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In Topic: Upcoming Panasonic GH-4K

23 July 2014 - 05:15 PM

I too like that deep blue color. Did you shoot with CineV color setting?

In Topic: Sony RX100 Mark III what is Sony doing exactly!!!

23 July 2014 - 05:02 PM

Well, at least the LX8 is around the corner, so you might another option :dancing:

In Topic: Upcoming Panasonic GH-4K

21 July 2014 - 07:15 AM

8. Assuming I choose to go with the 60mm & 12-50, any disadvantages to housing them in the dedicated Nauticam 12-50 port vs the 60mm port?



10. What tripod/steadying solution can be used for macro video?


I'm going to give opinion for these two questions since I'm on the same boat of considering the GH4, while waiting for the Panasonic LX-8 to release before I pull the plug. During my research of the GH4 I came across some answer of my own that might relate to you.


For question 8:
I'm not sure if you could house the 60mm lens into the $800 Nauticam 12-50 port (NAU.36162). You can house the 12-50mm lens into the $300 60mm port (NAU.36163) with an aftermarket $120 zoom gear (cheaper if you use 3D printer to print it). This however won't give you access to the 43mm macro feature of the 12-50mm lens. The 12-50 Nauticam port is 77mm thread, while the Nauticam 65 port is 67mm threat. So people use Subsee +10 or the Nauticam SMC on the 67mm threat to get good macro. 77mm wet lens flip holder is another $300 or so. Therefore the 12-50mm port route is very expensive.


For question 10:

Look up "Xit 404" tripod, the 3 legs point is the way to go. I played around with cheap attempt of using a Gorillapod, since there is only one point under the camera and the center of gravity will be off depends on your arm/light/strobe configuration, Gorillapod is not a good solution for bigger set up (will work from things like goPro).

Since you're outputting 2.4K from 4K, you have the advantage of stabilize the footage in post and still not loose quality because you would have plenty of pixel to crop. So, no need tripod for now unless you want to output to 4K.


Since you're doing video, the Panasonic G X 12-42mm may be a contender as it has Power O.I.S, electric power zoom, low profile. However, some said the sharpness is not as good compare to things like Sony RX100 base one some data from DXOMark website. This is where you can do more research, but at least at this point you would just narrow down to less lens.


Hope that help!



In Topic: Tiger Beach Diver Missing

18 July 2014 - 07:39 AM

They found the mask and the camera gear. Not sure if we will ever find out what the last picture in the camera look like as it would answer the question about the environment, how many sharks were around etc. They didn't find the tank which is crucial to locate the body. The search has terminated so we will never know the answer.


I do agree that we are responsible for our own safety, that's why I did the self-reliance cert as well to better improve my knowledge. I do computer programming for living, so I always assess the possibility of being in a situation that's unpredictable and accident could happen. Often time I feel it's disrespectful to ditch your buddy as it's agreed upon during pre-dive.

In Topic: Tiger Beach Diver Missing

17 July 2014 - 04:21 PM

Thanks Drew. I suspect that's the case, but I'm not aware that dive shops in the Western country still demand to see the cert. When I was in Sipadan way back, they wouldn't let me go below 18m because I only have OWD. Fast forward to when I was doing my AOW, I tried to talk a few of my dive buddies into do it with me and they all say no one care as 50+ dives log would replace a AOW. I think that's a common mentality among many divers. But in this case it's a Shark dive so it make sense for the dive operator to enforce the certification requirement.


Still, I would imagine the whole issue could have a different outcome should the buddy system was in place.