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In Topic: GH4 with 14-42mm lens or LX100?

Today, 08:41 AM

Looks like I might have to consider getting the GoPro Hero 4 while waiting for the LX100. If the LX100 housing has wide angle challenge, then at least the goPro could be a back up/B camera. Hmm... something to consider.

In Topic: GH4 with 14-42mm lens or LX100?

27 September 2014 - 03:29 PM

Thanks Peter for your helpful response. I'm thinking of the 14-42mm lens could be a starter / general purpose lens for now especially when budget is limited.


Dave, the LX100 (or any "Point & shoot") also allows user to "change your mind", by getting different wet lens, or different strength of diopter. Swapping out a different wet lens generally cost less than $400 (especially Macro), so it's what still draw me to stay in the point & shoot system. I have been keeping an eye on interchangable system, just hearing that it would cost $800+ for a Zen dome is like getting a stab in the heart.


Another big concern is packing for dive trip, with all the port, lens, and gear for interchangable system, it is going to be a nightmare. January is still a long way to go, hopefully the LX100 will be selling like a hot cake and housing manufacturer would take the opportunity and seriously thinking about making a housing for it. Even Inon should start consider making a new version of WA wet lens as their UWL-H100 lens are getting less and less compatible with the newer generation of point and shoot.

In Topic: GH4 with 14-42mm lens or LX100?

27 September 2014 - 06:26 AM

Yea I'm hoping to just use one lens for now (14-42mm with wetlens) since my budget is limited. I know the 7-14mm is good for wide angle on the GH4, but all the lens, dome cost are adding up, besides, I still prefer to shoot wide/portrait and macro in one dive. I have a small dive trip coming up in December. I was hoping to be able to use my new system to practice before heading out to Anilao next March.


I think the LX100 will be available to the market mid October, and early November in some area. I don't know how long it would take Nauticam to decide to make a housing for it. They made the Sony A6000 housing about a month after the camera was announce. But given the LX100 is more complex, I don't think it's realistic to expect a housing in December. But if there is no housing for the LX100 by around January, I will have no choice but go with the GH4 system.

In Topic: Looking for recommendations for video tuition

18 September 2014 - 08:50 AM

If you want to get into UW film making especially doing documentary as a career, it would take more than that. I would think you need some sort of Marine Biologist background, etc. The well known ScubaZoo in Borneo require that kind of background to even be an intern.


Regardless, you should start by getting this DVD and understand the career path:




I have a friend who just turn 20. He wants to be a UW film maker, now attending film school, then decide to become a pilot because independent film maker doesn't make much money and cost a lot when come to equipment. He think flying as a pilot at least give him a chance to go diving at different location. Go figure.

In Topic: Thoughts on external vs Internal filter ?

18 September 2014 - 06:52 AM

Skip the red filter unless you're shooting video. Get use to custom white balance first (if shoot without strobe). If you're happy with the custom white balance, and grow into strobe. Red filter is more beneficial for video shooter.