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.
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.
Categories: Others, Underwater • Tags: AOI-uw, aoiuw, AOIuw_photographic_products, dive bali, dive tulamben, divesea, divesea_indonesia, marine pixels, olympus tg-5, seafrogs, tulamben, underwater macro photography, underwater photography, underwater video, underwater videography, wet dome, wet lens
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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I started using SMC-1 roughly two years ago, on a cropped sensor DSLr camera (Nikon D7100 and 7200, afterwards). Once upgrading to full frame (Nikon D810), I missed that extra range, which allowed me to frame these 2 / 3 mm critters, without need for cropping.
However, after making a quick test on land, and a few dives with it, I realise it wasn’t exactly what I expected.
Categories: Underwater • Tags: Diopter, elabcreative, Elabcreativeteam, extreme magnification, nauticam, Nauticam SMC-2, Nauticambali, Nikon D810, product review, smc-2, supermacro, underwater macro photography, underwater photography, wet lens
Last week I received SeaLife DC 2000 from Sea Life Indonesia, along with its underwater housing, Sea Dragon Universal Flash, Single Tray, Super Macro Lens, DC Fisheye Wide angle lens (and dock), plus an Ergonomic Grip, a Flex Arm and a cold shoe mount. I’ve been testing it throughout the Northeastern coast of Bali, including Amed, Tulamben and Kubu. At this point I feel like doing a personal review on what I believe the equipment is all about, what […]