Do you think it would be possible to buy 2 x Focus, dislocate the joints, and make a double-length legs? (I did this with my SLR-Zoom)
Would the Focus be rigid enough for that, or better go with something like Xit 404 or DIY legs using strobe arms?
I didn't try that but might be possible but I think you need something like "Loc-Line Assembly tool". Anyway for video rig, I recommend Xit 404 twist clamp leg, ultralight tripod leg or strobe arm (if you don't need extendable).
I don't know about marine grade, but the Gorillapod Focus has "machined aluminium sockets" in its legs. And it costs twice as much as the all-plastic Gorillapod SLR-Zoom.
(Just to recap, I bought a load of Gorillapod SLR-Zoom a few years ago and modified it to use as light arms as well as tripod legs. They have all gone floppy and now more joints are superglued up than aren't. It sounds like others haven't had the same problem.)
I use both (SLR-Zoom x 2, Focus x 3ea) and same problem with SLR-Zoom but Focus still doing fine. btw, Focus is negative and SLR-Zoom is slightly positive.
I've been lucky to dive a lot of amazing place this year.
This is short compilation of footage from 2012 trips.
Shot on Canon 7D and 5D Mark III in Nauticam.
happy holidays everyone!
Underwater video sample shot on Sony RX100. RX100 in Nauticam housing, SubSee +5/10, FIT +16, Sola 1200 light x 2. Filmed in Dauin, Negros Oriental, Philippines. Sep/2012. 1080/60i(30p) and 60p to 24p conformed. I received Nauticam NA-RX100V (Video) model which comes with HDMI bulkhead but I just shoot with internal lcd and also without tripod (all handheld).
3 min underwater macro video compilation of short trip to Anilao, Philippines. 02~05th Aug 2012.
Filmed with Canon 5D Mark III & SmallHD DP4 in Nauticam housing, 100mm lens, SubSee +5/10, SOLA lights, XIT404 tripod.
Some footage with 100mm + 1.4tc and stacked (+5 & +10) diopters.
I hope you enjoy it.