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#395682 Lost In Time (Junkers Ju 52 wreck)

Posted by benedika on 24 May 2018 - 03:37 AM

Very interesting. thx! I wished the shots were longer and more.


What was your F stop with the 7-14mm??

#394268 Dive and See DNC-5A(H1) Monitor clip playback

Posted by benedika on 09 April 2018 - 08:56 PM

BTW, was it during your ice dives that the monitor battery died early? With those temperatures, that would not be too surprising...

I know but, but it was in the Maledives too.
Anyway, i did a test a few days ago. During the test the led went down to one, and the monitor runs for 3:50.
So everythings fine.

#394065 White Sea ice diving

Posted by benedika on 03 April 2018 - 11:15 PM

Hi Alex,

ah thats the same stuff in Angelita in Tulum.
That would be the other extreme divesite for you...
Cold sweetwater on top, then the layer of the hydrogen sulfur and under it, warm ( hot ) saltwater...


PS: sorry for the bad quality, that was more then 10 years ago, and is the only copy i have on this pc....

Oh yeah looks mystic. Theres a pic on Full Frame here on WP, too.
But if i want it extreme i go diving Neufelder Lake :-):-)

#394039 White Sea ice diving

Posted by benedika on 03 April 2018 - 06:27 AM

Very interesting film. The macro shots are great, especially considering how cold you must have been. Too extreme for me!

Thank you for the comment!

You are right. Macro is not the easiest under such conditions.

On a macro dive i did an area of max 5 squaremeters, because there was so much crawling around. So no warming up with motion....Altough i had heated glows my fingers get cold on macro dives. But i was not afraid of 60 minutes dives or even longer.
Hey....its all for the images...

#394035 White Sea ice diving

Posted by benedika on 03 April 2018 - 05:22 AM

Very nice indeed Alex!
Nice edit and colors.
A couple of questions:
- All recorded with natural light or have used some video lights?
- What is the name of the creature at 3:00?

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Thank you!

Thats the Sea Butterfly, max 4 cm big.

The entry ice shot was without lights.
On the other ice formations i used one light most of the time, just to lit the kelb or a rock. But I mWB at ambient light at the depth i start recording. Only in shallow water of course.

#394030 White Sea ice diving

Posted by benedika on 03 April 2018 - 01:21 AM


Heres a video from my recent trip to Russia.


The 10bit colors from the gh5 paid off. The colors of the light shining through the ice are awesome on my new 10bit video editing monitor.
But my favourite is the sea butterfly shot.


#393667 Anilao 4k

Posted by benedika on 22 March 2018 - 02:55 AM

A pleasure to watch!

#393526 Nudibranch behaviour

Posted by benedika on 19 March 2018 - 04:10 AM

Shot on a dive spot in Bali last year.
A mass aggregation of Sea hare attracted Gymnodoris ceylonica. A real filled table for ceylonica.


#392915 Maldives on the GH5

Posted by benedika on 02 March 2018 - 04:38 AM



to illustrate the GH5 performance again, some of you might be interested.


recorded in Cine-D, mWB on a grey card, focus locked, color grading in Premiere Pro, the most shots are with the Pana 7-14, a few with Oly 12-50 lense.

In the shot with the schooling sweetlips you can see the blurred edges due the small aperture i used.

With my new optical dive mask i can prevent this in the future. :)









Kind regards, Alex.



#390007 Dive and See DNC-5A(H1) Monitor clip playback

Posted by benedika on 03 December 2017 - 01:09 AM


a question for all DNC-5A(H1) users.

Do i have a clip playback on this "HDMI output only" monitor?

If not, i got the wrong monitor or do i have to change settings?
I went through the cams and monitors set up without getting a playback.



I tried it again. Playback is running now.
I tried it two times before-no playback, only a black screen. The black were my clips with the neopren cover on the dome.
How embarrassing! :-)

#389784 Bali with GH5

Posted by benedika on 27 November 2017 - 06:58 AM

Thank you for the comment Davide!


No red filter used. You can easily do mWB down to 20 meter and get amazing results after colorgrading. All i did, i adjusted the blues to max (lower right corner), because on the cam the picture looked greenish.


This is a photo timelapse with 1 sec interval/around 500 pics, duration around 10min. I did 6 timelapses. In the meanwhile i hung out around the camera. It was at the dive site Puri Jati on 5-6 meters depth.


You find the macro shots cold? Hmm...but they are really saturated.

#389768 Bali with GH5

Posted by benedika on 27 November 2017 - 01:55 AM



i want to share my recent video from Bali with you.




It was the first time in the water with the GH5. I shot with mWB in CineD, with only 1080p 8bit, with Pana 7-14, Athena Dome and Oly 12-50 with my old Macro Mate.

For the beginning  I shot with this resolution because i don´t wanted  to render 400+ clips into proxy files.

All was shot in MF mode, or Locked Focus for the WA, The Tambia nudibranch was in Autofocus AFS.

I like the WA shots (taken at 10 to 16 meter), i´m not fully satisfied with the macro sharpness. I don´t know if it´s just the lense set up or the circumstance i shot with 10f or  max 14f. The Oly isn´t the best lense in sharpness too, unfortunately. I have to figure this out on the next trip.

I had no monitor on my set up. What a pain!


Let me know what you think!



#388687 Alaska-Jellyfish and Salmon sharks

Posted by benedika on 23 October 2017 - 11:58 PM

Beautiful video, great lighting, enjoyed watching it...Thanks for sharing.





Thank you for your comment!

I like the constant twilight and the absent of bright ambient light of the fjords. you can play around with the lighting and give a scene special touch. 

Like in one of my Norway videos. It looks like nightdives but most of this shots are made during the day. http://wetpixel.com/...951#entry378785



#388631 Alaska-Jellyfish and Salmon sharks

Posted by benedika on 22 October 2017 - 12:56 AM



my video from my recent trip to Alaska. 






#383926 Greenland iceberg diving and more

Posted by benedika on 09 May 2017 - 05:02 AM

Thank you!

In the hand close up you can see the water temp on the computer. -1,4

But to be honest, i wasn´t freezing, i wasn´t even cold. I was wearing two Merino wool layer and an Ursuit Clo 1,97 and had a very positive approach.  the longest dive was 61 min.