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thetrickster

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  1. I think the colours and tonality look great. He was shooting in ProRes for whatever reasons, you would think the whole idea of the BM cameras is using RAW for the 12bit mind.
  2. Finally got delivery of the USB-C 90’ degree adaptors from amazon. Definitely takes some of the strain off the ports (hearing some horror stories about how they are crap on the BMPCC4K forums) (FYI The Nauticam cable set is the same adaptors, but with a AngelBird 22cm USB-C cable.) From some testing in the pool last week. The camera with the WWL fitted is around -440g negative and very front heavy. Interestingly adding my Inferno, not only gets the in-water wait to around -180g (fresh) but also completely makes the whole thing sit flat in the water. Let it go and it stays in the horizontal position and very very slowly sinks without and tilting. Bonus. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Another sample from the BMPCC4K underwater, from Chris Miller in Australia https://vimeo.com/334117559 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. another option is LanoPro grease https://www.xit404.com/collections/stuff/products/lanopro-corosion-inhibitor-grease-1-4-oz I can only seem to find it in massive tubs in Europe thou
  5. I got another one of those extensions to go on the bayonet holder so its easy also to remove from the holder too
  6. Sorry my mistake - I had assumed the CMC-1 was similar to the ReefNet. GearBow - ignore me on that part!
  7. Yes. There is a slight groove on the rear of the WWL, where the filter fits :-) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. The 12-35mm doesn’t / isn’t supported behind a flat port unfortunately. As it would be an amazing lens also. The lens you want is the : “Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II ASPH OIS”. - Be careful as you could end up with the old variant, if you don’t specify the Mk II part. With the correct corresponding zoom gear: #36057 - PANASONIC LUMIX G VARIO 14-42MM F3.5-5.6 II ASPH MEGA O.I.S The filter that sits between the WWL1 and the Macro35 is from Keldan. There are 3 variants depending on depth Bear in mind the WWL1 I don’t think will work with a flip adaptor - hence why Nauticam developed their bayonet so you are right to get that, however you might want to get the bayonet adaptor for the CMC2 so you can use it on the same dive as the WWL1 - and I personally would also get the CMC1 instead of the ReefNet+5 due to its deeper rear mount which get the rear element closer to the flat port. If going down that route, have a look then at the Nauticam bayout holders for their strobe or buoyancy arms to hold your wet lenses while diving.
  9. The 14-42mm II with the Macro35 port in conjunction with the WWL-1 is at the moment, probably the best lens combo for m43 and in particular the GH5. It provides a number of benefits over the other lenses and dome combinations, including: Corner sharpness at low f stops (as we are dealing with a pre-corrected flat image) Ability to use lower f stops Includes OIS - vs the 7-14mm equivalents. Dual IS2 with the GH5 Wider (5-15mm eqv) - but suffers from some slight fisheye Ability to remove WWL1 and then you have an 18mm-55mm eqv behind the flat port Ability to use the CMC-1 and CMC-2 for macro ​All on the same dive! ​
  10. It looks interesting, but no zoom through capability - so not as flexible as the WWL for m43. For FF it might be a good option vs the WACP.
  11. Late to the party. Glad you got it sorted. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. I lead to believe the filters used by Gates GT14 users (who have the flip adaptor) are the Tiffen 80a - you could buy these and cut to size? Or buy them the correct size (they seem cheap enough) and then attach them some how Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. No, I got 2x the 1TB drives. Thought it would be safer. Says transfer rates are 540MBs using USB3.1 Gen2 Write / Read speeds according to a quick test are 420MBs write / 430MBs read on my old work MacBookPro (non USB-C only USB3.0) using the BM Drive Speed tester. Will test with my 2018 MacBookPro (with USB-C) later
  14. SSD holder with drive in situ. As you can see it’s made specifically for the T5 drive - not sure anything else would fit
  15. Hi Davide You can set the camera to auto Shutter Speed and/or auto Iris and with this, you can prioritise one over the other, as per the photo below, it’s set to alter the IRIS and then once runs out of parameters for that (say reaching f3.5 on a 3.5 lens) it will then start adjusting the shutter speed. Or vice versa You can swap it, turn off one etc Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  16. People are using a single NP battery (7.2v) on a converter plate (which takes to to 12v) to power the BMPCC4k (like they did with the original BMPCC) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01EFSUK98/ref=sspa_dk_detail_1?psc=1 However it seems its not enough, hence the warning in the manual.
  17. Screen brightness compared to the GH5 Both set to 100% brightness. IMG]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190410/56e25bdeb73ccdf7490b1a03e74f4706.jpg[/img] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  18. I actually agree with you, the GH cameras are stunning and it’s going to be hard for (for me) to get the BMPCC4K to beat them - in terms of functionality I can already see it’s not as good - I’m not selling the GH5 as definitely it’s gonna be better for certain situation etc However I’m really intrigued by RAW, 12bit 4:4:4 color and so on, as it’s my main hobby, something I enjoy, I’m going to give it a go! Could be a complete waste time - stay tuned! You never know, you might find a BMPCC4K and housing for sale later, as I do come to realise it’s not worth it over the GH5 - however without personally testing it I’m never going to know. I've gone for the Samsung T5 drives, reasons: 1) Size / Price - I just purchased 2x 1TB drives for £130 each - crazy 2) Ability to use any of the compression ratios at DCI@60p, including Q0. 3) Nauticam built a dedicated T5 holder directly into the housing. CFast2 cards would be the real way to go, small, ultra fast. However they are extremely expensive - and its seems a dead-end card format, with XQD and CFExpress now here. Speaking with BM Support, using the camera with the builtin battery and external power at the same time is fine - as long as the external solution is a true >12v. There seems to be issues with the adaptors that take a 7.2v Sony NP battery and convert it to 14.4v. With a normal external pack, it will draw power from the external source first, then once depleted it will then switch (automatically) to the internal battery.
  19. Exposure - Full Manual - Auto Exposure (using either IRIS and Shutter or a mix of the two, choosing which one to use first) - NO AutoISO False Colour - Yes Zebra (from 75% to 100%) Focus Zoom - only 2x it seems Focus Assist - either Sharp Edge Peaking or coloured lines (which you can change the colours) No Hood comes with the housing - can be purchased extra - same as the NA-SmallHD402 fitting I believe 500nits - is what I'm reading spec wise.
  20. Initial observations using the camera body at my desk: Overall, its a massive step back from all the goodies from the GH series, its quite a different beast - but the more I play with it, the more you can see why these are classed as cinematic cameras, not just in terms of color and picture quality, but also in functionality. Below are my general comments, in no particular order. 1. Buttons + Nice feel - Only one jog wheel + dedicated ISO, Shutter and WB buttons + Auto IRIS button (a bit like one-touch AE) - Limited function access using purely hardware buttons and single wheel. 2. Screen + very sharp and clear + Lovely clean layout, unlike the cluttered GH5 - Not bright (500nits I believe) + Touchscreen responsive + Focus Assist very response and clean + Ability to output different things to HDMI than the builtin screen (very handy) 3. Functions / Features + Single press AF, is fast enough and seems reliable - Auto AE it seems to be using centre weighted. - Unable to set WB Tint using jog dial - No Waveform Monitor - only Histrogram - Live Crop-in - only seems to do 2x - Takes a few seconds to boot up - Runs warm + Customisable F1,F2,F3 buttons - lots of options + Ability to set a Manual WB, but holding down the WB button - takes a reading from a central window. Hopefully in the water on the 27th April
  21. No, the housing has been made to take a 4x 18650 battery pack under the camera (which provides more run time than the just announced grip) Will be getting the grip thou in August for land based shooting. Very useful! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  22. Sorry Davide! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  23. Alas I'm saving it as a Macro Rig - sorry!
  24. At the moment the same as my GH5. 14-42mm II with the Macro 35 Port and the WWL-1.
  25. Housing Arrived Some interesting observations - a) it seems there is a switch now for activating the vacuum alarm only when the housing is closed - clever b) The new M24 port is massive! c) Lovely battery holder d) Bulit-in holder for Samsung T5 drives - was just expecting to stick it in the housing, no there is a dedicated holder e) Holding it in my hands - I can still see a monitor will be required
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