, all technically excellent with the Lobster and Flounder compositions off the beaten track.
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Re: A couple from the EM-5 under water before the housing flooded

Great shots, will you be covered by any guarantee or insurance for the casing?
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Re: A couple from the EM-5 under water before the housing flooded

Thank you all - for your sympathy and kind comments!

I hope the loss will be covered by the guarantee. I haven't been deeper than the limit, and the leak seems to be between the front element glass and the lens port, so the only seal I haven't touched.

I am going to Jordania in about a month, and as I want to switch to EM-1 and an underwater housing for that as soon as possible anyway - I don't want to buy a backup underwater housing for the EM-5 just for that diving trip, and I really don't want to just use the XZ-1, I must admit.

My hope is that it can be repaired fast. We leave end of November... Either that, or Oly can work some magic and get me that EM-1 and 12-40 lens faster AND get the underwater housing for it. I was thinking of getting the Nauticam this time, as I have confirmation that they will be making one, but it's not on the market yet... This is just so unlucky!
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Re: A couple from the EM-5 under water before the housing flooded

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Great shots does the reference to green water mean cold or cool as my daughter would say?
Love the detail in the fish eye.
Ahh. That green water... Cool as the kids would say.

Cool as in cold, too. Definately. But a week ago, my dive computer said the surface temperature on one of the dives was 16 degrees Centigrade... It's dropped quite a bit the last week, and yesterday it was 2 degrees in the air, 10-12 in the sea.

I am actually hoping the fjord will freeze this winter, it must be spectacular from below!
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love the compositions

my last housing leak was caused by a stray scrap of fishing line I'd trapped when closing - I have to admit it was almost certainly my fishing line!

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Ouch! That hurts... I hope for the sake of your self esteem that it was the thinnest fishing line available
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Re: A couple from the EM-5 under water before the housing flooded

A spectacular set. No chance of me taking any - I don't like getting my face wet, or putting anything in my mouth bar food.
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Re: A couple from the EM-5 under water before the housing flooded

Wow, these are fantastic. Would love to have a go at diving.
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