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ScubaBob

Member Since 04 Aug 2004
Offline Last Active Jan 26 2015 11:45 PM
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In Topic: Wide angle with GH4 and 14-42mm PZ lens

30 December 2014 - 11:43 AM

One issue that I see are colors all the GH4 video I have seen so far except ejunlae have really dead colours I think the cinelike profiles are not really suited to underwater use

 

I can't speak for cinelike-D, as I have not used this profile. I for one think flat profiles for most u/w shooting are an exercise in futility. Cinelike-V, however, creates great colors from the GH4. For some fish/situations, the Cinelike-V maybe a little to vibrant for some people's taste.


In Topic: GH4 - Nauticam Macro Lens/Port Thoughts

29 December 2014 - 03:29 PM

The 60mm macro lens is an absolutely fantastic and sharp lens - but I can't see using this lens much hand-held - especially at close focus (which I usually do between 1-4" for small subjects). In 4k, the lens is equivalent to ~83mm on a APS-C sensor, 138mm on FF - hardly a fish portrait lens. That being said, I can't really see using any macro setup much without a tripod or some sort of stabilization to get decent video. Neither OIS nor IB stablization is likely to eliminate that need. I'm just starting to use this lens more, and although it can be challenging, especially in surgy conditions, I'm loving the video I'm getting from it!


In Topic: Questions for NA-GH4 users

17 December 2014 - 04:35 PM


I tend to use my left hand with a muck stick to stabilize on a sandy bottom or in between coral, and only operate the camera with my right hand, and I found the GH4 is hard to do so because of its size.

 

I didn't catch this statement, or maybe I was just hoping I didn't really read it. I recommend using both hands with the NA-GH4. This will allow you to access the thumb controls with your right hand by leaving just your fingers on the right grip.


In Topic: Questions for NA-GH4 users

17 December 2014 - 02:40 PM

On the pic here you can see that the WB lever is just behind the record trigger - which makes it easiest for thumb access:

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In Topic: Questions for NA-GH4 users

17 December 2014 - 01:54 PM

Same here - thumb used to activate the WB lever. No re-assign to any of the function buttons. Again, this in on the NA-GH4 housing, not the NA-GH3 where the white balance was in a different location I believe.