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  1. Interesting, thanks - there's some UW X3000 footage on YT but it's pretty much in line with action camera footage. https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=X3000+underwater Could you share some personal examples highlighting the camera's possibilities? In the action cam world, the new Paralenz models such as the Vaquita also have interesting specs https://www.paralenz.com/product/vaquita
  2. Can't help out with the iphone workflow (I was using imovie, then final cut pro x) but for white balance and some post-editing flexibility I would definitely go for a flat profile on the GP7 : just turn on pro tune, set colours to "flat", white balance to "native" - other setting I was using was sharpness to low or medium, max iso to 800, min 100, and ev compensation to -0.5 to -1 if shooting up, especially in the shallows. Shutter can be left on auto, though in theory you should go for the 180 degree rule (double the frame rate), didn't work out great underwater on gopros. Results will be dull out of the box but you'll have a little more to work with in post, especially in terms of white balance.
  3. I'm in a similar situation with a compact, armless rig that is -600g negative without the wet lens and -900g negative with. Trying to get the thing neutral with foam floats so it can be modular, but can't seem to find any dedicated foam floats in Thailand (tried Stix, Carbonarm...) only float arms - Currently looking into deep fishing net buoyancy floats which should be relatively easy to source here and also EPP closed cell foam yoga things such as this: https://shopee.co.th/SPA_2-in-1-EPP-Yoga-Column-Hollow-Foam-Roller-Muscles-Feet-Release-Tool-i.134960417.2246378037 Read that Stix was polyethylene closed cell foam but polypropylene closed cell foam seems easier to source in these parts... The PVC buoyancy cylinder looks good as well.
  4. As a related note, for video only, after some hesitation between these two models I ended up going with another, the ageing Lumix LX10. Reasons for disqualifying the RX100VA - mainly no efficient UW white balance and overheating issues Resons for not going with LX100ii ( this was a tougher one) - size and design - size of an LX100ii housing is like a mirrorless, kind of defeating the purpose going with a portless compact - otherwise can't really comment on this but I was told by a couple of sources that ergonomics were somehow not great for UW video use, and also that the LX10's lens gave somewhat better results, not convinced that the LX100ii's bigger sensor would positively give better video results in such a compact. Happy with the LX10 - menu and functions are similar to the GH5, so possible to look up stuff online for video ( this probably would also be the case with the LX100 as well) - haven't tested it UW yet but have been shooting it topside within its nauticam housing - great ergonomics, fast lense - easy to white balance, good functions like back-button focus, peaking, zebras, histogram etc. - and adjustable Cine-D profile (with a little workaround), no heating issues, 15 minutes in 4K (then I think it splits the file after that? - I shoot 30 seconds to 1 minute max so not an issue), battery life ok for a 60 minute dive. No ND filter either, but don't think this will be an issue underwater - topside I've been playing around with a 67mm ND on the housing, works fine (unless you need in-camera sound recording...) On the downside i would say slow autofocus (after trying a few currently using reverted to multipoint FFS in auto, or manual)- Poor stabilisation ( best to treat it like there is none), both in 4k and 1080 No HDMI live output so no external screen option ( but it is a compact, so...) - aperture dial is clicked. Intense crop in 4K (down to 36mm) but this also allows you to use a simple wide angle wet lense like without having to zoom-in for cropping, which is actually good. I don't shoot stills but it looks like a nice capable compact as well.
  5. Hello all, I was wondering if anyone knew the size of the female threads on the Nauticam Flexitray handles that the 1 inch ball adapter screws into. I've been looking around in the specs, including the ball adapter specs, and contacted Nauticam but got no answer. Thanks ben
  6. It's only on Garuda. On Air Asia you can (and should) prebuy checked-in luggage, and it's quite ok. But you can't do that at the airport, so be careful. You'll have to pay for overweight luggage on all the others (Lions/Wings etc), so look into their luggage policies - most of the time it's not that expensive on Indonesian domestic flights, but you should definitely look into it before-hands. Plenty of airline choices for Manado, so it should be fine - just go with Garuda if you can. Hope things will be open in September, "the New Normal"is still very blurry...
  7. Thanks, I will definitely do that! cheers ben
  8. Yes it's a 1" sensor - Sounds right, a user I talked to using it for video (without the dome) was estimating it at around 80°, but it's good to have the maths to back it up. Thanks again b
  9. I would actually, but I'm currently in Thailand, on a visa extension running out on July 31st, so it's a bit of a gamble it will get there in time
  10. Interesting thanks - what would the angle of view be with the 36mm sensor crop we get while fully zoomed out in 4K video?
  11. Regarding air lenses, the Fantasea BigEye Lens M67 Mark II should restore the camera's land performance - Fantasea hasn't tested it but some here reported using it with good results. For 4K video, this still leaves us with a 36-108mm fov due to the camera's sensor crop, so still pretty tight
  12. I understand. However, I'm only using the camera for video, and was told there was no zooming necessary, and no vignetting given the crop when shooting 4K, which brings the FOV to 36mm already, so the Inon UWL works quite well as is, screwed directly on the Nauticam housing's 67mm thread. See: https://wetpixel.com/forums/index.php?/topic/62691-lx10-nauticam-inon-uwl-h100-costa-rica-video/&tab=comments#comment-406965 For stills, yes, a lot of zooming I'm sure. Have you looked into the Weefine WFL01 wide angle lens?
  13. Good questions - I'm in the same situation looking into the Inon UWL-H100 28M67 as well - no zooming needed in 4k video with its 36mm crop.
  14. Have you tried shooting video with it? The LX10 4K crop gives a 36mm equivalent, so I'm guessing neither should vignette, but you can't beat first hand experience.
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