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#364578 LX100 - Underwater video shot on the Red Sea

Posted by thetrickster on 24 August 2015 - 02:09 AM

Love it, great mood to the video - wish I was there!

#363180 DPV/Scooter camera mount

Posted by thetrickster on 13 July 2015 - 03:11 AM

I have the Dive-Xtras Deluxe Mount.


Its never been wet - its much too big for my GH3/4 system... the YellowDiving one looks good

#363083 Mezzo Canale Shoal [Tuscany - Italy]

Posted by thetrickster on 10 July 2015 - 02:27 AM

So you went A7 route not continue on the m43s - hows it going?


Pluses / Minuses?


Colours are great btw!! and I've never seen so many basket stars in one place - ever!!! WOW

#362633 NA-A7 buoyancy

Posted by thetrickster on 25 June 2015 - 03:37 AM

This is a guess - but based on most of the other Nauticam housings - its going to be slightly negative.

#362091 Olympus 7-14 mm f2.8 will not fit in Nauticam housings

Posted by thetrickster on 10 June 2015 - 11:31 PM

This is all very interesting - looks like there will be a solution (perhaps) - as, as John has shown physically it fits. (Great news)


The questions now comes, all of us with the 7-14mm - is it worth the upgrade? I feel perhaps not (given the side by side land reviews) but look forward to seeing some of the results!

#362036 How do I avoid my wife murdering me when I come home with two more YS-250Pro...

Posted by thetrickster on 09 June 2015 - 10:40 PM

.... it only cost $50

#361853 GH4 - Nauticam Macro Lens/Port Thoughts

Posted by thetrickster on 05 June 2015 - 08:40 AM

I made one for myself - used it once to confirm it worked but since then been using my 7-14mm. It was a great challenge mainly to see what I could do with the printer.

The printer issue was/is to get one to bob. :-)

I wanted to make a trigger for my NA-Gh3 too, alas haven't got around to that either. :-(

When I get back in front of my laptop I'll give you the file for the focus part.

Apologises to all for the lack of progress!

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#360406 How important is underwater tripod?

Posted by thetrickster on 23 April 2015 - 04:52 AM

I had a GorillaPod (I think it was the SLR-Zoom one) - it broke after 3 dives. (a couple of the joints cracked)


I've now got a XIT404 one from Jack at Optical Ocean Sales - https://www.opticalo...404-tripod.html


Its an expensive item to start with, but with the cost of delivery to here - made the whole thing about 950€!! 


For sure its a great asset to have for underwater videography - especially for macro video!


Would I buy again - yes I would, the quality and flexible of the system have been great


But maybe I will wait for the Euro/Dollar rate to get better first!!

#360348 Good news for GH4 owner!!!!

Posted by thetrickster on 21 April 2015 - 10:02 AM

They are using the beta firmware sadly for us.

Results looking good thou!!

Panasonic have confirmed that FW V2.2 wont have the V-LOG-L implemented at this time:


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#360093 Betty Bomber - Truk

Posted by thetrickster on 15 April 2015 - 07:16 AM

I don't use filters.  I am not a big fan of filters myself, so you will never see that from me, at least with this camera. 


I have the wrong camera, I can't see the GH4 rendering this sort of color at all.

#360074 First clip with GH4 - Tulamben, March 2015

Posted by thetrickster on 15 April 2015 - 04:23 AM

You need to type the full URL:


#360043 Betty Bomber - Truk

Posted by thetrickster on 14 April 2015 - 10:12 AM

Wow. Just wow. Amazing colours!!!!!

I remember diving it and the water being quite milky then.

Can you say about what you did in post with this.

- and it's amazingly stable footage too!

#359991 Potential solution to shaky video footage?

Posted by thetrickster on 13 April 2015 - 07:06 AM

From the videos on Vimeo, it heavily crops to achieve the results - but they are impressive.  Fair play to them, showing the side by sides.


I've sent a message to them, asking why the need for Mic input and Video output (I presume for time syncing, can't understand why the mic input thou). For underwater it won't fit inside a housing, so will need a separate housing and a cabling duct.


The Unit is the same for both GoPro and any other camera, but the attachment for other cameras, has the 3.5mm inputs/outputs, which the unit clips into.


The unit fits in a standard go pro housing like a BatteryPac, so I was thinking, use that (GoPro + unit) underwater (attached to your main camera rig) and using something to sync the go pro and the other camera (clapper, hand wave or something..) you could then use the data from the unit taken with the GoPro, but for the video from your main video?


Looking forward to the Crowdfunding, I think it will be the first thing I've pledged too!

#359829 Canon Cinema EOS XC10 4K Camera

Posted by thetrickster on 09 April 2015 - 07:30 AM

I am right in thinking the Canon Speedbooster you can buy now, has full Iris control from the camera (and power to the IS) so the only thing lacking is AF (which isn't a great shame)


Nauticam already do a N85 to N120 adaptor, so only need an extension tube for the Speedbooster thickness, and you can use the currently availble ports for the larger lenses.

I suppose the issue will be gaining access to the lens for zoom ring 'over' the speedbooster.

#359811 Should i get a fisheye?

Posted by thetrickster on 09 April 2015 - 03:09 AM

I had the 9-18mm and I hated it (sorry) it was like butter left outside.


The 8mm is a cracking lens, however saying that I do enjoy the 7-14mm more.


Next question.... Glass Zen Dome or Acrylic Nauticam Dome................... I'll get my coat. ;)