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In Topic: Papua New Guinea - Rolling in the Deep

Yesterday, 03:40 PM

I'm sure you are right that a snoot would be the way to go.  I am a bit hesitant though as I guess that aiming one would add a level of complexity that I am not ready to take on.  Then again, the results could well make it worth learning

In Topic: Papua New Guinea - Rolling in the Deep

21 September 2014 - 01:51 PM

Nice.  I'll have to try that setup with stills. Thanks for the tip.

In Topic: Papua New Guinea - Rolling in the Deep

19 September 2014 - 03:26 PM

Absolutely gorgeous work!  Thanks for posting.  I especially like the macro sequences at the beginning, they are so well lit.  Speaking of which, how did you light the anemone that begins at about 2:50 to look like it is glowing from within?

In Topic: How much float is required for my Nauticam EM1

18 September 2014 - 06:30 PM

My guess is that you will be negative with that rig.  It's hard to say by how much.  


I use an EM5 in a Nauticam housing with the same port but with 4 nauticam short arms and 4 Stix floats and mine is negative, though not so much that it affects usability in any significant way and I can easily shoot one handed if necessary.  The arms float on their own with the Stix installed so one offsets the other, and I guess the overall negative balance is thus down to the housing, which we are almost in common with.


That carbon float arm has a buoyancy of 240g.  Each jumbo Stix float has a buoyancy of 140g, and you could get three on a 200mm arm or four on a 250mm arm.. You really do not have to worry about durability with those things.

In Topic: Bali / Tulamben July 14 with Oly EM5

15 September 2014 - 04:39 AM

Wow! You made some truly great images. I cant pick a favorite but all of the shrimps are terrific. You nailed the lighting on those. Nice work.

I am just a little bummed that we use the same camera and strobes (but not lenses) because now I see how far i have to go . . .