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  1. Looks great! Good choices now if you are coming from m43 or canon to BM as both BMPCC’s are nice. Real shame they went EF and didn’t licence the newer canon mount. The image quality ( ignoring resolution for the moment ) seems very similar between the BMPCC4K and the BMPCC6K, the 6 does seem to have better shadow recovery - but it’s super close especially with colour and highlights. In regards to Resolution. I was really shocked how much more resolution you get with 5.7 / 6K frames compared to 4K, and downsampling those to 4K you are getting more colour info per pixel. Nice it have and like you say some cropping ability in post too. Would love 6K on my BMPCC4K!! However it seems 6K S35 underwater comes at a cost. The total cost of getting the 6K underwater compared to the 4K when you factor in the cost of the WACP vs WWL1, the $1000 difference in body and optics, I’m sure is probably going to be towards $5k in cost differential. Ouch. Plus there is the issue of the S35 crop and not utilising all of the WACP benefits. Defo want one / more resolution! But a few gotchas and price issues not making me want to drop everything for it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. It’s a bit of both to be honest. Having a screen at the same plane as the handles is never really an optimal setup, so as I do have the inferno already from the GH5 setup. I do benefit from the much better ergonomics, monitoring tools, plus it’s buoyancy and balance (in pitch and roll) in the water is perfect. However saying that, if I didn’t have the inferno already then I would probably not bother with the big expense of a monitor and housing, yes it makes the whole setup a much nicer experience but costs wise it not worth it if I had to buy again. Defo don’t need a monitor - but it’s hard to go back once you do. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. I’m of the understanding that a BMPCC6K housing is in the works. (From a comment I read on FB). The BMPCC6K is truly an interesting camera, I’m shocked how much more resolution it has over 4K. It’s has been shown to be a good couple stops better in low light recovery (see the Cinema5D DR tests) than the BMPCC4K but overall they are very similar in colour and DR if the exposure is same - nothing I’ve seen to be night and day differences. I see a lot of people buying the 6K to replace their 4K, but end up selling on, as it seems 6K is massively data intensive, for the end results to end up back on 4K timelines and 4K deliveries to YouTube / Vimeo etc. Alas I actually feel for underwater and my type of shooting the m43 mount size is a better bet. Can make use of the detachable WWL1, given you amazing versatility uw, has greater DoF at the same aperture etc. Not sure why we are all going FF for video (thinking S1H and the like) as for documentary / wildlife style shooting, I really don’t want to be anywhere near f2 or shallower, have hard enough time getting focus now. Really haven’t used it my as much as I had hoped TBH. Paired with my Inferno. It’s a joy in the water. if I’m honest the GH5 is a much more rounded system for the hobbyist and I should of been happy to stick with that (and it’s why I’ve also kept it) but man I wanted a play with raw shooting :-) Any questions, fire away. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Can't see this fitting the current NA-BMPCCII housing. Not sure I would want it. If you want a monitor, get something to sit above the camera, at a more natural viewing angle. BMPCC4K getting a FW update soon to enable 2.6k at 120p which will be interesting. Haven't dived my much (too much damn work!) but love it so far.
  5. For Sale: Nauticam M16 Offset Vacuum Valve As per backscatter listing: https://www.backscatter.com/Nauticam-M16-Offset-Extension-with-Vacuum-Valve-wi Will post up photos of actual unit later. In used condition, works perfectly, will come complete with vacuum pump. Location in Spain, happy to ship EU. Looking for 130e + postage.
  6. Sorry for the delay in answering. You will need to replace the NA-GH5 with the NA-GH5SV to obtain access to the new M24 port - no modifications available. At this time I don't believe there is any trade-in options going forward. I've now upgraded to the GH5SV housing and I've had my existing (NA-FLAME) Inferno housing modified by Nauticam to the new M24 port - it required re-drilling and anodising to access the M24 port connector, I now have access to the newer / stronger Nauticam HDMI cables and they are easy to remove for transport and replacement. Kudos to Nauticam on the new cabling - they have a longer warranty on them too! I now also gain the ability to use 10bit @ 4K60 to ProRes with the GH5 / GH5s - however that wasn't my primary goal (as I have a RAW enabled BMPCC4K) - my goal was to get the bigger port and more robust cabling. I am not sure what upgrade programs are in-place worldwide, you will need to speak with your local Nauticam Rep, as different regions may provide different options, but I don't believe there is any straight NA-GH5 > NA-GH5SV upgrade paths. Agreed it looks slowed down - Looks like the standard 60P down to 30P (or 24P) trick. Nice thou!
  7. Yeah found a few good offers around £40-£50 on ebay, but need one in 2 weeks max. - Ordered one off ebay with expedited delivery - says 6 business days. fingers crossed.
  8. Howdy All, On the lookout (UK or EU) for a Lumix DMW-FL70 flash unit for the GH5 if anyone has one laying around.
  9. Do mean you have the MWL-1 flip, or the standard M67 filp? Great news! Even owning the bayonet system, having it on a flip would be much more preferable.
  10. We will see, I'm assuming as Alex has all the goodies to hand, he knows. The only thing I can see, is we might need to cut a groove out for the rear of the foam, for the closing clip to latch on.
  11. I've spoken with Alex at Nauticam UK and he thinks the above flip holder will hold the WWL-1 (and float collar!) due to it using the same screw hole placement as the MWL-1 and the arms/joint being longer than the normal 67mm flip holder. I've ordered one - hope it works!
  12. Are you talking about the Double Flip Holder for MWL-1 #86222 ?
  13. The Inferno (NA-FLAME) is also getting the M24 port too. Will post up about the new GH5V and revised Inferno housings shortly....
  14. One thing I did was go Pelicase - but go bright. Went for the Paramedic Orange colour, if that gets stolen it’s gonna be very visible! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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