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In Topic: D7000 White Balance Help: Natural Light

23 March 2012 - 04:06 AM

Rainer, thank you very much, great footage! I tried it out yesterday, with the addition of Magic Filters, and all seemed to work pretty well. Frustrating that the D7000 doesn't let you change aperture while in LiveView mode... very frustrating. I relied mostly on changing ISO for quick exposure adjustments. I also shot with the Picture Control on Landscape for added contrast and saturation, although at times the contrast appeared too intense. I'll try to post a sample shortly...

In Topic: D7000 White Balance Help: Natural Light

21 March 2012 - 08:19 AM

I haven't tried it yet but this works with my wife's video camera. She gets purple water too and I think the camera is trying too hard to put some red in the photo. We found somewhere here on Wetpixel that the camera needs tricked into the right white balance. She does this by shining a light on a brown or red sponge and white balances off from that, it takes her a few attempts to get it right but it works. She does all this without her red filter which seams to defy all logic but it works.You would have to try it then take a picture and review what you get and try again with more or less light.

I don't know if this will work on a DSLR or not but I am going to try it on some shipwrecks here in the Great Lakes this summer.

I assume you are shooting RAW? You would have a larger range of White Balance adjustments in post.

Thanks Paul,

I'll give it a try. I do always shoot in RAW, but my concern is for white-balancing for DSLR video. In shooting stills, my results with Magic filters are great, but I've been having difficulty producing the same results shooting video, especially when diving deeper than the optimal depth for filter shooting... I've found DSLR video far more difficult to adjust in post than footage from my mini-dv video camera.

In Topic: Marking SD cards

21 March 2012 - 04:18 AM

These are great, and you can mark them up with paint pens, stickers, etc...


In Topic: Nauticam rust problem

10 August 2011 - 08:41 AM

After further investigation, it does appear that the rust issue I've experienced is due to the spring pins in place to prevent rotation. Everyone at Nauticam has been very prompt to respond to my inquiries and help resolve the issue as soon as possible.

In Topic: Nauticam rust problem

09 August 2011 - 05:20 AM

I own the Nauticam D7000 housing, and I too have noticed a ring of rust around the viewfinder. If this is a problem that only pertains to early Nauticam models and was addressed and fixed, then my D7000 must have slipped through the cracks. I'm happy to hear that it should be able to be fixed free-of-charge, but there definitely appears to be a quality control issue.