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jonny shaw

Member Since 22 Oct 2006
Offline Last Active Sep 09 2015 03:13 PM

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In Topic: LOG Footage - Opinions on Underwater Use?

07 September 2015 - 03:58 PM

Nick is on the money I reckon, I have worked on a lot of productions where we have tested using the log on low end cameras 8 bit 420 and go pro's etc and find that you are way better to get the look as close to final delivery in camera. Yes you may gain a slight dynamic range advantage but you will also get serious banding and other issues. Shooting with higher end cameras log is great.


In Topic: Fish eye or rectilinear for filming?

29 June 2015 - 09:04 PM

Yeah I am keen to try out the Nikonos adapter but it all comes down to $$$$


I have also been shooting with the new 16-35 f4... it has replaced my sigma 17-70 as that doesn't cover dragon well at all. I am reasonably happy with it... but it still isn't as good as the Zeiss

In Topic: Hydroflex RAC at the Silfra Fissure

29 June 2015 - 08:58 PM

Interested to hear more about the Hawks.. I did a shoot recently using the Kowa anamorphics and they were great, what diopter etc did you need to use etc and what focal lengths did you go for?

Pretty impressive getting that rig out there and shooting well done mate!

In Topic: Fish eye or rectilinear for filming?

01 June 2015 - 04:32 PM

Fish eye on video can look great on big subjects if you let the subject move through frame, if you pan / tilt it will all go horribly wrong. I prefer rectilinear by far but obvioulsy you have to deal with softer corners, I would save a few extra bucks and get the 16-35 f4 as it will give you more options than the Sigma, it will also help with making a sequence by using the various focal lengths. Just my 2c


My main lens choices are

Canon 8-15 FE (haven't used it in over two years)

15mm Zeiss (hardly ever comes off)

16-35 Canon f4

Sigma 17-70 macro



In Topic: Nikonos UW 15mm f2.8

27 January 2015 - 03:01 PM

Contact Pawel Achtel, he has a load and I believe can service them