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Underwater filters

Post by HappyGoLucky @ Fri Jun 03, 2016 8:18 am

My little Sony Action Cam has a dive housing but when I've taken it down with me, the colours are understandably washed out and sadly Sony don't make a filter mount for it.

I've ordered an aftermarket filter & bracket but they are lost in the ether of ChinaPost and most likely won't make it to Singapore before I leave for my dive trip next weekend - Bali 4 nights with 6 dives over 2 days in the middle as you didn't ask.

I'm really pissed as the dives we've chosen should get us up close to some big manta rays, sharks and possibly some Sun fish and I'd like some decent footage. How shit is it likely to be if I just get some red gel filter media and somehow fix it to the front of the dive housing??

Also how red is red? Anyone have the first clue what sort of red I should be going for?

After typing this, I've got the strangest feeling I've posted asking something like this before, but it's Friday afternoon and I really CBA to check.
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Re: Underwater filters

Post by Turntable @ Fri Jun 03, 2016 8:33 am

HappyGoLucky wrote: Bali 4 nights with 6 dives over 2 days in the middle as you didn't ask.

I'm really pissed as the dives we've chosen should get us up close to some big manta rays, sharks and possibly some Sun fish .


THat sounds amazing. One of my must-do's is diving with manta rays. Full report when you get back please.

Also, Sunfish: I saw one of these when I was on a deep sea fishing trip. I knew they were quite big but didn't realise they are fcuking massive. Huge great things and I am amazed that they have survived as they just float around like a giant trailer full of Chicken Cottage Chicken meandering around a Brixton housing estate playing ice cream van music.
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Re: Underwater filters

Post by S1K @ Fri Jun 03, 2016 8:44 am

Check out how excited this guy is about seeing a sunfish.

Original video page: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fIVJmTi-nw
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Re: Underwater filters

Post by Disastrous @ Fri Jun 03, 2016 8:50 am

Magic filters are designed to be cut to size:

http://www.magic-filters.com

Would you be able to get one near you, or soon enough?

Just stick it to the back of the square lens cover on the dive housing.

Also, what do you use to edit the footage? If you've got software that can grade, you may be able to correct it a bit in post. I've not tried this before so don't know how feasible it is.

Very jealous. I want to go freediving this weekend but nobody is around.
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Re: Underwater filters

Post by Disastrous @ Fri Jun 03, 2016 9:01 am

Also, not sure if it's of any help being not *quite* in the area, but there is an underwater photography specialist in Manila that's well spoken of online.

https://www.facebook.com/Splash-Underwater-Imaging-Inc-202380896469927/

Might be able to help?
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Re: Underwater filters

Post by HappyGoLucky @ Fri Jun 03, 2016 9:28 am

Disastrous wrote:Magic filters are designed to be cut to size:

http://www.magic-filters.com

Would you be able to get one near you, or soon enough?

Just stick it to the back of the square lens cover on the dive housing.

Also, what do you use to edit the footage? If you've got software that can grade, you may be able to correct it a bit in post. I've not tried this before so don't know how feasible it is.

Very jealous. I want to go freediving this weekend but nobody is around.


There's a magic filter dealer in Singapore so hopefully they've got stock!

I've not used any software for any post editing, mebbe I could make some of my other videos better? Anyone got any suggestions on what I should use?

As for the video, if I was Jay I'd have fcuked that noisy prick overboard long before the turtle/whale/dead sunfish came into view!
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Re: Underwater filters

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Re: Underwater filters

Post by HappyGoLucky @ Mon Jun 06, 2016 8:04 am



Yes, thanks.

Picking up a 3 pack of the Magic filters today so hoping to get some better results at the weekend.
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Re: Underwater filters

Post by thekungfury @ Mon Jun 06, 2016 8:48 am

An old colleague of mine became a dive instructor and he gets some incredible pictures in the deep like this Devil's Sea Whip.

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Re: Underwater filters

Post by HappyGoLucky @ Tue Jun 07, 2016 1:04 am

thekungfury wrote:An old colleague of mine became a dive instructor and he gets some incredible pictures in the deep like this Devil's Sea Whip.

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That is really rather cool.

Got the magic filters yesterday but I was too bollocksed to think about sitting down with a pair of scissors to cut one to size. Will do it tonight.
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