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  1. I have one and I have managed to use it without issues so far.
  2. On the same note, I want to confirm with the group here that the nauticam housing for this camera does not have a way to control the d-pad dial, right?
  3. Hi Ajay, I do not have strobes or lights.. Maybe I should get them as the next purchase. I was using the LCD for most part as the EVF is hard to use for the large fish. Generally, I shoot a bit more wider than what I want and crop a bit in post.
  4. After getting the new camera and housing, I spent a week in Socorro at the end of the season. https://vaidhy.myportfolio.com/socorro My daughter who was diving with me, liked the deeper blue tint on the photos.
  5. I had a chance to dive in Maldives - in 8 days in live-aboard in north and central atolls and a few days at Fuvamullah. Here are the links to my set of pictures: https://vaidhy.myportfolio.com/maldives-uw-landscapes https://vaidhy.myportfolio.com/maldives-uw-portraits https://vaidhy.myportfolio.com/maldives-schools https://vaidhy.myportfolio.com/maldives-sharks All of these were shot on Sony A7C, 28-60 with a WWL-1B. No strobes or lights. I would love to hear your thoughts and what can be improved.
  6. My new setup is Sony A7C and I am setting it up for a trip to Socorro. Hopefully, will get to see large pelagics. I am expecting most dives to be less than 25m deep in general with most of the action around 15m. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Thanks.. A lot of experimentation to be done
  8. I was setting up my custom settings for wide angle today and realized my DSLR is a point and shoot, as far as video is concerned. My shutter speed is controlled by the frame rate - 24 fps gives me 1/50. My aperture is controlled by WWL-1B sharpness - usually fixed somewhere between f8 - f11. My ISO is set by water parameters and ambient light - iso 400. So, my only job is to white balance, frame and record. Am I missing something important here? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Matthias Lebo did a review recently and he said he found the SeaLife SportDiver one of the best. There is an issue with slow response between button press and the app responding, but other than that, it looks great. Here is the review - I would think they make great accessory for videos, maybe not so much for stills where you are trying to capture a moment. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. I have been hearing different things from everyone. FWIW, I shoot both videos and photos. One group says do WB every couple of meters and others say do everything in post. From what I can understand, the camera will do the same thing I can do in post, but my LCD screen will show an more accurate representation if I do custom WB. Is this correct? Will the camera somehow magically capture a better image/video if I do custom WB? Or is the custom WB only meant for jpeg shooters and not for raw captures? Looking forward to the discussion. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Further price drop - It is now $3000, including nitrox and park fees which is almost 50% off the actuals. Let me know if anyone is interested.
  12. Hi Folks, We are booked on Sol Mar V for a live aboard from May 1 - 9. We have two last minute cancellations and have those spots available at around $3200 a discount of about 33% from the original cost of $4500. Let me know if anyone is interested and I can share the details. Regards, Vaidhy PS: Nitrox is included in the price. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. You can use the filter with WWL-1. The magic filter can sit inside the lens or you can use the Keldan red filter for WWL-1 which is about twice as expensive. If you choose to use strobes or other lighting source (including the sun, shooting close to the surface), it makes things more difficult. Edited: Just did some more reading (https://www.uwphotographyguide.com/underwater-photography-filters). It looks like the filters only help in a fairly narrow depth range where you have enough red, but too much blue/green. Beyond that, you would need a light source or live with blue photos
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