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  1. The article says Nikon funded most of the development of Sony stacked BI full frame sensor But whatever the case. What is the value add that Nikon provides over Sony for their mirrorless cameras made with the same chip? I cannot see any
  2. This is my macro rig but I would only rig something like that when I know there is going to be some bottom I can lay it on Even so when I have an octopus or fish that swims I cannot really use it so it becomes an hindrance if you are not careful https://interceptor121.com/panasonic-gh5/macro-video/
  3. Thanks for comparing me to Howard Hall those guys have budgets they are in a different game For what concerns backscatter video that is the classic issue with macro video a set of static shots which for me are well taken but boring. I rather take some photos and do a slide show. This is the reason why I never ever dive with a macro lens. You can't prepare the scene and do anything different than 1 shot. I prefer to take photos instead of 5 seconds of video with no action in it. It is nice to have a critter but from those videos a normal person would not even know if this is big small where does it live? It is very technical for people in the sector and after a bit of excitement it goes away If you have a lot of time what works is to go on the same scene and try all sorts of shots and then combine them
  4. This is a trip where I had a tripod base However I could only use it for a very small set of shots because the fish would move except frogfish As long as you follow the parallax of a fish you can shoot handheld is the same on land Tripod are good for static subjects only when there is sufficient depth of field and therefore the use case is extremely limited Fly into Lembeh Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Tripod is not good if the fish moves octopuses and sea horses do that So the tripod is only good for a nudibranch or for some types of shrimp the rest is always handheld Hence you need IBIS On land I use a pan and tilt head for tele work but not for macro that is static tripod but doesn’t work with bees or similar only with flowers Fish unfortunately swim Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. So maybe the issue you mention is what [mention]thetrickster [/mention] referred to? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. This is all handheld 4K Diving Puerto Galera 2016 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Abu Dabbab 2019 - Filter Matching tests 3:00 onwards I have done seahorses handheld in 2012 it is possible but hard Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. If we are talking about real macro frame size of 36mm wide for use However most videos you see are not real macro they are close up work with frame size between 10 and 30 cm. I can manage those handheld if the conditions are right with IBIS but not without for up to 10-15 seconds At higher magnification you have all sorts of issue as the depth of field is minimal so if your subject moves you are fried together with your tripod
  10. https://www.eoshd.com/news/nikon-z9-thoughts-and-what-to-expect-on-the-video-side-following-my-leader-sony-a1/#more-26701 6K$ the market is really a small pond by now. In mirrorless world there are basically 3 sensors Sony, canon and Fuji. Fuji only does APSC and medium format so it is not in full frame Canon doesn’t license their sensors So Nikon, Panasonic, OMD all use Sony technology While Panasonic has focus on video and OMD is on MFT cameras Nikon is exactly on the same platform of Sony with no real added value proposition. Their cameras are bulkier than sony and don’t achieve almost anything Sony can’t do and they are always late on the market Canon invested in their own technology and this is now paying back I am afraid Nikon mirrorless future is very dim Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. There are plenty of situations where you don’t or can’t use some form of tripod And in some places you cannot lay anything on the bottom or your dive guide takes you out of the water IBIS helps for any type of framing close shot that is not macro anyway like your pike scene which is in fact shaky Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. How do you place a tripod if you are doing a wall dive exactly? In some places it is forbidden to lay anything on the bottom too
  13. I have been always looking at camera with IBIS for underwater video. There are some little bumps and movements that cannot be avoided especially for close up handheld work Recently however many cinema cameras without IBIS have come on the scene BMPCC4/6 ZCAM and some top range canon models like 1DXIII also do not have IBIS as well as Panasonic GH5s I see lots of footage shot at 60fps and then slowed down to 24/25/30 to mask the instability and wobbles and the difficulty of the diver to hold the camera steady, personally I hate those type of shots as things underwater with some exception do not move fast at all. Water is a liquid after all with dampening effect. I also find that if you need slow motion you would need in excess of 100 better 200 fps to have something really interesting to see So I wonder in 2021 how people feel about IBIS? Are there advances in post production have better results than say 3 years ago (from what I can see artefacts show in water but maybe I do not know the latest and greatest software)?
  14. In your case the monitor is HMDI 1.4 is the camera that has the 2.0 but you don't have a 2.0 cable. Am I correct?
  15. Yes that is why I said nobody is thrilled on this forum. I do not see video creators embracing nikon either
  16. For sure but to be frank I don’t think anybody is thrilled by Nikon Z series here Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  17. Some of your images look better than those review clip that are unimpressive to say the least same was for the S1H from backscatter it was not great
  18. https://www.dpreview.com/interviews/9636338352/interview-nikon-a-flagship-nikon-z-series-mirrorless-camera-can-be-expected-within-the-year 8K video I bet Nikon and Panasonic will use the same sensor in the latest Sony A1 1. Sony obviously 2. Panasonic before the Olympics. Panasonic does not rely on sensor technology for autofocus only need to design ASICs 3. Nikon as they have less experience with video and have their own quirks to lay upon the chip Although I like video I really do not see a point in 8K video right now. The masses are on HD and Instagram is 1080x608
  19. Do you have any clips so I can see your results? I put it against Panasonic because they are the best. I am trying to find alternatives and once I factor my requirements I always find none
  20. I have used Sony for over 10 years starting with camcorders, had not seen that section So 600/60=10/8=1.25 Mb per all I frame vs 2 of Panasonic and 2.35 of Canon For $3,499 The housing though is cost effective with the 28-60mm WWL-1 combo I wonder if the custom white balance still fails? https://www.cined.com/sony-a7s-iii-lab-test-does-it-live-up-to-the-hype/ quote Unfortunately, a similar situation like we encountered with the Sony FX9 in the lab test is happening: it seems that the internal codec XAVC S-I (4:2:2 10bit) with an average bit rate of 250Mbit/s for 25 frames per second is not capable to retain shadow detail without showing nasty chroma noise artefacts. Those large patches of blocky chroma noise cannot be removed effectively by noise reduction.
  21. I know the 1.4 cables had a history of breaking. But I was wondering how the new M28 bulkhead and 2.0 cables are performing? I have an Atomos Ninja V that eventually I would use for prores raw or 50 fps but I am concerned about the track record of this solution Anybody has field experience with this?
  22. It does not say much the shape is professional format instead of small footprint This year after Sony, Nikon and Panasonic will come with new to range I think while Canon has already done with it with the R5 If the Olympics go ahead we will see product releases in April and May
  23. I just checked the movie specifications of this camera HS I guess this is high speed? (4:2:2, 10bit, NTSC) (Approx.): 120p (280Mbps), 60p (200Mbps / 100Mbps), 24p (100Mbps / 50Mbps); 3840 x 2160 (4:2:2, 10bit, PAL) (Approx.): 100p (280Mbps), 50p (200Mbps / 100Mbps), Standard (4:2:2, 10bit, NTSC) (Approx.): 120p (280Mbps), 60p (200Mbps), 30p (140Mbps), 24p (100Mbps); 3840 x 2160 (4:2:2, 10bit, PAL) (Approx.): 100p (280Mbps), 50p (200Mbps), 25p (140Mbps) Sony did not want or could not integrate functionality to provide an all intra high bitrate codec something canon and Panasonic do I would like to understand why they made this choice which limits this camera significantly especially underwater where water is not well managed by your typical IBP h264. I can see the 100 and 200 mbps modes are an interesting tool for some specific shots but frankly I see very limited use for them and the bread and butter still runs at 140 mbps????
  24. The level of contrast is entirely due to the distance and the incident light angle The lens doesn’t come into the mix as it only influences the field of view so the results will be similar perhaps more magnification helps the framing but not the contrast Hence getting as close as possible is a good idea Using a wwl-1 type of solution only works when the dolphins come at you otherwise a rectilinear standard zoom is better for framing. Dolphins are not so big after all Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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