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In Topic: magic filters?

17 June 2016 - 06:31 PM

Well, you could always push your WB towards more red in post BUT that would affect your blue too, making it more muddled as you move the entire image towards red. Remember, moving your WB in post will affect ALL the colors. The magic filter gives you the ability to achieve the red without the need to muddle the blue. Yes, you can work on individual color channels with more or less pleasing results, but the filter will easily get you the right, pleasing balance and color deep into the field.

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In Topic: Nauticam NA-5DIII, Zen 230mm Glass dome, port extention for 16-35L

12 April 2016 - 07:53 AM

PM sent. I know someone interested.

In Topic: Does a harness bcd improve shooting uw?

01 August 2015 - 02:39 PM

I always imagined that the jacket style BCD would be best for UW photography and subsequently I have gone through a number of different jacket style BCD's throuhout the years in my hunt for the "perfect bcd". I never seemed to find a BCD that would allow me to stay in "any" position I wanted without putting in effort. Being a woman with ample buoyancy at the hips, I always just assumed that there was nothing I really could do about it beyond excellent technique and concious effort. Then a few months ago I finally bought a Zeagle Zena backinflate wing style bcd. I couldn't believe what a difference it made! I can be in ANY position I want, stay absolutely still without any effort. My air consumption just dropped, bottomtime became longer, and photographing is so much easier. Also, since there is no bulk at the side of my body, I'm more streamlined and have more room for my arms and can tuck in to smaller spaces. The design also allows me to snug up the bcd to my body so it stays out and don't ride up and down. It's just so much better than any of the previous BCD's I've ever owned. It just fits and i almost feel like I'm not even wearing a bcd, it feels so effortless to wear it. I should have gone to a back-inflate harness style bcd years ago, but I didn't because somewhere I had read that they weren't good for photographers. Well, they are at least good for this photographer! I agree with everyone who say that buoyancy control and technique matters. Of course it does. But finding a bcd that fits just right and isn't in the way and doesnt try to dictate your position really makes a huge difference. I found mine and I am never going back to a jacket bcd with side inflation again.

In Topic: Can you use Nauticam silicone on Sea&Sea blue o-ring?

19 June 2015 - 10:42 AM

Thank you, Bill for your super fast and informative reply!