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#380308 Sony PXW-FS7 underwater

Posted by thani on 06 January 2017 - 09:15 AM

Hi Ante,

I am currently experimenting with the FS7 in a Sealux housing and have done a recent trip with it. I will posting a video in a week or so.
I have used the Sealux Sony EX1 housing before and the build quality was good. Altough the FS7 housing is a good value for money, I have some reservations. I will be shedding light on the usability of the housing later.
The camera itself is good especially if used with lights and Slog3 hence you can edit the footage easily. But the whole setup is quite heavy to move around on land. I was using a wheelbarrow to carry it around on the island. In the water it is quite balanced (it needs extra weight ~ 2kg to balance with an 8 inch dome). I'll post my feedback on the setup after posting the video. My advise is not to rush and invest in such an expensive setup hence this year new cameras are coming to market with hopefully a 422 10 bit internal recording such as the GH5.

#363545 18 Years - A Story of a Broken Curse

Posted by thani on 24 July 2015 - 10:47 AM

Gorgeous. And the divers in some of the shots gave perspective on the shear size of those beautiful mantas.

#353659 Help! I'm going blind

Posted by thani on 24 October 2014 - 02:21 AM

Hi guys,

I was thinking of the same prescriptiondivemask but then I run into the disposal contact lenses for close reading. You just wear one in one eye off course :) and it takes a bit adjusting to it.
It works and now I always wear one when shooting. As a refrence I use it with Blackmagic 2.5k & 4k cameras.

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#342745 Go Pro 3 or 3+ Mod

Posted by thani on 02 February 2014 - 07:09 PM


When doing aerial can you still have a view/monitor what your camera is shooting so you can compose your shots properly or is it just a wild guess?

;) I know this is an underwater forum but your topic is quite an interesting one :)

Actually sometime I believe having an areal shot of some dive sites like rock formations and/or small islands can make a good story telling for your underwater video.

#335980 GH3 Sample Video

Posted by thani on 19 August 2013 - 06:50 AM

Nice footage. Very promising setup.
Thank you Chris for sharing
Did you use the continuous autofocus in GH3? How did it behave? Was it helpful in all cases macro/wide?
I know that you used lights but did you use Manual white balance and/or red filter?
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#324008 Bokeh???

Posted by thani on 07 January 2013 - 01:11 PM

Hi Okuma,

These shots were not planned in advanced for pokeh effect.The camer used was Sony FS700.
And lens used was Carl Zeiss 24/1.8 in auto iris, auto focus mode hence the housing has no manual controls for such functions.
This why it was left to the lens, the lighting and the composition.

This is the link:
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#318501 Sony NEX-FS700 housing project

Posted by thani on 16 October 2012 - 09:59 AM

It felt just like we were seeing Jacques Mayol in The Big Blue, surfacing with the world record.

The "Okayyy" shout comes from the guy who made alot of effort into the manufacturing processes. Posted Image

The Ninja housing could be a fraction of the size/weight if it was machined out of a solid block of aluminium or delrin to fit the shape of the Ninja. Also, having a separate cable linked external monitor would allow better ergonomics and positioning for viewing at different angles (not to mention transportability).

Transportability: Is not an issue hence you can unscrew the monitor housing from the main housing.
Ergonomically: I agree that it might be difficult to use in certain setuations.
Size: Width-wise, you can not make it less wider hence it is a tight fit. And the HDMI out is on the side of the monitor, does not help a lot.

Guys remember that we do not have the tools to do it better.

Come on guys, give us a break. We are a bunch of hobbyists executing this challenging project.
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#317839 Sony NEX-FS700 housing project

Posted by thani on 04 October 2012 - 06:40 PM

Here is the second major milestone in this project: Inventing a Ninja II housing.
I hope the attach photo is shown correctly as I am posting through iPad (iOS 6).

The Ninja II which uses HDMI is working beautifully with FS700.


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