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#341918 Best housing for Canon 5D M2 for video

Posted by Backscatter on 15 January 2014 - 10:25 AM



I used to shoot my 5Dmk II in a Subal housing. Never had any problems with it. Good solid housing.

Keep an eye out in the Wet Pixel classifieds... I sold my Subal housing there earlier this year. Maybe someone else will post theirs soon.


When I upgraded to the 5Dmk III I ended up getting a Nauticam housing because I really liked the build quality and the ergonomics for shooting video.

It just seemed well thought out and well made.


If you're remotely considering moving up to the 5D mk III before buying a housing, here's an article that talks about the key differences between 5D mk II and 5D mk III for underwater video.




#318732 Hero 3

Posted by Backscatter on 19 October 2012 - 02:47 PM

Hi Richard,

We are expecting to receive our first shipment of "White" and "Silver" GoPro Hero 3 cameras next week, and the "Black" version will apparently ship around mid November. Berkley White managed to get ahold of a Silver Hero 3 and just left for the Maldives where he will do some testing with it.

I'm not sure if the bitrates for the new Hero 3 cameras has been released yet, but the Silver and Black editions both feature the "Protune" codec which is 35Mbit on the Hero 2 via firmware upgrade, so probably at least that high on the new cameras. Perhaps the most exciting thing about the Hero 3 Black edition are its high frame rates, including 1080p/60p, and 720p/120p. This makes it a really interesting option for doing slow motion effects very inexpensively.

We are actively studying the Hero 3 and plan to adapt our Flip Magic Filter for it in the very near future. The front flat port of the housing is significantly smaller than on the GoPro Dive Housing for the Hero 2, so we will need to do a redesign. But we're happy to see GoPro embrace the underwater market by including a housing that can be used for diving right out of the box. Our plan is to show a prototype of the new filter at DEMA, and we're also discussing the possibility of having interchangeable filters for shallow, deep, and green water situations.

We will post something to our website, Facebook, and Twitter accounts as soon as we have something to announce. Thanks for your interest.