Are these torches capable of helping to shoot a professional quality underwater video (or photos)? On which ways (if any) could I integrate them on my workflow? These are the answers that I was seeking for the last weeks and which I’m answering next.
Following me debut as Jaunt / Divepro ambassador, I wanted to show how their Divepro Vision Pro + torch would behave on a macro situation.This video was shot with Nikon D810 on Nauticam housing, along with Nikon 60 AF-S Micro F2.8 G-ED. Shot at 30 fps, full HD, F/13 to 16, 1/60, ISO between 450 and 1000. Auto White Balance and flat profile. Slightly colour graded (and desaturated) in FCPX. Focusing was an issue. One need to prefocus before shooting […]
My girlfriend wanted to buy a camera to start doing underwater photography. She knows almost nothing about photography, and asked me for recommendations. On looking at some friends’ rigs and results, I told her to buy Olympus TG-5 and a housing. It’s one of the cheapest options available so she won’t waste too much money if later decides to quit.
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It has uncompromised optical quality, excellent corner sharpness, hardly any fringing or chromatic aberrations on the center, and just slight fringing on the corners, easy to correct on post processing. At this point of perfection…
Snooting is mostly removing distracting / unwanted elements, highlighting the theme and subject of an image, so it’s easier to read. As a bonus, in many circumstances, it renders crisper lively colours, as the light isn’t reflected from the background into the subject, but goes straight into it. Underwater, snoots are also a great took for reducing backscatter allowing to shoot in circumstances where normal strobe light would render the images unusable.
So you have a DSLr camera and an “all rounder” kit lens. You get a housing for it and start shooting underwater. After some dives, you feel comfortable with your rig and want to improve your macro results by buying a true macro lens. That’s when you start wondering: which focal distance makes more sense, for a macro lens? 40mm, 60mm, 85mm or 100/105mm ? I’m a Nikon user and been shooting underwater with D7100, D7200 and lately with D810. I personally […]
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