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#352265 New Panasonic HC-X1000 Camcorder with Amazing 50p/60p 4K at 150Mbps

Posted by ScubaBob on 03 September 2014 - 05:12 PM

There's also sample footage on YouTube. Possibly due to compression, but I'm not that impressed with the image quality.


#352214 Upcoming Panasonic GH-4K

Posted by ScubaBob on 02 September 2014 - 10:44 AM

Not the best first showing, but I was finally able to get my GH4 underwater a couple weeks ago. We went out in search of Giant Sea Bass (aka Black Sea Bass) so I started the day with my 7-14mm. Viz was less than ideal, so I switched to the 12-50mm for the last two dives (all footage shown in chronological order). Lessons learned (which are not new or unique to the GH4) are use of manual focus on the 7-14mm and stability (tripod) with the 12-50mm. Overall I'm very excited about using the GH4 more underwater..



#346858 Upcoming Panasonic GH-4K

Posted by ScubaBob on 27 April 2014 - 11:41 AM


I'm trying to sell my GH2  :alien:


 I was going to ask that if, despite your disclaimer, you were going to make the switch  ;)

Mine, ahem, is due to ship next week :)

#336238 Getting some wider shots with an MFT macro rig

Posted by ScubaBob on 24 August 2013 - 09:08 PM

Did some testing with the GH2 and Olympus 12-50mm zoom in E-Zoom mode. The lens doesn't appear change focus at all while zooming, but quickly re-hunts depending on focus mode. I found the best results were using AFC, and giving the zoom a little help with a half-depress when zooming was completed. Manual zoom mode (not available using the nauticam port with the zoom/macro gear) seemed to focus a little bit more while zooming, but it's never really a constant zoom with this mode. These tests were handheld, with fairly low light,@ f6.3, 1/60, ISO 1600.