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In Topic: Chuuk and Typhoon

Today, 02:26 AM

Unfortunately, with climate change causing rising seas and extreme weather, these sort of storms will happen more often.  Let's hope everyone stays safe.

In Topic: Z240 issue (stuck on low power in manual/full)

26 March 2015 - 01:17 AM

Usually when the Inon starts having gremlins, it's the internals.  Check with the Inon website for dealers but I doubt they can do such a quick turnaround. Check if they have the Z240 replacement kit in stock or have them order it so it's there when you arrive.

In Topic: Red gel on underwater video light

04 March 2015 - 11:49 AM

Roger, I am not going to feel too sorry that you live in Sabah and can jump in at Sipadan/Layang2 whenever you feel like it to test.    You could always get Pie to do the testing for you before the shoot! LOL  Oh btw, just for trying to get sympathy from us, you are buying the 1st round in April if I see you there! ;)

In Topic: 5D3 Lenses and Ports

03 March 2015 - 07:09 AM

Get the f4. It's slightly sharper at most focal lengths and has less distortion.  IS is a boon for slow shutter speed shots.


As for dome ports, bigger is better.  Since you have a nauticam housing, if you choose the S&S FEP, you will need to ensure the adapter+extension will be in the range of the lens' nodal point for the dome.  The Zen dome and Nauticam dome are essentially the same.  Good luck.

In Topic: Red gel on underwater video light

03 March 2015 - 02:20 AM

Hey Munnster

Over the years, I've experimented with red lights for night shoots to reduce wriggly larvae things.  The important thing is to counter the red light with a filter on the lens.
With 6000°K+ HMI/LED/HID lights, I used double Lee 622 or CL106 filters on the lights and to counter on the lens, I've tried blue Lee CL119/141 and greens Lee  131/CL115 and a few others.  I always MWB and then color correct in post.  Since you are shooting RAW, then obviously the MWB is just for reference.

Just remember you're removing about 3-5 stops of light depending on filters so the noise can creep up a bit.  The post boys can handle the rest.  It's a lot of work though. Hope this helps.