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mattwallace24

Member Since 19 Jul 2013
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In Topic: Paralenz Video Camera

22 November 2018 - 08:48 AM

I recently had the opportunity of a lifetime to go down in a research sub which had 2 of these in use during each dive. The sub crew spoke very highly of them. They were simply turned on before each dive and ran with no problems (unlike my GoPro 6 which only works the way I want it to about 25% of the time). They were mounted external to the sub and easily handled our 500 foot dives on this trip. I was surprised at how well it white balanced at depth. No filters or post white balance editing required.

Thinking of picking up one myself. Just saw a Black Friday special on their site.


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In Topic: Guadalupe - Great White Sharks - trip report & pix

24 September 2018 - 04:13 PM

 
Thanks Mattwallace24 that would be awesome.  I l head out Oct 15th.  Look forward to your findings.

Just returned last night. Was not impressed with my camera’s (Nikon D500) auto iso, but that is to be expected. I’ve yet to see consistent photos using auto iso at Guadalupe. Much easier to take some quick test shots to set your iso. I also try to slightly underexpose my photos to prevent blowouts and edit the exposure later in Lightroom.


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In Topic: Guadalupe - Great White Sharks - trip report & pix

12 September 2018 - 12:36 PM

Mattwallace24 I am also going next week, we might be on the same boat. Belle Amie?

I’m on the Solmar V. Have a great trip and maybe see you out there.


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In Topic: Guadalupe - Great White Sharks - trip report & pix

12 September 2018 - 05:08 AM

 
 
Ive never been a fan of Auto ISO but in this situation Im considering it.  Any thoughts from you guys?

I’ve never trusted it. However, I’ll be back at Guadalupe this time next week and will give it a test. Will report back how well it works.


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In Topic: Guadalupe - Great White Sharks - trip report & pix

09 September 2018 - 11:56 AM

I ordered a pair of inon z330 but they are backordered for a couple of months and I am going on that trip next week without strobes, is that a big problem?? you are close to surface and clear water, if I have no strobe what do you recommend to do? I was thinkin f8 1/400 iso 400. Also if video light can be usefull I can take one of those. Thank you!
I am using a nikon d850 for the fist time, forgot to add that up! I was a canon dslr user before.

I’ve been 9 times so far (10th and 11th trips upcoming over the next 2 months), so I’m basing my response on my experience at Guadalupe. You definitely don’t need strobes. In fact, during my first 9 trips (with multiple groups on different boats), I’ve only seen one person use their strobes.

Ambient light is more than enough to get your shots. At most, strobes offer some fill light for the bottom of the sharks, but not necessary by any means. In fact, many times the sharks are about 10+ feet away, so strobes (or a video light) would be of limited benefit.

Your settings are a good starting point. I usually shoot a little slower shutter speed (1/250) allowing me to drop my ISO down to 100-200. I shoot manual and adjust to light patterns with ISO first.

Have a great trip!


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