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In Topic: Nauticam WWL-1 Lens / Buoyancy Collar Review

10 May 2016 - 12:41 PM

Has anyone tried the Stix buoyancy collar ?  It uses a velcro strap to secure it to the lens.  Might be more versatile.


I used one on my old Gates video housing with superwide lens.

In Topic: Are people leaving micro four thirds?

03 May 2016 - 11:58 AM

Great summary and nothing like pictures to see the size differences with your own eyes.


Seems like it is a good time to be a consumer since we have many quality choices.


I was shooting a compact camera for UW video.  Canon 7d DSLR APS-C topside for photo & video.  I wanted something better for UW and I wanted full frame for topside.  I considered a GH4 and a Canon FF DSLR, but that meant 2 new cameras.  Along comes the Sony A7s ii.  Wow, I achieve both goals with 1 camera.  


I think you are right that DSLR will take a hit.  People like to keep their lenses and upgrade their camera bodies.  DSLR owners now have the option of doing that with mirrorless.

In Topic: Are people leaving micro four thirds?

03 May 2016 - 08:03 AM

If the sony A6000/6300 had decent lenses and ports I would not be wasting my time with MFT for sure

Can you elaborate on that ?  There are several good e-mount lenses available now and adapters open up the choices to Canon and Nikon mounts.

In Topic: Are people leaving micro four thirds?

02 May 2016 - 05:04 AM

@ ronscuba
the size of the camera is not the problem.
But the weight of the housing...
Nauticam for a6300 will not be much more than for the a6000 and that was ~ 1kg!
Nauticam housing for the A7 series 2,4kg......
And the lenses......
If i want it big and heavy, i would take a dslr.
Last february in Malapascua for tresher sharks, the oly was simple not fast enough, or the iso is not usably with mor then 640.......
Thats the reason for my to change!



Thanks, now I understand.  I can see mirrorless FF and APS-C putting a big dent on 4/3.  Bigger lens choice and existing DSLR owners can keep their lenses.   Size is always a factor.  FF low light capabilities, plus being able to switch to APS-C mode in camera are huge benefits.  


Nice to have choices.

In Topic: Underwater Colour Correction With The Sony AX100

01 May 2016 - 07:24 AM

Very interesting article.


Great how they did the evaluation and came up with a solution.  We should do the same with all cameras.


I wonder if something similar could be done for manual white balance without a filter.  Is the solution to find a better mwb reference or do we still need a filter ?