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  1. 3 points
    I found the time to do a little write up on underwater white balance that includes some of the techniques I use Hopefully this is useful to most people out there. I have focussed on GH5 picture profile but I guess other camera won't be much different https://interceptor121.com/2019/09/24/the-importance-of-underwater-white-balance-with-the-panasonic-gh5/
  2. 2 points
    This is my first time posting here and I am excited to share some of my images from last months trip to Bonaire. https://www.elsasserphotography.com/Galleries/Bonaire-2019 These are all taken with an Olympus Em1 Mk2 in the Nauticam Housing. Wide angle shots used the Panasonic 8mm FE lens, and the macro shots the Olympus 60mm. Post processing done in Lightroom and sometimes in Photoshop as well. This is my third trip with my new camera (previously used the TG4) and definitely have noticed an improvement in my images, but still would love any feedback from the amazing photographers on this forum!
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    Hi, I want to share my latest video with you In winter I have been at the White Sea in Russia for ice diving and i was curious how the landscape and diving might be the rest of the year. Because i like the indian summer colors i decided to come back in autumn. My plan was to capture the autumn mood at the White Sea and create a story around a leave falling and sinking in the sea. On the spot it turned out that this story is not far-fetched, because leaves constantly flushed by the tides in the sea. So, have fun watching! globaldivemedia.com
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    I do not think that "cropped sensor" cameras (I think this is any camera with a sensor smaller than FF?) will dye out. To the contrary, several people here state they prefer DX over FX Nikon systems, because of smaller overall rig and WA lens choices. Last week I was on an exciting UW-photo workshop at the Red Sea. The major goal was, of course, to learn photographic skills (hope it worked a little ), but a minor goal of myself was to compare the different camera systems by looking at the different images, how they are processed and talking to people. Before the workshop I was strongly inclined to acquire an additional FF body plus housing (Canon or eventually Sony with adapter, as I have already three Canon-EF mount lenses that I am using on my Oly EM1II MFT body by using Metabones converters). After the workshop this inclination is reduced, at the moment I see only little reasoning to go for FF and several against. Here are my (subjective) impressions: #1.: When viewed on labtop screens or the big HD-TV screen that was on the ship, it was not possible for me to judge, whether an image was acquired with a 1" compact or an FX Nikon D850 (at magnification to view the entire image. Of course, these screens are not good enough to see subtile differences). #2.: The only differences that I could see easily were with cave photos: Here the photographers with FF sensors could switch to high ISO and use short shutter speeds. The MFT photographers could easily compensate the ISO weakness of their cameras by longer exposure times (made possible by the superior image stabilization). At the end, however, the light beams captured with small sensors appear uniformely smeared, while (some) images captured with FF sensors (at high shutter speed) showed razor sharp light rays within the big beam, what is, of course, more beautiful. #3.: After dinner there was always the "image review", where every participant could submit two images that were critically discussed, also postprocessing was improved. Here I had the impression, that the "reserves" for post-processing (e.g. increasing the shadows, stretching dynamic range, clarity etc.) increase clearly with the sensor size, beeing the smallest with 1" compact and biggest with FF (APS-C, DX and MFT in the middle). With "reserves" I mean the extend a slider in LR can be adjusted, before the image starts to look "artificially" overprocessed. The differences are there, but they are not overwhelming. Alex Mustard, who organized and hold the workshop and held all seminars, said that a FF raw image that is acquired under critical conditions and not exposed to the optimum (e.g. low light in caves) will have less IQ than an image of the same subject, acquired to its optimum, on a camera with smaller sensor. #4.: Sharpness of the images: Regardless of the electronic poperties of a sensor, bigger sensors have the potential to yield sharper images, just because of the laws of optics (Huygen's principle, i.e. light behaves as a wave and it is intrinsically impossible to resolve an indefinite number of detail in a given area). This means that on a sensor that has 4x larger area (the relation of different sensor areas to MFT (1x) is as follows: Canon APS-C (1.46x), Nixon DX (1.65x) and FF (3.84x)) one can resolve, just by the law of optics, 2x the amount of detail (e.g. lines resolved per height of the image, what is often takes as a measure of sharpness), using the same lens at identical settings. This, of course, can be only seen when the digital resolution of the sensor is not rate limiting. In practice, however, image sharpness is mostly compromized by motion blurr (even when body/lens have image stabilization) and/or unprecise focus. Only with images without any motion blurr that are perfect in focus one might see better sharpness using FF (I doubt this would be possible to see on a normal screen without heavily magnifying the image). In summary there IS, of course, better IQ with FF cameras, but the differences are not gigantic... I also could see clear disadvantages of FF systems: Of course, the enormous size, especially when using the WACP, but also the big domeports that had to be used for rectilinear WA lenses. Second, the lens choices for very wide WA (the workshop was entirely on WA photography ): While many APS-C and DX cameras were using the Tokina 10-17mm fisheye as standard lens (I was using the Canon 8-15mm fisheye, adapted with my Oly EM1II MFT camera (=> at least as good, I think)), the FF photographers had to use 15mm fisheyes, sometimes with teleconverters, for comparable angles of views (there is no zoom fisheye available for FF that would cover a comparable range). Still I feel a little like testing out a FF rig, but this probably will not take place in the near future ("thumbs up" for cropped sensors for me personally). But who knows for sure? ... Wolfgang
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    I think cropped sensor cameras are not dead for UW use. They compete to a certain extent with both the m43 and the full frame options. The cropped sensor cameras may not be "better" than M43 per se, but offer some lens choices, low light abilities and focus speed abilities that may outperform M43 and at the same time, while sometimes being far less expensive than full frame options and perhaps most importantly, offering good wide angle options without the need for mammoth dome ports. I have been using a D500 for a while but have not yet sold my M43 stuff. I find I get faster focusing, better low light ability, more ability to crop images and no M43 option compares to the 8-15 and 10-17 fisheye wideangle lenses. I don't so video so no comment there. If I could manage to do it, I would love to do a dive with the D500 and then repeat with the EM1, shooting similar subjects in similar conditions, and compare my results. Since I travel to dive, that isn't going to happen. On the other hand, I hear frequent speculation that the big manufacturers might be considering getting rid of cropped sensor cameras, and then of course, the situation changes. In the end, each format has benefits and downsides and we call make compromises depending on our own priorities.
  6. 2 points
    cardinalfish by Karyll Gonzalez, on Flickr Double ended pipefish by Karyll Gonzalez, on Flickr Flounder by Karyll Gonzalez, on Flickr Jack in jelly by Karyll Gonzalez, on Flickr
  7. 2 points
    Look for any tiny markings or writing molded into the connector. I used to work for Molex, and all our connectors had the part number molded into them, but it can be REALLY tiny.
  8. 2 points
    Hi to all, here https://www.flickr.com/photos/scipio2010/albums/72157709339258021you can see my first pictures shot with a Nikon D850 in Nauticam housing, during Macromania 2019 in Puerto Galera, Mindoro island, Philippines Scipionems
  9. 2 points
    Few things: Using the 45 viewfinder for macro does take some time to learn, but makes it much better to frame shots once you get used to it. When I first read that you were bumping up against the viewfinder and that it caused a leak I thought you were talking about the housing - but then realized you were talking about your mask. My mask is up against the 45 viewfinder on every shot - haven't had this problem before... 45 vs. 180 viewfinder: I own both, and have used both, but after getting used to the 45 I've basically put the 180 on the shelf and use the 45 exclusively for macro and wide angle. Lots of folks are going to tell you that the 45 is for macro - the fact that I can rotate the viewfinder so I can easily shoot either portrait or landscape while basically staying in the same orientation to my subject ends up being great for wide angle. Also - when shooting subjects at the surface (my family was in both Moorea and Tetiaroa last year shooting humpbacks) the 45 is perfect, because you can float on the surface and shoot with the camera just below the surface (although we spent a lot of the time either shooting slightly downwards where the viewfinder doesn't help as much, or shooting level while free diving to about 10-15 feet - where the viewfinder is fine). Lighting while shooting humpbacks and sharks in French Polynesia: While shooting the humpbacks I think you are already know that you won't be carrying any lights (strobes, lights, etc.). You are going to swim, and swim some more, and yet swim even more to both get close to the whales and position yourself so that can shoot side on or face on. You are going to want to push the minimum amount of camera gear through the water. It's all ambient light shooting. For shooting the sharks at Fakarava and Rangiroa - I would absolutely take your strobes. Even a small amount of strobe lighting helps freeze the outer edges of the sharks against the water background. Because you will be shooting through several feet of water it will make a big difference (and if you shoot on the outer edges of the passes, you will be deep). Weight restrictions are reasonable on the inter-island flights, and scuba divers can check in an extra 5kg of baggage (on the larger planes). Maldives entries: I've been to the Maldives a number of times, and never had an issue with having my camera handed down to me (via the braided handle clipped near both ball mounts). Some of the dives can be "negative entry" - but never to the point where you couldn't quickly return to the surface to collect your camera. Personally, I would never jump off a boat with my housing, strobes, etc. I have made some "quick entries" sliding off a boat to get shots of dolphins or a manta swimming by, but that's been while snorkeling. Last - you can shoot as many or as few subjects as you want on a dive. However, Anilao is very much a u/w photo destination, and the guides are all (very) used to finding a subject for photographers then expecting them to spend 1 minute - 20+ minutes shooting that one subject. When you are shooting they usually wander off to find the next subject for you. U/W photographers usually only have 2 speeds on a dive - slow and stop. If you're diving with a (non-photographer) buddy, this can cause some tension... as you shoot more with your DSLR you will notice that you will start slowing down as you dive - and your buddy is going to end up waiting for you (sometimes a lot, as you find subjects you want to spend time with). My wife has put up with ~20 years of this, and I've noticed that I shoot a little less on a dive now when we dive together (it's a compromise). When I dive with either our son or daughter (who both also shoot underwater) we'll stay shooting the same subject for minutes at a time (and cover less distance).
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  11. 2 points
    I will start by saying that my equipment is not the limiting factor in getting better images, its the grey matter behind the viewfinder that holds them back! I see great images all the time shot on all formats. I'm a big fan of the m4/3 system in general and Olympus gear in particular - I've had three of them. I currently use an E-M1 mk II in a Nauticam housing. I shoot stills exclusively and macro with the 60mm lens probably 80% of the time and also use a Subsee +5 diopter which allows 2:1 magnification. The E-M1 has very good autofocus and decent continuous focus with tracking that I am starting to appreciate in some situations. The 60mm macro lens is super sharp. The m4/3 system with its 2x crop factor has obvious advantages for macro photography (and for wildlife, which I also do). The size and weight of the body and lenses are of course more travel friendly , but to be honest not a game changer compared to full frame once you pack the housing, strobes, batteries etc. For a benchmark, everything I need fits in a Pelican 1600. I have not used a full frame kit but I dive with people who do, and I believe that the IQ of both ecosystems is comparable. I will say that I have seen images from full frame systems that I don't think I could have made with my setup. This holds especially for wide angle. But I feel no compelling reason to change.
  12. 2 points
    Chilbal (& Wolfgang), I know these are supposed to be respectful & polite forums however I (respectfully) completely disagree, and I also believe you are looking at this issues too simplistically. For example: when fish are caught (with nets or cyanide or by any other mechanism) they are shipped in small bags of water (inside packing boxes) in the bellies of planes to whatever wholesaler is paying for the fish. The death rate of shipping reef fish in boxes like this is over 50% (I know this because I had a friend who ran a business in this space on 4 islands in the Pacific (for the N. American, Japanese, and Korean markets) - he let the business die after 3 years when he couldn't find economical ways of reducing the mortality rate. Wholesalers pay for live fish only - so collectors will always ship 2x-3x the number of fish ordered to make sure they fulfill their orders - they expect a high % of die off in transportation (due to stress, overheating, lack of oxygen, lack of food, etc.) Then add in the mortality rate for shipping to either retail or end customers, which is another 10%-20%. A huge number of fish are being taken off the reefs so that some people can watch these "pretty fish" in their tanks in their living rooms. Anyone who supports this trade and is also an underwater photographer is at a minimum a hypocrite, and more likely just selfish. I'll say it again - if you believe that it is unethical to keep a Cheetah as a pet, then there should be no reason in keeping reef fish in a private aquarium. Collectors for public aquariums are a totally different breed - and in many cases work for the aquariums themselves (like the Monterey Bay Aquarium) - in many countries they have to maintain a scientific specimen collection license, and must agree to a standard of ethical collection (and husbandry) practices. If you care about the reef don't maintain a private aquarium -go support your public aquarium instead.
  13. 2 points
    Hey all! I've just finished a group of video tutorials designed for all levels of u/w photographers to speed up their editing workflow: -> tutorials.brentdurand.com/editing The videos (and companion articles) cover Presets, Collections and Target Collections, Watermarks and more. Are there other topics you'd like covered? Shoot me a DM if so. Thanks, and enjoy!
  14. 2 points
    I was hoping to get a response from the OP about what went wrong......only knowing that five minutes out of 4h was good doesn't help me suggest a better camera for him, nor even to support his assumption that the problem was the camera. Could have been camera shake, lack of sufficient light, composition, etc, many things that won't change with a different camera. Getting a new stove doesn't make you a better cook, unless the problem was the stove.
  15. 2 points
    Yep, echoing Tim's comments new format is definitely more 21st century. Easy on the eyes with nice contrast and clean lines.
  16. 1 point
    I just arrived to West Palm Beach. We leave tomorrow. Hopefully weather cooperates. Not looking too good right now. I’ll post some thoughts next weekend when we get back.
  17. 1 point
    Hello all, I am breaking up my Seacam gear and selling it piecemeal. There are some nice Seacam items listed at approximately half-off new. Minimal wear on housing exterior, all other items in like-new condition, unless indicated. Pictures available on request.:) Shipping extra. 1) Seacam D800 housing: The housing went back to Seacam in Austria for a full rebuild last year and has one dive trip on it since then. While there, I had Harald replace the rear plexiglass window. I also had him drill and tap a hole on the top to accommodate the Seacam vacuum fitting, in the same location as the fitting on the D500 housing. Much more convenient than the fitting on the lower right side by the handle. Few small nicks on base. Handles scuffed. Does not include viewfinder, strobe bulkheads or control board. Standard Seacam handles Current list: $5987, selling for $1000 USD 2) Seacam Vacuum Test. Vacuum/moisture detector combined, with Seacam valve and pump, in neoprene bag. Current List $491, selling for $300 USD 3) Seacam Pro Viewfinder. Plastic mount slightly marked, glass perfect. Current List $421, selling for $200 USD (SOLD) 4) Seacam S10 Viewfinder. Perfect. Current list $1856, selling $850 USD 5) Seacam Macroport 90. Few superficial scuffs, glass perfect Current list $367, selling $200 USD 6) Seacam Macroport 120. Perfect Current list $367, selling $250 USD 7) Seacam Zoom Gear, Nikon 8-15mm FE Current list $226, selling $175 USD 8) Seacam Focus Gear, Nikon micro-105 AF-S Current list $265, selling $150 USD 9) Seacam Silver M8 ball adapter Current list $39, selling $20 USD 10) Seacam Wet diopter set Current list $913, selling $500 USD 11) Seacam small handles. Better ergonomics for regular hands without gloves. Current list $??, selling $25 USD 12) Xit 404 Quad ball mounts, lanyard attachment points, with ULCS dovetails x2 Current list $70, selling $35 USD each 13) UW Technics Seacam TTL control board. Rotary switch setting. (Compatible strobes: Z-240, YS-D1, YS-D2, YS-250, DS161, DS160. For usage with Nauticam fiberoptic cables or electric 5-pin cables.) Non TTL works as manual flash trigger. Includes 2 Nauticam fibre-optic bulkheads. Uses Seacam Hotshoe. Current list $750, Selling $400 USD I have bought and sold lots of gear on Wetpixel and have a great reputation. As always, my sales are honest and up front. Happy browsing:) ian
  18. 1 point
    Great pics! Can't wait to get back to Bonaire!
  19. 1 point
    Hey guys! My name is Tom Park and i'm a Dive Master and Pro Underwater Photographer from Australia. I get asked this all the time so I made a video with my top 5 tips and tricks to improve your UW photos. I hope you all enjoy and learn something from this Happy shooting! Tom
  20. 1 point
    Based on my personal experience dynamic range and to a good extent low ISO are not as important as color and tonal depth underwater because most of the shots are taken with strobes. Dynamic range is sometimes useful when you have the surface in the shot however for a sunburst the real issue is lack of shutter speed to be honest. 12 Ev of dynamic range are plentiful. I have been on the same boat with the Olympus and the Panasonic models and there is very little between them I would say Panasonic are more colorful and Olympus a tad less noisy but you rarely see the gap. The point I wanted to make is that the gap between MFT and ASPC is very little and MFT is clearly lighter on lenses, domes etc Full frame is a whole different game for ambient light and night photography however right now am going to buy a Laowa 7.5mm f/2 and try with noise reduction...
  21. 1 point
    Yes, I did have to try a couple of positions before I was really happy with them. I have mine set just barely below my line of sight, so that it is easy to look down slightly to use them. Good luck.
  22. 1 point
    Except Alex Mustard posted this in another thread about adaptors for Nauticam ports on Subal housings: I regularly use Nauticam ports (including the WACP) on my Subal housings (type 4 ports) - I use an adaptor from Saga
  23. 1 point
    My mother thought the same thing. She had out of focus macro pictures for at least two years while trying various solutions that didn't work. She has said that she wishes she had gone with the contacts option from the start.
  24. 1 point
    blue UW Camera Housing and Strobe Repair Sites, arranged by continent and country, with address, email address and telephone number. Version 2, can be updated by members. NORTH AMERICA USA: Backscatter Underwater Photography, 225 Cannery Row Monterey, CA 93940 backscatter.com Bluewater Photo Scott Gietler 3961 Sepulveda Blvd, Suite 206 Culver City, CA 90230 310-633-5052 www.Bluewater.com Ikelite Housings and Flashes: Ikelite Service Department 50 W 33rd St Indianapolis, IN 46208 317 923-4523 https://www.ikelite.com/pages/service-repairs Inon Repairs, list of world network - service centers http://www.inon.jp/customer/network.html Light & Motion (Sola Lights) 711 Neeson Rd Marina, CA 93933 831-645-1538 https://support.lightandmotion.com/hc/en-us Nauticam USA 2303 N Andrews Avenue Florida 33311 USA 954-489-8678 innovation@nauticamusa.com Pacific Housing Repair Mr. Devon Tompkins 820 Park Row #600 Salinas, CA 93901 (831) 751-3885 E-Mailservice@pacifichousingrepair.com ReefPhoto, 2302 N Andrews Av Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311 877-453-8927 https://reefphoto.com/ Seacam Housings: (see below, Europe/Austria for address) https://www.seacam.com/en/service/product-service/warranty SeaLife Service Center %Pioneer Research 97 Foster Rd, St 5 Moorestown, NJ 08057 856-855-9191 https://sealife-cameras-com/parts-and-service-com Sea & Sea Repairs 2380 Mira Mar Ave. Long Beach Ca 90815 562 498-3708 http://www.seaandsea.com/PDF_Maint/SS-SERVICE-FORMS.pdf Nikonos Cameras: Southern Nikonos Service Center 3119 Lazy Spring Dr. Houston, Texas 77080 713-462-5436 nikonosrepair@aol.com http://www.southern-nikonos.com/yourcamera.html Underwater Camera Repair, Mike Megleski 21912 SW 95 Place Cutler Bay, FL 33190 305-234-0903 mikem@underwatercamerarepair.com EUROPE AUSTRIA: Subal Service & Repair Schaftgasse 2 4400 Steyr 43-7252-46424 austria@subal.com NAUTICA - Stills & Motion Fachgeschäft für Unterwasserkameras Schulgasse 2 1180 Wien Phone: 0043-1-4095897 Fax: 0043-1-4098358 office@nautica.at www.nautica.at UnterwasserKamera.at The Online Shop with Consulting and Service Pfefferminzenweg 10 A 1220 Wien Tel.: 0043-1-2039100 Fax: 0043-1-203910016 shop@unterwasserkamera.at www.unterwasserkamera.at Seacam Service / Repairs C.v. Hötzendorf Straße 40 8570 Voitsberg, Austria +43 - 3142 - 22 88 50 service@seacam.com Belgium La Plongée (JP Mortier) 30 Porte d'Ogy B-7860 Lessines Phone: 0032-68-332046 Fax: 0032-68-332046 nautilus@base.be www.laplongeelessines.be Marine Expedition Services Bvba Aldenhovenweide 13 B-3511 Hasselt Phone: 0032 (11) 85 15 08 info@mes-bvba.be www.mes-bvba.be CZECH REPUBLIC: Delphin Sub CZ s.r.o. Táboritská 13 13000 Praha 3 Phone: +420 222 712 562 Fax: +420 222 712 562 Mobile: +420 602 407 752 Praha@delphinsub.cz www.delphinsub.cz Delphin Sub CZ s.r.o. U Kaplicky 2550 47001 Ceska Lipa Phone: 00420-487-834-370 Fax: 00420-487-834-371 Mobile: +420 606 682 010 info@delphinsub.cz www.delphinsub.cz DENMARK: Fotografit - Nordic Imaging & Light Pallisvej 22 Brabrand, DK-8220 +45 26303015 info@fotografit.eu Dykcen.DK Dykkercentret ApS. H.C.Orsteds Vej 23 DK-1879 Frederiksberg C dc@dykcen.dk www.dykcen.dk FRANCE: Photo Denfert 6 Rue Victor Schoelcher PARIS, 75014 +33 (0) 1 43 35 14 92 info@raspail-photo.com Deep Vision 37 bd du Colonel Fabien F-92240 Malakoff Phone: 00331 55 95 35 12 fax: 00331 55 95 36 61 info@deep-vision.com www.deep-vision.com GERMANY: Atlantis Berlin Wassersport & Mee(h)r Coppistraße 11 Berlin 10365 030 425 26 26 info@atlantis-berlin.de PanOcean Photo and Travel Klunderburgstraße 1 Emden, 26721 +49 (0) 4921 9539298 shop@panoceanphoto.com Sealux Shop Bergstrasse 13 87448 Waltenhofen Phone: +49 (0)8304 / 9297984 info@sealux.de www.sealux.de GREAT BRITAIN: InDepthPhotography Martin Davies 7 Douglas Gardens Havant, Hampshire PO9 5TG Phone +44 (0) 7957 2673 91 martin@indephtphotography.co.uk www.indepthphotography.co.uk Aquaphot.co.uk, attn. KeviN. Aquaphot - K.L.R. Photographic Services Ltd. 40, D'Arcy Way Tolleshunt D'Arcy Essex England CM9 8UD Tel.: +44 (0) 1621 868805 sales@ aquaphot.comArchiteuthis writes: Aquaphot "just repaired a Sea&Sea YS-D2 for me and it was o.k., I was happy to find someone." Underwater Visions 48 Queen's Park Avenue Bournemouth, BH8 9LQ +441202 256241 info@nauticamuk.com Frogfish Photography & Orca Divers 557 Barlow Moor Road Chorlton Manchester M21 8AN Phone +44 (0) 161 718 3118 frogfishphotos@gmail.com www.frogfishphotography.com HUNGARY: Effekt Invest KFT Gulya's Zsolt Kossuth u. 3 8000 Szekesfehervar fotoquick@axelero.hu ITALY: Euro sub Di Vacca Rosalia Attrezzature, corsi, assistenza, Lavori Post produzioni Video e Foto Subacquei/Nautica corso Garibaldi 265 80055 Portici - Napoli Tel.: 081 6070621 Fax:081 6070621 P.iva 05971321210 Cod. Fiscale VCC RSL 74E67 C495N Mobile: Ciro Dell'Anno resp/tecnico +39 3385412880 Email: info@eurosub.netwww: http://www.eurosub.net F.M foto&video Via Piana n.2e/f I-40127 BolognaItaly Phone: 0039-051-505-141 Phone: 0039-051-633-4096 Fax: 0039-051-633-7378 Dario@fmfotovideo.it www.fmfotovideo.it Digital Media Service SRL Via Sequals 4 Rome, 188 +39 3939517299 admin@digital-mediaservice.com nauticam.it Easydive Housings Part.IVA IT03130020401-REA 181087 39 0544-962923 Easydive.it info@easydive.it Note: No repair information found for Easydive, Isotta and Nimar Housings Isotta Housings, https://www.isotecnic.it/en/ https://www.isotecnic.it/en/resellers Nimar Housings NiMAR S.r.l. , Via Igino Zambelli n.17 - 41043 Magreta di Formigine (MO) - ITALY P.IVA / C.F. IT01861940359 - R.E.A. MO N. 392868 +39 059 555311 info@nimar.it Teloriparo Could not locate an address http://www.teloriparo.com/ info@teloriparo.com NETHERLANDS: UWCamereStore.com Neon 25 Oud Gastel, 4751 XA +31 165-553944 info@onderwaterhuis.nl ScubaCam.nl Nies van der Schanstraat 9A NL-5161 CE Sprang-Capelle info@scubacam.nl www.ScubaCam.nl NORWAY: Marin Foto Nygaard Knappen N-5337 Rong Mobile: 0047-920-23-248 marin@uvfoto.com www.marinfoto.no POLAND: ASR STUDIO Agnieszka Szafarewicz Batalionu Parasol 17/402 45-290 Opole www.wodoodporne.pl SWITZERLAND: Scuba-Shop Villeneuve SA Grand Rue 13 CH-1844 Villeneuve Phone: 0041-21-9601535 Fax: 0041-21-9604491 scuba-villeneuve@scubashop.ch www.scubashop.ch/villeneuve Scuba Shop AG Aarau Badergässli 6 CH-5000 Aarau Phone +41 628324131 Fax: +41 628242383 www.scubashop.ch SPAIN: EMS S.L. Teodora Lamadrid 40 E-08022 Barcelona Phone: 0034-93-253-0909 Fax: 0034-93-253-1220 oceanoptics@ems-sistemas.com www.ems-sistemas.com Kanau, Equipos para fotografia y video submarino C/Betanzos 3 E-28925 Alcorcon (Madrid) Phone: 0034-91-611-11-10 Fax: 0034-91-610-93-93 kanau@kanau.com www.kanau.es Saga Dive Avd. De la Conreria No.4, Urbanizacion Mas Llombart Sud Sant Fost de Campsente lles, 08105 Barcelona +34 935706869/+34 669482979 saga@sagadive.com SWITZERLAND: Fantic UW-Foto AG Gartenstrasse 7 Sirnach, Zurich 8370 +41 (0)71 966 40 40 info@fantic.ch SLOVENIA: FI Norik Sub d.o.o. Celovska 25 SL-1000 Ljubljana Phone 00386 141340753 Fax. 00386 12301907 igor@norik-sub.si www.norik-sub.si FI Potencial D.o.o. Komenskega 1 SL-4000 KranjPhone: +386 4 5329 665 Mobile: +386 31 302 367 Fax: +386 4 5329 664 info@fiji.si www.fiji.si UKRAINE: Dive Club Triton 62, Voloshskaya str. Kiev Phone: +38 04449 10533 www.seaandsea.com.ua photo@seaandsea.com.ua RUSSIA: Nimal Vladimir Slobodenyuk 7, bld. 23, Derbenyovskaya Embankment Moscow 115114 Phone: +7-495-730-77-77 uw@nimal.ru www.photodive.ru AFRICA SOUTH AFRICA: Dive Action 22 Carlisle Street Paarden Eiland, 7405 Cape Town +27 21 5110800 info@diveaction.co.za ASIA & INDOPACIFIC AUSTRALIA: Digital Diver Shop 7 Mainstreet Arcade,85 Lake St Cairns, Q LD, 4870 617 4931 9266 info@digitaldiver.com.au Underwater Housing Servicing PO Box 1034, Gilles Plains South Australia 5086 https://www.underwaterhousingservicing.com.au/about_us.htm Scubapix - Nauticam Australia Suite 2 Palace Arcade 7 Shields Street Cairns City, Queensland 4870+ 61 7 4031 7655 info@scubapix.com sse 13 D-87448 Waltenhofen INDONESIA: Oceanic Focus Hotel Ibis Budget Daan Mogot Level 3, Retail Unit 3 Jl. Daan Mogot No. 508 Jakarta Barat, 62 813 8837 1398 (Kasim) Albatross Ocean Pixel il Taman Baruna Block, Kemuning 158 Jimbaran, Bali 80361 +62 819999 44188 andyalbatross@gmail.com Sea Pearl Jl. Dr. Susilo III No.3, RT.4/RW.5, Grogol, Grogol petamburan, Kota Jakarta Barat 11450 Indonesia +62 21 5606074 seapearldc.com JAPAN: Sea&Sea, Inc. CEO: Mr. Stephen Ashmore, Sea & Sea Head Office 1-4-6 Kitasenzoku, Ota-ku, Tokyo 145-0062 Japan https://www.seaandsea.co.jp/ Inon, Inc Mr. Takuya Torii Global Operation Division Division Director tel +81 467 48 2174 ttorii@inon.co.jp Fisheye Co., Ltd Aoyagi Bldg. 5-29-7 Minami Nagasaki Toshima-ku, Tokyo 171-0052 + 81 3 5996 5637 fisheye-jp.com GUAM, USA: Marine Images PO Box 24666 GMF Barngada, Guam 96921 USA MALAYSIA: Scuba Symphony S103A Centrepoint 47800Bandar Utama Petaling Jaya 693-77107197 Prestige Scuba Sdn Bhd 14, Jalan SS 2/75, SS2 Petaling Jaya, Selangor 47300 +6012- 3681124/+6012-3552588 info@prestigescuba.com NEW ZEALAND: Global Dive Ltd 132 Beaumont St Auckland, St Marys Bay 1010 64-9 9205200 PHILIPPINES: Splash Unit 2003, Level B, Shoppesville Arcade Greenhills Shopping Center San Juan City 1502 MetroManila, Philippines 02-724-9803 CHINA: 57 Diving RM17, qingtian dasha, 238 zhongshan dadao Guangzhou, PR ODE Sports Co Room 806, #35 ShuiCheng Rd, ChangNing District Shanghai City, China PRC 201103 86 21 5265 3078 Chinesediver.com Ltd Business Bldg. Futian Free Trade Zone Shenzen Shi, Fu Tian, Shenzen 518048 +86 755 8320 0319 (CN) or +852 2690 2711 (HK) sales@nauticam.cn SINGAPORE: Scubacam Pte Ltd 114 Lavender St CT Hub2 #05-52 Lift Lobby 3 Singapore 338729 info@scubacan.com.sg ScubaCam Pte Ltd. 114 Lavender Street CT HUB2 #05-52 (Liftlobby 3) Singapur 338729 (65) 6336 6186 Fax: (65) 6336 6252 info@ScubaCam.com.sg www.scubacam.com.sg Scubacam PTE LTD. 114 Lavender St, CT Hub2 #05-52 (Lift lobby 3) Singapore 338729 (+65) 6336 6186 info@scubacam.com.sg Ocean Focus 1057 Eunos Ave 3 #02-71 Singapore 409848 65-9693 9851 HONG KONG: Hong Kong Underwater Optics 43D Dundas Street A 2/F Bldg Mong Kok Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR China Tel.: +852 2383 6557 scubarok@yahoo.com info@chinesediver.com Scuba Monster Room 603-604, 6/F, 35 Kimberley Road Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong +852 2721 0991 Scubamonster.com.hk Scuba System International(Hongkong) Limited Unit 104, I/F Premier Centre 20 Cheung Shun Street Cheung Sha Wan Phone: (852) 2743 0066 Fax.: (852) 2573 7999 info@scuba-system.com www.mosesnet.com SOUTH KOREA Seaflex 85Bungi 6ga Domgsomun-dong Seongbuk-ku 136-036 Seoul phone: (82)-10-5292 -1709 mail: seaflex@live.co.kr www.seaflex.co.kr Aqua-Cam 1f 562-20 Shinsa-dong Kangnam-Gu 135-890 Seoul +82-70-8659-2283 +82-10-9512-2283 mail: cineport@theksc.com www.aquacam.kr InterOcean Co. Ltd #74-25, NAMCHUN-DONG Suyoung-Gu +82 51 622 5665/82-2-482-5664 itocean@interocean.co.kr TAIWAN, BEIJING, SHANGHAI: Fun-In Uw Photo Equipment Co., Ltd. Mr. Chia-ming Lee Senior MIS Department Manager www.fun-in.com.tw info@fun-in.com.tw DiverVision Divervision.com does not handle repairs that I know of. THAILAND: Bangkok Dive Co.,Ltd 457 4, 457/4 Thanon Si Ayutthaya, Khwaeng Thung Phaya Thai, Khet Ratchathewi, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon, Bangkok 10400 +66 2 354 481 info@divesupplybkk.com = end =
  25. 1 point
    Tokina 10-17mm is a fisheye lens. Fisheye lenses have huge depth of field at the cost of distortion. Your new 17-40mm is a rectilinear lens - it does correct the distortion, keeping straight lines straight, but this comes at a cost of depth of field limitations. Rectilinear lenses correct for field curvature - imagine that you're shooting a flat plane, and draw lines from your lens to the center of the subject and to the corners; depending on your distance to subject and angle of view, the difference in these distances can range from minor to very significant. Many lenses have aspherical elements in them that correct for this - while your nominal focal distance may be set to, say, 50cm, the effective focal distance at the edge will be much longer - this is how you can take a shot of something flat and have the entire image in focus. However, underwater, we're not shooting a flat subject - the refraction of light as it passes from water, into glass or acrylic and then into air works as an additional lens element that produces a curved image, where edges are closer to your lens than the center even if the subject is actually flat. Fisheye lenses have no problems with that, but rectilinear lenses need to be stopped down, so that they have sufficient depth of field to fit both the center and the edges/corners into it. Sea & Sea Internal Correction Lens is what is called a field flattener, counteracting this effect to a limited extent, but even with that add-on, shooting wide-open in domes only works if you don't care about corners (for example, if you have only water in the background and the subject fits in the center of the frame). I use a Sony 10-18mm rectilinear lens on an A6300 camera behind an 8" dome, and I keep it at f/11 most of the time.
  26. 1 point
    very nice shots, really like them!
  27. 1 point
    Krakel KRL-01 (rebranded Weefine WFL-01) was tested with an LX10 here; the results are discouraging.
  28. 1 point
    I guess the big thing to me was the M2 drive nicely tucked away behind the screen like that. I do get there is no use for the articulating screen underwater. But having that M2 tucked away like that means one less bit of gear to have to wrangle. On land that articulating screen is golden!
  29. 1 point
  30. 1 point
    Wetpixel members often ask where to have their strobe or housing repaired. Here is a World List of Underwater Camera Housing and Strobe Repair Sites. This list is incomplete as it lacks addresses for Latin America and Canada, Turkey, Iran and the MIddle East, and many others. Also it has errors, and needs work and maintenance. This list is also on Google Docs where it can be edited: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1iWwwXZS0g33mJNhDtSY89q2UWuNGkIX0_jDzARcH6VA/edit?ts=5d76a2a1. Have fun! World UW Camera Housing and Strobe Repair Sites, arranged by continent and country, with address, email address and telephone number. NORTH AMERICA USA: Backscatter Underwater Photography, 225 Cannery Row Monterey, CA 93940 backscatter.com Bluewater Photo Scott Gietler 3961 Sepulveda Blvd, Suite 206 Culver City, CA 90230 310-633-5052 www.Bluewater.com Ikelite Housings and Flashes: Ikelite Service Department 50 W 33rd St Indianapolis, IN 46208 317 923-4523 https://www.ikelite.com/pages/service-repairs Inon Repairs, list of world network - service centers http://www.inon.jp/customer/network.html Light & Motion (Sola Lights) 711 Neeson Rd Marina, CA 93933 831-645-1538 https://support.lightandmotion.com/hc/en-us Nauticam USA 2303 N Andrews Avenue Florida 33311 USA 954-489-8678 innovation@nauticamusa.com Pacific Housing Repair attn Mr. Devon Tompkins, 820 Park Row #600 Salinas, CA 93901 (831) 751-3885 E-Mailservice@pacifichousingrepair.com ReefPhoto, 2302 N Andrews Av Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311 877-453-8927 https://reefphoto.com/ Seacam Housings: (see below, Europe/Austria for address) https://www.seacam.com/en/service/product-service/warranty SeaLife Service Center %Pioneer Research 97 Foster Rd, St 5 Moorestown, NJ 08057 856-855-9191 https://sealife-cameras-com/parts-and-service-com Sea & Sea Repairs 2380 Mira Mar Ave. Long Beach Ca 90815 562 498-3708 http://www.seaandsea.com/PDF_Maint/SS-SERVICE-FORMS.pdf Nikonos Cameras: Southern Nikonos Service Center 3119 Lazy Spring Dr. Houston, Texas 77080 713-462-5436 nikonosrepair@aol.com http://www.southern-nikonos.com/yourcamera.html Underwater Camera Repair, Mike Megleski 21912 SW 95 Place Cutler Bay, FL 33190 305-234-0903 mikem@underwatercamerarepair.com EUROPE AUSTRIA: Subal Service & Repair Schaftgasse 2 4400 Steyr 43-7252-46424 austria@subal.com Nautica - Stills & Motion Fachgeschäft für Unterwasserkameras Schulgasse 2 1180 Wien Phone: 0043-1-4095897 Fax: 0043-1-4098358 office@nautica.at www.nautica.at UnterwasserKamera.at The Online Shop with Consulting and Service Pfefferminzenweg 10 A 1220 Wien Tel.: 0043-1-2039100 Fax: 0043-1-203910016 shop@unterwasserkamera.at www.unterwasserkamera.at Seacam Service / Repairs C.v. Hötzendorf Straße 40 8570 Voitsberg, Austria +43 - 3142 - 22 88 50 service@seacam.com BELGIUM: La Plongée (JP Mortier) 30 Porte d'Ogy B-7860 Lessines Phone: 0032-68-332046 Fax: 0032-68-332046 nautilus@base.be www.laplongeelessines.be Marine Expedition Services Bvba Aldenhovenweide 13 B-3511 Hasselt Phone: 0032 (11) 85 15 08 info@mes-bvba.be www.mes-bvba.be CZECH REPUBLIC: Delphin Sub CZ s.r.o. Táboritská 13 13000 Praha 3 Phone: +420 222 712 562 Fax: +420 222 712 562 Mobile: +420 602 407 752 Praha@delphinsub.cz www.delphinsub.cz Delphin Sub CZ s.r.o. U Kaplicky 2550 47001 Ceska Lipa Phone: 00420-487-834-370 Fax: 00420-487-834-371 Mobile: +420 606 682 010 info@delphinsub.cz www.delphinsub.cz DENMARK: Fotografit - Nordic Imaging & Light Pallisvej 22 Brabrand, DK-8220 +45 26303015 info@fotografit.eu Dykcen.DK Dykkercentret ApS. H.C.Orsteds Vej 23 DK-1879 Frederiksberg C dc@dykcen.dk www.dykcen.dk FRANCE: Photo Denfert 6 Rue Victor Schoelcher PARIS, 75014 +33 (0) 1 43 35 14 92 info@raspail-photo.com Deep Vision 37 bd du Colonel Fabien F-92240 Malakoff Phone: 00331 55 95 35 12 fax: 00331 55 95 36 61 info@deep-vision.com www.deep-vision.com GERMANY: Atlantis Berlin Wassersport & Mee(h)r Coppistraße 11 Berlin 10365 030 425 26 26 info@atlantis-berlin.de PanOcean Photo and Travel Klunderburgstraße 1 Emden, 26721 +49 (0) 4921 9539298 shop@panoceanphoto.com Sealux Shop Bergstrasse 13 87448 Waltenhofen Phone: +49 (0)8304 / 9297984 info@sealux.de www.sealux.de GREAT BRITAIN: InDepthPhotography Martin Davies 7 Douglas Gardens Havant, Hampshire PO9 5TG Phone +44 (0) 7957 2673 91 martin@indephtphotography.co.uk www.indepthphotography.co.uk Aquaphot.co.uk, attn. KeviN. Mentioned favorably in Wetpixel, but I could find no address, telephone or contact data on the web. Underwater Visions 48 Queen's Park Avenue Bournemouth, BH8 9LQ +441202 256241 info@nauticamuk.com Frogfish Photography & Orca Divers 557 Barlow Moor Road Chorlton Manchester M21 8AN Phone +44 (0) 161 718 3118 frogfishphotos@gmail.com www.frogfishphotography.com HUNGARY: Effekt Invest KFT Gulya's Zsolt Kossuth u. 3 8000 Szekesfehervar fotoquick@axelero.hu ITALY: Euro sub Di Vacca Rosalia Attrezzature, corsi, assistenza, Lavori Post produzioni Video e Foto Subacquei/Nautica corso Garibaldi 265 80055 Portici - Napoli Tel.: 081 6070621 Fax:081 6070621 P.iva 05971321210 Cod. Fiscale VCC RSL 74E67 C495N Mobile: Ciro Dell'Anno resp/tecnico +39 3385412880 Email: info@eurosub.netwww: http://www.eurosub.net F.M foto&video Via Piana n.2e/f I-40127 BolognaItaly Phone: 0039-051-505-141 Phone: 0039-051-633-4096 Fax: 0039-051-633-7378 Dario@fmfotovideo.it www.fmfotovideo.it Digital Media Service SRL Via Sequals 4 Rome, 188 +39 3939517299 admin@digital-mediaservice.com nauticam.it Easydive Housings Part.IVA IT03130020401-REA 181087 39 0544-962923 Easydive.it info@easydive.it Isotta Housings, no repair information found. https://www.isotecnic.it/en/ https://www.isotecnic.it/en/resellers Nimar Housings NiMAR S.r.l. , Via Igino Zambelli n.17 - 41043 Magreta di Formigine (MO) - ITALY P.IVA / C.F. IT01861940359 - R.E.A. MO N. 392868 +39 059 555311 info@nimar.it Teloriparo Could not locate an address http://www.teloriparo.com/ info@teloriparo.com NETHERLANDS: UWCamereStore.com Neon 25 Oud Gastel, 4751 XA +31 165-553944 info@onderwaterhuis.nl ScubaCam.nl Nies van der Schanstraat 9A NL-5161 CE Sprang-Capelle info@scubacam.nl www.ScubaCam.nl NORWAY: Marin Foto Nygaard Knappen N-5337 Rong Mobile: 0047-920-23-248 marin@uvfoto.com www.marinfoto.no POLAND: ASR STUDIO Agnieszka Szafarewicz Batalionu Parasol 17/402 45-290 Opole www.wodoodporne.pl SPAIN: EMS S.L. Teodora Lamadrid 40 E-08022 Barcelona Phone: 0034-93-253-0909 Fax: 0034-93-253-1220 oceanoptics@ems-sistemas.com www.ems-sistemas.com Kanau, Equipos para fotografia y video submarino C/Betanzos 3 E-28925 Alcorcon (Madrid) Phone: 0034-91-611-11-10 Fax: 0034-91-610-93-93 kanau@kanau.com www.kanau.es Saga Dive Avd. De la Conreria No.4, Urbanizacion Mas Llombart Sud Sant Fost de Campsente lles, 08105 Barcelona +34 935706869/+34 669482979 saga@sagadive.com SWITZERLAND: Scuba-Shop Villeneuve SA Grand Rue 13 CH-1844 Villeneuve Phone: 0041-21-9601535 Fax: 0041-21-9604491 scuba-villeneuve@scubashop.ch www.scubashop.ch/villeneuve Scuba Shop AG Aarau Badergässli 6 CH-5000 Aarau Phone +41 628324131 Fax: +41 628242383 www.scubashop.ch Fantic UW-Foto AG Gartenstrasse 7 Sirnach, Zurich 8370 +41 (0)71 966 40 40 info@fantic.ch SLOVENIA: FI Norik Sub d.o.o. Celovska 25 SL-1000 Ljubljana Phone 00386 141340753 Fax. 00386 12301907 igor@norik-sub.si www.norik-sub.si FI Potential D.o.o. Komenskega 1 SL-4000 KranjPhone: +386 4 5329 665 Mobile: +386 31 302 367 Fax: +386 4 5329 664 info@fiji.si www.fiji.si UKRAINE: Dive Club Triton 62, Voloshskaya str. Kiev Phone: +38 04449 10533 www.seaandsea.com.ua photo@seaandsea.com.ua RUSSIA: Nimal Vladimir Slobodenyuk 7, bld. 23, Derbenyovskaya Embankment Moscow 115114 Phone: +7-495-730-77-77 uw@nimal.ru www.photodive.ru AFRICA: SOUTH AFRICA: Dive Action 22 Carlisle Street Paarden Eiland, 7405 Cape Town +27 21 5110800 info@diveaction.co.za ASIA & INDOPACIFIC AUSTRALIA: Digital Diver Shop 7 Mainstreet Arcade,85 Lake St Cairns, Q LD, 4870 617 4931 9266 info@digitaldiver.com.au Underwater Housing Servicing PO Box 1034, Gilles Plains South Australia 5086 https://www.underwaterhousingservicing.com.au/about_us.htm Scubapix - Nauticam Australia Suite 2 Palace Arcade 7 Shields Street Cairns City, Queensland 4870+ 61 7 4031 7655 info@scubapix.com General terms | Contact | Privacy policy | Imprint INDONESIA: Oceanic Focus Hotel Ibis Budget Daan Mogot Level 3, Retail Unit 3 Jl. Daan Mogot No. 508 Jakarta Barat, 62 813 8837 1398 (Kasim) Albatross Ocean Pixel il Taman Baruna Block, Kemuning 158 Jimbaran, Bali 80361 +62 819999 44188 andyalbatross@gmail.com Sea Pearl Jl. Dr. Susilo III No.3, RT.4/RW.5, Grogol, Grogol petamburan, Kota Jakarta Barat 11450 Indonesia +62 21 5606074 seapearldc.com JAPAN: Sea&Sea CEO: Mr. Stephen Ashmore, Sea & Sea Head Office 1-4-6 Kitasenzoku, Ota-ku, Tokyo 145-0062 Japan https://www.seaandsea.co.jp/ Inon: Mr. Takuya Torii Global Operation Division Division Director tel +81 467 48 2174 ttorii@inon.co.jp Fisheye Co., Ltd Aoyagi Bldg. 5-29-7 Minami Nagasaki Toshima-ku, Tokyo 171-0052 + 81 3 5996 5637 fisheye-jp.com GUAM: Marine Images PO Box 24666 GMF Barngada, Guam 96921 USA MALAYSIA: Scuba Symphony S103A Centrepoint 47800Bandar Utama Petaling Jaya 693-77107197 Prestige Scuba Sdn Bhd 14, Jalan SS 2/75, SS2 Petaling Jaya, Selangor 47300 +6012- 3681124/+6012-3552588 info@prestigescuba.com NEW ZEALAND: Global Dive Ltd 132 Beaumont St Auckland, St Marys Bay 1010 64-9 9205200 PHILIPPINES: Splash Unit 2003, Level B, Shoppesville Arcade Greenhills Shopping Center San Juan City 1502 MetroManila, Philippines 02-724-9803 CHINA: 57 Diving RM17, qingtian dasha, 238 zhongshan dadao Guangzhou, PR ODE Sports Co Room 806, #35 ShuiCheng Rd, ChangNing District Shanghai City, China PRC 201103 86 21 5265 3078 Chinesediver.com Ltd Business Bldg. Futian Free Trade Zone Shenzen Shi, Fu Tian, Shenzen 518048 +86 755 8320 0319 (CN) or +852 2690 2711 (HK) sales@nauticam.cn SINGAPORE: Scubacam Pte Ltd 114 Lavender St CT Hub2 #05-52 Lift Lobby 3 Singapore 338729 info@scubacan.com.sg ScubaCam Pte Ltd. 114 Lavender Street CT HUB2 #05-52 (Liftlobby 3) Singapur 338729 (65) 6336 6186 Fax: (65) 6336 6252 info@ScubaCam.com.sg www.scubacam.com.sg Scubacam PTE LTD. 114 Lavender St, CT Hub2 #05-52 (Lift lobby 3) Singapore 338729 (+65) 6336 6186 info@scubacam.com.sg Ocean Focus 1057 Eunos Ave 3 #02-71 Singapore 409848 65-9693 9851 HONG KONG: Hong Kong Underwater Optics 43D Dundas Street A 2/F Bldg Mong Kok Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR China Tel.: +852 2383 6557 scubarok@yahoo.com info@chinesediver.com Scuba Monster Room 603-604, 6/F, 35 Kimberley Road Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong +852 2721 0991 Scubamonster.com.hk - Scuba System International(Hongkong) Limited Unit 104, I/F Premier Centre 20 Cheung Shun Street Cheung Sha Wan Phone: (852) 2743 0066 Fax.: (852) 2573 7999 info@scuba-system.com www.mosesnet.com S.Korea Seaflex 85Bungi 6ga Domgsomun-dong Seongbuk-ku 136-036 Seoul phone: (82)-10-5292 -1709 mail: seaflex@live.co.kr www.seaflex.co.kr Aqua-Cam 1f 562-20 Shinsa-dong Kangnam-Gu 135-890 Seoul +82-70-8659-2283 +82-10-9512-2283 mail: cineport@theksc.com www.aquacam.kr InterOcean Co. Ltd #74-25, NAMCHUN-DONG Suyoung-Gu +82 51 622 5665/82-2-482-5664 itocean@interocean.co.kr TAIWAN, BEIJING, SHANGHAI: Fun-In Uw Photo Equipment Co., Ltd. Mr. Chia-ming Lee Senior MIS Department Manager www.fun-in.com.tw info@fun-in.com.tw THAILAND: Bangkok Dive Co.,Ltd 457 4, 457/4 Thanon Si Ayutthaya, Khwaeng Thung Phaya Thai, Khet Ratchathewi, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon, Bangkok 10400 +66 2 354 481 info@divesupplybkk.com = end =
  31. 1 point
    The trips costs about $2,800 which includes the boat and hotel. The hotel provides a continental breakfast and the boat has sandwiches for lunch. For dinner we went out as a group to a different restaurant each night and got separate checks. We met each morning in the breakfast room so we could depart early and have the whale sharks to ourselves for 1 - 1.5 hours before the other boats arrived and then we stayed later, till about 1 or 2 PM. The tour leader, Adam Hanlon, rented two golf carts, which is how one gets around on Isla Mujeres, and that’s how we got to the boat in the morning and dinner at night. It was a bucket list trip for me too and I had a great time.
  32. 1 point
    Hi… yes, it's my second year with em1mk2 and the nauticam trigger…. the camera didnt know the trigger is there…. you can go also to 1/1000 but you have half of the photo black…. the camera didn't limit the shutter with the trigger… in macro you can go to 1/400 easily… 500 with a very little crop on the top of the frame…. in wide angle with a lot of light(sun in the frame) and the oly fisheye you can reach 1/640 without cropping…. ;-) when the trigger is on the camera and you open the super control panel SCP(not menus)... the flash modes are marked grey because the camera think there isn't a flash installed… but you can navigate the modes and set also second curtain flash… but only manual modes… ;-) look at the photos in this gallery, many of them are at 1/400.... 2 or 3 at 1/500.... https://www.flickr.com/photos/13930495@N06/albums/72157700564635032 ps:troporobo your FLM3 is dead…. it happens also with FLM2.... :-(
  33. 1 point
    Weights would be simple, but you would not be snorkeling as you would be deeper than the snorkel length. Using a line only, would cause carbon dioxide build up in the line and is not safe. If you own a tank, you could create your own SNUBA setup with a long 2nd stage line. A 10' line should be sufficient and you could even float the system with your current BCD.
  34. 1 point
    Interesting tread. It is obvious that defringing is not helping to sharpen the photo... To test the lens over water will be revealing: The purple fringing that is due to UV light should be much smaller UW compared to the surface, since UV is very quickly absorbed by water. An example is the Tokina 10-17mm FE, that shows excessive purple fringing over water, but little UW. See here for overwater test photos with this lens (excessive purple fringing): https://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/4267346 https://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/4299636 I put UW testphotos with MFT Oly somewhere here in WP, but cannot find the link right now (but there are many to find in the Internet). In addition to UV absorption UW, the corner unsharpness should persist over trhe water, in case it is not the dome to blame... I guess it is the small domeport: the smaller the radius, the smaller and nearer the virtual image is and the more critical is exact focus and also the exact extension... Wolfgang
  35. 1 point
    According to some geeks on the internet the main benefit of vlog is in the highlights not in the lower part of the grey where cinelike Ddoes better in the shadows which is what matters in dark shots Anyway I think all of the above would work when you shoot 10 bits at 8 bits probably does not make any sense to use log
  36. 1 point
    Without generalising skillsets, find yourself a little old lady in your local area who does seamstressing and adjustments. Go there with the undersuit and let her scold you for buying it in the wrong size, and pin it to exactly where you want it. Come back in a week, hand over a very nominal amount of cash, and try on your perfectly adjusted undersuit. You could consider buying some non-cotton thread...cotton stitching soaks up the water if you do get a leak, as a buddy of mine found out with a secondhand undersuit one time. The key with all this is to pick the right little old lady! Avoid the "jeans hemmed in 10 minutes for $10" places at the mall.
  37. 1 point
    I use a Sony a9 with their 28-70 and the Nauticam WACP. Results are fantastic!!! Sony's 28-70 is still sold as new lens. I'll be using this setup again this October with the tiger sharks.
  38. 1 point
    The smaller 2300 light is fine as focus light When it comes to video usage the color rendering is more important than power for macro as 2000 lumens is fine for close work I think only the solar flare 3800 is high cri You definitely dont need 5k or 6k to focus When it comes to wide angle you need around 10K twin set to have decent illumination and you are in a different game altogether Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  39. 1 point
    If you disable continuous focus you can refocus with half shutter or you can use manual focus and back button it's a matter of preference For wide angle it may be useful to use back button and leave it fix for the dive in case you have nothing to focus upon Sent from my SM-A505FN using Tapatalk
  40. 1 point
    deepshot works very well they have 8-18 7-14 and 8mm fisheye Panasonic lenses If you look on thingyverse there are other free 3D designs from Eric dont remember surname in france those can be hit and miss as depend on tolerances I do not have any Nauticam zoom or focus gear!
  41. 1 point
    The Meikon wet dome isn't a true lens like, say, a Nauticam WWL-1 or Inon UWL-H100 - it's only a dome with air inside, so its effect is limited to restoring the lenses in-air field of view. Basically, when you put a lens behind a flat port and take it underwater, its angle of view shrinks by about a third due to refraction - Meikon's wet dome cancels this effect, similar to how a dry dome port would do the same, but it doesn't otherwise affect the optical properties of the lens. 'Real' wet wide lenses have multiple lens elements inside, and widen the camera's field of view significantly, but of course they cost a lot more.
  42. 1 point
    I use 0.19m to infinity. You can't leave it on 1:1 it's spring loaded and just takes you to 1:1 (min focus) and springs back to the 0.19m - 0.4m range. Some people claim the AF improves when on 0.19 -0.4 setting but I don't see any difference. If you leave it on 0.19-0.4 you can't takes shots on anything bigger than about 120mm on long axis of frame. I leave it on 0.19 to infinity which allows you to focus over full range. The focus gear is pretty useless - if you try using the lens in MF out of the housing it takes a lot of movement on the focus ring to see any noticable change in focus. The focus gear is geared down even further so it needs proportionally more turns to see any change, so you just end up endlessly spinning the housing focus knob and not getting anywhere. So I would just use AF.
  43. 1 point
    Wolfgang, The question isn't if raised aquarium fish are better/worse for living reefs then fish caught in the wild. That's obvious... The real question is - for anyone like us (underwater photographers) is there any reason to even have salt water aquariums? You have access to the ocean and these beautiful fish & creatures through your hobby (or if you are lucky, your job). By supporting the aquarium trade at all you become part of the challenge - you're just willing to buy into the trade at a higher price point (for raised fish vs. wild-caught). It's still supporting a market that fundamentally hurts the fish we love seeing in the wild. Outside of public education or research, we are getting to a point where there is no need for private salt water aquariums to exist. Public zoos are going the same way (although they are playing a much larger role in species' DNA storage & diversity for preproduction these days - by necessity). 200 years ago shell collections were incredibly important for scientists to study biodiversity - today, private shell collections are (mostly) frowned upon (if collected in the wild - vs washing up on a beach). Times change.
  44. 1 point
    I just purchased a subscription to Lightroom so being a complete noob i plan on using some of your tutorials to learn. Thanks!
  45. 1 point
    How far behind the plane of the dome were the strobes? Moving back a little may help? Though in temperate waters I'm not sure that Bcakscatter is 100% avoidable??
  46. 1 point
    certainly there are underwater workshops where you are subsidizing photographers to pad their portfolio. There are others where the workshop leaders are in the water without cameras and teach and show how to set up shots. Ask questions before you go, any workshop where the leader is underwater with a camera should be a red flag. Bill
  47. 1 point
    Like a relaxing tropical hot tub for your housing
  48. 1 point
    https://wetpixel.com/forums/index.php?/discover New link for recent topics works for me!
  49. 1 point
    I guess we need to actually use WP to find the issues. Did find signature editing a second ago!
  50. 1 point
    Buckle up Buckaroos!!!! Prepare to immerse yourself in all things Roatan . . . or at least in all things we experienced in Roatan (minus the rain). The trip report, pix (both a dozen samples and the 100-image Smugmug slideshow), & videos are ready for your consumption. Here are the links: TRIP REPORT - http://www.reefseekers.com/PIXPAGES/Roatan%202018/Roatan%202018%20trip%20report.html SAMPLE PIX - http://www.reefseekers.com/PIXPAGES/Roatan%202018/Roatan%202018%20pix%20and%20video%20&%20SmugMug%20links.htm 100-IMAGE SMUGMUG SLIDE SHOW - https://kenkurtis.smugmug.com/DIVE-TRIP-PHOTOS-ALL/2018-DIVE-TRIPS/ROATAN-OCTNOV-2018/ VIDEO #1 (Inquisitive turtle) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkqpL6pRCYs&feature=youtu.be VIDEO #2 (Mary's Place dive) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6yx0mJNuqg&feature=youtu.be Enjoy!!! - Ken

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