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CheungyDiver

Member Since 26 Nov 2002
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In Topic: GH4 - Nauticam Macro Lens/Port Thoughts

Yesterday, 11:10 PM

You're a walking advertisement for Nauticam Eunjae.......LOL  :)


In Topic: 3-Point Lighting, Spotlights, Snoots for Video Lights

07 December 2014 - 08:17 PM

You don't really need ND underwater well depends if you are near the surface - then you need graduated filter.

 

Talking about filters I think Peter has been playing around with colour filters on the video lights to balance the subject light with the background colour balance. I will see him at NAD to test out these things. Will let you know.

 

Yes no problem making a fiber optic snoot. I only make them custom order to specific needs. You could even DIY with your background as a designer :)

 

cheers

David


In Topic: GH4 - Nauticam Macro Lens/Port Thoughts

07 December 2014 - 08:11 PM

Yes. Can't comment until have have one but I don't think thats final version.

 

That shogun housing is quite big.

 

cheers

David


In Topic: 3-Point Lighting, Spotlights, Snoots for Video Lights

07 December 2014 - 05:33 PM

Use a dive torch and place it behind the subject if possible. Use a cover and experiment with different aperture cut out of the cover and lighting levels. I tried it many times and works like a treat. A small mirror or cd rom works but need a light shining on it. Cost very little to do. Alternatively a fibre optic snoot attached to a light on a gorilla pod. For key lights try anything reflective and diffused as long as it works.

In Topic: GH4 - Nauticam Macro Lens/Port Thoughts

07 December 2014 - 01:42 AM

I have something like a cheese plate which I just knock up for my trip next week. Its more of a slider but will work as a mounting platform. Good thing is it has three tripod balls for clamps and ball arms turning it into a tripod and slider. Fold down when not needed. I will do some test and photo write up if it works. My embarrassingly shaky extreme macro video hopefully will be less shaky. It could mount a Shogun housing in a traditional video housing fashion. Peter and I did discuss the possibility of docking the shogun directly via the back plate.  I need to do some mock up first and see if that is feasible. A combined Shogun and A7s or GH4  "housing " would make a lot of sense for video shooters. Better trim and handling. Of course others prefer the monitor on the top approach. Nothing wrong with that either.

 

Hey Nick when are you going to visit my chop shop  :0) LOL