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SwiftFF5

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In Topic: Winter musings

Yesterday, 04:10 AM

I'm not sure why the formatting isn't working - sorry that my post is so hard to read.


In Topic: Winter musings

Yesterday, 03:45 AM

[t-quote name="bubffm" post="396645" timestamp="1529591448"] [t-quote name="SwiftFF5" post="396641" timestamp="1529580542"]

So, for someone coming from the AX100, how hard was it to get used to the ergonomics of the GH5? [/t-quote]
 
Let me put it this way: If I could get a AX700-sized camcorder with the specs of the GH5 and a fitting housing by Gates or Nauticam, I'd definitely prefer a dedicated camcorder over the GH5 for its easy of use and better ergonomics.  But you get used to the trade-off's of a photo-centric camera body. [/t-quote]

 

Yes, that would be ideal, wouldn't it?  That is my dilemma, I guess.  I want the image quality, plus the ease of use and flexibility at the same time.  I'm afraid that my OCD is starting to get the best of me.
 
 [t-quote name="bubffm" post="396645" timestamp="1529591448"] [t-quote name="SwiftFF5" post="396641" timestamp="1529580542"]
 I really like being able to go from shark or turtle-sized portraits, down to macro stuff on the same dive by zooming and using a flip in wet lens. [/t-quote]
 
My view: You can go from whale-sharks down to nudis on the same dive much easier with a camcorder due to the build-in zoom lens and macro-converters that you can swivel simply over the domeport. You could use wet-converters on the GH5 to achieve the same (Nauticam WWL with Bayonet mount etc..) but its somewhat more cumbersome. An yes, sometimes you miss shots on changeable lens system as you got the "wrong" lens on. [/t-quote]

 

I miss shots anyway, I don't need any help with that!  :fool:

 

[t-quote name="bubffm" post="396645" timestamp="1529591448"] [t-quote name="SwiftFF5" post="396641" timestamp="1529580542"]

Having one button white balance on my right side handle is also really nice. [/t-quote]
 
You have manual WB right at your fingertips on the GH5 housing from Nauticam as well. More important is the quality of the WB you get underwater. Personally, I think Panasonic wins this over Sony. [/t-quote]
 

That is good to hear.  Thanks.

 

[t-quote name="bubffm" post="396645" timestamp="1529591448"] There are now a couple test clips taken by the AX700 (or Z90, which fits the same Gates housing) on Youtube.
 
Have a look at this guys clips. he is a sort of "Gates Ambassador".  I have seen better UW-footage taken with the GH5, but let me know what you think.  
 
https://www.youtube....7HFmFwSy40Nt4g [/t-quote]

 

Well, it would appear that the AX700 is actually quite a bit better at white balancing than the AX100, at least based on those side by side comparisons.  There is much less of that green color that was so hard to remove.

 

Again, I really do appreciate your help and comments.  My desire to have it all at the same time, along with my tendencies to over-research and agonize over a decision like this is making it tough to decide which way to go.  Thanks for your tolerance, and patience with my endless questions.


In Topic: Winter musings

21 June 2018 - 03:29 AM

@bubffm - thanks, yes, I guess to sell housings, they need to generate some excitement about the camera that goes in the housing.

 

So, for someone coming from the AX100, how hard was it to get used to the ergonomics of the GH5?  I really like being able to go from shark or turtle-sized portraits, down to macro stuff on the same dive by zooming and using a flip in wet lens.  Having one button white balance on my right side handle is also really nice.  Anything else that you can offer on the change from a dedicated camcorder to a mirrorless camera doing video?  Thanks!


In Topic: Changes to Classifieds Forum-please read!

21 June 2018 - 03:23 AM

@jacontente - if you just hit the "refresh" button, as @TimG mentions above, you will see that your posts in the classifieds section are appearing under your name.

In Topic: New O-Rings for S&S YS01 Arm?

19 June 2018 - 05:13 AM

Check McMaster-Carr, they have a huge selection of O-rings.

 

https://www.mcmaster.com/#