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#367333 Olympus 7-14 mm f2.8 will not fit in Nauticam housings

Posted by Interceptor121 on 21 November 2015 - 01:06 AM

According Nauticam chart, the 6" dome port only fit for Panny 7-14mm. I check the dimension of Panny 7-14mm is 2.76 x 3.27" almost similar (slightly larger) than Olympus 8mm fisheye (2.44 x 3.15").
has anybody tried this configuration? 

It vignettes so not working

#367304 New Nauticam 29 port for Panasonic 14-42mm PZ could be a blast for 4K video s...

Posted by Interceptor121 on 20 November 2015 - 03:30 AM

The WWL-1 is not rectilinear so the comparison with the 7-14mm is unfair the corners are better thought with the WWL-1. Compared to the 8mm the WWL has less field of view and is near to rectilinear in the centre. For wam could be a good option for larger subjects on a reef. Will do some corner comparisons of you wish but the WWL-1 effectively preserves the same lens performance in water. To that note the normal 14-42 kit lens is better than the lower zoom in the corners

#367230 New Nauticam 29 port for Panasonic 14-42mm PZ could be a blast for 4K video s...

Posted by Interceptor121 on 17 November 2015 - 11:33 PM

So the WWL-1 does not come with both parts of the bayonet, right? Means I would have to buy one of these for a 67mm port, right?

You need two parts the item you mentioned and the other part to replace the m67 mount

#367228 Super wide angle lens for LX100

Posted by Interceptor121 on 17 November 2015 - 11:28 PM

I haven't actually tested. To be honest the 29 port is smaller than the 35 and if you don't plan on other longer lenses it would be a more appropriate choice in case later on you change your mind

#367108 Panasonic GH4 advanced settings

Posted by Interceptor121 on 14 November 2015 - 01:09 PM

I have now a Sony rx100 Mark IV that has really powerful settings. One thing that helped me clarify was the 0-256 or 0-235 range. I found out using Sony documentation that what I want is really 0-235 that clips at 100%. The 0-255 is for video and computer use whilst the 0-235 is for Tv broadcast I find this to be better for me.
Correction broadcast is 16-235
Computer is 0-255
So if you produce a 0-255 clip and then watch it on a to medium it clips out the darkest and lightest part
On the other hand if you use 16-235 on a computer is looks a bit dull

#367106 New Nauticam 29 port for Panasonic 14-42mm PZ could be a blast for 4K video s...

Posted by Interceptor121 on 14 November 2015 - 11:43 AM

I have posted the whole set of images for all parts on my blog

You can see the M67 adapter with the specific tool to attach it, the adapter for the CMC/SMC and the lens holder for the arm segments




I will show the WWL-1 and how it works (it needs an adapter) on the next posts

#366749 4K Sony RX100 IV Underwater Green Island Taiwan

Posted by Interceptor121 on 02 November 2015 - 03:13 PM

The RX100 in the standard mode pushes blue towards deep blue and magenta to deeper magenta

So when you shoot with a filter in auto you need to dial down the blue and add yellow and green

I have had the same issues before working out the right settings

However the new RX100 has also picture profiles and the profiles PP3/PP5/PP6 or PP7 slog2 will not have this problem

Profile PP1/2/4 and off will have the over-saturated blue and magenta and weak yellow

#366164 4K downscale vs 1080p

Posted by Interceptor121 on 14 October 2015 - 11:37 AM

I have done the same exercise with the Sony RX100 mark IV and the down scaled 4K looks marginally better than the 1080p in terms of sharpness

#366137 4K mainstream on Apple OS X with iMovie 10.1

Posted by Interceptor121 on 13 October 2015 - 12:02 PM

iMovie has been upgraded to support 4K video resolution as well as 1080p60 previously only unofficially supported.

It imports successfully from Sony XAVC and Panasonic 4K Mp4


The files are copied as is without conversion and can be converted in prores if you have the codec. The high quality output works at around 30 Mbps probably set for youtube optimised streaming. You can increase bitrate to 40 mbps 


Release notes




What's New in Version 10.1

• Create and share movies at stunning 4K resolution (3840 x 2160) on compatible Mac computers (1)
• Create and share movies with 1080p HD video at 60 frames per second for smoother, more true-to-life action
• Import movies and trailers from iMovie for iOS (version 2.2 and later), so you can start editing on an iOS device and finish on your Mac
• Redesigned Media view lets you see more of your library while browsing videos and photos
• Projects view makes it easy to find and open your movies and trailers
• Tabs in the Browser give you faster access to titles, backgrounds, transitions, and music while editing a movie
• Option to hide Browser while editing a movie
• 10 additional video filters from iMovie for iOS
• View pixel-for-pixel 4K video while editing a movie on iMac with Retina 5K display

(1) 4K export requires a Mac from 2011 or later with at least 4 GB RAM. Full-resolution 4K playback is supported on iMac with Retina display and Mac Pro (2013 or later) when connected to a 4K display.

#365777 Reflecting problem

Posted by Interceptor121 on 01 October 2015 - 12:52 PM

The Panasonic 7-14mm is a classic and actually you get it even without shooting into the sun.


I took a couple of slow shutter speed rear curtain stills on the thistlegorm and then I was wondering about the writings on the wreck well it was the lens

And besides the 7-14 also tends to flare. If you use tape make sure you use anti reflective gaffa tape at least you don't risk the tape becoming loose and starting to move in the port whilst you are diving

#365771 GH4 - Nauticam Macro Lens/Port Thoughts

Posted by Interceptor121 on 01 October 2015 - 09:37 AM

I stumbled across this supplier who I bet would add one of these custom gears to their range (or just make one-offs) if asked.

I know jussi he got me the mega OIS 14-42 gear when Nauticam wasn't yet producing one
Very precise and reliable person

#365718 New Nauticam 29 port for Panasonic 14-42mm PZ could be a blast for 4K video s...

Posted by Interceptor121 on 30 September 2015 - 03:36 AM

Coming soon is a new shorter port for the Panasonic 14-42 Power Zoom lens. The port is 29mm and the idea is to put the lens as close as possible to the port.


Some test shots with the WWL-1 indicate that quality is great link to smugmug here https://nauticam.smu...Tests/NA-EM5II/


When used with the Panasonic 4K digital cameras the resulting crop makes the lens near to rectilinear, what is more interesting you can zoom through the lens without quality loss .


With the combination of CMC and WWL-1 and bayonet system together with the Panasonic 14-42mm power zoom in the new 29 port or 14-42 II in the normal 35 port you can achieve a compact experience with a micro four third camera.



#365658 My favourite 4K video settings for the Panasonic LX100

Posted by Interceptor121 on 28 September 2015 - 11:25 AM



I am really liking this camera for land use and for wide angle wide with the short port


I am not convinced at all it is a good option for still images underwater and for macro video it needs a few extra bits

#365576 My review of the Nauticam LX100 Housing and Port System

Posted by Interceptor121 on 26 September 2015 - 08:57 AM



Somewhat different option than other reviews on line

#365526 Nauticam CMC-1 macro lens on flip adapters compatibility

Posted by Interceptor121 on 24 September 2015 - 12:36 PM

There is a part to make it work