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DC 1200 Red frames

Discussion in 'SeaLife' started by evvivame, Dec 7, 2015.

  1. Steve_C

    Steve_C Divemaster

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    Those fish are some distance away. If you are at 60 ft and the target is over 10 ft away you might be better off with flash off but I think that is what happens in video anyway. I saw a couple of purplish stills at 100 ft in the Caymans when I shot a couple pictures before my strobe was fully charged so it was underexposed.
     
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  2. tursiops

    tursiops Marine Scientist and Master Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Don't set your camera on blue water > 25 ft unless you are in the ocean deeper than 25 ft. The camera is putting red into the pictures to compensate for the red light lost in the ocean. In your living room you do not need that setting. Try it again, without.
     
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  3. evvivame

    evvivame Angel Fish

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    Can be...
    p.s. I haven't external flash and the internal is always disable

    For your know , this clips is made with DC 1000:
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/kz35xfic0cww0yr/2014.09.mpg?dl=0

    same fish, same place like this clips made with DC1200:
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/zxgwbagiy1crvux/PICT0157.mpg?dl=0

    ---------- Post added December 8th, 2015 at 11:20 PM ----------

    Hi tursiops,
    Yes agree with you.....but i'm not sure if you read the post #1
    The post #8 was only a test for check a strip

    Pls see my post #10 made in land mode!
    Thanks
     
  4. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Wait, I got them open. This Dropbox thing is new to me. I'm looking...

    ---------- Post added December 8th, 2015 at 05:15 PM ----------

    I wanted to see some still, outdoor, sunny day shots for comparison...
    Most of your problems seem to be low lighting. Using a point & shoot camera set on digital is rather limited.

    And shooting still or video into a light source is always asking for trouble.
     
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  5. evvivame

    evvivame Angel Fish

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    Hi DandyDon,

    here https://www.dropbox.com/sh/qjx1k61v44x2woj/AACDxzFwJ-0eqd64oHVh-Mr1a?dl=0

    1 x photo & 1 x clips shotted outdoor at 2.30 pm

    Note: the photo seems ok but on the display i see a little effect as on the clips.

    After this test i think this issue not linked to deep setting

    You agree?

    Thanks!

     
  6. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Well, I keep waiting for the manufacturer to post opinions here as this is their forum, not the Sealife owners forum.

    Maybe others will have different opinions, but I see that you contiue to shoot into light sources, this time shooting at the sun in both pic and clip. That is always challenging and I suspect the main source of your problem.
     
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  7. SeaLife Cameras

    SeaLife Cameras Dive Equipment Manufacturer

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    First we would thank the community for the responses to this thread. The general discussion has identified the main issue. Shooting into the sun or bright light can result in internal glare on the camera. Shooting with the sun behind or over the shoulder is preferred when possible.
     
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  8. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Thanks, Sealife...!
    Yeah, really - if the target is over 10 feet away, don't expect much. That deep, you really need to be much closer.

    You need the internal flash on and get close underwater. Video is just a hope without video light. And never expect much if you're shooting into the sun.
     
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  9. evvivame

    evvivame Angel Fish

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    SeaLife Cameras, thanks very much for your Support!!
    I agree with your diagnosis BUT:

    1) why I NEVER see this issue with my old DC 1000 (used 6 years, same dive locations, 2 times pro years at same months)

    2) Interessant is:
    (*) After a lot clips as tests (posted in this 3D), I find VERY EASY work underexposed with my camera

    Question for SeaLife Cameras: Do you think a camera’s issue ?


    P.S. thanks very much to all people..

    ---------- Post added December 16th, 2015 at 07:32 PM ----------

    About my last question to SeaLife Cameras can be useful these 2 clips recorded with DC 1000 and a Nikon Coolpix S3100 ( same posizion, same time)

    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/xj6uu98yvhsptrt/AAC6-DjHei2x7jLZf2iQZqAxa?lst
     
  10. SeaLife Cameras

    SeaLife Cameras Dive Equipment Manufacturer

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    The DC1000 and the DC1200 have different lenses. Bench testing with a DC1200 using the sun and bright lights the same type of glare could be seen. It is possible that it could be a camera issue. You could try contacting the local distributor, to see if they can assist you with your problem. Please use the dealer locator on our web page for location and contact information.

    Underwater Cameras and Accessories | Sealife Cameras
     
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