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In Topic: PNG Baggage restrictions

17 April 2014 - 09:42 AM

Ah, make sense, so you shouldn't have your carry on bag fully stuffed like it's going to burst open, and wear all the heavy stuff at the same time. Yeah it's getting very stressful to fly these days, especially with those expensive toys.

In Topic: Custom White Balance for Video: Replicate Filters with Tint and Kelvin adjus...

17 April 2014 - 09:38 AM

I have only shoot with strobe last year during a trip to Indonesia, and it was a loan strobe. I just got myself a strobe last xmas and will use it next week in Cozumel. Before that I have been shooting video with magic filter with natural light and custom white balance.


When I was in Indonesia, I had to make a choice: if I have the magic filter on (inside the housing), then I don't use the strobe. Many people would tell you to not shoot video and photo in the same dive. I'm not willing to give up shooting video so I ended up not to put the Magic filter on most of the dive. If I need to shoot video, I just custom white balance, and I do notice the color is not as nice compare to a white balance + filter route. For Cozumel trip I will bring a 67mm screw on red filter just so I can take off the filter if I want to. 


If you shooting with strobe, I think you shouldn't do any adjustment. I was told to let the camera use the "auto" white balance. Some people dial into the kelvin number that match their strobe kelvin. Definitely shoot RAW just so you can fine tune it later.

In Topic: PNG Baggage restrictions

17 April 2014 - 07:16 AM

Ok, can someone explain how to use "photographer vest" to sneak in more weight? Like what do you put in it? I asked because when come to international flight, you're talking about 10 hour+ of journey, and me being 230lb certain feel okay in a T-shirt in tight plane seat. I can imagine the vest would cause some discomfort, but how bad, and what to expect?

In Topic: Custom White Balance for Video: Replicate Filters with Tint and Kelvin adjus...

17 April 2014 - 07:11 AM

I think what you're trying to do is overly complicated/OCD. I mean, there are so many different shade of tropical water depends of water contamination, quality of sunlight. To assume a certain kelvin at certain depth at different part of the world would just introduce flaw or have higher margin or error.


Before you go that route, have you consider adding red filter and then custom white balance? Also, do try out Magic Filter. Alex created Magic filter because "restoring" red is not good enough, there is a bit of orange etc. that Alex found to be a sweet spot. Some people may say Magic Filter is a hype, but everybody have different experience and result from it depends how you use it. The best result to use Magic Filter is when the sun is behind you, preferably in an afternoon sun.

In Topic: Size of housing for GH3/GH4 vs GX7 and NEX-5/6?

15 April 2014 - 11:13 AM

This is the closest thing:




Just by compare the camera side by side you could expect how much bigger the housing could be relative to the other. Of course you can't "visualize" an Ikelite housing next to a Nauticam housing for the same camera.


I suggest you choose one of the camera you currently have, and choose a camera that you're interested to buy, and see how much bigger and imagine holding it in your hand. If you already have the housing for your currently camera, then you can expect how much bigger it could be for the camera you're interested at getting.