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SwiftFF5 last won the day on May 15 2020

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About SwiftFF5

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    Virginia, USA
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    Water Rescue (Public Safety Diving) - yeah, I'm a mud crawler.

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    Panasonic GH5
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    Sola 2000
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    Small HD monitor

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  1. Lots of good advice above. I dive a vulcanized rubber drysuit, mostly because it is much easier to decontaminate after getting in mucky water, but they are generally more expensive than the trilam or neoprene drysuits discussed above, and also tend to be a bit stiffer and impede your swimming to a small degree. Although I always wear dry gloves with that drysuit, I generally don't bother with the glove liners, since my hands don't tend to get too cold if my core is warm. Very good advice above on maintenance, and seal replacement. If you are using latex seals, they require care and still need periodic replacement.
  2. I would love to get a chance to see them someday. Thanks for the wonderful film.
  3. Yes, our local Wegman's recently had lionfish i n the seafood section, also. I was very encouraged to see that.
  4. I have used both flip adapters and bayonet mounts. My WWL-1 was on a bayonet mount, so my macro diopter also had to be on a bayonet mount. Previously, on my old system, I had the macro diopter on a flip mount. As soon as I sold the WWL-1, I bought a dual flip mount for my (now) two macro diopters. While the bayonet mount does work well, I was constantly worried about dropping one or the other of these expensive lenses while changing them. The flip mount eliminates that worry. You do need to be careful about positioning so that it doesn't interfere with your lights, or setting up your photo but it does give me peace of mind and one less thing to worry about while task loading with everything else connected to underwater videography. Just my opinion.
  5. I don't like fisheyes, so that would not be my recommendation. I was using a 14 - 42 plus a WWL-1 on a micro-4/3 camera and found that I didn't really need or want the WWL-1, so I took it off. Most of my video was probably in the 25 - 35 mm range. For whatever that's worth.
  6. For video, I use Pinnacle Studio Ultimate. I know that it isn't all that popular here, but it works well for me.
  7. Nice work, you got some good footage there. Someday, I would love to see that, too.
  8. Thanks Chris, that is a great and useful analysis.
  9. I've seen the ads, but nothing more. I am also curious about them.
  10. FWIW, I am using a Small HD monitor and highly recommend some sort of monitor for shooting video. It has really helped me out. I was looking at the Ninja V, but there wasn't a housing for it available at the time that I was purchasing, which is why I ended up with the one that I have. I think that there may other, cheaper options out there now, and I would certainly suggest that you try one out, I think that you will like using it.
  11. You may have already checked here, but have you tried suppliers like DigiKey and Mouser electronics? Those are my go-to vendors for electronic parts.
  12. I wonder what that snapper was "thinking" - very odd.
  13. I have used several iterations of the Oceanic ProPlus console, mostly for the large easy to read screen. I also wear a wrist computer as a backup.
  14. Yes, I agree. At first, I was put off by it, and then quickly realized that it was a conscious decision - and a good one for the story that you were telling. Nice job.
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