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About wrayphoto

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  • Birthday September 21

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    Fort Lauderdale, FL

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  • Camera Model & Brand
    A little bit of everything... Primarily Nikon D810 and D7200.
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    Inon Z-240
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    A little bit of everything else.
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    Reef Photo & Video
  1. Here is some great sample footage from the GH4. Some shot utilizing manual white balance, some using video lights. The in-camera slow-motion, and post-processing camera movements are also impressive! http://bit.ly/GH4_Underwater
  2. Rainer, thank you very much, great footage! I tried it out yesterday, with the addition of Magic Filters, and all seemed to work pretty well. Frustrating that the D7000 doesn't let you change aperture while in LiveView mode... very frustrating. I relied mostly on changing ISO for quick exposure adjustments. I also shot with the Picture Control on Landscape for added contrast and saturation, although at times the contrast appeared too intense. I'll try to post a sample shortly...
  3. Thanks Paul, I'll give it a try. I do always shoot in RAW, but my concern is for white-balancing for DSLR video. In shooting stills, my results with Magic filters are great, but I've been having difficulty producing the same results shooting video, especially when diving deeper than the optimal depth for filter shooting... I've found DSLR video far more difficult to adjust in post than footage from my mini-dv video camera.
  4. I have a Nikon D7000 with a Tokina 10-17mm. I've experimented with different white balance techniques, and have not found any one solution that I'm happy with. I've shot with and without Magic filters, white balancing at depth. The Magic filters work quite well for 40 feet and shallower (in clear Caribbean water with +100 ft. viz), but I will also be shooting as deep as 100 feet. I know I can't expect great natural light color at that depth, but the DSLR white balance is far less attractive than my Sony HDR-HC9 video camera––my blues turn quite muddy/purple rather quickly. I've also found that the need to increase the ISO for such depths results in very noisy video. I would greatly appreciate any tips or tricks you may have discovered to achieve good white balance with pleasing blues, or any other suggested video settings for D7000 video. I've also tried setting the Picture Control to either Landscape or Vivid, which increases the contrast and saturation of the video, and helps the blues out a bit, but seems to increase the amount of noise (especially in Vivid). Many thanks.
  5. These are great, and you can mark them up with paint pens, stickers, etc... http://www.thepelicanstore.com/Pelican-091...-Case-1037.aspx
  6. After further investigation, it does appear that the rust issue I've experienced is due to the spring pins in place to prevent rotation. Everyone at Nauticam has been very prompt to respond to my inquiries and help resolve the issue as soon as possible.
  7. I own the Nauticam D7000 housing, and I too have noticed a ring of rust around the viewfinder. If this is a problem that only pertains to early Nauticam models and was addressed and fixed, then my D7000 must have slipped through the cracks. I'm happy to hear that it should be able to be fixed free-of-charge, but there definitely appears to be a quality control issue.
  8. Is this equipment still for sale? Very interested.
  9. Hmm, I'm not familiar with golden morays, I'll have to check into it. Leslie, thanks for the link. It does look quite similar, although there's a great difference in length... I'll keep on it--it's always fun to spot something you can't easily identify!
  10. I believe I may have spotted an orange moray today at a dive site called Little House on the East End of Grand Cayman. The eel was seen at a depth of roughly 50 feet deep, laying out over some algae and plant growth. At first glance, I thought I had seen a pipefish of sorts, but it didn't appear scaly as many pipefish do, nor did it have any banding. Upon reviewing my images back in my office, I discovered that it was no pipefish at all, but a very small eel. My best estimate would be about 4 inches in length. I turned to my Humann/DeLoach reef fish ID book to see if it might be a juvenile of one of the more common morays we see here, but finding no description or images of juveniles, I came upon the image of the orange moray, and the suggestion that sightings be reported to REEF. I still suspect that it might be a juvenile of a common species, as the body is near translucent. I've sent the images to REEF to hear their thoughts, but figured I might hear something sooner by posting here. The images were shot with an Olympus 790 SW point-and-shoot that I carry with me when I'm shooting wide on my DSLR, just in case I should happen to see anything small and interesting, so the quality isn't great, but hopefully it's enough for an ID! Thanks for your help!
  11. Is the remaining DS-125 still available? How much are you asking for it? Very interested. Thanks!
  12. Hi there, Would you be willing to sell the DS-125s separately from the rest of the lot? If so, how much would you like for them? Very interested. Thanks!
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