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NWDiver

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About NWDiver

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  • Birthday 12/01/1962

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  • Camera Model & Brand
    Sony RX100II, Sony 7a, Canon G30 Video
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    Nauticam & Gates
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    Sea & Sea, Light & Motion, I-Torch
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  1. The RXs are not super strong with macro but with diopters and a steady hand they are fair. This gallery were all taken with the RX100IV. Some fair, "fill the frame" macro shots. https://aquabluedreams.com/#/gallery/indonesia-ambon-alor-2015/dsc03901/
  2. Getting "long in the tooth" article I wrote years ago but still relevant, imho. I shoot the RX100IV and for my purposes it is great. You can see it used in the Tonga gallery where it "struggles" natural light, wide angle. In the Fiji gallery it does great with strobes and being able to go from macro to wide in one dive. https://www.aquabluedreams.com/#/page/my-digital-de-evolution/
  3. As a long time fan of compacts like the Sony RX100 series the move to cell phones "makes sense". The issue for me is always low light capability. When we went to Tonga and shooting natural light you could really see the difference between my RX and another shooters full frame rig.
  4. One question; what are you going to DO with your photos? Are you making massive prints? Submitting to news agencies? For me compacts meet my needs...Dated but I still feel the same: https://aquabluedreams.com/#/page/my-digital-de-evolution/ If you are shooting a lot of wide angle natural light shots the bigger the sensor the better. If mainly using strobes not such a big issue. Lots of good deals on gear here in the Classifieds.
  5. We dive with and got our certification through http://www.bluextseadiving.com, they are great!
  6. Bluextsea is great, only 6 to a boat, good guides and will leave you alone if you want to take your time.
  7. Need to update this article but I think it is still relevant. I shoot the Sony RX100IV and the camera is even better... http://aquabluedreams.com/#/page/my-digital-de-evolution/
  8. Personally I love my Sony RX100 IV. Here is article I wrote awhile back when I had the RX100II but my feelings haven't changed: http://aquabluedreams.com/#/page/my-digital-de-evolution/ As to color...The following galleries were all shot on the Sony RX100. Fiji: http://aquabluedreams.com/#/gallery/fiji/dsc02229 Indonesia: http://aquabluedreams.com/#/gallery/indonesia-ambon-alor-2015/dsc03311
  9. Final follow up...the Glyph Technologies Atom RAID 2TB USB 3.1 Type-C External SSD came in and so far WOW! In FCPX I have a 3x45min 4k, time lines stacked on each other and editing and playback is super smooth. No more stuttering and stoping. From a strictly editing point of view very happy.
  10. In the end decided editing 4k video was the key. Would risk losing data if a drive fails. So went with the following external hard drive to edit on and then will use old hard drives to store final projects on. Thanks to Tamir at B&H to walk me through options. https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1295928-REG/glyph_technologies_ar2000slv_atom_raid_2tb_ssd.html
  11. Still trying to figure out what to do. Side note; to transfer 1.95TB of 4k video from my G-Tech 4tb external drive to my Lacie Tough Drive took about 13hrs at 42mb/sec.
  12. Thanks for all the info! I did download Blackmagic's Disk speed ap. On the iMac 512GB SSD drive it shows over 1900mb read/write speeds. On my old 4TB G-Tech drive with a Super Speed USB3.0 cable the read/write speed was about 40mb/s. So maybe a SSD external hard drive is the best route to edit FCPX from. Again all raw data for the projects is 1-2TB.
  13. Maybe same issue, maybe different. But opinions welcome Got a deal on a iMac i7 core, 4.2GH, 32GB ram, DDR4, 512GB SSD Drive. Using it mainly to edit 4k video, using FCPX. I have older G-Drive 4TB drives with USB3 connections. Given the "small" hard drive of the iMac I am trying to save to, and edit off an external hard drive. When working in FCPX and try to "play" a 5min video in the timeline it stutters and stops. You can see and hear the G-Drive working away. But as the FCPX timeline runs the stuttering, slow play makes it very hard to sync music or see timing. Would a Raid 5 system like linked below help in SPEED OF EDITING and smoother operation when using FCPX??? Not a pro, not super worried about storage, really looking to make editing in FCPX as fluid as possible. Hope that makes sense. Thanks again! (Price is always an issue) OWC / Other World Computing ThunderBay 4 8TB (4 x 2TB) Four-Bay Thunderbolt RAID Array https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1075757-REG/owc_other_world_computing_8tb_4_x_2tb.html
  14. Over the years have gone through Nikon D100, Nikon D200, Nikon D7000, Olympus EM5, Sony A7, Sony RX100, Sony RX100II, Sony RX100IV. Put them in Aquatica, Ikelite and Nauticam housings. In short, really believe for 90% of the people out there a high end compact with wet lenses and GOOD STROBES is the way to go. Did a short article for a local dive publication on my journey through systems: http://aquabluedreams.com/#/page/my-digital-de-evolution
  15. Ok a couple of more. Providing the seahorse shot just to give an idea of how "small" it will shoot. I did buy the Nauticam float collar, but never used it. With a few Stix floats on the arms really easy to shoot one handed.
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