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In Topic: To light, or not to light, that is the question

01 December 2016 - 11:40 AM

Your shot is quite overexposed, tough.  Thats the challenge I found changing to my new Keldan's over my previous lamps: You've got to be careful how much of your newly acquired lighting power you apply to each shot. 

Yeah, but I prefer overexposed to under.  I find it easier to correct in editing and less noise.  Shooting up into the direction of the sun was challenging on this shot too.


Never had an overexposure problem shooting daytime video with lights.  It is a nice change.  


Super impressed with the Big Blue 7500 light.  A light this powerful for $620 really opens the lighting possibilities for UW video.  

In Topic: To light, or not to light, that is the question

30 November 2016 - 08:04 PM

Technology and competition has brought lighting prices down.


I just bought the Big Blue 7500 lumen light for $620.  Fantastic light with variable output, comes with ball mount, flip filter, 120 deg beam, metal housing, good buoyancy.


This kind of power has changed my old school thoughts on video lighting.   Biggest surprise for me is I got good footage shooting wide angle, filter on the camera, auto white balance, using the lights on day dives.



In Topic: Nauticam WWL-1 Lens / Buoyancy Collar Review

10 May 2016 - 12:41 PM

Has anyone tried the Stix buoyancy collar ?  It uses a velcro strap to secure it to the lens.  Might be more versatile.


I used one on my old Gates video housing with superwide lens.

In Topic: Are people leaving micro four thirds?

03 May 2016 - 11:58 AM

Great summary and nothing like pictures to see the size differences with your own eyes.


Seems like it is a good time to be a consumer since we have many quality choices.


I was shooting a compact camera for UW video.  Canon 7d DSLR APS-C topside for photo & video.  I wanted something better for UW and I wanted full frame for topside.  I considered a GH4 and a Canon FF DSLR, but that meant 2 new cameras.  Along comes the Sony A7s ii.  Wow, I achieve both goals with 1 camera.  


I think you are right that DSLR will take a hit.  People like to keep their lenses and upgrade their camera bodies.  DSLR owners now have the option of doing that with mirrorless.

In Topic: Are people leaving micro four thirds?

03 May 2016 - 08:03 AM

If the sony A6000/6300 had decent lenses and ports I would not be wasting my time with MFT for sure

Can you elaborate on that ?  There are several good e-mount lenses available now and adapters open up the choices to Canon and Nikon mounts.