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#397823 DNC-7A(H1) VS SmallHD501

Posted by bubffm on 26 July 2018 - 12:23 PM

+1 on the DNC-5A Monitor. i really like it.


@Thani regarding the Focus Peaking:  Try playing around witht the Focus Peaking settings on the montitor.  I initially had the same problem that the peaking outline would disappear when I  switch to Autofocus.  If I remember correctly I have now set the "strength" of the Peaking outline to 23 and it now also shows up when switched to AFC.



#396788 Triton Bay, West Papua with Panasonic GH5

Posted by bubffm on 26 June 2018 - 08:03 AM

Hi there - thanks. Yes was using 2 Keldan 4X. Sometimes forgot to switch them off in WA, which created some more backscatter than I like at times....

#396645 Winter musings

Posted by bubffm on 21 June 2018 - 06:30 AM

So, for someone coming from the AX100, how hard was it to get used to the ergonomics of the GH5? 


Let me put it this way: If I could get a AX700-sized camcorder with the specs of the GH5 and a fitting housing by Gates or Nauticam, I'd definitely prefer a dedicated camcorder over the GH5 for its easy of use and better ergonomics.  But you get used to the trade-off's of a photo-centric camera body.



 I really like being able to go from shark or turtle-sized portraits, down to macro stuff on the same dive by zooming and using a flip in wet lens. 


My view: You can go from whale-sharks down to nudis on the same dive much easier with a camcorder due to the build-in zoom lens and macro-converters that you can swivel simply over the domeport. You could use wet-converters on the GH5 to achieve the same (Nauticam WWL with Bayonet mount etc..) but its somewhat more cumbersome. An yes, sometimes you miss shots on changeable lens system as you got the "wrong" lens on.


Having one button white balance on my right side handle is also really nice. 


You have manual WB right at your fingertips on the GH5 housing from Nauticam as well. More important is the quality of the WB you get underwater. Personally, I think Panasonic wins this over Sony.


There are now a couple test clips taken by the AX700 (or Z90, which fits the same Gates housing) on Youtube.


Have a look at this guys clips. he is a sort of "Gates Ambassador".  I have seen better UW-footage taken with the GH5, but let me know what you think.  



#396496 Panasonic GH5: what do you use to get the correct exposure?

Posted by bubffm on 16 June 2018 - 06:28 AM

So is it fair to say that nobody shoots with manual exposure?
I find manual very tricky unless you are in control of light for example during close up work
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Like Richard, I am mostly fixing my shutter and my desired aperture and let Auto-ISO do the correct exposure. Works most of the time and with the GH5s theres now even more leverage. But for example shooting upwards into the sun, this method results in underexposed footage, ie you need to manage manually. Also out of caves / holes into the light is not turning out correctly.

Only slight drawback is that you dont actually see which ISO the cam is using at any given point in time. But you can set your ISO Limit to avoid overly noisy images.

But most of the time, Auto-ISO gives quite satisfactory results imho.

#396271 PADI website

Posted by bubffm on 11 June 2018 - 05:42 AM

Ya, I noticed that a long time ago. Really apalling. They just need to spend a few thousand dollars to get this in order. Should be doable with all our fees....

#396006 FS: Keldan 4X Flux Video Lights 7000 Lumen

Posted by bubffm on 04 June 2018 - 03:07 AM

I am selling my Keldan 4X lights with 7000 Lumen each. (Model-Nr. 1025).  


The sale includes:


2x Keldan 4X Lights

2x Original Batteries 

2x Original Charger

Original Packaging.


The lamps have been retro-fitted with ball-mount clamps.  If the buyer wishes, I will put the old (original) YS-mount clamps in the package.


The lamps are in good condition but have some scratches on the front glass, which are not at all detectable in the light beam.


Price new for the 2 lights: EUR 2.300,--

Asking for EUR 1.400,--


Free shipping within the EU. Please ask for shipping quote for other areas.

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#395576 Panasonic 12-35?

Posted by bubffm on 20 May 2018 - 06:07 AM

However I am curious about the 12-35mm and specifically can you zoom all the way through or at some point it stops focussing??

You can zoom thru the entire range without focus problems with the 6“ dome.

#395534 Lost In Time (Junkers Ju 52 wreck)

Posted by bubffm on 18 May 2018 - 11:28 AM

Passenger. i dont have a license to fly,,,, And I am sure they would not let anyone take the front seat in such a precious asset. As far as I know there are only two flying JUs left in the world. Still an exciting experience.

Its a shame these wrecks get slaughtered in such way after they are discovered.

#395505 Lost In Time (Junkers Ju 52 wreck)

Posted by bubffm on 17 May 2018 - 12:47 PM

I had the pleasure flying in a JU52.  But looks great as a wreck as well  :notworthy:

#394339 Who is excited about Blackmagic Pocket Cinema 4K?

Posted by bubffm on 11 April 2018 - 11:37 PM

The form factor looks really weird. Also that large screen will not help so much underwater as it will sit low in any housing and particulary for macro you‘d still have to stick your head in the sand to use it. If at least it would be tiltable, housing mfg could consider a housing with the screen being tilted upwards 20 degrees or so, which would already help.

#393870 IS IT WORTH IT? GH5s - No Stabilization

Posted by bubffm on 28 March 2018 - 01:21 PM

Congrats on your purchase, gearbow.

I‘d go for lights first, then monitor.

#393464 Panasonic LUMIX GH5 for underwater video

Posted by bubffm on 17 March 2018 - 07:12 AM

anyone are using ikelite's gh5 housing? the price seems affordable .



Yes, they're cheap. They look and work that way. Had a few occasions on dive boats with co-divers having problems with stuck buttons on their ikelite housings... If you want to save money over the Nauticam housing, I'd go for the Aquatica GH5 housing.  They are build like a tank. Highly recommended. I would have taken one but it came out a bit late for some upcoming trips at that time...

#393212 Triton Bay, West Papua with Panasonic GH5

Posted by bubffm on 11 March 2018 - 09:52 AM

Thanks, Tita

#392925 Maldives on the GH5

Posted by bubffm on 02 March 2018 - 11:55 AM

Some great shots. I am equally a fan of the Cinelike-D profile underwater.

#392869 Palau GH5

Posted by bubffm on 01 March 2018 - 04:33 AM

yes, but the filter may well be reason for your violet water. When I was still with Sony cameras I used Filters because Sony WB is just so bad. I dont see that need with the GH5.