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#1 95devils

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 05:26 AM

I am looking to upgrade my equipment.  I currently shoot with a Sony RX100 II in a Nauticam housing.  I shoot 98% underwater video, 1% above water video, and 1% above water pictures.  I have wet lenses, Inon uwl-h100 and two stackable Inon ucl-165s. All bayonet mount.  I use two L&M Solas and a Kraken Weefine ring light.

 

I want the ability to change lenses and shoot sharks and nudis on the same dive.  Does this sound feasible for the GH5?  What camera body lens would I need?  Is this worth the bang for the buck or would I be better off sticking with a new Sony RX100 V?  All the videos shot are just for my own memories.

 

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#2 Pajjpen

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 05:31 AM

You could get a panasonic 14-42pz and use your uwl-h100 on it, or get the nauticam wwl 1 instead. Then have a diopter like the subsee 10 or nauticam cmc and use that instead for the macro shots.

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 07:37 AM

Or, you could stick with what youve got if youre happy with the results. The kit youre using is good for that. I like the idea of shooting wide and macro on a single dive but I shout mostly stills. I tried out the WWL-1 and that thing was a beast (heavy and unwieldy). Great optics and the ability to zoom through but handling is also a consideration not to mention the cost.

#4 95devils

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Posted 18 April 2018 - 04:57 AM

I like the kit I am using.  But being almost 5 years old, I would like to take advantage of newer technology.  I would like to be able to shoot some 4K, better stabilized clips, and a better way of seeing the focus of the shot.



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Posted 18 April 2018 - 05:23 AM

I once had more or less the same question

http://wetpixel.com/...showtopic=59958

 

Now, I dive with an Olympus 12-50 macrozoom, which I use mostly when I dive only once at a certain spot. It doesn't go very wide, but I can do fish as well as small critters.
When I have time to do more dives, I choose between fisheye, 8-18 mm or a dedicated macro.


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#6 Pajjpen

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Posted 18 April 2018 - 09:06 AM

95devils, I’ve sent u a pm :)

#7 lwang0622

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Posted 28 April 2018 - 01:41 PM

I'm interested in what you end up deciding...have the same setup rx100ii... but not sure if I'm leaning towards more video vs photography

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Posted 28 April 2018 - 04:44 PM

The GH5 /can/ do both wide & macro on the same dive if you pair it up with wet lenses and one of the kit zooms (Panasonic 14-42 version II (non pz) is probably your sharpest option, but the Olympus 14-42 EZ gives you better macro magnification). For video, I think it's a superior option to anything Sony currently offers in either the compact camera or interchangable lens space.

 

That being said, if you shoot mostly for yourself, and you don't need slow motion, etc, it's a pretty big investment. A new 4k compact + housing will set you back $2000, max. GH5 + housing + kit lens + port you're looking at $4500 minimum...



#9 Walmyr Buzatto

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Posted 02 May 2018 - 06:12 PM

Take a look at the Olympus TG5 on a PT58 housing + one wet wide angle dome like the one from Olympus. Maybe the opposite direction you’re looking at, but who knows... The TG5 has a wonderful macro capability and does 4K.


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Posted 04 May 2018 - 05:34 AM

I once had more or less the same question

http://wetpixel.com/...showtopic=59958

 

Now, I dive with an Olympus 12-50 macrozoom, which I use mostly when I dive only once at a certain spot. It doesn't go very wide, but I can do fish as well as small critters.
When I have time to do more dives, I choose between fisheye, 8-18 mm or a dedicated macro.

 

Do you know if there are any good wet wideangle lens options for the 12-50? 



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Posted 06 May 2018 - 11:34 AM

I would recommend you stick to your camera unless you want to do semi pro and go for the GH5.
The GH5 can work with wet lenses with the 14-42PZ
In terms of lenses the WWL-1 has great quality but is heavy make sure you get a buoyancy collar
Personally I would avoid the mark IV or V 4K is just not worth it. The 50 mbps HD mode is great but the 70m lens limiting


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Posted 06 May 2018 - 11:59 AM

 

Do you know if there are any good wet wideangle lens options for the 12-50? 

 

No, I don't use wet widangle lenses yet. I suppose the WWL-1 is the best in quality, but very heavy and expensive.



#13 95devils

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Posted 07 May 2018 - 05:57 AM

I'm interested in what you end up deciding...have the same setup rx100ii... but not sure if I'm leaning towards more video vs photography

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Currently, I have not decided anything.  I am still leaning towards the GH-5.



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Posted 11 May 2018 - 11:32 AM

I am sure you'll love the GH5. I do :-))



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Posted 12 May 2018 - 06:17 PM

I am sure you'll love the GH5. I do :-))


What's your setup if you dont mind me asking...

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 10:31 AM

Nauticsm housing
180mm Nauticam Dome
8-18mm Pana lens for WA
Olympus 12-50 for macro with Nauticam port.

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 09:28 PM

You can operate the GH5 in video with wet lenses as the RX100
You need the Panasonic 14-42mm Power Zoom, the zoom gear and the short macro port 29 with the nauticam housing.
You can then get wet lenses of your choice including reusing your existing set for the RX100 as the focal length is similar (28-84mm MFT vs 28-105mm RX100)


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