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Member Since 20 Jul 2006
Offline Last Active Apr 22 2017 10:25 PM

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In Topic: Basking Shark Scotland

22 April 2017 - 07:05 PM

I think you don't really need a zoom underwater, water should be very green and full of plankton at that time, you can't get a clear photo if they are not close enough.

Two cameras may be a good idea, there were quite a lot of seals for you to shoot in the boat and the scenery was gorgeous.

Will you also go to Lunga Island for birds such as puffins? The island was really lovely.

In Topic: Custom white balance and noise

25 January 2017 - 04:45 PM

Well, thats a pretty general claim I would not sign up to. In some areas Mantas can be shy of light, so if the dive guides gives that alert, I certainly turn them off - just happened to me last week at Manta Point at Addu-Atoll. Most sharks dont mind. Many turtles and certainly batfish are even attracted by lights and like to closely inspect them.


I tried video lights on hammerheads and blacktip sharks they were scared like hell and so I gave up using video lights. Frankly I don't like having a buddy with really strong wide angle video lights, strobes are fine as they are not continuous.

In Topic: Custom white balance and noise

25 January 2017 - 04:34 AM

I don't like using video lights as they usually drive underwater animals away.

In Topic: Custom white balance and noise

13 January 2017 - 12:08 AM

I think yes based on my use of Panasonic LX100.

This camera has good manual white balance but shows quite a lot of noise even at iso 400/800 when manual white balanced at depth. This camera is acceptable on land use even at iso 3200.

In Topic: Bahama + Drone = Booo!!!!

01 January 2017 - 01:27 AM

Went there twice once in February and once in January. Saw lots of silvertips and dolphins in January, lots of hammerheads, manta rays and whale sharks in February.

Didn't get to Roca Partida in my February trip due to wind, a big disappointment for me as it is the prime area for humpback whales and calves. I heard that the sea can be very choppy in May, in return it is the time for sharks.

I informed the liveaboard that I want to shoot with a drone in advance, had to inform the captain everytime I shot with it. I was not allowed to shoot in Socorro Island due to the military base there.