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Nick Hope

Member Since 12 Sep 2004
Offline Last Active May 20 2015 06:36 PM
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Locline. Does it always creak?

18 May 2015 - 12:25 AM

I'm not getting on very well using arms with clamps for video. They drive me a bit mad. So I'm considering "bendy arm" solutions again. I've used Locline arms in the past but it creaked so loudly, disturbing both marine life and my fellow divers. I've also made DIY light arms out of plastic Gorillapod, but all the joints gradually went floppy.

 

Has anyone used strong, chunky Locline that doesn't creak or flop? If so, exactly what was the spec and where did you get it?

 

Any other clever solutions for bendy light arms?

 

(I'm using Keldan Luna 4X now but might change to something smaller and lighter for macro)


Macro Video of Saddleback Clownfish Eggs in Anilao

07 March 2015 - 10:13 AM

A very short macro video of saddleback clownfish, Amphiprion polymnus, tending to their eggs at Bethlehem near Anilao.

 

Shot with the with my Panasonic GH4 in a Nauticam NA-GH4 housing. I used an Olympus M.Zuiko ED 12-50mm f3.5-6.3 EZ lens. I can't wait to get my Olympus 60mm macro lens on some clownfish eggs.

 

I'm really enjoying the panning/cropping/zooming capability that the 4K gives me when publishing in 1080p. The most close-up shot here (at 0:43) is just a straight crop down to 1080p.

 


Chariot of Fire - Fire Urchins with Coleman Shrimps, Zebra Crabs & Urchin Crabs

03 March 2015 - 06:02 AM

Not quite sure what happened here... Wanted to try something different and it turned into this pompous piece.

Coleman shrimps (Periclimenes colemani), urchin shrimps (Allopontonia brockii), and zebra crabs (Zebrida adamsii) live and travel on fire urchins (Asthenosoma varium) in Anilao, Philippines.

 

Shot with my Panasonic GH4 in a Nauticam NA-GH4 housing. I used an Olympus M.Zuiko ED 12-50mm f3.5-6.3 EZ lens and 60mm f2.8 macro lens.

Err... feedback welcome... I think... :unsure:


Just Keep Swimming!

09 February 2015 - 05:54 AM

A silly little video of a small school of saddleback clownfish, Amphiprion polymnus, in the shallows in Anilao, the Philippines.

Shot with my Panasonic GH4 and Olympus 12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 ED M.Zuiko EZ lens in Nauticam housing. First underwater video I've published that was shot since 2008.


Dive and See DNC-7A(H1) 7" Underwater monitor with HDMI Input

08 February 2015 - 10:30 PM

I'm considering a Dive and See DNC-7A(H1) 7" Underwater monitor with HDMI input for my GH4 rig.

http://www.diveandse...ter-monitors/33

I need a monitor and I think this should be a cheaper/more compact/lighter/more straightforward solution than the others.

Anyone have any experience or opinions before I pull the trigger?

I was planning to get an Atomos Shogun but there are so many apparent drawbacks that I've just about changed my mind. i.e. Cost, size, bulk, storage requirements, battery life, dubious real-world benefits of 10-bit 422 etc. for this camera, and still no housings.