Nauticam NA-BMCC Housing

For the Blackmagic Cinema and Production Camera 4K The Blackmagic Cinema and Production 4K cameras are currently the most affordable cinema cameras capable of capturing 2.5K and 4K Ultra HD raw video. The system is one fourth the size of competing professional video rigs and only slightly bigger than a full size DSLR rig. With…

RED Epic Underwater

Samy’s Underwater Photo & Video carries a full line of consumer and broadcast video equipment.  This Sony commercial was shot using the RED Epic.  For the underwater footage I used a Tokina 11-16mm and the Canon 16-35mm.  Samy’s is a dealer for both Amphibico and Nauticam RED housings. Todd Winner is a contributor, instructor, and trip leader for Samy’s…

The Sunball: Friend or Foe?

The Sun Giveth and the Sun Taketh Away Photos and Text by Michael Zeigler Certainly there are a lot of decisions to be made when creating a strobe-lit wide-angle underwater photograph. Among others, there’s the composition, foreground exposure, background exposure, and strobe position. Another consideration, assuming it isn’t overcast, is whether or not to include…

Xit 404 Focus Knob Review

Review and photos by: Todd Winner I have to admit I was a bit skeptical before trying out the Xit 404 focus knob.  I use auto focus about ninety percent of the time underwater and the only lens I regularly use with a manual focus gear is my Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS macro. Not…