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SWink

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#386445 On American and European documentary storytelling and our poor sharks

Posted by SWink on 02 August 2017 - 11:56 PM

Yes it's a shame how tabloid Discovery and National Geographic have become. At least we still have the BBC - for now at least.




#385825 Spot light vs snoot for macro

Posted by SWink on 13 July 2017 - 04:09 PM

Cheers! Do u have any screenshots of the footage shot with it that? Is 5 degrees not too narrow?

 

 

Here is a sequence of clips shot with the LF800-N. I have tried to include as many variations as possible (from above, below, from the side as well as a sort of backlight on the seahorse)

The clips have had a light grade applied to correct colour and exposure. Although the manufacturer says that the light is 5000K I found that when I set my camera to 5000K that the images were way too warm. After a bit of experimentation 3500-3800K seemed to be about right.

 

https://youtu.be/hiHJLexzk88




#383962 Nauticam dealers now list part 17713 for NA-GH5

Posted by SWink on 10 May 2017 - 07:37 PM

I notice that it doesn't seem to have the joystick control so I wonder if you will still be able to use the pull focus feature,




#383449 Anyone happy with their TriPod?

Posted by SWink on 22 April 2017 - 10:50 PM

Nick

Thank for your post - I thought I was the only one having that issue with tightening the XIT legs but it seems that's just the way they work.

Also I've been using the pan method as you describe for some time now just with the plastic supplied with the base and find that it works well mostlly when a subject moves and you don't want to dick around adjusting the legs.

Steve




#368265 Nelson Bay Nudibranch Festival

Posted by SWink on 14 December 2015 - 03:41 PM

A small selection of Nudibranchs from the Nelson Bay in NSW that I submitted for a contest held in conjunction with the the Sea Slug Census 12-13 December 2015

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=_JIs-fzLSuE




#366076 Reflecting problem

Posted by SWink on 11 October 2015 - 02:42 PM

Thanks Lutfu - I have also been having trouble with the purple colour cast on wide angle (macro under lights doesn't seem to be such an issue) with the GH4. It seems that there is no easy fix.




#363071 Squid

Posted by SWink on 09 July 2015 - 06:52 PM

Cool




#362787 Anilao - May 2015

Posted by SWink on 30 June 2015 - 05:05 PM

A clip of my recent trip to Anilao in May.

It was shot on my GH4 and I uploaded it in 4K but unfortunately YouTube has done a pretty poor processing job at lower resolutions especially on the Anthias at about 0:21

 

https://youtu.be/qQ6rM6QViVg

 

I experimented with some small zooms and pans in post. The one of the pink frogfish might be a little overdone but the others seem to have worked out OK.

What do you think?

 

Cheers

Steve




#360737 Lembeh - September 2014

Posted by SWink on 02 May 2015 - 10:30 PM

Lights were a bit of a nightmare on that trip. I had planned to use a couple of Archon W42VRs but the charger packed it in so tried using a second hand pair of Sola 4000s that I had bought but they were a bit of a disaster (the batteries were pretty much shot) so I ended up using my trusty Sola 2000s for most of the dives.




#360721 Lembeh - September 2014

Posted by SWink on 02 May 2015 - 02:25 PM

Here is a clip of my trip to Lembeh in September last year.

I know it is probably a bit long at 7:08 bit hey it's my holiday video

 

https://youtu.be/SR7y6jl2IRQ

 

This was my last trip using the Canon HFG10 in L&M housing. My needs have outgrown the capabilities of my equipment so I've now upgraded to a panasonic GH4 in Nauticam housing. I am off to Anilao in a fortnight so it will be interesting to see the results

 

Steve




#360584 Nudibranch of Anilao in 4K - Panasonic LX100

Posted by SWink on 28 April 2015 - 05:22 PM

Moses

I am using the GH4 as well and I find that assigning the Peaking, Zebras and Histogram to function buttons allows you to switch them on and off at will so that once you have your exposure and focus you can quickly turn them off and concentrate on framing.

Cheers

Steve




#349772 Surprising Night Dive

Posted by SWink on 02 July 2014 - 06:57 PM

I thought I might share some footage of a recent night dive at Shoal Bay in NSW. It's surprising what you can see on a bare sandy bottom in just 4m depth.