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sjspeck

Member Since 05 Aug 2004
Offline Last Active Aug 27 2015 11:41 PM
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#362048 What camera for video?

Posted by sjspeck on 10 June 2015 - 04:15 AM

GoPro's have a fixed focus, non-zoomable lens. Normally they shoot in 170o mode but you can change it to "narrow" (120o? - I believe) mode at some of the 1080P resolutions also. Your Sola's have a 60o beam width.

 

ULCS sells a double GoPro tray/handles to mount your arms. http://www.ulcs.com/gopro.html$135 with the two handles though, they're $50 ea. Reef sells it and they ship internationally. http://reefphoto.com...roducts_id=5579GoPro's have a unique mount.

 

The current GoPro 4 Black only shoots 30FPS in 4K if that's a consideration. It does however shoot 1080P as high as 120FPS. The Black is supposed to be the best in low-light also. If you want to see what you're shooting, you need to add the $80 BacpacLCD to it,

 

Or give up the 4K resolution and go with the Silver which includes one. I don't believe it's as good in low light though. But with your lights, probably not an issue. 




#353720 Help! I'm going blind

Posted by sjspeck on 25 October 2014 - 09:18 PM

These are the people that supply the corrective lenses many dive retailers like LeisurePro sell. (Aquatic Optics brand)

IDK if they sell to the public.

http://www.newportglass.com/aqucat.htm




#351312 Amphibico PD150 and new HD camera

Posted by sjspeck on 07 August 2014 - 11:23 PM

It would have to be one of the Sony HDR-HC series or possibly an early HDR-SR series camera. The HC's are all tape based so might have better compatibility with your housings LANC.

 

A little after that time period - maybe 2006? or so - Sony switched to their Multi-Interface Accessory Shoe and eliminated LANC. So none of the newer CX series cameras will work.

 

Another consideration is that the HR series are quite a bit shorter than the PD-150. This shows the differences - - the bottom camera is an HDR-HC1. Maybe there would be room enough for a small internal monitor up against your viewfinder.