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hyp

Member Since 07 May 2017
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In Topic: Nauticam mwl-1

27 November 2018 - 10:31 AM

I would rent one in a heartbeat too,
I’d love to try it out with a variety of zooms but also on the oly 30mm macro lens. One other setback that i see is size and weight. It looks huge to me and i think weighs 4 lbs out of the waer....


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If it could replace my Domeport +8-18 it would actually reduce my total weight. Because the dome port is so light under water and it pushes the front of the camera up I made a lead ring that goes around it. Not having to bring that and the other port would probably be lighter or at least equal. For me the biggest obstacle apart from not being able to test is price. I wonder if some of the more budget friendly manufacturers will try to imitate the idea though. I really hope so, because it seems amazing.


In Topic: Newb questions re a6000 setup

27 November 2018 - 10:25 AM

I think you might just wanna stick with your RX100 unless you are keen on buying an additional wide angle lens. Unless of your you are dying for some more dynamic range and low light performance, which are the main things you will probably gain over the RX100.


In Topic: Nauticam mwl-1

23 November 2018 - 11:06 AM

There was a report included in the Review of the Nikon Z7 housing in the underwaterphotography magazine, but it was not very detailed beyond what you can already gather from Nauticams own press material. I agree that the price is a bit high. If it was closer to the 1000$/€ region I'd be very interested, but as it stands it costs more than what I paid for my housing + ports. Unfortunately that means that it will take even longer for them to appear used, like WWL1s that appear relative frequently nowadays. 

 

From what I gathered from the Review it is a fantastic piece of equipment though. I wish there was a way to rent and test these things for yourself. Especially when trying combinations that are not in the official port charts. Personally I'm curious how well it would work with the Olympus 12-50mm lens. In theorie it should work (it zooms to 60mm equiv, and has fairly close focus) as well as being a non-tromboning lens. 


In Topic: TG5 and lack of Iris

10 November 2018 - 04:49 AM

I'm not sure, but what I read is that it only uses a physical aperture for one additional stop and then an ND filter for the rest. In terms of exposure this should provide the same results, but without the problems that diffraction poses on small sensor cameras. It still reduces the light physically, so it should adhere to all the principals of lighting a scene with strobes as usual (aperture reduces all light, shutter speed only ambient light, because the strobe fires faster than the shutter).


In Topic: Ambon with the GH5 and Psychedelic Frog Fish

07 November 2018 - 01:54 PM

Wow! I really like your lighting. Looks very nice.