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In Topic: Winter musings

22 September 2016 - 10:39 AM

I'm currently shooting with an advance point and shoot (Panasonic LX100), I did ask myself if I should switch over to camcorder since camcorder tends to have better image stabilization and zoom range. But at the end of the day, the wallet is the deciding factor. Camcorder housing are generally more expensive than camera housing (Gate vs Nauticam), and there is virtually no resell value for camcorder and camcorder housing in general.


If you want to stick with camcorder, besides the AX100 (has poor white balance issue), the Panasonic HC-X1000 is the next option and there is housing for it. I don't think there is any housing for consumer camcorder anymore, so you end up have to buy $2000+ camcorder and $4000+ for the housing for the camcorder.


If you switch over to camera, the GH5 should be something to keep an eye on, even the Panasonic GX80 could be a good option since it has IBIS while shooting 4K video.

In Topic: Panasonic LUMIX GH5 for underwater video

20 September 2016 - 05:25 AM

The 4K 60fps on the GH5 is only 8-bit. I was just thinking about it yesterday, Panasonic should have just give us H.265 in addition to H.264. This is so that user can shoot 4K at 60fps using H.265 without the bottleneck of memory speed and storage capacity. I would think H.265 would take off end of this year or 2017.  I'm going to wait for GH6, by then, it would be either 6K, or 4K 60fps (or 90fps), or HDR 4K?

In Topic: Atlantic Graveyard

17 August 2016 - 12:03 PM


Do you mean shooting with ambient light? If so, I think that's the red filter for the GoPro I was using at 100 feet. I did some work to color correct it, but it looks like it could use some more tweaking looking at it again.

Yes, I mean the scene shot WITHOUT light.

In Topic: Atlantic Graveyard

17 August 2016 - 05:12 AM

Interesting subjects you have there. Just a note, most of the scene where you are you shooting with light, there is a noticeable purple color tint to it.

In Topic: Diving in Borneo

11 August 2016 - 05:40 AM

Layang Layang is very expensive, almost 2x the price of Sipadan, and the chances of seeing hammerhead is rare now because they go very deep. The hammer head season in Layang Layang is also unpredictable, some said March, some said April.


BTW, Tip of Borneo has some cool macro dive, at lease from the photos that I saw. Tommy's Place is the only dive operator at Tip of Borneo at the moment.