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bonadjalins

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  1. Thanks for the info. Sent from my SM-G975F using Tapatalk
  2. Nice video! Do you remeber what time in the video you were using the 8mm? Is this the Pana 8mm or Oly? Also do you use WWL-1with the 12-50?
  3. I think for photo you also need a pair of strobe, and since the GH5 do not have builtin flash, you'll need a flash trigger as well or a small flash that fit on the nauticam housing as the trigger. my 2 cents..
  4. Hi all, Though I share my last diving video clip on Weh island, Indonesia. It was my first trip using the GH5 after about 3 years with GH4. Weh Island is at the Andaman Sea, northwest of Sumatra. A small volcanic island at north western border of Indonesia. The diving part was beautiful, viz was good during our time diving there and there is plenty of interesting diving spot to go from ship wreck to underwater volcano. I use GH5 with Nauticam housing, with 2x 6000 lumens BigBlue dive light. I use mostly the Lumix 8mm fish eye with nauticam acrylic dome and some shoot with Lumix 7-14 and Nauti 180cm glass dome. The part I like to most about the GH5 is, apart from its IS, its captured of WB is to my liking. I edit the clip with Premiere and use its Lumetri preset effect. Drop the Cinespace 50 and voala! Love the blue its generate for uw scene. Anyhow, I'm no pro, I shoot just for a hobby to capture holiday diving memories. Comments and/or critics are always welcome and I do suggest you visit Weh island Indonesia or put it on your diving bucket list. Regards, Bona
  5. I'm using ASUS ROG too, with Core i7 and GTX 1060. Software I use all Adobe Creative Cloud, Premiere Pro, Lightroom, After Effect, etc. So far ok for full HD editing, but slow for 4K. I guess if you are on the Apple "ecosystem" with Final Cut you better go with mac family.
  6. Thanks, will try the setup soon. The seller let me try it first. Will decide after test them..
  7. Hi all, I've got offered for a good price for an "old" SmallHD DP4 monitor with Nauticam housing. Plan to use them with my GH5 also in Nauticam housing. I've owned the 45 deg Nauticam viewfinder for the housing already, do you think the extra monitor worth it? I shoot both WA and macro BTW, with and without video lights. Any inputs are appreciated in advance. Thanks, Bona
  8. Thank you for the effort to test the IBIS albeit failed. The file is way too big for me to download tho.. Look forward to read more comments regarding this matter in the future. Cheers!
  9. I do too... https://www.instagram.com/bonadjalins/ If you love diving or motorcycling do check out mine..
  10. I too considering to upgrade from GH4 to GH5, and one of the feature I'm very curious is the in body image stabilization (IBIS). There are plenty youtube vid about the IBIS for normal vid shooting top side and I'm really impress with the result. Any tough about the GH5's IBIS for underwater shooting? Thanks in advance.
  11. My first try to really shoot and edit in 4K resolution. Shoot with GH4 in MOV format, edit them in Premiere Pro and exported them with H264 4K YouTube setting. I'm using 2013 iMac with Intel i5, and it was painfully slow to edit MOV in 4K res. It almost impossible to do basic color correction let alone Premiere's warp stabilizer. Need to upgrade my machine soon if I'm intend to shoot 4K again. Anyhow, here it goes: I was shooting with Panasonic 7-14 and 8mm FE. As always comments and critics are always welcome. Cheers, Bona
  12. Interceptor, for macro use only with the CMC, is there any different between port 35 and 29? I've just ordered 35 port for my PZ 14-42 and no plan to get the WWL-1. Should I change to port 29? Thanks in advance. Bona
  13. I use f/8 almost exclusively now for still, when I just got the lens I did try f/4 and f/5.6 but both did not give "predictable" corner sharpness. Some times f/4 did give good corner like bellow: P1070051.jpg by bonadjalins, on Flickr But most of the times f/4 and 5.6 the corner were horrible. So just to be safe I use f/8.
  14. Point well taken Peter. Whilst I can purchase the "pro" level equipment, one just can not purchase the "pro" level skills. BTW we were there during full moon. So the current was quite strong. Yet I "envy" how the pro, in this case is Nu, handle the current. Getting very low down without damaging the marine life, being stream line against the current, and if the current was "too strong" they still can manage and come with a good footage still. Anyhow, need to add those dive log numbers more and stop upgrading equipment
  15. I used hook to stabilized my self underwater. So most of the time, I found a good spot, hooked my self, and press the shutter button. Being "stuck" on a hook I guess your shot will just be static, good for macro shot but less so for WA.
  16. Hi folks, Just got back from a LOB with KM BlackManta and I though I share some of my experience and the video clip I took from the trip. I'm fortunate that another member from this forums also joint as an onboard videographer/photographer of the company, Nu Parnupong. He posted here from time to time and I hope he don't mind I posted a link to his video during our trip as comparison to mine I learn lot from Nu and, since both our equipment are the same (GH4 in Nauticam housing with 7-14 most of the time), sometime is frustrating that I couldn't get the same footage as his. I have just 70 dive logs before my trip to Komodo, and I though it was enough to handle the Komodo's current while shooting. It just not the case. Bellow are some of the observation I learnt during the trip: 1. My footage is less stable. Bear in mind we both shoot the same GH4, without IS. Yet almost 80% I say mine was shaky. I considered my buoyancy control is ok, but not in the current filled water of Komodo. 2. We shoot WA most of the time, and Nu's clip can get up close and personal with the object. I used hook most of the time but I observed that Nu were free and somehow can manage the current to his advantage. Case in point was where we shooting Manta at Karang Makasar (Manta on the Moon), the current were about 3-4 knots, while I was fighting with one hand on the hook and the other on the camera Nu was free roaming and get close and personal with the Manta. My footage was just side view of the manta swimming in the current 3. I think my WB setting were OK, I used manual WB with white slate and adjust them depending on the depth. GH4 is easy for changing WB. 4. The back focus in GH4 is fantastic! GH4 UW focusing is as easy as 1-2-3 Can't wait for my next trip to R4 later this year, and as they used to say: It's not the equipments! But the man behind it! Anyhow without further a do, here's my clip and thanks for reading my rambling above: And here's Nu's video took at the same trip:
  17. Strange.. I did not hide the EXIF Anyhow I use f/8, 1/400, ISO 200 at 7mm.
  18. Here's mine: P1070593.jpg by bonadjalins, on Flickr GH4, 7-14 with nauticam housing and Nauticam 180mm glass dome. I've cropped the pic basically to make the "candi" (or castle) a bit bigger in the centre of the frame. Shot at Menjangan island, Bali - Indonesia. Hope the pic helps.
  19. I think you need to paste the entire you tube video link address to make embedded video work.. Thus, you need to paste: " " BTW, good sharing as always Alex.. Cheers, Bona
  20. Hi Nu, I have the same setup. How do you use the magic filter with the 7-14? I've searched the forum and found that one need to replace the back of the lens like one on the 8mm fish eye but I'm looking for other alternative. I've had been using the magic filter with my previous setup (RX100ii) and really pleased with the result, but have not use them after upgrading to GH4. Cheers.
  21. Very nice clip Nu! I enjoy watching it! Agree with the above comments, the music was wonderful! I'm native Indonesian, the song/lyric of the music is actually about "Bhayangkari Raja Ampat", or the spouse of the police force of Raja Ampat region nevertheless the music is quite catchy and surely enjoyable. Well done!
  22. You based in Bali? Yes, Vimeo and several other sites are blocked by the government, but there are workaround such as using other DNS on your setting. Google "akses vimeo di Indonesia" and there are plenty of info on how to do it Cheers, Bona
  23. For sure I'm not using the target light as dive light for night dive. But from several night dives I just let the target light in ON position. Have no complaint so for. I do carry dedicated dive light for night dive off course. Perhaps I should turn it OFF as your recommendation to safe the light bulb, but I tend to like more light during night dive Anyhow thanks for the recommendation will try to turn it OFF next time.
  24. Well, the pilot light (or target light as in the manual) will turn off when the strobe fires, that is according to the manual and from what I experience. Any backscatter will not be because of the target light right? since it turn off? Or am I missing something? -edited- Ah, I get your point. As a focus light the strobe (and the target light) will be as closely as possible to the object, hence causing backscatter. And nope I don't do that, the YS-D1 is strobe first and focus light second. So it positioned is as a strobe not as focus light. From my experience also the target light do illuminate the object, not as good as dedicated focus light tho. Cheers.
  25. - Most of the time I'm not using the defuser, reason: most of the time forget to attach them before the dive - Yes, most of the time I'm using the pilot light. Not powerful enough for video light for sure but ok for macro focus light. Also I always turn them on during night dive. If I'm not mistaken the pilot light will automatically turn off when the flash fires. So no need to worry about backscatter. The manual describe this. - Love them, I'm also using them with GH4, before with RX100ii, no complaint so far and yes I'm using rechargeable. Hope it helps.
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