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Flying with Camera Gear (UK <> Hurghada)

24 July 2017 - 02:19 AM



The current rules have been in place now for a few months with no large electrical items in your hand luggage. So no iPads, laptops etc.


Anyone been there and back recently? What did you pack in your hand luggage?


Thinking my standard ThinkTank Roller with my lights, camera housing, arms, batteries, lenses etc etc isn't going to go down well on the return leg....

Panasonic 14-42mm ii vs 14-42mm PZ...

27 March 2017 - 11:01 PM

Since last year I was a big believer of the 14-42mm MK2 lens, its super sharp, has nice contrast and works great with wet lenses like the Nauticam WWL-1 to provide a really versatile underwater combo.


Previously I had the 'power zoom' variant - but from the reviews the MK2 was a better lens - so I got a copy of that and have been using it ever since, however at the weekend I noticed something in my footage and compared the two lenses, which has made me consider this over the MK2.


Stepless IRIS...


If using Shutter Priority mode (so keeping at 1/60 for 30fps) on my GH4 and keeping the ISO at 400 - I would let the camera ride the IRIS to control exposure, however while reviewing the footage in FCPX, I could see in both the footage and the waveforms clear 'steps' when the camera adjusts the aperture to keep the exposure correctly.


Having a play at on land with the PZ lens - it definitely doesn't do this and although does move from f4 to say f7 - it does it in a smooth fashion with no detectable steps or jumps in exposure.


Just thought I would post, this if anyone is looking at either of the 14-42mm for video use.

Valstech LenZo iPhone7/7+ Housing on Kickstarter

24 January 2017 - 12:11 PM

Another iPhone housing has been put on kickstarter. Normally I don't look at this stuff, but this one caught my eye as it's with a slight difference - you have access to some of the touch screen and so can use (in a limited way some Apps underwater - confirmed iBooks work!) and fully the built in camera app.



100m depth too.

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GoPro Alternative - $199 4K@60p Yi 4K+

09 January 2017 - 05:47 AM

Launched at CES2017


Yi Technologies launches the worlds first 4K @ 60fps action camera for $199...


News at Newshooter - http://www.newsshoot...re-up-to-60fps/


Linky to Camera - Yi 4K+.


Fits their original 40m diving housing too..



Panasonic GH5 Photos / Specs

30 December 2016 - 11:54 PM

So the photos have been leaked




Rumoured Specs:
20MP Sensor
No low pass filter
5 Axis Stabilisation (Dual-IS)
4K 10Bit 422 Internally (at 30fps) at 300Mbps
4K 8Bit 420 Internally (at 60fps)
6K Photo Mode (Burst)
3.3Mil dots OLED EVF
2 SDXC cards slots
Full size HDMI
180FPS SlowMo

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