Suggestions for 2/3 inch or 35 mm chip video camera and housing?
Posted 04 January 2013 - 02:17 PM
I am a professional shooter. I have recently booked my 2nd SCUBA video shoot. We are shooting in residential pools. It's for pool cleaning equipment. Last time I did this, I used a Cannon 5D Mark iii with the Aquatic Underwater Housing. This had significant limitations because this housing didn't have a focus ring. It was a fixed focal length the entire time and it was a pain. They didn't give me an assistant so I had to hope I was right in judging the 1-3 ft depth of field that I had. Everything worked out but it could go so much better.
I talked them into giving me a bigger budget for the camera and the underwater housing. Being a one man band I'm going to need something that can let me adjust iris and focus. Also something with a nice viewfinder because shooting in a pool in FL is like shooting in the center of the sun and it's really hard to see the viewfinder. Any suggestions? I am doing my research but I would love to hear from any older underwater shooters that know way more than me. I'd really appreciate it. Thanks.
I'm talking about professional video cameras just to be clear. I need a 2/3 inch chip camera or full 35mm.
Posted 07 January 2013 - 05:05 PM
Canon 7d, Nauticam, Lots of glass, Olympus OMD-EM5, Nauticam, 60 macro, 45 macro, 8 mm fisheye, Inon, S&S, Athena Strobes plus lots of fiddly bits.