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    Conservation, Film making, diving, Safari, hiking, travel.

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  1. Hi onokai So you knew Tom Campbell before Aquatica purchased the rights? Did you ever find any of these arms?
  2. Hi Chris Thanks, I thought as much. Shuch a shame. I have still had no luck at all, trying to find a deep water housing for my URSE 12K Cheers Russ
  3. Hi Has anyone got a new website for Equinox? Thanks Russ
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  5. Thanks huggie11 So happy that your setup is satisfying your needs, but we too require a deep water housing and are so surprised that, across 5 different forums, there appear to be only 2 other users in the entire world that want to take the URSA underwater. So dissapointing.
  6. Hi huhhie11 How did you manage to convert your Nauticam housing to take the 12K BM? What control do you have on the camera underwater?
  7. Hi huggie11 Well done. It seems that the two of us are the only people on the planet that are at all interested in getting this camera underwater, such a pity....
  8. Hey huggie11 My Bad, I just introduced you to yourself Sorry, should have spent a bit of time researching and I would have discovered that huggie11 and Greg Huglin were one and the same Any interest in our new Nauticam housing for that 12K BM of yours? Cheers Russ
  9. OH my word Kevin! Welcome and if I may, STUNNING Showreel. Being in the right place at the right time, is one thing. Getting stunning shots like yours, is another story all together. Well done!! Cheers
  10. Hi ChrisRoss Thanks for the breakdown and insight. Your knowledge on the subject seems extensive and way beyond my ability to comment at all. Hopefully getting the Ursa 12K into the water will provide some answers. Thanks for your advice. Cheers Russ
  11. Hi John Doe II You make a number of good points and I do not have answers for all of them. We do not have access to any S16 lenses and only shoot with Canon and Sigma top end DSLR glass that has already been designed to be used with 50 to 80Mpixel sensors, as the video lenses are just too expensive for my budget. So we do it all on full manual, compose the shot then focus before pulling the trigger. Then track and manually focus as the subject moves. As noted, the Nauticam housing is expected to come out at around $10K to $12K and all the Nauticam ports and wet lenses that we currently have, will fit without a problem. As for sharpness when cropping in, we don't bother pulling the trigger until the focus is spot on and with the Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 Art lens behind the Nauticam WACP, we have been getting stunning sharp footage right up to the edge of the RED Dragon s35 sensor, which is 30.7mm wide compared to the 27.03mm wide URSA 12K sensor. So this should not be too much of a problem. When we are shooting in the bush, we have been using the Sigma 150-600mm Sport lens on the RED. At times that is just not close enough, so the 12K frame of the URSA, cropped to an 8K output, will effectively be the same as having shot with a 900mm and you are cropping out any softer focus elements on the edges. All in theory of course, have not been able to try this so far. We would love to have that Canon 50-1000mm monster, but at R1.2M a pop, we will need to win the Lotto first Other than price, why are you wanting to use s16 lenses? cheers Russ
  12. Hi John Doe II Nauticam indicated that the price would depend on if they need to design a complete new housing or if they can adapt an existing one, like the RED Epic Dragon housing. Their ballpark figure was between $10K and $12K but if the number of orders is 15 to 20 units, then the price would drop. But yes, most definitely aimed at the semi-pro to pro end of the market, or videographers with DEEEEEP pockets. Cheers Russ
  13. Hi all I am new to the forum, but have searched from one end to the other and I think this is worthy of a new thread. Not sure if it is acceptable to rally for support to get a housing into production, so just shoot me if I am out of line. Small caliber only please We are Stock footage shooters and, to make our product as future proof as possible, are wanting to upgrade from our 4K BMPCC and our 6K RED Dragon, to the amazing Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 12K. BUT! We need an industry leading underwater housing for it, Nauticam. Nauticam China have un-officialy agreed, through our local supplier in Cape Town, to put this housing into R&D and production if they get at least 10 orders. Therefore, my post. Blackmagic have just slashed the price of their 12K Flagship, from $9995 to $5995. This will result in a big boost in sales and possibly also the number of users who want to take it underwater, so my timing is hopefully spot on. What I am trying to achieve with this post is to test the waters, as it were, to see just how close we will be able to get to Nauticam's 10 order threshold. The plan would be to get each interested cinematographer to place their order with their own preferred Nauticam supplier/stockist, wherever they may be, but to keep Nauticam in the loop when we place our orders. It is my understanding that the URSA Mini Pro 4K, the 4.6K, 4.6K G2 and the 12K should all fit into the same housing, but maybe one of the camera pro's can confirm that. Why bother moving to 12K? I see this question in so many forums. Well, if you are a stock footage shooter like us, 12K makes your product a lot more future-proof. Even if you are not concerned about future-proofing your work, the 12K image quality is even more mind blowing when you down scale to an 8K or 4K output. Furthermore, with frame rates like 4K @240fps, 8K @120fps and even 12K @60fps are industry leading speeds and take out all those underwater bumps and shakes, especially with that Super macro lens attached. Another major bonus is the digital cropping that can be done in post, which allows for a 9X zoom crop into the 12K frame and still produces a tack sharp TRUE 4K output. While working on a 4K or 8K production, having the ability to Zoom, pan and scan inside the 12K frame, gives one the ability to render any number of shots from the same single 12K clip. Lastly, the new Davinci Resolve 17.3 software update, with a ".. completely new processing engine.." now ".. work up to 3 times faster on Apple Mac models with the M1 chip", sorts out almost all those speed issues that Apple users were having with processing the BRAW files on their laptops. Get it now? A bit of a no-brainer. SO. If we are permitted to do this and anyone is seriously interested in getting the housing into production, then please let me know, and we can start the ball rolling. Thanks for your time Cheers Russ
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