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#41 Pete L

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 01:56 AM

Funnily enough that manual focus port is not advertised on either Reef Photo/Backscatter or Nauticams websites.
Atleast nothing came up when searching for 7-14mm ports on any of those sites.
Might be time for some updates to websites as I am a little annoyed now that I find this is available but no-one has it advertised!
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Posted 05 June 2014 - 05:10 AM

Maybe you have to choose between focus or zoom on that port?

 

Seriously, how important is manual focus for the 7-14mm? I imagine it being far less important than for the macro lenses. But maybe that's because I'm coming from a small-sensor camcorder background.



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Posted 05 June 2014 - 06:22 AM

Maybe you have to choose between focus or zoom on that port?

 

Seriously, how important is manual focus for the 7-14mm? I imagine it being far less important than for the macro lenses. But maybe that's because I'm coming from a small-sensor camcorder background.

The issue of autofocus with the 4:3 cameras is that is is slow and sloppy however considering that the 7-14 has a minimum aperture of f/4 and the camera a 2x crop factor you can focus the camera on land at 3 feet, lock focus, jump in the water and you should have all in focus from 1.5 feet to infinity.

 

If instead you are shooting something closer or you zoom you have a problem and you need the camera to focus this is where manual focus is useful as autofocus as mentioned before is .....not that good


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Posted 08 June 2014 - 08:28 AM

Hi All,

 

We showed the prototype NA-GH4 housing at the Cine Gear Expo in Hollywood yesterday. I'll have it at the Scuba Show in Long Beach today for my presentation. If you are in the area and want to check it out, the presentation is at 2pm at the Seaside 5-A room, and I should be around either before or after, showing it to each of the 5 Nauticam dealers at the show.

 

Hope to see you there.

 

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Posted 08 June 2014 - 02:05 PM

Any photos for us Chris?
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Posted 09 June 2014 - 07:32 AM

Hi All,

 

We showed the prototype NA-GH4 housing at the Cine Gear Expo in Hollywood yesterday. I'll have it at the Scuba Show in Long Beach today for my presentation. If you are in the area and want to check it out, the presentation is at 2pm at the Seaside 5-A room, and I should be around either before or after, showing it to each of the 5 Nauticam dealers at the show.

 

Hope to see you there.

 

Chris

 

Can't get a flight from here to there in time for your presentation.   :(

 

But a photo would be nice...

 

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Posted 09 June 2014 - 03:42 PM

But a photo would be nice...

 

Regards

Peter

 

 

Any photos for us Chris?

 

Sorry, only snapped a couple of iPhone pics at the hotel, teaser sort of shots, nothing showing substantial detail. We'll be working on a press release for this soon, complete with lots of photos.

 

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I'm going to take it to the Digital Shootout so hopefully can post some more video/stills from it next week, and maybe some photos of it being used.

 

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Posted 09 June 2014 - 05:07 PM

I can see M14 hole on the back, so M16 and M14 x 1 each?


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Posted 09 June 2014 - 05:29 PM

Hi CP

 

Is the M14 bulkhead for the vacuum system?

 

I believe the M16 bulkhead hole is for the HDMi external recorder housing - hopefully for Shogun. Soon may be?

 

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 04:18 AM

Thanks Chris :)


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Posted 10 June 2014 - 06:13 AM

Is the M14 bulkhead for the vacuum system?

 

Yes. 

 

I believe the M16 bulkhead hole is for the HDMi external recorder housing - hopefully for Shogun. Soon may be?

 

Yes, M16 can be used for HDMI [edit: among other things]. I did run the GH4 with the DP4 monitor and it worked well.

 

Shogun isn't even slated to ship until "end of Q3 beginning Q4 2014". So having a housing "soon" doesn't seem too likely :)

 

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 12:41 PM

I saw what I was told to be a working pre-release Shogun this week and the image from the screen was insanely good.  Despite its large size in comparison to the GH4 and despite the additional cost of a housing I think it would make an amazing underwater monitor for all kinds of cameras even without its recording abilities. 



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Posted 10 June 2014 - 06:56 PM

There is a Broadcast Asia Show next week in Singapore. I shall take a good look at the Atomos Shogun recorder/monitor for myself. This would make a nice combo with the GH4. It would be even better if these two devices could be combined in some ways to make the housing more like a conventional video camera housing IMHO.


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Posted 12 June 2014 - 01:31 AM

Yes I definitely agree with that David!



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Posted 18 June 2014 - 01:04 AM

Hi All,

 

We showed the prototype NA-GH4 housing at the Cine Gear Expo in Hollywood yesterday. I'll have it at the Scuba Show in Long Beach today for my presentation. If you are in the area and want to check it out, the presentation is at 2pm at the Seaside 5-A room, and I should be around either before or after, showing it to each of the 5 Nauticam dealers at the show.

 

Hope to see you there.

 

Chris

 

Any thoughts on a ship date for the NA-GH4?

 

I now have the camera and am keen to get it underwater.  Not sure if I should purchase the modified NA-GH3 or wait a bit longer for the NA-GH4.

 

Will the NA-GH4 be much different from a modified NA-GH3?

 

Regards

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 04:16 AM

The issue of autofocus with the 4:3 cameras is that is is slow and sloppy however considering that the 7-14 has a minimum aperture of f/4 and the camera a 2x crop factor you can focus the camera on land at 3 feet, lock focus, jump in the water and you should have all in focus from 1.5 feet to infinity.

 

If instead you are shooting something closer or you zoom you have a problem and you need the camera to focus this is where manual focus is useful as autofocus as mentioned before is .....not that good

 

I do not agree here,

 

With my beloved old GH2 autofocus is fast as hell with 7-14mm. I tested hundred of times in really challenging conditions. IGH3 autofocus si still better than GH2. 

On video you have to set spot focus, not multi point.

 

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 08:47 AM

 

Any thoughts on a ship date for the NA-GH4?

 

I now have the camera and am keen to get it underwater.  Not sure if I should purchase the modified NA-GH3 or wait a bit longer for the NA-GH4.

 

Will the NA-GH4 be much different from a modified NA-GH3?

 

Regards

Peter

 

We're working on a press release now, so sooner rather than later, but I don't have a firm date just yet.. As you can see from some of the leaked pics, the main differences are built in handles (like as in the NA-EM1), the new port lock style, and the vacuum electronics standard. 

 

Look for the press release to hit next week... (there's a US holiday tomorrow, so no sense releasing when a big portion of our audience will be eating hot dogs and drinking cold beer... :)

 

Cheers,

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 11:31 AM

The press release for GH4 housing is now online at www.nauticamusa.com

 

Cheers,

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 01:19 PM

Chris, a big chunk of that press release site is hyperlink to the demo reel.

 

Nice work on the demo reel!