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I am currently kitting out an old LX7 for video. I own a Saga +10 and a UWL-H100 wet lens and I am wondering how I am going to deal with the different requirements for red filters. I'm going on a trip to Bali (Manta Point) and Lembeh in February. For Macro I will use a single 3000lm Light but for Wide Angle I was planning to use red filters. 

The question is: Which one? I've seen a 10Bar Red filter that slide on top of the UWL-H100. The other option would be to use a gel filter sheet inside the housing. This would take away the option of removing the filter in case I go lower than 15m. 

On dives where I would shoot predominantly macro I am also wondering how I would deal with the macro converter (preferably on a flip adapter) and a red filter. 

 

Generally I want to use only equipment that I already own, apart from the Flip adapter (a double flip might still be an option) and the filters. I know having more (powerful) lights would be the best solution, but it is not in the cards financially.

 

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I shoot video exclusively and have used a 4/3 high end camera and now a prosumer video camera. Through trial and error, I find that a flip blue water filter is the best for wide angle and a good video light (close up/macro) is best combo for color correction. I tried the gel and found I was very disappointed when (as is normal for me) when my dive changed and there were missed shots!!

Hope this helps and good luck!

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4 hours ago, hyp said:

I am currently kitting out an old LX7 for video. I own a Saga +10 and a UWL-H100 wet lens and I am wondering how I am going to deal with the different requirements for red filters. I'm going on a trip to Bali (Manta Point) and Lembeh in February. For Macro I will use a single 3000lm Light but for Wide Angle I was planning to use red filters. 

The question is: Which one? I've seen a 10Bar Red filter that slide on top of the UWL-H100. The other option would be to use a gel filter sheet inside the housing. This would take away the option of removing the filter in case I go lower than 15m. 

On dives where I would shoot predominantly macro I am also wondering how I would deal with the macro converter (preferably on a flip adapter) and a red filter. 

 

Generally I want to use only equipment that I already own, apart from the Flip adapter (a double flip might still be an option) and the filters. I know having more (powerful) lights would be the best solution, but it is not in the cards financially.

 

Manta point is shallow you can white balance without a filter

Lembeh the water is ugly and with few exception the reef not pretty just take some lights for the few dives where there is some wide angle

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