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About gobiodon

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    Freswater vidography

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    Sony A6000, Yi4K, Yi4K+, GoPro, ActionproX9
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    ikelite strobes and weefine lights

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  1. It was a time ago, but I ordered from this German company and I was satisfied with them: https://www.lichtdekor.de/Lichtfasern/Lichtfasern-Endlicht-170/ I think ordering from other EU contries would also be without problem
  2. I've considered this camera but I didn't find it better than any other top action cameras. It uses a bit outdated sensor and the only advantage is the mechanical stabilization. I agree with you that top action cameras are great and even good enough for TV broadcasting. Sometimes they're better tools than bigger large sensor cameras.
  3. Do you have the proper dome port for this lens?
  4. Very nice. It's time to invest into a VR headset. Which camera(s) have you used?
  5. I’ve recently bought a 360 degree camera (Insta360 One X2) for underwater videography. I do lots of work with small camera traps (action cameras on tripod) but the footage is always static and the direction is not always perfect, so some cropping is required. The idea was to freely choose the view point and have the opportunity to apply smooth camera movements (pan, tilt, zoom). I have ambivalent feeling but I would say it’s mainly positive. I uploaded some real 360 degree videos to my Youtube channel: https://youtu.be/SX0EJRt70T8 https://youtu.be/Tuvz5qiEtt8 I haven’t tried to watch them with VR headset and I mainly use the camera for standard videos. I’m not sure that with a standard action camera I could have recorded these: https://youtu.be/_RKtSIUnbFQ https://youtu.be/3IZ2kq-epGs I haven’t tried it in a coral sea but so far I’m happy. There are many limitations. The underwater housing is not the best, and the stich line is visible. Also the camera cannot look down. Maybe a bigger sphere housing would be better. It’s a 5.7 K camera but the normal view is just FHD (barely). Few years ago 3D video was a big thing but today it’s completely gone. Maybe 360 degree video will have the same fate. What do you think?
  6. In strong current I would just fix a gopro head to a lead block
  7. I've just created a mini tripod (tetrapod) for my action cameras. I used some scrap metal pieces (aluminium) I found in my tinkering cabinet (probably pieces not used for furniture assembly). Assembly was quick. I sprayed it with black paint and next day it was ready. Light and easy to transport.
  8. Very nice. Lots of details, I think this lens is really good. Unfortunately the sony version has no electronic aperture control.
  9. It seems to be a great lens regarding optical quality. The main problem I see is that even in case of a properly working focus gear, there is no way to change the aperture of the lens.
  10. Very nice descriptions in the recommended file. Actually, I would try position a single lamp as shown in the first picture of the pdf (and would fine tune from there)
  11. "shooting general scenes of reefs etc from around 2-5m distance" is the first problem. You have to go closer to have effects from your lamp. Imagine the cone of light. It should illuminate the subject but not the water between your camera and the subject (as much as possible) to avoid backscatter. A single light I would position on the top af the camera on an arm (but far from it) and try to tilt upwards and check the effect.
  12. I have recently purchased a very cheap but well-made aluminium tripod base from BGNing (on Aliexpress). I haven't tried yet underwater but it's quite sturdy on land. It was 40 Euro including shipping.
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