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RX100 at South West Rocks - Nurse Sharks

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I gave up underwater still photography when my beloved Nikonos V leaked a decade or so ago. Since then, I focused solely on underwater video. ( You can see a sample of my video work at http://www.peterwalker.com/cenderawasih.html )

 

But, when I read about the RX100 and the Nauticam housing, it seemed like here might be a camera small enough without too much quality trade-off to take along on video trips. It needed to be small and light enough that I could pack it with the video camera and housing and it needed to use the my video Sola 4000 lights/arms instead of strobes.

 

So I put together the combination of a Sony RX100 (set to RAW), Nauticam housing and Sola 4000 light with locline arm on a tray. Tried it earlier this month at Fish Rock at South West Rocks on the New South Wales north coast.

 

Take a look at the results: http://www.peterwalker.com/swr.html

 

All the shots were taken by the RX100, except the first one.

 

IMHO, not bad.

 

Regards

Peter

 

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Very nice shots indeed. I like the "mood" of this one you posted here.

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wow nice shot.. i am hoping that the grey nurses move up to Julian Rocks soon!!

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Light and Motion Sola 4000 on a locline arm. I like the way these powerful video lights let you do WYSIWYG lighting for stills. Trade-off is about 2 stops of speed or aperture...

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Nice collection Peter. How did the GNS react to your powerful video lights? Fish Rock is a favourite site of mine and Pete and Kevin the owners of SWR Dive centre provide an excellent personalised service. Actually Pete himself is a great photgrapher when he takes his camera out.

 

Regards Mark

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How did the GNS react to your powerful video lights?

 

Pete and Kevin the owners of SWR Dive centre provide an excellent personalised service.

 

The sharks did not appear to react to the video lights at all. As per the advice from the SWRDC people, I tucked myself into the edge of one of the gullies and the sharks just came swimming by, nice and close.

 

Yes, I was very impressed by the service of SWR Dive Centre and gave them a high score on tripadvisor.

 

Really is a great dive site!

 

Regards

Peter

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