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In Topic: Took the GH5 to Anilao

17 May 2018 - 09:31 AM

The mantis shrimp starting from 5:22 have soft eyes. Try output to 4K, and may be when you only output to 1080p, Youtube compress it further. From my experience, if you upload 4K to Youtube, even play back at 1080p, the quality is still good.


Dust and particle in the water shouldn't affect sharpness if you shoot manual focus. What you want to do is turn the peaking on, move your camera so that the peaking is on the eye of the subject, so if particle float by, it won't affect your sharpness, diving in murky water (water with sand stir up) would be a different story.

In Topic: Took the GH5 to Anilao

17 May 2018 - 05:11 AM

Did you shoot manual focus or autofocus? For macro, it's better to shoot manual focus with peaking on. Seems like a lot of the scene has soft image, during the mantis scene, the eye is where you can judge the focus.

In Topic: Photographing cuttlefish eggs

09 May 2018 - 05:12 AM

I forgot who he was, it was back in the day. The information was shared when I attended an underwater photography workshop trip back in 2012, the trip organizer explained all the etiquette and quoted this story.

In Topic: Photographing cuttlefish eggs

08 May 2018 - 05:18 AM

I heart horror story about award winning photographer would cut off sea fan after he take his picture, just so that no one can take picture of the exact same subject again.

In Topic: Permanent Underwater Video Camera

08 May 2018 - 05:11 AM

You can take the concept of boat with glass bottom. But create an "arm" compartment box that dip into the water about 1m long. Then lower the camera into that compartment from inside the boat. In this case, you can retrieve the camera for rewiring/service/replacement without go under the boat. You can just go under the boat to clean the "box" exterior easily.