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Made the Jump from GoPro to TG-5: Welcoming Any Advice

Discussion in 'The Olympus Outlet' started by krukster86, Jun 8, 2018.

  1. Aqua-Andy

    Aqua-Andy Solo Diver

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    I have found it easier to just shoot in RAW and then adjust the white balance after in processing.
     
  2. jerrydascorpion

    jerrydascorpion Angel Fish

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    That is true. Being the previous poster mentioned they were having issues, I thought I would mention it.

    Also if they wanted to share pictures from their phone using the Olympus app they need to shoot raw+jpeg. Or if they don’t do editing.

    I am sure I will end up using the eye dropper tool in post more than the custom white balances, but I look forward to trying them out
     
  3. Aqua-Andy

    Aqua-Andy Solo Diver

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    Have fun, this is a great little camera. I just got back from Bonaire and got some great pics with it.
     
  4. jerrydascorpion

    jerrydascorpion Angel Fish

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    Awesome! We are going to the Keys in January, and I am excited to try it out in the open water. I am impressed with the little bit I have used it so far.
     
  5. krukster86

    krukster86 Barracuda

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    I have a multi day dive trip coming up in December which will include (weather permitting) at least one night dive and a blackwater dive. I am curious about some baseline settings to use for the TG-5 and what lighting combination I should use, given my current setup:
    • Camera: Olympus TG-5 + Ikelite dive housing + camera tray with handles: one side has Loc Line flex arm and one side has ball and arm linkages
    • Video Light Options: Light and Motion SOLA 2000 Video, SOLA 1200 Dive, and GoBe 700 Spot
    • Strobe: 1 x Ikelite DS-51
    I would be thankful for some baseline camera settings that would be recommended, and an indication of what lighting combination would work best. Honestly, I have never been on a night dive where a diver carried around a camera with strobes (just GoPros and constant on video lights). My experience with night dives has only been shooting video with a GoPro with video lights. My concern would be that the strobe firing would be disorienting to my fellow divers. I appreciate your honesty and if it is best to leave the camera on the boat, so be it.
     
  6. Aqua-Andy

    Aqua-Andy Solo Diver

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    Olympus TG-5 Best Underwater Camera Settings - Underwater Photography - Backscatter . This should get you started. Night dive with using a strobe is a non isue, have fun.
     
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  7. krukster86

    krukster86 Barracuda

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  8. krukster86

    krukster86 Barracuda

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    Recently got back from the Florida diving trip and currently editing photos. Flash is definitely a LOT trickier to use and master, which required a lot of "guess and check" shots. When you get it just right though, the results are very rewarding!
     
  9. shurite7

    shurite7 Dive Shop

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    Hi Mark,

    Have you been able to figure out how to pan with the camera in video mode? I too am looking at the video camera as an upgrade from a GoPro (CGX2 and Intova) style cameras for video.

    Chris
     
  10. krukster86

    krukster86 Barracuda

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    It looks like the best option is to ensure that you are zoomed out fully when doing video of a moving subject.
     

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