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Video: California kelp diving (San Clemente Island)

31 August 2014 - 03:28 PM

Hello All,


I wanted to share with you footage from some pretty nice southern California diving at and around San Clemente island (part of Channel Islands national park) - shot with Gopro Hero HD3 Black, at 2.4k / 'camraw' @ 24fps. I had GoPro hooked for stability to same tripod I sometimes use for my 5dmk2 housing -- which for a small GoPro was maybe a bit excessive! ;-) Post in Premiere CS5.5 with some [heavy duty] color correction applied. 



I hope you like it!


PS. Dove from Vision of Truth Aquatics out of Santa Barbara

Palau dive trip memoirs

15 June 2014 - 02:46 PM

Hello All,


Rainy Sunday made me look into some of my old footage from dive trip to Palau in Jan 2013. It was pretty rainy then in Palau too I recall. Regardless, diving was really nice and mellow. Some of the better parts below. (4:40):



All the footage shot with the GoPRO Hero3 HD black (2.4k, downscaled to 720p for vimeo). Edited and (heavily?) color corrected in Premiere CS6. Got that little thing for this trip to experiment with it. While it's obviously not an alternative to real DSLR / video rig, the size (or lack of it thereof) certainly makes up for some of the shortcomings (and happier non uw photog buddy :) ).


I hope you like it!

FOR SALE Ikelite housing for Canon 5D Mark II and 8" dome

20 May 2014 - 07:35 PM

Selling the entire kit for $1499USD. Only shipping to US. Selling in Ebay, URL:
 - Ikelite housing for Canon 5dmk2 (part n:o 6871.02)
 - 8-Inch Dome port (part number 5511.1)
 - Lens Extension 2.75-Inch (part number 5510.11)
 - Flat Port 2.5-Inch Length (part number 5501)
 - 3 extra o-rings 
 - o-ring lubricant
This is a used Ikelite housing with 8" dome and flat port that I have been using mostly for video 
production. Selling it to make room for new 4k video gear. It has between 200 to 300 dives on it.
It was serviced, and the electronics were replaced by Ikelite sometime in 2012. 
This is a great kit at great price if you are looking to get started in underwater photography. Just
add strobe, or two and you're good to go. The ports support e.g. Canon and Sigma primes from 15mm fisheye
to at least 50mm 1.8 lenses.
  - Has a tripod attachement in the handle for underwater tripod use.
  - Housing is missing a knob for focusing / zoom control (cheaply available
    from Ikelite, or eg. ebay)
  - 8" dome has a noticeble scratch on it. It will be visible in the pictures
    under certain lightning conditions (mostly when shooting towards light/surface).
  - Live view buttons spring has been getting weak and has had trouble releasing
    the button at depth. Last time this occured on some other button, I eventually
    had the housing serviced by Ikelite to get this behavior resolved.
Has had some great moments underwater with this housing. Below links to some footage shot with it:
URL: http://www.youtube.c...h?v=qwZ5ou-ADHI (California diving)