Diving in the Philippines with the Olympus EPL-3 and underwater housing PT-EP05L

After an extremely busy year photographing weddings, portraits and commercial work it was time to have a well earned break! I couldn’t leave the cameras at home, they just had to come along on this trip. I have been looking forward to trying out the new Olympus Pen EPL-3 and Olympus PT-EP05L housing for quite some time now and this was my opportunity. The Philippines is an area we had not yet visited and we were on route heading for Magic Island Resort, Moalboal. Upon arrival we were greeted by the amazing view from our bungalow looking out onto the house reef.
During our stay we experienced the fantastic diving and service that Magic Island resort has to offer. Here are a few photographs from our trip of both below and above the water.
A few little bits of info………
Trip organised by Ben Stokes from Dive Safari Asia (Absolutely Superb)
Camera equipment bought from Ocean Leisure Cameras (Paul Duxfield helped with my purchase) Great service and a superb photographer…..
Equipment……Olympus EPL-3 – underwater housing PT-EP05L – Inon S2000 strobe (stopped working after a few days) Inon wet lenses.  WIDE INON WET Lens UWL-H100 28M67 – MACRO WET LENS – UCL-165M67

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After being so impressed with the EPL-3 whilst diving the Philippines, I am now considering the newly released Olympus OMD EM-5 for our next Travel adventure. After reading a few reviews and chatting with EM-5 owners, I am hoping to purchase the Nauticam housing to accomadate  the body and the new 12-50 port which is very scarce at the moment. Other bits of equipment on my wish list are as follows …………..

Panasonic 7-14mm with 6 inch semi dome port – Two Inon Z-240 Type 4. The question will be ………  Do I just travel with the EM-5 or also take the Canon 5D mark 3?

Our next trip is booked, we are diving the Red Sea from a live aboard (simply the best trip) for a week in November. Dive sites on our list are:  Big and Little Brothers, Daedalus Reef and Elphinstone . This is going to be a great experiance for the two of us, keep your eyes peeled for a trip report!

October News Update – Olympus OMD Purchased and currently testing

After reading so many positive reviews on the OMD for a general purpose camera and underwater camera I have taken the plunge and purchased the body and kit lens. I am currently testing this camera on a few local Lake District Landscapes. Keep your eyes peeled for recent test shots on the blog and my FACEBOOK PAGE

Hoping to test the new 60mm Macro lens as well as the 20mm, 45mm 75mm primes.