Macro Snorkeling Pictures With Olympus Tough TG4
by David Gottlieb
I wanted to share some macro snorkeling pictures I took with my Olympus Tough TG4. I have been an amateur nature photographer for many years and have always been drawn to macro subjects. Closeups open up unique views of detail and patterns.
It's hard for me to justify a huge outlay on specialized equipment since I seldom get to snorkel more than once or twice a year. I have tried several different underwater capable point and shoot cameras and none have come close to the Olympus Tough TG4 for ultra closeups. The microscope setting will allow focusing as close as the subject permits.
The limiting factor is adequate lighting. I used an LED underwater light on a homemade holder which worked fine until the switch on the light failed.
While not the same quality one might obtain with high end SLRs and housings I'm pleased with the results.