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#389276 Underwater Monitor for Panasonic GH5

Posted by Oceanshutter on 10 November 2017 - 07:10 AM

I also have the nauticam small hd setup.  I do like the idea of flipping it upside down.  Never thought about that before.  


I also like the nauticam setup and personally don't know how I did it without it in the past.   The focus peaking is a huge selling factor for me.  I also find the color to be pretty good as well.  It is very easy to use as well with different modes depending on what you want to see.  You can flip between them with 1 button push.  There are some cons however that I think Nauticam could address.


-The HDMI cable is very finicky.  I always travel with a spare cable and bulkhead.

-The housing is larger than it needs to be.

-The shade is an addon that is ridiculously priced.  But I do like it.  Especially for shallow water.



#389275 Roatan Honduras with 1dx Mark 2

Posted by Oceanshutter on 10 November 2017 - 06:30 AM

Hi Everyone,


Wanted to share my latest.  This was a trip to Roatan Honduras last week.  Hope you all enjoy!




#383045 Macro Alien footage

Posted by Oceanshutter on 11 April 2017 - 05:35 PM

Hi Everyone,


I wanted to share my latest short film.  This is a followup to my award winning 'Stay With Us' film.  The story will have a total of three parts.


This is a film you will want to have the volume up, with some bass if possible, and watch in full HD.  It was shot with the Canon 1dx with 100mm macro lens.


Curious to know what feedback you all have.  I hope you enjoy it.





#379380 Rolling in the Deep - Bali

Posted by Oceanshutter on 05 December 2016 - 06:53 AM

Hello everyone,


I just finished up episode #10 of my 'Rolling in the Deep' series.  This time we are seeing an overview of the diving around Bali Indonesia.


Let me know what you think





Or Youtube



#377978 Island of the Gods - Bali

Posted by Oceanshutter on 21 October 2016 - 05:22 AM

Hello everyone,


I wanted to share my most recent short film.  This time focusing on the magical world of Bali Indonesia.  This film was one of the lucky 10 minute films accepted into the San Diego Undersea Film Exhibition.  It's got a good variety of dialogue, aerial shots, and of course underwater, macro and wide angle.


Curious to hear what your feedback is.  Any constructive criticism is always appreciated.





#377493 Nudibranchs & Sea Slugs of Bali

Posted by Oceanshutter on 29 September 2016 - 06:07 PM

Wonderful video, once again.  Thanks for sharing.

Thank you! Glad you liked it.

Great stuff as usual Dustin

Thanks Mike. Couldn't have done it with out you, and the underwater tribe!

#377126 Nudibranchs & Sea Slugs of Bali

Posted by Oceanshutter on 17 September 2016 - 12:04 PM

Hello everyone,


Wanted to share a short little video of some of the nudi's I saw while down in Bali last year.  


Let me know what you think!






Or Vimeo



#376560 WTB: Ikelite DS160 or DS125 strobe / strobe head

Posted by Oceanshutter on 30 August 2016 - 09:20 AM

Searching for used (... or new @ good price) Ikelite DS160 or DS125 sub-strobes (or strobe head only).

Only in good = fully functional, never flooded condition.


Ikelite-to-Ikelite Dual-Sinc cord (#4103.52) needed too.


PM me at:  michal.dolinek(at)gcegroup.com




I have 2 dual sync cords available.  $75 each.

I also have a single for $55


Backups are good to have.

#376488 Ikelite Housings and Acc. For Sale. Dive and Camera Equipment too!

Posted by Oceanshutter on 28 August 2016 - 06:40 AM

Just emailed about a couple of items. Cheers

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


Just responded.

#375856 Sony a7s II underwater use -- All parameters

Posted by Oceanshutter on 06 August 2016 - 04:51 PM

Hey George,

For the record, I haven't used the as7. So don't have first hand experience. However, I looked at it heavily, and for wide angle, the white balance is not good from a custom standpoint. Canon is king for custom white balance. From everything I have heard, it won't work below 10 feet. The camera works well for macro with artificial light, and auto wb. But wide angle it struggles. This is why you don't see too many using it for video. Someone you might try is Kay Burn Lim. He is on Vimeo and Facebook. He has just left his Sony for a RED, but he is the only one I know of that has used it seriously. His macro work is beautiful with it. Haven't seen any of his wide angle. I would try to connect with him.

Hope that helps.

#374227 Canon 1dx Mark II - Philippines

Posted by Oceanshutter on 02 June 2016 - 08:19 AM

First of all, great work indeed. Well done.
For the macro shots, were these at night, or just selective lighting during the day? If so, what where you using for lighting? And for stabilization?
Also, perhaps I'm misremembering, but did you not use to shoot a Canon 1DC before? If so, do you have any thoughts about the differences/similarities between shooting with the two different cameras? Especially when it comes to 4k quality, white balancing, etc.

Thanks Andrei for watching it.

You have it mistaken on the camera. I have always used the 5d. The 1dc was always something I wanted but the price was so out of reach, I was never able to do it. There are good thing and bad things comparing the cameras. Shooting at 60p requires a lot more light than I thought it would. So I ended up shooting much higher ISO than I did on the 5d. Also the crop factor with 4K. I was unable to get the larger critter in with the 100mm. Where shooting with a full sensor 5d I was able to do it. Of course this helped me get the smaller critters better. So it was a trade off. Wb process is easier with the 1dxII, however, actually getting a good wb might be harder. I only did 2 dives with it, and the sites were nots great with poor viz. I should beget a better feel when I go to the Solomon's in July. The dual pixel autofocus of the new camera, is mixed. It helped with some shots, but most of the time the focus hunting would ruin a shot. It's not totally worthless, you just have to get the right situation. Of course I may need to learn how to use it better too.

As for the shooting, yes it is selective lighting, and the ambient light needs to be low. The cuttlefish was in the late afternoon, and deeper. the red fish was at night. I use the solas, 2100 and 8000's to light up a scene if needed. I also tried out the inon lf800n. That has 5 degree beam. As for stability. I use a tripod. Xit404.

Hope that helps.

#372943 5D mkiii in Ikelite housing with canon 16-35mm image sharpness

Posted by Oceanshutter on 23 April 2016 - 09:15 PM

Have you thought about getting the 16-35mm f4 lens. It's sharper. And it fits good with the appropriate port.

#371619 Macro Film from Bali, Lembeh, and PNG

Posted by Oceanshutter on 16 March 2016 - 05:22 PM

Hey hey, a truly fantastic video. The footage is outstanding and I am so glad I watched it.
You nearly lost me with the intro though, it's a little to long. Very glad I stayed with it though as it's truly great footage
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Thanks. Glad you stuck with it.

#371462 Macro Film from Bali, Lembeh, and PNG

Posted by Oceanshutter on 12 March 2016 - 04:37 PM

Fantastic video Dustin. Very creative, good concept, nice work with the sound. The octopus shot at 3:35 is absolutely amazing, as is the one at 4:45.
As for suggestions, I would have used a more cliched "techy", "computer" font in "Matrix green" for the typing at the opening. The one you used didn't seem to fit somehow. And I would have made the frogfish burp when it was yawning to throw in a touch of humour.
It took nearly a minute to get the first stunning octopus shot up on screen. I think you'll lose some viewers with that. Not sure how you would get it up quicker though.

Thanks Nick. Appreciate the feedback. I thought about the green, but was never satisfied with the look. I agree the start is slow, but it tries to set the stage...otherwise it's just a video movie.

#371453 Macro Film from Bali, Lembeh, and PNG

Posted by Oceanshutter on 12 March 2016 - 12:53 PM

Great video Dustin

Thanks Mike....And thanks to you and Derek for helping find alot of these awesome critters in Bali.