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    Austin, TX
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    SCUBA Diving, Landscape Photography, Underwater Photography, Amateur Astronomy, Hiking

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  • Camera Model & Brand
    Panasonic GH5
  • Camera Housing
    Nauticam NA-GH5
  • Strobe/Lighting Model & Brand
    Sea & Sea YS-D2J
  • Accessories
    ULCS strobe arms, Stix Jumbo Floats, (2) SOLA 3800F video lights

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  1. I picked up the case linked below. It has pluckable foam similar to Pelican cases, and is a perfect fit for the Keldan lights. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B094ZJ3M7S?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details
  2. +1 for DaVinci Resolve. It has amazing color grading tools that work wonders for underwater video. There are lots of tutorials on YouTube as well. Highly recommended.
  3. Hi all, I just picked up a set of Keldan 8X FLUX lights. I just returned from a dive trip, and my expectations for these lights were exceeded. That said, I feel the lights need some sort of protective bag or lightweight case for transporting them on the plane. I always hand carry my lights and photography equipment, but I feel the lights additional protection inside my hand baggage given their size and price point. Light & Motion includes a zippered soft case that works really well for their lights. Is anyone aware of a similar type of soft case that could accommodate the larger Keldan lights?
  4. I personally haven't found it necessary to mess with the buoyancy of a GoPro setup. I suppose you could add Stix floats to the arms if you really wanted to make it neutral. I have a Hero 6 on a Ultralight tray with 2x Sola 3800F lights and it's not a bother even though it's negatively buoyant. The whole setup is so compact it can dangle from my BC if need be.
  5. Great article. I've been using an arm-mounted underwater slate to do Custom WB, but will look into using a WhiBal card instead. Do you have a picture of how you attach the card to your BCD? Thanks!
  6. OK, thanks. My rig is slightly negative in SW with the WWL mounted. How much, I haven't measured however. I did not do that, but I will be sure to do it from now on. Thanks!
  7. Thank you for the pictures. I have the 8" arms, so I'm not sure putting the bayonet dock on them will work. I wonder if there is a way to mount the dock on my BCD somehow?
  8. Thank you. I have the float collar as well. Do you have a picture of your setup? Sounds like what I am striving for.
  9. Just got back from Hawaiʻi (Big Island), which was my field test of the Panasonic GH5 with the WWL-1. Overall, I was very pleased with the performance of both the camera and the WWL-1. One thing I noticed was that some of my shots (both still and video) have more lens artifacts (bubbles and/or particulate matter) than expected. I suspect this was because I didn't do a thorough cleaning of the lens between dives. Also, some of the sites lent themselves to mid-range or macro shooting, so the WWL-1 was a bit useless on some days. My questions are: Does anyone have any tips to keep the lens free of bubbles or debris? From experience, a simple dip (without removing the WWL-1) in a rinse bucket between dives doesn't always yield perfect results. Is it best to remove the lens between dives to ensure the port and lens interface are free of artifacts? I have the bayonet mount, so removal/replacement is a non-issue. If one were to remove the WWL-1 during a dive in order to narrow the viewing angle, how would one temporarily store the lens? Ultimately, I'd like to have the flexibility to do WA, mid-range and macro (via CMC diopter) without having to change ports and lenses, but I'm not sure how to manage the large size of the WWL-1 underwater. Any tips or insight would be appreciated. Thanks!
  10. I don't have RX100 VA (I use a Panasonic GH5 which allows for MWB in video). The reason you want to do a manual white balance is that you aren't shooting in RAW with video, and therefore don't have the same flexibility in post.
  11. Here's a great article that describes the benefits of the WWL-1: https://interceptor121.com/2019/05/12/nauticam-wwl-1the-best-wide-angle-lens-for-underwater-video-on-the-gh5-and-other-micro-four-thirds/
  12. I looked at the XT-3 for UW use but opted for the Panasonic GH5 instead. The big reason for me was the lack of IBIS on the XT-3, and the limited lens selection as noted above. Otherwise, it appears to be a really nice camera.
  13. Which dongle do you use? I might give this a go to backup my photos with OneDrive (assuming a good Internet connection of course).
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