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In Topic: attach loc line to 1 inch ball

06 July 2017 - 06:45 AM

Yes - I use these.

Are you looking to adapt a standard ball to the base (shown above) of a loc-line or the top end?

I have a couple extra of the top end kind I can sell that I'm not using (I'm using the base one to connect the flex arm to the housing, and flex to YS mount to attach to strobes/lights.

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In Topic: Are you shooting 30-50-60 FPS?

10 May 2017 - 12:07 PM

A couple points of consideration:

1) 60p requires a faster shutter speed and, subsequently, more light. Depending on what you are shooting, and how you plan to treat the footage in post, 1080p60 may be a better option then 4k 30p. In general though, the 4K I've downrezzed looks better than native 1080 footage.
2) While true that standard definition footage doesn't look as good on a 1080 or 4K display, a high quality source (especially true 480p footage from a DVD) looks much better than more compressed and especially interlaced footage. Also, the negative affects up upscaling are much more apparent going from 480 to 1080, then going from 1080 to 4K. The size of the display (and quality of the scaling) make a big difference here as well. I believe some of this has to do with what the human eye is able to perceive in detail. The same (quality) 1080 footage may look perfectly fine on a 8k 60" display at home, but when projected on a large screen at 8k the drop in quality will be more obvious.
3) I'll still watch a great dive film in any resolution

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In Topic: Anyone happy with their TriPod?

25 April 2017 - 11:11 AM

I've generally not taken my old tripod setup when I've shot wide (7-14mm On M43), only when I'm shooting macro (60mm) or with my general purpose (12-50mm) lens. I plan to start using my new tripod/quatri-pod setup on every dive now. The telescoping legs are more attractive for this as well..

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In Topic: Anyone happy with their TriPod?

23 April 2017 - 10:40 AM

ScubaBob, can you post a picture of the bottom of your camera/tripod from this TI1976 DIY design? I'm intrigued by this idea...
I did a google search for it and no Luck :( 

Sure thing, see below. Here's a link to the video:

And BLOG entry:


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In Topic: Anybody shooting with the Panasonic GX80/85/GX7II?

20 April 2017 - 08:30 PM

Four years of German in HS you think I would know that hah!

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