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    I tried to make a "portable" 5-axis stabilizer,...

    I tried to make a "portable" 5-axis stabilizer, but the dampers failed due to different materials having different expansion/shrinking ratios....
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    This clip shows the capabilities of the Canon...

    This clip shows the capabilities of the Canon CN20x50 IAS H P1 lens (50-1500mm).
    This is just the optical zoom of the lens (with 1.5x) going from 75mm to 1500mm. There is no cropping, digital...
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    Sticky: For wildlife cinematographers in need of a...

    For wildlife cinematographers in need of a manageable long throw lens: this is a small demo I share with you to demonstrate the capabilities of the Canon CN20x50 IAS H P1 lens (50-1500mm).
    This is...
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    Beautiful shots, Rob! Cool angle on the...

    Beautiful shots, Rob! Cool angle on the chameleon. Love the (educational) credits too :)
    Thanks for keeping this thread alive!
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    Looks like I have more DSMC stuff than I guessed:...

    Looks like I have more DSMC stuff than I guessed:

    1 x Nauticam NA-DSMC (ROSSA)
    1 x Nauticam Custom Back for Shogun monitor in NA-DSMC
    1 x Nauticam Tactical Rail Set for NA-DSMC
    1 x Nauticam Top...
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    I had forgotten about it but actually I do; one...

    I had forgotten about it but actually I do; one H2O & one Low Light DSMC OLPF.
    I have other DSMC accessories too like side handles, RED MAGS, MAG readers, BOMB EVF, Tactical gear... I should make a...
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    Hi Steve, in addition to what John and others...

    Hi Steve,

    in addition to what John and others say, you could close the housing and purge the ambient air by replacing it with high EAN (or other mixtures); then pull a vacuum.
    I admit it's a...
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    Now you make me blush :)

    Now you make me blush :)
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    Hi John, I didn't want to say in public that I...

    Hi John,

    I didn't want to say in public that I had your proprietary STL file :)
    Aren't Gates's knob extensions commercially available yet? I thought they were (hence the referral).
    Anyway: as...
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    Hi Matt, Gates has a great solution for that:...

    Hi Matt, Gates has a great solution for that: Knob Extenders.
    I made my own but it's best for you to contact John Ellerbrock at Gates. Great guy!!!
    Here some shots:...
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    Hi J- One has to break an egg to make an...

    Hi J-

    One has to break an egg to make an omelet... haha!
    And, luckily, one of the omelets turned into the much welcomed H2O OLPF :)



    Hello back to you, Rudi! I hope life has been treating...
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    Hi Curtis, Nice to e-meet :) Lots has changed...

    Hi Curtis,

    Nice to e-meet :)
    Lots has changed in Cayman since '95. I've been here since 2008 and even in that time so much has changed.
    Except for Cathy who is still running her business......
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    That depends on the requirements, dive-plan,...

    That depends on the requirements, dive-plan, topography, ocean and weather conditions etc...
    You can go copper (SDI) up to 45 meter max. Fiber goes way beyond.
    Both have pros and cons.
    But keep in...
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    If you don't know the larger area, its wildlife,...

    If you don't know the larger area, its wildlife, behavior and seasons; you have to –*at least – talk to knowledgable locals. Preferably hire one during the shooting days (and prep days).
    If it's...
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    I have an NA-DCES housing with options and spare...

    I have an NA-DCES housing with options and spare parts.
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    Hi Stephan, Check Gates' rental page:...

    Hi Stephan,

    Check Gates' rental page: https://www.gateshousings.com/rent-a-gates/
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    Sticky: Hi Andreas, It's not as simple as "one or the...

    Hi Andreas,

    It's not as simple as "one or the other". Wildlife covers a lot: the entire planet, oceans and air.
    To talk about the Arctic alone: ideally (in the RED environment) you would need a...
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    Sticky: Hi Andreas, sorry I couldn't reply earlier. Too...

    Hi Andreas, sorry I couldn't reply earlier. Too busy preparing for an Arctic expedition (with the CN20x50 aka Canon 50-1000).
    Don't try to figure out the coverage of the CN; it makes no sense. ...
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    Once RED received the cameras it took less than 2...

    Once RED received the cameras it took less than 2 weeks to have them back.
    My first return (to RED) took some 10 days because of a FedEx hiccup (shipping Int'l).
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    Haha! Fear not my friends ;)

    Haha! Fear not my friends ;)
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    I have the EF 16-35MM F/2.8L II USM but I don't...

    I have the EF 16-35MM F/2.8L II USM but I don't think my "old" Canon Mounts (DSMC "1") will cover MONSTRO?
    Could try though...
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    Canon CN20x50 IAS H, Zeiss cp2 & cz2 fam, and...

    Canon CN20x50 IAS H, Zeiss cp2 & cz2 fam, and Nikonos RS (mainly 13mm).
    Only the Nikonos lenses go underwater ;)


    Hi Mauricio, I should have an H2O DSMC "1" which I can part of.
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    H2O ~ Helium ~ MONSTRO Hi guys, Merely an...

    H2O ~ Helium ~ MONSTRO

    Hi guys,

    Merely an FYI: living in one of the worst underwater environments for RED's Dragon, I must say I'm not stressed anymore whether or not I slapped H2O on or not...
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    Sticky: Thanks Phil! It's a 'whacko' lens, almost...

    Thanks Phil!
    It's a 'whacko' lens, almost behaving against the laws of optics.
    If you're ever on our 'little rock', you should give her a test run :)
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    Sticky: For the atypical Underwater and Natural History...

    For the atypical Underwater and Natural History shooters

    MONSTRO 8K VV:

    NIKONOS RS 13mm Fish Eye:
    ~ Nikon Mount (Gates Custom)
    Vignettes mildly on the smaller 8K formats
    Vignettes...
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