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kc_moses

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Questions for NA-GH4 users

17 December 2014 - 09:08 AM

Hi all,

 

I had the chance to rent and use the NA-GH4 housing for a few dives to test it out. I'm on the fence and torn about the decision of buying one mainly because of the size of the housing. My problem is during custom white balance, and this is how I do it:

 

1.) Hand on right handle, using my index finger to trigger the WB menu

2.) Thumb press on the RIGHT cursor to select Custom WB, then UP to read WB, then SET to confirm WB.

 

When accessing the cursor area with my thumb, I can barely hold the right handle because my hand is not that big , and causing me to almost drop the housing a couple times

 

The question is, does anyone have success to operate the button one handed, by moving the handle bar a lot closer, or adding more float etc.?

 

I tend to use my left hand with a muck stick to stabilize on a sandy bottom or in between coral, and only operate the camera with my right hand, and I found the GH4 is hard to do so because of its size.


GH4 with 14-42mm lens or LX100?

26 September 2014 - 08:30 AM

Hi all,

 

I'm in a dilemma. The Panasonic LX100 is 24-70mm with Power OIS. It seems comparable to the GH4 with the Lumix G X Vario PZ 14-42mm, which also has Power OIS. The LX100 has faster Leica lens, and half the price of the GH4.

 

I'm concern about if there would be any housing for the LX100 because the hot shoes flash for the LX100 is awkward, and the biggest problem is the LX100 has very long lens barrel, so making a housing for it might not be possible.

 

Anyway, I'm weighting out the price of going with the GH4 solution since it has better housing support like tripod ready, angled handle, vacuum leak test ready etc. If I were to get the 14-42mm lens for the GH4, does that mean I have to get the Nauticam P1442X-pz gear ($220) and the Nauticam Macro Port 35 ($290), so essentially additional cost of $510 just to use the  PZ 14-42mm lens for the GH4?

 

Sorry I never use an interchangeable lens system under water so I don't know what gear is needed for what port, or if some lens even need gear if it has power zoom.

 

Moses


Move over Sony RX100 (I, II, III), Here come Panasonic LX-100

15 September 2014 - 07:11 AM

For those who have been in the bandwagon of Canon and Sony Point and Shoot, this is worth a look and switch

 

Let's hope Nauticam has its housing by Xmas:

 

http://www.dpreview....lumix-dmc-lx100


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

 

http://www.dailymail...ting-diver.html


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?

 

Moses