DJI Phantom 4 – Part II

By: Todd Winner and Michael Zeigler It has been a few months since our first drone blog post DJI Phantom 4 – First Flight. The Phantom 4 continues to perform well under some pretty harsh conditions. We often subject it to long bumpy boat rides and salty sea air. It has even traveled to Mexico with us…

DJI Phantom 4 – First Flight

By: Todd Winner and Michael Zeigler We had been looking into purchasing a drone for some time now. We wanted take advantage of the incredible scenery available to us when out on the water for a day of diving. The DJI Phantom 4 seemed to fit all of the right requirements without the need to…

Nauticam Multiplier-1

Text and photos by Todd Winner I think most of us who shoot macro underwater with full frame or APS-C cameras are now familiar with the Nauticam SMC-1. It’s a powerful wet diopter that when paired with a macro lens like the Canon 100mm or Nikon 105mm, it can give you a maximum of 2.3X…

Underwater with the Leica X-U

By: Todd Winner The Leica X-U is built for the toughest conditions! Its shockproof, dust and water sealed design make it the perfect expedition camera but it’s equally at home at the beach, on a boat or even by the pool. While not designed to be a primary underwater camera, it is waterproof to depths…

Sigma 15mm ƒ/2.8 EX ED Diagonal Fisheye Underwater

By Michael Zeigler The Sigma f/2.8 15mm fisheye (Sigma 15mm f/2.8 EX DG Diagonal Fisheye) is considered by many as the go-to fisheye lens for full-frame Nikon underwater shooters. Its minimum focus distance of fewer than 6” and its 180º diagonal field of view makes it a great lens for shooting underwater. The Sigma 15mm performs very well behind 8…

Canon EOS 5DS and 5DS R Underwater

Text and images by Todd Winner Let’s start with the main headline, the Canon EOS 5DS and 5DS R are the world’s highest resolution full frame 35mm bodies ever made! The 50.6 megapixel sensor creates a 8,688 x 5,792 pixel image! Pretty impressive. The EOS 5DS and 5DS R are essentially identical with the exception…