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SWink

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#389802 7-14 mm with or without focus knob?

Posted by SWink on 27 November 2017 - 11:09 AM

Rollin

 

My GH4 set up has the dome port with the focus knob.

 

I have the focus gear on the 12-35mm (which I find that I use very infrequenty) but not on the 7-14mm.

 

I don't miss not having the focus gear at all - the depth of field of the 7-14mm is so deep that I generally have no trouble at all finding focus (I always use back-button focus).

 

Cheers

Steve




#389800 Bali with GH5

Posted by SWink on 27 November 2017 - 10:59 AM

Great video - I really liked it.

 

The wide angle shots in particular were excellent.

 

Cheers

Steve




#389597 Little Beach, Nelson Bay NSW

Posted by SWink on 21 November 2017 - 09:32 PM

A short video of one of my local dive sites. It is located on the NSW coast in Nelson Bay about a 3 1/2 hour drive north of Sydney.

It is a bit of a change from the warm clear tropical destinations but as you may see I think it it's a very under appreciated site.

 

 

Cheers

Steve




#387125 Galapagos 2015

Posted by SWink on 30 August 2017 - 04:08 PM

Here his a clip from my trip to the Galapagos a couple of years ago.

I had mean't to cut it together earlier but the conditions were pretty poor so I didn't expect that I would turn out very well, But with a little work in post I think it came out OK.

And I hope the embed works this time

 

Cheers

Steve

 

 

 

 




#387093 Another Lembeh Video

Posted by SWink on 29 August 2017 - 06:45 PM

A clip of my trip to Lembeh last year.

It might be a touch long for some of you at ovr 7min.

Hope you enjoy.

 

https://youtu.be/dZbxpeHUM8M

 

Cheers

Steve


https://www.youtube...._id=dZbxpeHUM8M




#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