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Member Since 25 Mar 2008
Offline Last Active Sep 18 2017 12:01 PM

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In Topic: Winter musings

18 September 2017 - 11:58 AM

The new Canon GX10 could be quite interesting! My AX100 Sony doesn't seem to have the brightness of color that my old Canon G10 did.


Looking at the pictures of the new Canon GX10 on B&H Photo's web site seemed fine - until I saw the "AIR INTAKE" and "EXHAUST VENT" labels on the right side of the new camera. I wonder if the 150 Mbps data rate causes some component(s) inside the camera to generate noticeable heat?


Any housing design for the GX10 would probably need to account for some heat transfer - trapping heat underwater couldn't be good, especially on hour+ dives.


Otherwise, I'm certainly tempted.


I've also looked at the advance information on the Sony AX700 which may replace the AX100; there doesn't seem to be enough increase in capability at first glance to be worth an upgrade. I didn't see any higher data rate, or frame rate.


I'm definitely staying tuned...



In Topic: Another Lembeh Video

30 August 2017 - 03:08 AM



100% wonderful! Not too long for me!



In Topic: On American and European documentary storytelling and our poor sharks

03 August 2017 - 06:40 AM

No surprise about Nat Geo: http://gizmodo.com/n...nier-1729683793


No competition for greed + stupidity...

In Topic: 1/125 for 30p instead of 1/60? (AX100/GATES)

24 June 2017 - 09:03 AM

Sorry 'bout that! It has taken a while to find two clips that illustrate the difference in sharpness that were (sort of) comparable in light level and included motion.


The first clip (Slender Filefish) was taken at 1/60 and the second (Turtle head) at 1/125. I just included a still capture from each because the difference to me is the same as seen in the clip. Here they are:

Attached File  SlenderFilefishWPX.jpg   92.69KB   7 downloads


Attached File  TurtleHeadWPX.jpg   128.87KB   7 downloads


I had to reduce the image sizes to upload the files, trying to preserve the level of detail; these are close, but the IQ of each did suffer in the reduction of file size.


I hope the IQ carries through enough to let you see the difference.



In Topic: Viewfinder Optic Protection

22 June 2017 - 09:50 AM



Thank you! Just ordered one for my wife's Nauticam housing after its cover escaped during our most recent dive trip.