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#1 Kelpfish

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 09:51 AM

Hi all,

 

My wife wants to get into video and I am willing to support that if I can get advice on a system.  I know little about video.  My wish list is:

 

1. Decent quality

2. Smal

3. Uncomplicated

4. Can accept lights

5. Won't break the bank (maybe under 3k)

 

She doesn't need all the bells and whistles of a serious amateur system, she is not that technical.  I could go with new or used.

 

Any advice?

 

Joe


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Posted 05 April 2013 - 10:25 AM

Yes http://interceptor121.wordpress.com

 

My favorite at this time is a Panasonic LX7


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Posted 05 April 2013 - 11:26 AM

Nice review.  Wasn't really thinking still and video, but to me that's an added bonus.


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Posted 05 April 2013 - 01:23 PM

Sony rx100 in either nauticam or ikelite housing. The best non interchangeable lens camera for video right now.

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 02:02 PM


Sony rx100 in either nauticam or ikelite housing. The best non interchangeable lens camera for video right now.


Having tested one extensively I disagree the lx7 beats it

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 02:30 PM

What about lights? I see you are using Sola's but is there a less expensive alternative? Would like to have a user serviceable battery too, like the Fix Lights.


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Posted 06 April 2013 - 01:03 AM

As much cheaper alternative I would recommend this

http://www.epoque-ja...1000lhpa105.htm

They are $195 in Japan and sell at £149 including VAT here in UK however not sure who distributes them in US

I use the Epoque as focus light on the S95 it is very bright at 1000 lumens you can dim it to 500 and 100 lumens (the latter is useless) but does not convert to spot, requires a bracket to go on YS mount. With those lights you can get 2000 lumens for $420 once you factor the YS mounts, they are a bit cold at 7000 lumens but you can set the white balance to compensate

Do consider though that an LX7+Nauticam housing+ ultralight tray+two locline arms+two sola 1200+nauticam wet mate costs around the $3K you mentioned if you downgrade to Ikelite and two sola dive 800 you are at $2,200. Frankly I would spend the whole $3K for the better set up


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