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Pajjpen

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In Topic: Anilao 4k

14 September 2018 - 06:24 AM

This is insanely impressive, I love the black background and the pure emotions you get out of them by framing the fish completely. Very well done.
 
Seems like the Subsee +5 will do for most conditions? My smallest subject would probably be "shaun the sheep" or the blenny, and it seems OK for that?
 
I have a 105mm on a crop.
 
Did you use a 60mm on a crop with a +5?

Thank you! I also am a fan of the black backgrounds haha.
Yeah the +5 will do as long as u can get close enough, some Shaun the sheeps were too small but if u find a bigger one like I did it’s fine.

I’m using a 60mm Olympus on a mft body with the +5 when I need it, so its a 120mm 35mm equivalent.

In Topic: Strobes wont stay put

08 September 2018 - 08:14 PM

It will always be a problem on land. Especially with heavy Ikelite strobes. I have small carabiners mounted near the strobes and a loop of line on the housing handles to hold the strobes in place while carrying on land. 
 
The quality of balls & clamps matters too. I recently got a couple of the new Aquatica clamps (with the red logo in the middle) and they're fantastic compared to my old ones. Gonna upgrade my whole system with those.
 
But no balls/clamps will support the weight of strobes on land.
 
It does help to fold the arms inward over the housing when transporting, getting in/out of the water, long swims or dealing with currents. 

Do u have a picture of your carabiners and the line setup?
I have this same problem with only new nauticam arms, clamps and o rings. My video lights are very heavy tho..

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In Topic: Blackwater dives and filming

08 September 2018 - 01:13 PM

I know of at least one well know bw photographer that used a 60mm with APS-C for stills. I have used from 50 to 100mm with full frame DSLRs for my bw shots. You can see the lens used in the exif data on my website pix by clicking on the tiny dot with the i in it next to the buy button (this is Smugmug styling). These bw shots are mostly in my invertebrate gallery (under Aloha!) but there are a few in the fish portrait gallery as well.
 
The main downside of the 100mm lens IMHO is when you get a large creature like a big jelly - one of the vids above showed a large ctenophore in front of a diver that I have seen as well - I ended up just getting close-ups of part of it using a 100mm. Most of the stuff is much smaller, e.g., 1 to 2 cm length or diameter. One can use either lens (normal or 100). And there is smaller still - the dots you see moving around in the vids: copepods and amphipods.
 
On my most recent HI trip I used a D3X with a 60mm AFS lens (Canon does not make a counterpart as their 50 is rather old and does not allow switching between MF and AF within one dive which is one reason I favored the 100 with C). Even with the 60 I was not able to get an entire box jellyfish in the pic (see my gallery header shot). Keep in mind I was shooting stills and using an OVF. Shooting vids with a back screen is going to be a different experience. The vids I have seen being shot were with rather small housings or a Gopro so short focal lengths were used (i.e. small format cameras).

We all know bw still shooting is indeed a thing but what OP was asking about was video, which is a lot harder for bw and in general imo.

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In Topic: Nauti Mouistute & Pressure alarm circuit

08 September 2018 - 12:32 PM

Ups.
So, where is the pressure sensor?
Anyway I'm afraid what I have to replace is the moisture sensor. But I'm not sure if I can find a spare one anywhere.

Just send it to nauticam and they will do it for u

In Topic: Whale Sharks Of Cenderawasih Bay, Papua

08 September 2018 - 07:06 AM

Have u been diving with the whale sharks in triton bay? If yes, how do the encounters differ from each other?