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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.

https://www.kickstar...-iphone-imaging

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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..

 

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Panasonic GH5 Photos / Specs

30 December 2016 - 11:54 PM

So the photos have been leaked

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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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Atomos Flame Housing

09 September 2016 - 05:48 AM

There seems to be little news / info on the new Atomos recorders and that Nauticam have housings.

Mine turned up today. It's big.

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I got all the tray and the other bits. Will post a photo of it together with my GH4 later.

Very impressed with the refinements over the Shogun housing.


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