Jump to content


recd

Member Since 29 Sep 2007
Offline Last Active Jun 24 2016 06:52 PM
-----

Posts I've Made

In Topic: Indonesia Diving Location Recommendations

23 June 2016 - 05:40 PM

Rajah Ampat on a liveaboard. I did a trip on indosiren from Sorong to ambon, in late august, a couple of years ago. A good mix of muck macro and mantas. Not a budget option but well worth it.


In Topic: Mounting plates

22 April 2016 - 07:54 PM

They go under the ball mounts on the flexitray/ easitray handles, but he are different models to suit different  Nauticam handles/ housings.

 

Best bet would be contact reefphoto or backscatter about one for your specific setup.


In Topic: Red filters for GH4

21 April 2016 - 08:39 PM

 

There are two solutions. Nauticam USA have suggested using tape to stick a magic filter to the rear of the 7-14mm. I believe Chris Parsons used this method.

 

The alternative is: the rear filter holder,Part number VXQ1911 Frame, from the panasonic 8mm will fit the 7-14mm with some minor modifications. You need to remove part of a plastic raised ring on the lens side of the holder.

 More detail on how to fit a rear filter holder that give full zoom range.

http://www.dpreview....s/post/51390321


In Topic: Red filters for GH4

20 April 2016 - 05:54 PM

I wrote to Alex and he replied that he is not sure none of his rear lens filters would fit in the  Pana 7-14mm. Let's see if someone comes up with a solution...

 

 

 

There are two solutions. Nauticam USA have suggested using tape to stick a magic filter to the rear of the 7-14mm. I believe Chris Parsons used this method.

 

The alternative is: the rear filter holder,Part number VXQ1911 Frame, from the panasonic 8mm will fit the 7-14mm with some minor modifications. You need to remove part of a plastic raised ring on the lens side of the holder.


In Topic: The ultimate GH4 video rig! What is it...?

21 February 2016 - 10:12 PM

I will qualify my advice by stating that I am videoing for pleasure (or self flagellation?)   not professionally.

 

A few questions:

 

Are you intending to travel by aircraft with your setup?

How willing are you to pay excess baggage charges?

Do you have any paid work lined up and how often?

 

Not sure that the GH4 qualifies as a" top of the line video rig.  In, Australia, at least, the rig of choice for underwater cinematography, seems to be variatiations of red camera/ gates housing combination. At least that's what was used by on the recent BBC David Attenborough production on the great barrier reef.

 

However you need to selling a lot of your video a lot of the time to come close meeting the cost of a red rig.

 

I'm using a GH4 and nauticam housing.

 

Have the panasonic 7-14 lens behind the nauticam 6" dome(#36164), with focus knob. Happy with this combination. The ability to use manual focus is not essential in many cirumstances,provided you use backbutton focus lock, but If the budget will allow it a manual focus option is worth it.

Like many zoom lenses soft corners can be reduced by not shooting at the extremes, i.e. 7mm or 14mm. So include zoom gear.

If the nauticam 180mm optical glass dome(#18809) and port adaptor with focus knob (#36052)had been available I purchased my setup I probably would have got it instead.

 

I also have the olympus 12-50 behind the 36161 macro port. My thinking was I could shoot macro and mid shoots on the same dive. I practice, for my purposes at least, I should have got the olympus 60mm macro. The 12-50 is a good lens but not as much magnification as the 60mm macro and not wide enough for those close focus wide angle shots.

 

There are other posts in this forum in praise of the panasonic 12-42 with cmc and wwl-1 wet-lens combinations.