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  1. 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
  2. Thanks.. A lot of experimentation to be done
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. I am booked for a trip from May 1 - 9 on Solmar V and cannot wait to go. (1) I am also curious on the immigration shakedown question. (2) Is there any point in carrying a telephoto lens? Do you get to see anything on the ocean surface? (3) Can I shoot with ambient lights or do I need to buy some strobes? Thanks in advance Ken..
  10. I do have the seafrogs, but I also have WWL-1B. I did not realize WWL-1B would not fit Seafrogs when I got it. Now I have a Seafrogs housing for sale. I will be taking pictures and videos with the nauticam housing
  11. Thanks Ben!! The corners look pretty bad on this one. I have the WWL-1 with Sony 28-60 that I will be taking next month to Socorro. Like you, I generally shoot with ambient light. We can see if WWL-1 has better corner sharpness.
  12. Yeah.. typical diving is going to be around 20 meters (60 feet). Given it is mostly pelagics, I might carry camera strobes for still photos. What is the general experience with large fish and 10k - 12k video lights? I feel it would just scare the fish away. Is my assumption correct? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Hi Folks, I have an upcoming trip to Socorro that seems to be finally happening (after being postponed for 2 years). I generally shoot videos with ambient light and some pictures in between. My new camera is a a7c with 28-60 and WWL-1B. I find myself reluctant to invest in very large video lights as I feel I am scaring the fish away with the lights. However, this is also once in a lifetime kinda trip for me and I do want to capture good memories. Can I expect reasonable videos if I shoot with ambient light, maybe with an added red filter (Keldan makes one for WWL-1, SF -2 and SF -4B)? If you were going on the trip, what would your lighting solution be? Regards, Vaidhy
  14. I just came across this video[0] of using a Sony 10-18mm APSC lens on a FF camera and the results look nice. The lens looks super compact too. Any thoughts on this instead of a heavier fisheye from Canon with an adapter? [0] - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVSYLcyg3u8
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