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About rgilkes

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  • Birthday 12/19/1988

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    North Miami Beach, FL

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  • Camera Model & Brand
    Sony a7SIII
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    2x Sola Pro 15K

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  1. My workflow is... 1. Connect camera directly to iPad Pro or connect SD Card (via ProGrade card reader) to iPad Pro 2. Backup using Hedge Mono app - this is the iPad version of the popular Hedge app for Mac. I used to just use Files, but I like the peace of mind of having checksum validation. 3. Unplug card reader and plug my Samsung SSD into my iPad. 4. Again, use Hedge to backup my files to the Samsung SSD. Note: you can connect the card reader and SSD to the iPad and use Hedge to copy to both, but the iPad transfer speeds are abysmal is if you do it this way.
  2. Just got in ambient filters for the Sola Pro 15Ks. Will be testing this week.
  3. Hey Everyone, I have an extra pair of Sola Pro 15K heads. They are in perfect working condition. The domes have some scratches from normal use, but the scratches obviously don't affect light output. I am only selling because I don't need two sets of the heads, just the body modules (battery). These retail for $450 each, selling for $300 shipped for both. If you don't already have the body modules, you can purchase them for $950, which would save you about $400 (plus taxes) per light if you bought new.
  4. Worth noting that Sola Pro 15Ks also have blue and green filters available now. I have not used them yet, but will soon. @jplaurel thanks for the comment about using Neat Video for noise reduction. I almost never use my Keldan red filter because it cuts down on so much light and I hate bumping my ISO so high and also my A7SIII does great white balancing underwater. I will give Neat Video a try.
  5. Great choice. I've been shooting on the a7SIII for a little over a year now and prior to that an a7RII. White balance on the a7SIII is fantastic and having the dual gain kick in at 12800 iso really helps in low light. I don't use an external monitor and frankly have never felt the need to for video. For lights, I use 2x Sola Pro 15Ks, which are great lights. You can see some of my a7SIII stills and videos on my Instagram: https://instagram.com/robgilkestv Good luck!!
  6. I shoot on an A7SIII, which to my knowledge the FX3 is pretty close to. Underwater AWB works decently well with good natural light, but it makes for a real pain during editing as your WB is shifting between shots or even in the middle of a single shot. Recommend sticking with manual WB and setting one of your custom buttons to easily access and re-WB often. Also, I bring down a grey card to help pull good WB.
  7. 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
  8. Fredmiranda.com is the best photography forum to buy/sell gear imo.
  9. @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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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!
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