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MJvC last won the day on September 4 2018

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About MJvC

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  • Birthday 07/12/1976

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  • Camera Model & Brand
    Canon 40D, 50D, 5D Mkii
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    Sea & Sea MDX 40D, Subal 5DMii
  • Strobe/Lighting Model & Brand
    Sea & sea Ys 250, YS 110 Alpha, Inon Z240
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    ULCS strobe arms,The Fisheye FIX LED48DX
  1. I use the Tokina 11-16mm f2.8. This lens does not have the protrusion that sticks into the camera turret like the canon EF-S lenses. Which enables the mirror to flap out of place without breaking. This lens is rectilinear which I prefer to fisheye for video work,
  2. Seacam definitely went the correct path with there housing of this lens. Opting to incase the entire lens. Unlike Gates and Nauticam. https://wetpixel.com/articles/seacam-announces-lens-support-for-laowa-lenses
  3. Nauticam have solved the battery issue time and again With the SonyA7Sii as well as the Blackmagis Cinema camera. I really don't see this as a huge obstacle.
  4. I wonder when we the first housing will be announced. I cannot believe that someone won't make a housing for this.
  5. The cylinder is the audio buzzer that sounds in the event of moisture bridging the 2 pin sensor.
  6. From the "RedUser Forum" John Ellerbrock of Gates has confirmed that Gates has been working with with Laowa / Venus Optics for a while now and they will have a version or port out soon. He also mentioned that the one that BP2 used was manufactured by Esprit Films and Television / Dave Blackham.
  7. A long time ago Inon made one of these but the optics were terrible not yielding any part of the image sharp. This version from Laowa looks to be far superior. I would be very interested in trying out this for wide angle macro video underwater. I will probably try and have a port built for it to fit a Nauticam. Do any of you have any thoughts on this. Check out these links. https://www.cinema5d.com/snorkel-macro-lens-video-review-laowa-24mm-f14-probe-lens/ https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/laowa/revolutionize-macro-videography-laowa-24mm-f-14-pr?ref=6wydht
  8. Have Nauticam come out with a Newer Compatibility Chart with Zoom and Focus Gear part numbers for Nauticam's Cinema Housings If so please can you put up a link. I am also looking for any Pool Chart Tests for this optic. Thanks
  9. Hi Ryan Thanks for the replies. I saw somewhere someone using the EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens on C200 with a WACP. Would this give more versatility (in terms of angle of cover) using a S35mm (DX) type sensor or would you still recommend the 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM for S35 format. Also is the front element of the WACP replaceable by a Nauticam service center like Reef (or would it require sending back to Nauticam HQ if it got scratched) and what would the cost be to replace that element.
  10. Are there any updates with regard to new lenses (i.e. DX or EFs lenses) or test charts that have been shot with the WACP
  11. Has any one tried the WACP with a Red Weapon and a 17-55mm or any other DX Kit lenses. Very interested in this for video work in the 6K-8K range i.e. 1,3x - 1,6x crop.
  12. Thanks for this. Why does it plug into the hdmi port. I guess this then excludes the possibility of using the atomos Showgun. Definitely looks like something that would excite TSA agents
  13. Has anyone tried the Sony A7Sii in the Nauticam housing with the Nikonos 15mm lens. This lens was legendary back in the days of film for its edge to edge sharpness and lack of distortion. I was wondering what this setup might be like as a compact rig for freediving and recording 4K with. The new Sony's ability to now record internal 4K makes this rig small enough with the 15mm lens on it to be able to freedive all day with.
  14. The Pix-5 is defiantly a nicer option to take underwater. I would defiantly be interested if Nauricam came out with a housing. The Showgun is just too big if you are having to swim hard.
  15. Hi Alex This is looking very promising and exciting. Do you have any plans to sell them commercially and for other housings.
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