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In Topic: Nudibranch of Anilao in 4K - Panasonic LX100

Yesterday, 06:37 AM

Very nice Moses!


I can't wait to be back in Sardinia where water is clear and calm and there is a lot of macro stuff to try my LX100 under reasonable conditions.
A 4K Monitor is on the shopping list as they are much more affordable in Italy than in Costa Rica.

But i think that the difference of 4JK and Full HD is clearly visible on a flull HD monitor but i am very excited to see my videos on a 4K monitor.


In Topic: Distortion with Zen dome and Olympus 9-18mm - JPEG vs RAW

22 April 2015 - 07:00 AM

Me either can't see a big distortion, it looks as the JPG is a bit cropped.


In any case you should switch off any image modifying camera "tweaks" and record in RAW,

this enables you to modify the images as you like and not what the camera brand engineers believe to be good.


You need Adobe Lightroom and not Photoshop, Lightroom is for 90% of the tasks more than enough and in case you need to do some heavy "tweaking"

you may use the excellent and free GIMP.


I personally don't like Lightroom's lens correction as i find that usually it degrades the quality of my Nikon D800 pictures, except the picture has a lot of uniform colored water.



In Topic: What can WIFI do for the UW Photographer?

20 April 2015 - 09:46 AM

a) transfer the pictures without opening the housing
b) remote use of the camera using a phone or tablet in a waterproof housing and not from too far (i have no idea how far wifi signal will go under water.

Panasonic and Canon have interesting software to command their GX1 MKII or the Lumix LX100 (at least this ones as i have7had them)

Main problem with a tablet/phone is the touchscreen inside a housing, a tablet/phone with a pen may work as long the front glass is not very thick and distant from the touchscreen and the pen is watertight.


In Topic: Need advice - possible strobe or cord issue?

20 April 2015 - 06:35 AM


check the settings of you TTL controller or circuit board (if you have one inside your housing) and that the dip switches are set right.

To exclude the possibility of a problem with the cable, borrow another one to check if the problem persist.
As the strobe fires sometimes when you turn the on/off wheel i fear that there is a problem with the electronics inside the strobe.

TimG pointed out that the problem ma be a misaligned camera or a weak spring allowing a button to be pressed in while by ambient pressure under water.
You may try the camera closed inside the housing on air or in a bucket or bathtub to see if the problem persist.



P.S. You may contact Vizart here, he is the super kind Aquatica support guy and super knowledgeable regarding their housings and how to connect 3rd party strobes.

In Topic: Car wax for your camera housing??? Whaaaa

16 April 2015 - 04:56 PM

i would be careful with smearing stuff on your housing!
The wax may get in the small spaces between the buttons/dials and the housing clogging them.

This spaces between the button and the housing are essential to drain the water inside to let them dry.
Also i have no idea if the wax may ruin the o-rings.