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hi all, Just to set the scenes, I am a newbie in videography (topside & underwater) but my wife and I have 13 years experience shooting underwater photos. Our UW cameras have had video capabilities for the past 10 years (Nikon D7000, Oly OM-D EM5, Nikon D500, D810), but we have never pressed the record button, except by mistake! We are just getting started into videography, watching through tutorials and the good work of some of you. I will start recording videos myself soon, though I don't have high ambitions, I'd need advice on the gear to start with. My needs are recapped hereafter: -my wife and I are both photographers, and this will remain our main underwater imagery focus (we're going down with a Nikon D500 and Nikon D810) -from time to time, one of us will be taking videos, essentially these will be filming the other one while he/she takes photographs or just dives around. -most of our diving is shallower than 25 meters -occasionally, if a rare encounter/behaviour shows up and our DSLR lens aren't a good fit, we might capture a video -occasionally, record a family video when our kids try snorkelling -occasionally (maybe), some vlogging videos -at some point I might get video lights, probably not at the start The options I see: 1/ Using my son's Olympus TG-6. He's not using that camera too often yet so we can borrow. However we have zero accessories so far, so thinking I would need to get a housing, plus maybe a WA conversion lens. 2/ Getting a recent GoPro, such as the Hero7 Black or more recent I will need to get a housing too. I take that GoPro have a single fisheye lens, so field of view will be wide enough for underwater scenes by default. 3/ Using the built-in video functions of our Nikon D500/D810. I doubt this would be the right course of action as A/ I may not have the right lenses mounted (still diving for photography as a priority) and B/ even if I have the right lens mounted (e.g. a Tokina 10-17mm), adding video lights at some point would make our DSLR rigs really too bulky. I am really hesitating between the TG-6 and GoPro. Not sure which has the best image quality, and any other considerations I should look into? cheers Nicolas
Looking for £800 for everything Excellent set up for underwater photography. I have owned this for 2 years. Includes: *Olympus TG6 Camera. I will include three batteries and a charger. * Ikelite Housing with extension trigger. Depth rated to 40m. I will include a spare o-ring. * Ikelite Dome port for ikelite housing. * Olympus Fisheye lens to attach to tg6 and for use with the dome port. This is a complete setup for underwater photography. Price includes postage in the UK. If you have any questions, please ask. I will consider splitting the Dome port and fisheye lens if anyone is interested.
A great start to be able to take your TG6 underwater. Included in this package is: 1, Olympus PT 059 housing and two spare o rings 2, Nauticam Left and Right Tray with tripod holes, 2 strobe mounting balls and the tray insert without tripod holes 3, Backscatter M52 Air Lens (this was only used once) 4, AOI Dual Fiber Optic Cable with Sea & Sea Ends (for use with the backscatter M52 5, AOI UMG-01 LCD Magnifier for Olympus Housings 6, Two trigger extensions for the housing 7, Alexey Zaytsev TG6 underwater book 8, Padded Camera Bag I have upgraded my camera, hence the sale. The tray and housing went on 2, 1 week trips and has seen the most use of this great gear. The other items have only been used once or are still new. It would cost close to $1,500 to purchase this gear new. Selling for $850.00. More photos are available upon request. Thanks for looking.
I'm hoping for a little clarification. I just got a set of inon 330s and I'm having a hard time understanding the manual. Can someone explain the ev control switch and it's use on ttl vs manual. The advanced cancel circuit switch. Should I have it on the up position only when shooting manual?