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In Topic: Professional Freelance work in Underwater Video?

24 June 2016 - 04:47 AM

It really depends on your location. If you are in Florida, you would have a hard time because most commercial works just go to dive shop or underwater equipment stores.


It also depends on what kind of cinematographer are you. Such as if you are event shooter, marketing shooter etc. If you're marketing shooter, then chances is you would do a lot of shooting in the pool, which you can get into quite quickly. If you're event shooter, then yes you do need more dive experience. The trend of bride/groom underwater photo/video is not taking off. So I don't know what kind of outlet would you have. Does any of your existing client show interest in UW video? The drone is outpace the Underwater scene so far.

In Topic: Beautiful Sabah - My latest project

20 May 2016 - 11:51 AM

Yes, Wolfgang, make sure you do some research about diving season. I didn't do much research and went in early March. Turned out it was low season and the visibility was not great. I was told May to August are good. There are other new places to dive now, such as "Sibuan", "Mataking", and "Pom Pom". These are mostly macro diving.

In Topic: Color Managed Video player..... OMG!!!!!!

27 April 2016 - 04:30 AM

Glad that you find the Scenery profile pleasing Richard. I did hear a comment that the scenery profile makes yellow too warm/much. I haven't come across big school of sweet lip yellow fish yet (I always found them to be an interesting goofy subject), so if you shoot scene with lots of yellow color, do pay attention and may be need to switch to Natural/Standard for those kind of scene.



In Topic: 2 X Subsee +10 stack together !

15 April 2016 - 01:01 PM

Alex Mustard tested the Noodilab, he used Sigma 150mm on Nikon D4. Not sure if he will write up a review of some sort. Since I shoot video, I'm going to stop at CMC-1 as it's hard enough to use.

In Topic: 2 X Subsee +10 stack together !

15 April 2016 - 07:32 AM

Good thing I know how to read Chinese, I found more information about the Noodilab diopter, for some reason they have two name for the product, "Shamu" and "Mobi" and they price differently.


It's starting to be sold on the market now and only sold by "Fun Dive UW", don't be confuse them with "Fun-in/Diver Vision" which is a reputable UW photography equipment seller in Taiwan. I have never heard of Fun Dive, but I think this company is base in China, and they have to use French Facebook page for some reason (Facebook is band in China).


Anyway, you need to have Facebook logged in to see the information below:

1.) Aquako IV vs Noodilab vs SMC vs CMC-1 side by side:


2.) Working distance/DOF of the Noodilab (Not good for video!!!!! Shot with Sony RX100IV) https://video-mia1-1...9cc&oe=571130E3


3.) Where to buy in TaoBao: US$362  https://world.taobao...00902.26.GrAf5Q


4.) Come in different color and where you can buy (US$502?): https://world.taobao...00902.29.GrAf5Q


TaoBao is like Amazon/Ebay for China, very similar to AliExpress. From the seller page, it looks like the mail is going to route through Singapore. I had similar experience buying stuff from China where the item is ship from China/Hong Kong to Singapore, then from Singapore it goes international where you have better tracking and reliable mail system.


Hope this help.