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#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!


#337155 Ocean Essay Episode #05 Lembeh Strait 2013

Posted by escape on 17 September 2013 - 11:18 PM


DSLR underwater video compilation / Lembeh strait, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Feb~Mar 2013. Diving with NAD Lembeh.
This is longer version of previous clip (Lembeh Feb 2013).
Filmed with Canon 5D Mark III, 100mm, SmallHD DP4 in Nauticam housing, SubSee +5/10, Sola 1200/4000.

#331755 First Place Video - Classic - SEA International 2013

Posted by escape on 22 May 2013 - 08:35 PM

Very nice, well done.

#328594 Nauticam Rossa for Red Epic/Scarlet

Posted by escape on 25 March 2013 - 03:35 PM

Ha! Glad to see my backer asking questions about the housing.  When are you going to buy the camera for me, EJ?

well... I might get housing first. Dry housing will motivate me to buy camera. ;)

#325694 Macro Video Question

Posted by escape on 05 February 2013 - 03:36 PM

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).

#325651 Macro Video Question

Posted by escape on 05 February 2013 - 01:15 AM

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.

#325024 Imperial Shrimp - The Hitchhiker

Posted by escape on 23 January 2013 - 05:41 PM


Imperial Shrimp (Periclimenes imperator) riding nudibranch(Ceratosoma trilobatum) and sea cucumber.
Filmed at Ambon and Lembeh Straits in Indonesia with Canon 7D & 5DMK3, 100mm in Nauticam housing.

#324991 Skeleton shrimps

Posted by escape on 23 January 2013 - 04:12 AM

Video link.

Skeleton shrimps - Caprellidae at Dauin, Negros Oriental, Philippines.
Shot with Canon 7D, 100mm, 1.4x and 2x tc (custom focus gear from Xit404), DP4 monitor in Nauticam housing, SubSee +5/10 wet diopters, Sola 1200 and Aquako Cylux lights.

#323696 Little Green Shrimp in Lembeh, supermacro video.

Posted by escape on 03 January 2013 - 12:07 AM

EJ: puked due to motion or whiskey?

Because of that lens but might be bintang too. ;)

#323202 Highlights of 2012

Posted by escape on 24 December 2012 - 06:33 AM

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!