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In Topic: Upcoming Panasonic GH-4K

29 January 2015 - 12:56 AM

After seeing the very impressive housings on this thread I'm a little hesitant to post this, but here goes...4K on a shoestring!

The monitor (1) is a Sony CLM-V55 in a glued acrylic box - a bit of a bodgie job but it works.  I use it primarily for composing shots, and it's particularly handy when the subject is on or near the bottom and the monitor can be tilted upwards.

I've fixed a couple of aluminium brackets inside the camera housing (2) to hold a 15cm HDMI adapter lead.  The bracket affixed to the internal camera platform (3) has a recess to hold the camera's HDMI cover open, and also stops the male micro plug from twisting about in the camera - micro plugs can be easily damaged.

The port (4) is a 4 inch acrylic dome sourced from a US company.  I reduced it to the appropriate diameter by rubbing it on fine abrasive paper placed on a flat surface, and then glued it to the barrel of a cut-down Ikelite port.  The shade is made from PVC tube.

A tripod can be easily attached or removed above or below water via quick release clips on opposing sides of the affixed base (5).

Altogether this setup (Ike housing, GH4, 8mm fisheye lens and monitor) came in at around 4500 AUD (about 3600 USD), leaving a bit of change for a 55 inch UHD Sony Bravia TV.

It's not particularly pretty but it works, and the results have so far been pleasing.


Wow, very impressive.

In Topic: Upcoming Panasonic GH-4K

26 January 2015 - 11:16 PM

My XIT404 tray and tripod turned up.

I think it's an excellent solution for rear mounting the NINJA (don't think the Shogun will fit - not without some more arms)


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Looks good but what about tripod leg (center one)?

In Topic: Upcoming Panasonic GH-4K

26 January 2015 - 10:56 PM

Thanks EunJae. The DP4 seems a little small. A DP7 housing would be nice, but I haven't heard of anyone developing one. The Nauticam NA-058 for the TVLogic 058 (5.5") is very interesting but there there is almost nothing about it on the net. I might end up being the guinea pig.

Stupid question: Does the information on the GH4's display also get shown on the external monitor's display? Or does this depend on some GH4 menu setting? If nothing else I need the yellow focus box for focussing.

By the way I finished up pretty happy with the Oly 12-50 and used it for most dives on my Anilao trip. Didn't bother taking my Subsees with it as quick topside tests showed they didn't add much. I did take the +10 with the Oly 60mm.


Yes, it does display same as on board lcd with all information.
Pushing DISP button make different set and you can turning off onboard lcd too.

I found that camera not going to sleep mode when feeding hdmi signal to external monitor (I just push LVF button after shooting).


I still can't decide between 14-42 and 12-50. :-p

In Topic: Panasonic LX100 4K footage

26 January 2015 - 10:06 PM

Looking good Adam.

Is it MBW balanced when you shooting?

In Topic: Upcoming Panasonic GH-4K

26 January 2015 - 08:29 PM

If one decides not to go for a Shogun or other recorder/monitor, does anyone have their head around current monitor-only options and their pros and cons?

SmallHD DP4, TVLogic 058, and "some new Backscatter sealed monitor" are what I have in my mind before starting research. Any other options and opinions are welcome!


Hi Nick,

You know already I have dp4 in nauticam housing.

It's work very well wth GH4, syncing faster then my other canon dslr and I like focus peaking too (combine with GH4 color focus peaking is great to use).

Battery life also good with Canon LP-E6 x 2, I did 3 dives in Lembeh! (dead at night dive).


But, If I have to buy ext monitor now, probably I'll consider other option too because it seem the that company now more active about their bigger monitor.

Example, they stopped release new firmware for DP4 already long time ago.


FYI, I have friend who own Wahoo monitor (Sony CLM-V55) and it's actual image on display was smaller then on DP4 (even screen is bigger though) from DSLR HDMI feed.