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#351564 Pygmy Seahorse - Panasonic GH4 4K

Posted by escape on 14 August 2014 - 01:14 AM

Nice. What does "by wire" mean?


It's completely different feel from mechanical manual focus lens (Canon 100mm and 60mm in my case).

I think because the focus motor does not 100% follow my pulling speed.

#351495 Pygmy Seahorse - Panasonic GH4 4K

Posted by escape on 13 August 2014 - 01:08 AM

Wow that is not something I could afford to do on a regular basis but then I suppose you could shoot another fan lol. Maybe a less powerful diopter would be fine too and if you need some clear image zoom or whatever panasonic calls it loose bit of quality but keep working distance reasonable


I have some footage with less powerful wet lens. I'll try to post GH4 highlight video (WA + Macro) when I'll be back from Indonesia.

BTW, Ex Tele mode (in-camera zooming effect?) not working when 4K mode.


I saw twelve of them  :crazy:


I could spot only 7.  :notworthy:

#351490 Pygmy Seahorse - Panasonic GH4 4K

Posted by escape on 13 August 2014 - 12:07 AM



4K on youtube:



A very short video of Pygmy Seahorse (Hippocampus bargibanti) from Anilao, Batangas, Philippines.
Shot with a Panasonic GH4, Panasonic 7-14mm and Olympus 60mm lens in Nauticam housing, Aquako 4K lights and diopters.
I was using Standard profile (-4,-3), crushed black a bit in post.
Oly 60mm produce very sharp image but I'm not happy with working distance (too short) and "by wire" manual focus.
Try spot the seahorse on a seafan (WA shot). :)

#350277 I Love Frogfish

Posted by escape on 14 July 2014 - 08:56 PM



Everyone loves the frogfish! This is some of my frogfish footage from last 3 years. Enjoy!

#350099 GH4 footage and rig pic

Posted by escape on 09 July 2014 - 11:20 PM



Just got my Nauticam GH4 housing.
Ergonomic is much better than what I was using (GH3 + upgrade kit).
Now it's more like their DSLR housing which easily access all necessary button/wheel when holding the handle.
One small complaint is the front wheel (rear wheel is ok).
It's not smooth (because wheel is small?) as other housing which I've used (7D, 70D, 5D3) but it's no biggie since I can use rear wheel as a aperture control.

#349609 Upcoming Panasonic GH-4K

Posted by escape on 29 June 2014 - 10:25 PM



I just received rendering image of Nauticam NA-GH4.

I'm not sure this will be same as actual product but looks like button layout changed a lot (WB, ISO, shutter lever, handle...) from GH3 housing.

#349400 Upcoming Panasonic GH-4K

Posted by escape on 23 June 2014 - 05:11 PM



Original and after grade footage (4K UHD downsampled to 1080p).

Cine-D (contrast -5, sharpness -5) and other setting were default.

Crushed black, lifted red & blue channel each clip differently in post.

#349331 Upcoming Panasonic GH-4K

Posted by escape on 22 June 2014 - 06:53 AM

Hi EunJae,

Could you give us some feedback on the whole new system?
You came from Canon FF system and I love your film so I'm curious on your feelings on this completely different world :)



- Widest rectilinear for GH4 is Pany 7-14mm but on 4k mode FOV is not that wide (for me).
- I have smallhd dp4 and it's works nice (syncing faster then my canon dslr).
- Focus Peaking and Zebra function is great to use.
- I'm not happy with ergonomic of MIL housing when using with tray & handle (buttons on these housing are design for without handle).
- I don't like color of MWB wide angle footage (compare to canon dslr) but surprisingly, native file include lot of color data and planty of room for fixing in post.
4K resolution from this small camera is great. I can't wait to try some macro shooting.

#347752 For Sale: BlackMagic 4K

Posted by escape on 15 May 2014 - 07:51 PM

BlackMagic 4K camera include Resolve license (usb dongle), no box.
Barely used (operating time less then 2 hours).
USD$2800 + free shipping with tracking number.

#347553 Lembeh Macro with 5D3 Magic Lantern

Posted by escape on 11 May 2014 - 05:18 PM

Underwater macro footage taken at Lembeh, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, diving with NAD Lembeh Resort.
Gear : Canon 5D Mark III (Magic Lantern v1.2.3), 100mm lens, 1.4x teleconverter, Nauticam SMC,  Nauticam housing.
Software : RAWanizer, Lightroom, Sony Vegas

#346488 Southern Atolls, Maldives - Part 2

Posted by escape on 20 April 2014 - 06:33 AM


YouTube : http://youtu.be/dHs4VsC9rz8
Marine life of the Southern Atolls in Maldives.
Shot on Canon 70D in Nauticam housing.
Lens using Canon 10-22mm, Sigma 8-16mm behind 9' dome.

Most of time I was using continuous AF and it's works well. The 70D is probably the first Canon DSLR with a usable continuous aufo focus system on video mode, it's smooth and doesn't jerk or hunt.
Shot 1080P, All-I, Standard profile (1,-3,-2,0). No color grading or sharpening in post.


#344586 Nauticam SMC in Lembeh

Posted by escape on 16 March 2014 - 06:49 PM

few more.



5d3, 100mm (+1.4tc), SMC, f/10, 1/200



5d3, 100mm, SMC, f/14, 1/200



5d3, 100mm, SMC, f/18, 1/200

#344580 Nauticam SMC in Lembeh

Posted by escape on 16 March 2014 - 05:12 PM

Some images from last December 13, with Nauticam SMC (Super Macro Converter) + multiplier (prototype) in Lembeh, Indonesia. SMC yeild great magnification and corner sharpness.



5dmk3, 100mm + SMC, f/8, 1/200



5dmk3, 100mm (+1.4tc) + SMC, f/16, 1/200



5dmk3, 100mm + SMC + multiplier, f/22, 1/200



5dmk3, 100mm + SMC, f/9, 1/60



5D3, 100mm (+1.4tc) + SMC, f/20, 1/200



5D3, 100mm (+1.4tc) + SMC, f/29, 1/200 (The image below is about 100 % crop).

#344158 Darwin's Dream - Galapagos

Posted by escape on 05 March 2014 - 09:48 PM

Awesome work. I really like iguana swimming part.

#341577 Highlights of 2013

Posted by escape on 08 January 2014 - 08:56 PM


2013 highlights, shot with 5D Mark III, 7D, Galaxy NX camera at different dive sites in Indonesia, Philippines, Maldives, Bahamas, Palau.

Happy new year everyone!