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About rgilkes

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  • Birthday 12/19/1988

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    Sony a7RII
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    Nauticam A7-II

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  1. Not diving related, but I know there are some video shooters like myself here that may use this topside. Selling a DJI RSC 2 gimbal -- Excellent condition, with virtually no signs of wear. Comes with all original components, original box and documentation. I'm only selling because I haven't used it as much as I originally anticipated (actually only used it once) and would rather put the money towards other gear. $400 OBO
  2. Fredmiranda.com is the best photography forum to buy/sell gear imo.
  3. @elmelodico I loved the Sola Pro 15K so much I ended up pulling the trigger and getting a second one. The ergonomics of the on/off switch and brightness lever, paired with the oled screen make it super easy to know how bright each light is and how much runtime I have left. I usually don’t run them both at full 15K brightness and run them between 7500-10K each so that I can get a full two dives in, with some spare time. I don’t think there’s a better bang for buck when you compare dollar - lumen vs other lights like Keldan. One note, I have scratched up the plastic cover on the fronts, but those are removable so I would imagine I could purchase replacements from L&M, but it honestly doesn’t affect the light output so I haven’t felt the need.
  4. This is probably normal (at least it is for the a7siii). Do you have the the "Auto Power OFF Temp" setting set to Standard or High? If you don't want to see the warning, set it to High and you should be good.
  5. If I’m not mistaken, Sealife iPhone housings don’t give you access to the touchscreen and the housing buttons are usually tied to a proprietary app via Bluetooth. If you were to attempt to use it as a monitor, you’d likely have to set your phone up topside and set it to not auto-turn off from inactivity and hope nothing changes on your screen while UW.
  6. Hi All, Looking for a second Nauticam NA-A7SIII housing and would prefer to buy used. Would need to be shipped to 33160 (or I can pickup if you're within ~50-100 miles). Thanks!
  7. I have become so used to IBIS over the years that I sometimes forget it's even on. It certainly doesn't help much in terms of smoothing movements underwater and IMO I don't think there's as much value/affect underwater as there is topside. One thing that I have enjoyed recently is that some camera manufacturers now (I shoot Sony) will record gyro data and you can use that gyro data to stabilize your footage in post. I haven't put it to test underwater yet because I don't find a whole lot of need for stabilization, but for topside it has been really impressive to be able to stabilize footage using the gyro data in-post rather than in-camera and dial in exactly how much stabilization you want to use. Note: I don't shoot macro, only WA.
  8. There's quite a few reviews with sample footage or photos already out: https://www.uwphotographyguide.com/sony-a7s-iii-review https://www.backscatter.com/reviews/post/Sony-a7S-III-Underwater-Camera-Review https://reefphoto.com/products/nauticam-na-a7siii-underwater-housing-for-sony-a7siii-camera I usually post samples of my work here: https://www.instagram.com/robgilkestv/
  9. I'm not a spec sheet analyzer (or in the sports world an armchair quarterback), I'm a shooter and only speak on things which I've actually put my hands on. The a7SIII is one of, if not the best, video focused cameras available for underwater or topside right now. Custom white balance works perfectly (coming from earlier a7 models that had a lot of issues white balancing underwater), dynamic range and shadow detail is amazing, low light capabilities with the dual iso are amazing and the noise reduction you like to speak of is negligible. Not sure why you keep trying to put it against Panasonic cameras. If you prefer Panasonic, stick with it. They make great cameras as well. OP asked about the a7SIII and he would not go wrong in any way if he decided to start shooting underwater with it.
  10. We get it man. You don’t like Sony, despite never having used one. A quick Google search or visit to the Sony product page would have told you there are All-Intra profiles up to 600mbps, in addition, to the XAVC and HEVC profiles. MOVIE RECORDING SYSTEM (XAVC S-I 4K) 3840 x 2160 (4:2:2, 10 bit, NTSC) (Approx.): 60p (600 Mbps), 30p (300 Mbps), 24p (240 Mbps); 3840 x 2160 (4:2:2, 10 bit, PAL) (Approx.): 50p (500 Mbps), 25p (250 Mbps) MOVIE RECORDING SYSTEM (XAVC S-I HD) 1920 x 1080 (4:2:2, 10 bit, NTSC) (Approx.): 60p (222 Mbps), 30p (111 Mbps), 24p (89 Mbps); 1920 x 1080 (4:2:2, 10 bit, PAL) (Approx.): 50p (185 Mbps), 25p (93 Mbps)
  11. Selling a Nauticam NA-A7II housing. Has seen about 70 dives and shows normal wear, but is in perfect working condition. Includes vacuum valve/pump and leak detector electronics work great. $1500 OBO plus shipping.
  12. I would encourage you to test cameras before offering very strong opinions to users trying to evaluate a camera for real world use. It's pretty dishonest to tell people that the one camera you use is better than all the rest, not having tested them. In regards to the a7SIII, Sony does do noise reduction (as do most cameras), but not to the point that shadows and blacks are getting crushed, as you stated. Plenty of latitude with S-Log 3 and a dual native ISO that kicks in at higher ISOs providing a super clean image in extreme low light.
  13. Real world a7S3 user here. What "really bad quirks" are you talking about and are you speaking from experience or from something you read online? I have come across none.
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