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In Topic: Giant Octopus in East Sea of Korea

04 May 2015 - 09:04 PM

Never knew there were giant octopusy in Korea. Similar species to that in North America?


I guess yes. This is range map on wikipedia.


In Topic: Giant Octopus in East Sea of Korea

29 April 2015 - 11:40 PM

Thats a big O'puss Eunjae!


They grow them big in the Korean sea.....One has a white patch on its "head". Why is that? Warning sign or something?




I think that white patch is scar. I heard that they're often fighting and eating each other (cannibalism) in nature.


In Topic: Giant Octopus in East Sea of Korea

29 April 2015 - 04:48 PM

Thanks everyone for comments.



I guess the one in the video about +1m long and weigh 30~40kg. Depth was 34m and water temp about 3~5C.

I've seen much bigger (+2m) one at +50m deep training dive but I had only a gopro that time (unusable noisy footage). 

And thanks for the nice tips about flashed frame, I'll try it next time.



In Topic: Giant Octopus in East Sea of Korea

28 April 2015 - 08:26 PM

Nice work as usual Ej. A couple questions, are the strobe firing up while you're in the middle of shooting not bothering you? I had to negotiate with my dive buddy take turn so that while I'm shooting he should leave me along instead of firing strobe at me.
Also, why only output to 1080p? We need more 4K content provider from the pro like you!
Anyway, it's nice to see a diver by the octopus for scale comparison, and it didn't steal your camera!

Hi Moses,
Thanks for the comment.
This is part of the tv program (about diving & uw photographer in Korea) shooting so I asked him to fire the strobe infront of camera. :)
We had some cool action like octopus trying to steal camera but producer doesn't want to publish before the program on air.

Re. 4k
I forgot to export 4k. :)

In Topic: Betty Bomber - Truk

15 April 2015 - 09:42 AM

Canon and Nikon is well known for their excellent color rendering. I think Nikon is great for skin tone, while Canon is great overall, and with its glass/lens portfolio, that's why these two brands dominated the market. It is very easy to tell what scene/photo are shot with Canon vs Sony/Panasonic.
For a while I was trying to match Panasonic to Canon's color, at the end of the day, Panasonic with Scenery color profile and red filter (preferably Magic Filter) will get you very close to Canon's rendition of blue when you do the custom white balance right (with right sun position, water clarity, white/gray slate vs sand/hand). Like Dustin said, Canon have their head in the sand and not giving consumer the right camera at the right price point. They are many times I wanted to switch to the Canon G series for their color, but the video feature just kill those cameras for me. So I switched to Panasonic and spent time to find a way to cope with the color shortcoming.
Sony is very close to Canon's color these days and you can find a lot of video shot with the RX100 with nice blue color, but the WB on the Sony is not easy to work with.
Dustin, Lee tried out the A7S with Shogun, you can check with him how bad it is, and he would rather stick with his 6D, it's that painful!

Is it possible to see some wa sample from a7s + shogun? I'm very curious why it so bad.