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About ~Zissou~

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    United Kingdom
  • Camera Model & Brand
    Sony RX100
  • Camera Housing
    Nauticam NA-RX100
  • Strobe/Lighting Model & Brand
    Sola 500
  • Accessories
    Bluewater Macro lens
  • Industry Affiliation
    Oceans Below
  1. Thanks for the kind words guy's! Here is Vol.2 incase you're interested Not quite as happy with this one, but its still just for fun. Comments and critique alway welcome! ~Z~
  2. Here is a little video I made just for fun during monsoon season here, in case anyone would like a gander. Criticism and suggestions are always welcome. Inspired by a few of my favourite (and fictional) pioneers. Hope you enjoy!
  3. Hey, I may not post much, but I'll vouch for Koh Tao being an excellent place to start seriously getting into underwater video. Very easy diving and nice critters with many (many, many) dive shops available to work at to gain more experience once you've completed your training. I definitely wouldn't knock resort experience either. You dive and film almost every day, build up a lot of stock for yourself (not to mention your showreel for when you do decide to move on), become an excellent diver and I believe you'll learn a lot about the behaviour of various critters. Many companies on Koh Tao are more focused solely on Open water course filming, and others offer documentary style training. I work at Oceans Below, so I'll attempt not to be bias and just say you should check out the youtube channels of the various companies to see what impresses you most Good luck!
  4. Really nice! Thanks for sharing. I'd love to see them someday.
  5. Thanks Steve! That means a lot. Especially coming from someone with such an awesome flikr page! Definitely makes me want to get into photography more. Now that I've finally purchased a camera of my own (RX100) I can only hope to get better!
  6. yup.. more of a growing investment than a one off purchase! I just need a camera and housing I can slowly build up on and use for the next couple of years. So want a nice durable housing and good cam. Managed to find an Rx100 second hand for £300 on gumtree, grabbed it! So I guess I'm committed to my Patima choice now. Also found the RX100 new for £350 on http://www.eglobaldigitalstore.co.uk/compact-cameras.html Plus if you google vouchers you can find one for another £5 off of that pretty good deal considering second hand ones on ebay go for around £350. Ebay is suddenly not so cheap these days..! Woohoo, glad the chase is over, now to get my hands on it and get in the water. Will update in the future if I get my mits on a Wet-mate or something. Thanks for all the advice ~Z~
  7. Found it for €559 in a few places, still searching though. If you google '€559 Patima rx100' there are a few online stores with this price. Cheapest I've found so far. Mostly German stores..?
  8. Thanks Dustin. Can't wait to get more practice, thats only the footage I brought home, I should've really sifted through it all better before choosing what to bring back. And typically, the best things I saw were when I was leading and had no camera. Gutted. But cheers, nice forum, love watching peoples videos and hearing about tips and techniques. P.S. Your videos are ace!
  9. A fair point. Looking at the costs for future add-ons is quite important to me. I wont be able to afford any additional goodies for the next 6 months at least, though I may be able to borrow and try out some. As it stands, I'm looking at RX100's and Patima housings (having read many topics on this camera and the many choice of housings). I think this will be the one for me, a decent Aluminium housing and a great camera, all for around £800. thanks for all the help guy's. My hunt is almost over..! I would've liked an LX7, but the lack of housing choice is a bit of a shame (compared to RX100/G15/S110). I've no doubt a Nauticam housing is great and well worth the money, I am just simply really financially restrained at the moment, and 800 was my absolute max budget (for both). Not much wiggle room, and not that realistic, but I think I can pull it off. Just about.. Thanks for all the suggestions, I should change the name of this topic to "g15 alternatives.." And once again, awesome blog Interceptor, google keeps leading me right back to it.
  10. Hey there, Some really nice video's posted in here and some good suggestions too, so figured I'd give it a go. Just put together a little vid of my best clips from Koh Tao this year. More for my family/friends instead of bombarding facebook with screenshots of all the critters I saw. I only started filming properly in January, so I've still got a lot to learn, but feel free to check it out and critique. I doubt I'll do another version just yet anyway, as I said, it's only for personal use and I had to steal work computers to edit! Hope ya enjoy..!
  11. Awesome! Hoping to grab my own RX100 soon, can only hope to have such nice subjects. Very nice! ~Z~
  12. Ok, thanks. Sorry to keep bugging, I just really want my first little set up before I get back in the water. And every time I settle on a choice, something I notice last minute sets me back to zero. Happened again last night with the RX100. Manual focus during video is a real bonus that I'd love to have, and only tehe LX7 and Rx100 seem to have it? I do intend on using it for video mainly, with a little dabble in photography here and there. I read a few previous blogs on the RX100 including your own and it seems great, I also found the Patima housing pretty cheap for an ali, so figured that'd be the one to go for. But alas, you said the RX100 does not have ND filter, is poor at macro and no custom WB in video mode (though you've included many handy work-around tips on your blog, thanks!). Are these deal breakers, or do you think its still worth getting an RX100 with a Patima housing as a relatively cheap compact video solution?? All of these high end compact camera's seem to have a down side that the others pick up on. Is it simply a case of choosing which feature you can live without? How wrong I was to hope I could have it all and a housing with all features all for max £800..
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