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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Nikon D7000 - First Underwater Video


Here's a short video shot on our Nikon D7000 last week. My first attempt underwater, and on a shore dive with less than ideal conditions, but it gives a sense of what is achievable.

Aquatica housing + Tokina 10-17mm + 4" mini dome + dual Salvo 35W HIDs with video reflectors.

Mostly shot at 10mm (I'd like to try more at 17mm next time to kill some of the fisheye effect), ISO 100-400, f/4.5, 24fps @ 1/50s, manual settings (other than autofocus which was locked a couple feet away).

Look forward to getting in more dives with this rig in the coming months. We got the setup with a focus on video only for now (we've been shooting the D7000 topside for about a year now).

For 1080p HD, select the "HD" option (if you have a fast connection), otherwise leave "HD" off.

http://vimeo.com/32901420



Dec 03, 2011 at 04:11 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Nikon D7000 - First Underwater Video


Very nicely done. Just love the type of videos you can image with the D7000.


Dec 03, 2011 at 04:39 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Nikon D7000 - First Underwater Video


Cool.


Dec 03, 2011 at 04:52 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Nikon D7000 - First Underwater Video


4'' with the 10-17, nice!


Dec 03, 2011 at 06:53 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Nikon D7000 - First Underwater Video


Incredible.

On a side note, looks like you dives with folks with serious buoyancy control. Are you guys DIR? Most of the divers here in the Midwest would have that place silted-out with there split fins within ten seconds of hitting the water.



Dec 03, 2011 at 07:08 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Nikon D7000 - First Underwater Video


Amazingly awesome video. Brings back many memories of the dives of my youth. We were a little further up the coast: Will Rogers State Beach, Leo Carrillo, Point Dume, LA County Line. We also dived the Avalon casino at Catalina many times as well as trips to Anacappa.

Our equipment was a little different back then. Thick, stiff neoprene wet suits - typically 3/8". "J" valves on top of steel 72 cubic inch tanks, horse collar BCs (no stab packs) and high volume tri-view masks.

I'll never forget the beauty of the kelp forests. Thanks for bringing back the memories.



Dec 03, 2011 at 07:45 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Nikon D7000 - First Underwater Video


Nice ! Can you show us a picture of the housing for the camera ?

Guy



Dec 03, 2011 at 10:30 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Nikon D7000 - First Underwater Video


When I click on "HD" is says "HD is off" and starts over



Dec 04, 2011 at 12:52 AM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Nikon D7000 - First Underwater Video


jefflee wrote:
Very nicely done. Just love the type of videos you can image with the D7000.


Thanks!

We've had the D7000 for about a year now. Mostly shooting stills, but have played around with topside video a few times. Really looking forward to gaining some more experience with the rig underwater. It's new, fun, and exciting.



Dec 04, 2011 at 01:56 AM
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Jammy Straub wrote:
Cool.


Glad you enjoyed it! For a first go at it, I was rather pleased with how it turned out. Can't wait to see what can be achieved in better conditions and with more practice.



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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Nikon D7000 - First Underwater Video


louis fusco wrote:
4'' with the 10-17, nice!


It's a rather nice package. Much smaller footprint than a big 8" (or up) dome.



Dec 04, 2011 at 01:58 AM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · Nikon D7000 - First Underwater Video


jeraldcook wrote:
Incredible.

On a side note, looks like you dives with folks with serious buoyancy control. Are you guys DIR? Most of the divers here in the Midwest would have that place silted-out with there split fins within ten seconds of hitting the water.


Thanks so much!

Yeah, we're all GUE trained. We're the friendly DIR bunch.




Dec 04, 2011 at 01:59 AM
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Mattski1 wrote:
Amazingly awesome video. Brings back many memories of the dives of my youth. We were a little further up the coast: Will Rogers State Beach, Leo Carrillo, Point Dume, LA County Line. We also dived the Avalon casino at Catalina many times as well as trips to Anacappa.

Our equipment was a little different back then. Thick, stiff neoprene wet suits - typically 3/8". "J" valves on top of steel 72 cubic inch tanks, horse collar BCs (no stab packs) and high volume tri-view masks.

I'll never forget the beauty of the kelp forests. Thanks for bringing back the memories.


We're headed up to Malibu, assuming conditions stay nice, next weekend! Sounds like you did some great diving!

Glad we were able to bring back some nice memories. The kelp forests are truly amazing.



Dec 04, 2011 at 02:02 AM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · Nikon D7000 - First Underwater Video


gugs wrote:
Nice ! Can you show us a picture of the housing for the camera ?

Guy


Guy, we managed to get out again today with it, and the rig is currently sitting and soaking in the bathtub. I'll try to grab a pic of it tonight or tomorrow.

In the meantime, you can see the housing (with a different dome port and strobes instead of video lights) here:

http://wetpixel.com/i.php/full/wetpixel-d7000-housing-review/P3/



Dec 04, 2011 at 02:05 AM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · Nikon D7000 - First Underwater Video


Jan Brittenson wrote:
When I click on "HD" is says "HD is off" and starts over


Vimeo being difficult. Sounds like you were already in HD mode. Hitting the button should just toggle between SD and HD. Even the SD looks decent (and the HD looks even better before Vimeo compression).

Hope that helps!



Dec 04, 2011 at 02:06 AM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · Nikon D7000 - First Underwater Video


Awesome video!!! Love it! Do you find you can switch between video and still mode while underwater?



Dec 04, 2011 at 05:46 AM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · Nikon D7000 - First Underwater Video


Jan Brittenson wrote:
Awesome video!!! Love it! Do you find you can switch between video and still mode while underwater?


Thanks!

Switching is as easy as pushing one button (for LV). With the lighting setup we have (dual 35W HIDs with video reflectors), we're really best setup for video. When we decide to shoot stills, we'll get dedicated strobes.



Dec 05, 2011 at 02:32 AM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · Nikon D7000 - First Underwater Video


The housing looks like it costs more than my D3!


Dec 05, 2011 at 05:33 AM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · Nikon D7000 - First Underwater Video


Rainer, I got my D7K for photos. I have a Sony Z7 for video. You said you had shot some surface video with you D7K. I shot some test footage the other evening at ISO 800 and I was disappointed with the excessive grain. My ISO 800 photos don't have that much grain. Have you shot video at ISO 800? If so, what did yours look like?

Really enjoyed your vid...



Dec 06, 2011 at 04:08 AM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · Nikon D7000 - First Underwater Video


Very nice thanks for sharing this.


Dec 06, 2011 at 05:01 AM
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