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  1. I would expect both to be a cut of a 12 cm radius and be made of same thickness glass. either way you are unlikely to see any difference. The 9" white balance port is acrylic for what I recall and that may bother you depending on how the lens is prone to flare
  2. Can't put comments on the video Other than the image being a bit dark looks very sharp. A bit of slow mo here and there but generally all is in focus and sharp as it could be taking into account the suspended particles Close up shots very strong mid shots a bit weaker due to conditions and light/ color but seems a step forward
  3. So the HSS is performed by the strobe not by the converter then?
  4. I have read that the UWT TTL Converter now supports HSS for Retra I wonder if the camera needs to be put in TTL for HSS to work as this is the behaviour I get with HSS land flash where HSS is not available in manual Maybe Pavel Kolpakov can clarify? Interesting development nonetheless Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. What Bill says is theoretical Practically you need to see what is the lens working distance in water and then see how the close up lens improves it I found all those calculations to be incorrect Sometimes a lens focusses so close that a wet lens has zero benefit despite the formula Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. I would get a longer lens as priority then add a close up lens for further magnification This will also help compressing the background behind the subject Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Diopters reduce working distance they do not magnify anything. The magnification comes from getting closer and is only controlled by the camera field of view and focus distance. You do not say if you use a DX of FX camera in any case it is preferable to work at 100mm+ equivalent for macro so that you have some working distance for the strobes this also helps with skittish subjects. Obviously if visibility is not a major issue
  8. The transition from GoPro to a normal camera can be frustrating. The GoPro is a fixed focus camera you just go around and snap away. Image quality in simple terms is crap however it is extremely easy to use. Cameras have higher image quality can white balance and are more versatile however you need to get to grips with the fact that you need to understand the basics of depth of field and ports otherwise you will end up with many blurred shots. The investment from GoPro to camera with wet lens (mandatory for video) is significant so consider that carefully
  9. It may be a problem if you keep them always on. Except some specific scenarios I don’t so they will still be 50% and you can top them up Keldan ergonomics are the best from that point of view...but expensive especially as spare batteries are not cheap Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Match the lights is only possible at full and half power Google Interceptor121 DivePro g18 review Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Yes 4x But sola is 15000 and I would get that for the price if you don’t have other lights i have divepro g18+ and a pair of sola 1200 as the divepro dimmer is useless Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. In UK Keldan £1490 DivePro £1299 Sola £1490 For £200 don’t buy DivePro as they are not useable for Macro as the dimming switch os rubbish If you find them cheap OK but practically you will only use them for wide angle Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Mike asking people on facebook on a generic group is not a good idea For caves you have two options WWL-1 you can use f/5.6 and even wider in some cases Panasonic 8-18mm in 180mm glass dome, this lens does not have the warping issue of 7mm lenses but it will require f/8 because of field of curvature of the dome. Narrower lenses will be too narrow for smaller caves. Generally domes will bring all sorts of issue of focus that you really want to avoid. I also want to add that 1. Power zoom lens does not work with Dual IS and is limited to lens stabiliser that is pool. Consider changing to 14-42 MKII and 35 macro port 2. GH5s has no IBIS though as you are working with PZ it would be the same as you are not using it With WWL-1 you will be able to shoot at ISO 1600 and lower and this will be adequate the supposed better noise of the GH5s is not worth the other ergonomics and lack of stabilisation. In terms of shooting settings I agree that 24p will give you another stop however you need to fin slowly or the edges will move too quick even for the WWL-1
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