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ChrigelKarrer

Member Since 05 Mar 2010
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In Topic: acrylic vs. glass domes

16 April 2014 - 12:48 PM

Try

 

I have always been using the acrylic Fisheye Dome Port 240. Underwater i can't see any problem, however when taking split level shots all the small scratches become VERY visible.

So, if you are a fan of split level shots...you might reconsider.

 

or try to shoot video against the sun with a microscratched acrylic dome and you will discover at home how much microscratches you have ...
While scratches on a Photo can be relatively easy photoshoped, this job is really hard to do on video.
Chris


In Topic: Advice on housing for D90 (Hugyfot?)

13 April 2014 - 05:12 PM

I had
1 Ikelite Fuji E-900 housing

1 Ikelite D90 housing (for sale)
 

I have
1 Patima Canon G11/12 housing

1 Hugyfot Nikon D7000 housing (for sale)
1 Hugyfot Nikon D800 housing

 

Ikelite
PRO: good priced housing, well built and the transparent acrylic housing has some advantages as you can see trough
CON: bulky, you can't use optical cables with their D90 housing.

 

Hugyfot
PRO: good priced alluminium housing, fail safe bolt lock, vacuum and leak detector included, good choice of ports, small sized, good customer service
CON: button position on original camera button location can make one hand use dificult (but you have the buttons where the camera has it, easy to remember)

 

I have made about 300 dives with both housings and i never had the slightest issue with them and my next housing will be another Hugyfot.

 

As you live in Belgium i suggest that you go with Hugyfot as you have the service just in your front yard!

 

Chris
 


In Topic: Going from S100 to M43, signifigant upgrade?

09 April 2014 - 11:55 AM

This picture don't reflect the full truth and can lead to missinterpreting the size question.

If you screw off the 2 handles of the Nauticam DSLR housing you will realize that it is actually not so sooo much bigger than the M4/3 housing.
As most of us usese at least 1 strobe it would be better to show a picture where the M4/3 has the same amount of handles than the DSLR housing.
That would give a helpful idea of the sizes.

Stepping up from a S100 to a DSLR is a big difference, stepping up from a S100 to a M4/3 rig is still a great difference in space and weight.

Chris

 


3sizes.jpg

 

To the original poster - is Canon S100 to M43 a significant upgrade in image quality?   Yes, definitely.


In Topic: Adobe Lightroom for iPad released (more platforms to follow)

08 April 2014 - 10:53 AM

Bill,

i checked that yesterday and it is as follows:
- 9.99$ + taxes per month for Lightroom  5.3 Desktop, mobile + web + Photoshop CC 1 year Creative Cloud membership
- price is locked for 1 year, after it will change (and most likely not lower ...)
- it runs on Windows 7or 8, Mac OS X v10.7 or v10.8 and iOS7 and greater. Available for iPad2 and later

 

Have a look here

 

Every program more cost 19.99+Taxes or all together 599.88$ per year
As i would need Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator InDesign and Premiere it would be cheaper to get the full package, but it is still hefty 599.88$ per year ( but still cheaper than buying the programs ... )

 

Chris


In Topic: Going from S100 to M43, signifigant upgrade?

08 April 2014 - 07:14 AM

The OEM housing of the EPL is rather big and not really so much smaller than a small DSLR housing.
I am not a fan of 4/3 cameras as i see no real advantages regarding a good P+S and a DSLR.

For space and weight reason a S100 or G12+ in a small housing (S100+Ikelite or G12+Fisheye/Recsea) is unbeatable.

The S100 in the fisheye housing and the Inon dome gives you more than you need in a super tiny package.
The quality is certainly not of an DSLR, but you save a lot of weight and space in your luggage and drag while diving.

Chris