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Davide DB

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  1. Since many people have a large fleet of Nikon lenses, is there a proven Nikon F to Sony E adapter with autofocus?
  2. Maybe it depends on hand size. I'm not the only one.
  3. Few posts above I wrote that I never use a cover and it was true until I changhed my rebreather. Now, with a SM rebreather i have tanks below my hips and I nearly scratched my lens two times... I'm thinking to add some grip extending the tabs with a material like Sugru. I have to try if it's so durable.. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B089WHP1WD?th=1
  4. I am reopening this old thread because I still can't find a satisfactory solution to protect the WWL-1 lens for the kind of diving I do. I need to protect the lens in the transfer I make between shots and I would like to be able to take the cover/cap off and put it back on with one hand. BTW this is my buddy carrying his camera basket style... I agree with @OwenF but absurdly (once modified with a bolt snap and paracord as suggested by @TmxDiver) the original hard cap remains the best solution... Unfortunately I dive with dry gloves and it is almost impossible to get it open. Could it be that Nauticam, who is so detail focused, has never thought of this? You don't make good videos and photos only in tropical seas Maybe at the next WWL1-C @Edward Lai will give us a dryglove-proof cap. This is an example of wht I'm saying
  5. This could be a good solution. i have to try if I'm able to remove and put it back easily with one hand...
  6. After the Ring Trilogy, the Coral Trilogy could not be missed! English Subtitles Available! In the summer of 2022, we were involved in a citizen science project collaborating with Dr. Martina Coppari of the Università Politecnica delle Marche on a study on the reproduction of the Mediterranean black coral, Antipathella subpinnata. It was an opportunity not to be missed for us to package a "trilogy" of videos documenting all the work done by teams of divers in the water led by university biologists. In the first of three episodes, after a lecture on the reproductive biology of these beautiful hexacorals, the technical divers dive on a black coral forest at 70-80 meters (230-260 ft) to take the samples needed to census the Antipathella colonies under study.
  7. Sorry my fault. I thought you were referring to its possible use behind a Nauticam wet lens. That's why I was pointing out the zoom extension.
  8. Maybe just behind a dome. Zooming it extends a lot!
  9. Try this: https://forum.blackmagicdesign.com/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=116271
  10. I never had lag problems on hdmi monitor on my gh5. I'll tell you about gh5m2 on the next dive. Anyway underwater pans and tilts are so slow that I don't see the problem.
  11. My distance vision is finee too so presbyopia contact lens was my solution. I wear them only for the dive.
  12. Strait of Messina. Just read my 2 old posts here
  13. Of course it is a very good photo camera but as usual Panasonic is among the best when it comes to the video compartment... Lets see if we will have an underwater housing for it. Camera will be introduced today along a new lens and maybe other goodies. It comes in two flavors: DC-S5M2 and DC-S5M2X. The latter with Prores and IP streaming. There is a new lens too: LUMIX S 14-28mm F4-5.6 MACRO lens construction: 14 elements in 10 groups (1 aspherical ED lens, 1 aspherical lens, 3 ED lenses, 1 UHR lens) Shortest shooting distance: 0.15m Maximum magnification: 0.5x (at 28mm) / 0.25x (at 14mm) Filter size: 77mm Size: φ84 x 89.8mm Weight: 345g S5 II Sensor 24.2MP CMOS Dual Native ISO V-Log 640/4000 HLG 400/2500 AF Phase Hybrid AF IS 5-Axis Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization Internal Recording 6K 3:2/17:9 4:2:0 10-bit (23.98/24/25/29.97p) 5.9K 16:9 4:2:0 10-bit (23.98/24/25/29.97p) DCI 4K/UHD 4:2:2 10-bit (23.98/24/25/29.97/47.95/ 48.00/50/59.94p) 3.3K (4:3) 4:2:2 10-bit (23.98/24/25/29.97/47.95/ 48.00/50p FHD 4:2:2 10-bit (23.98/24/25/29.97/47.95/ 48.00/50/59.94/ 100.00/119.88p) S5 II X External Recording via USB-C to an SSD 5.8K ProRes 422/422HQ (23.98/24/25/29.97p) DCI 4K/UHD ProRes 422/422HQ (23.98/24/25/29.97/ 50/59.94p) 3.3K (4:3) ProRes 422/422HQ (23.98/24/25/29.97/50p FHD 4:2:2 10-bit (23.98/24/25/29.97/47.95/ 48.00/50/59.94/ 100.00/119.88p)
  14. Thanks guys, Really don't you have subtitles available? I loaded them for Italian and English and I see the CC button enabled. I can choose language via the gear symbol but Youtube automatically choose language via browser/app user language. I have to check it. Sorry
  15. Thanks Tim Managing the equipment while shooting or taking pictures is the hardest part because I always have to have an eye on the instruments and try to be as stable as possible. My buddy Claudio valerio is a professional cameraman and has a far better success rate than mine
  16. After so many videos just music & images, we wanted to try to tell stories around some of the lesser-known biological aspects of well-known dive spots but at the same time be "showcases" for those who have never been there. It was difficult and perhaps impossible to make mini-guides but we tried to show that the unexpected and the beauty are right there, in the places we frequent most. You just need to have the tools to see them. In the first episode we opened with a small introduction about our equipment and dives but we tried to use language that did not emphasize the danger and exceptionality of technical diving as we often see people do but rather show that scooters and rebreathers are just tools to closely observe these animals in their natural environment. In this episode we found at 65 meters (215 ft) a small resident community of John Dory (Zeus faber) that uses the complexity of the Lytocarpia forest as the ideal place to hide and hunt. We chose the Vlog format because it is perhaps the one that would most render to viewers the immediacy and impression of being there. All to the great shame of me improvising as a Youtuber with white hair and Claudio's big laugh behind the camera and the puzzled looks of the other divers in the Diving. For the pixel peepers: not all the images are technically perfect or exceptional, but they were chosen with the story-telling function in mind. For the techies: everything is shot with a GH5S and GH5 in Aquatica/Nauticam housing; several lenses: 12-35mm, 8-18mm, 14-42mm + WWL-1B and Keldan Lights. English subtitles available
  17. Yes. A couple of my buddies use them with great satisfaction https://www.instagram.com/rosarioscariati/
  18. When I was young I wished I could have been him. Ballesta is in another league. If you come to Tuscany to Porto Ercole I will be delighted to be your guide (even to the restaurant)
  19. Today we launch Underwater Italy, a new video channel dedicated to deep diving in the Mediterranean sea. The YouTube channel is a container through which me and my buddy Claudio Valerio narrate about our dives in the twilight zone, a depth interval, where coral forests, sponge gardens and millennia-old animals form ecosystems that have not yet been directly altered by humans. This is the so-called mesophotic zone, the bathymetric range between fifty and one hundred and twenty meters, which in recent years is proving to be crucial in investigating the impact of climate and anthropogenic changes on our seas. With our footage we want to unveil the secrets of little-known seabeds where scientific research and exploration confront the beauty of nature. Seabeds that are actually very close to the most common dive sites where hundreds of divers dive every weekend. And it is precisely in these spots, served daily by diving centers, that technical diving has redrawn and in some cases overturned the map of possible dives. It has given us the ability to combine two or more dive spots in a single trip or find new ones. This information quickly became the heritage of local diving communities, but transmitted mostly in oral form it is inevitably destined for word of mouth distortion if not oblivion. Hence an additional reason for preserving the memory of these environments and perhaps setting a baseline for future observations. Out there, a few hundred meters from the diving moorings, close to walls, shoals and wrecks is an unknown world waiting to be (re)discovered. In the coming weeks we will publish the first video. for now a small trailer only music and images. If you like it, please subscribe
  20. Beautiful images but IMHO over six minutes of music only video are too much even for Howard Hall. You should create smallerclps around a specific subject.
  21. On the Anglerfish site the fact that the monitor is sealed is listed as an advantage. Maybe I am wrong but to me it gives me more confidence that a monitor is vacuum sealed with the camera housing. However seeing the photos and features it seems to me the best pure monitor among those on the market
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