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kc_moses

Member Since 08 Oct 2012
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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.

 

Moses


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.


In Topic: Red filters for GH4

15 April 2016 - 06:33 AM

Sorry, I forgot to answer those questions.
I was shooting mov files 4K(100Mbps), 25fps (3840x2160). Iso 1600. (as I said much more noisier with my second MWB than with the first)
Regarding shooting subjects 4m away.... At night I can get by with my two Sola 2000 lights in some situations. But in daytime, I always try to avoid using lights for subjects further than 1 meter because of the issues of mixing lights of different color temperatures. My very first term can be lighted with my Solas and a do the MWB for them. But at 3 meters my lights loose a lot of their influence and getting the right light filtering with nice results is really hard.

 

ISO1600 is too high. I shoot at ISO1600 at night without problem because the background is black anyway, but during day time, you need to keep it ISO400 or lower, if the visibility is great, you can get away with ISO800.