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Who know Parrot fish could be that cute!

08 July 2014 - 09:18 AM

Now I'm interested to see if there is any good fish photobomb out there since I'm tired of kitten and dogs :D



Panasonic 14-42mm behind Inon UFL-165AD, anyone tried it?

24 June 2014 - 08:21 AM

Hi all,


I'm still doing some research about possible GH4 rig (also waiting for announcement of Panasonic LX8). I will be mostly doing video so I think the Lumix G X Vario PZ 14-42mm using the Nauticam Macro Port 35 would be the way to go. I read that the Panasonic 14-42mm has 37mm thread, which mean it's tiny! The Nauticam Macro Port 35 is 67mm threaded.


Anyway, I still have my Inon UFL-165AD port, I'm holding on to it because it's the best WA wet lens back in the day. I have a 67mm to AD adapter. So my question is, has anyone tried this set up? I know the Panasonic lens will have to zoom to 18mm (36mm equivalent), would there be vignette?



Almost pull the plug on GH4, now come the LX-8, 4K!!

10 June 2014 - 12:16 PM

It's still a rumor and we will find out on July 13, the Panasonic LX-8 could have 4K video! I'm a big fan of the LX-7 and let's hope the LX-8 has built in ND filter. I can imagine saving quite a bit of money for lens and can do macro and WA in the same dive. The GH4 would set me back about $5K for the complete set up with 12-50mm lens and port. The LX-8 could be a $2K set up. So exciting!


The question is, does a 1" sensor and a M43 sensor makes big difference?

3D printing gear for Olympus 12-50mm lens, need input

15 May 2014 - 05:12 PM

Hi all, I searched around to look for supply/seller of gear that goes on the Olympus 12-50mm lens that fit into the Nauticam Macro Port 65 (the port that's use for 60mm macro lens)


The sellers I found are outside of US, price range from $60 pound to $150. During my search, I also found this:




I manage to find a local company that can print the gear for me for $15. They actually charge by the hour so 3 files would take about 3 hours to print. However, the resolution will be 0.5mm. I'm wondering if anyone have gone this route. I requested to get a new quote for 0.1mm. If you have gone this route, which print resolution you used and if you have ran into any issue?





How did Howard Hall do this?

12 May 2014 - 08:02 AM

I will be going to Anilao early next year so I'm looking at some technique info to improve my shooting skill and I will be using a new set up. 


This is the video that I'm using as reference:


I just sold my point and shoot (Panasonic LX-7) and probably will get a GH4 and Olympus 12-50mm. I also have a +4 i-das diopter and a +7 Dyron diopter.


Looking at Howard's video, I can't help but see that the footage show the standard shot, then zoom in close up, and then further close up. I don't know what equipment he used (could be Red?), but is that something that an interchangeable lens system could accomplish? I know once you put a lens into the housing, you're stuck with that lens so I don't know how he get various stage of close up with the same creature.


The 12-50mm lens is recommended because it's wide & decent macro on the same lens. Could I use my existing diopter for real macro or do I need to get the Nauticam Super Macro Converter?


Also, another workaround/trick could be shooting at 4K, and when I want the real super macro, I would crop the 4K footage and eventually ended up with a 1080 footage. But I prefer to not do the cropping. 


Anyway idea?