!!! NEW Sealux HD550 for Sony HDR-CX550
Posted 14 November 2010 - 01:29 PM
I have the HD550 New housing for the SONY HDR-CX550.
Have the first test's done in the indoor pool and fully enthusiastic. The housing has a new desing, nice and small, super OLED display. A super wide-angle equivalent of 92 ° viewing angle. Did the housing with the additional option bought white balance. This button is super easy to make the white balance, I recommend any additional white balance function. The case is super easy to use from the handle.
And the whole case for just over 3000 €
I am fully satisfied with the housing HD550.
I will soon have a light system to buy who has experience with Sealux or other light equipment?
Posted 11 December 2010 - 08:07 PM
Just be warned that the CX550 appears to be temperamental as far as white balance at depth is concerned (check out a couple of threads on that topic in the forum). MWB in the pool is one thing. MWB at depth appears to be a whole other kind of ball game. Have fun!
Concerning lights, check out peterbkk's thread on the SOLA 1200 from L&M: L&M Sola 1200. He hasn't tested them with wide-angle yet, and I am very curious myself about the outcome. From my experience with the CX550 with WA90 lens, the lights need to be VERY bright and VERY wide. The lights I was using turned out to be way insufficient.
Posted 17 December 2010 - 10:26 AM
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