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    Scapa Flow - Stills or Video Camera?

    Off to Scapa for the first time next month and I need to decide which camera I should take

    My Lumix GH5 and a z240 strobe for still photography

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    My BMPCC4K with video lights for videography

    Any suggestions?


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    Could start a fight in a convent. Mikael's Avatar
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    Which do you find less intrusive and easier handle?

    First Scapa trip it makes sense to be as present as possible so more of your focus is on taking in what you're seeing as opposed to fixiated down the lens. The wrecks are big and take time to navigate let alone appreciate.

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    Are you diving solo or with a patient buddy/model? I got some good results last October with my still camera, but a patient model does help... with a Paralenz on top of the rig I did capture a few nice fragments of video too. It was nice to have a 'bodycam' running to capture a diving seal during a deco stop

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    Will be diving on my CCR so we will probably be mooching around alone.

    The GH5 does video too, and I have a Hero7 which I can attach too, but then Iím still without powerful lights.

    Iím tempted to go stills route at the moment


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    Trying to capture enough clips to make a sequence worth watching on wrecks of that size is going to take a fair bit of time and effort, and ideally planning having knowledge of the orientation on the wreck, what you want to achieve.

    So I'd suggest stills, gives you scope to enjoy the dive, bring the camera up when you see a shot worth taking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Keasley View Post
    Trying to capture enough clips to make a sequence worth watching on wrecks of that size is going to take a fair bit of time and effort, and ideally planning having knowledge of the orientation on the wreck, what you want to achieve.

    So I'd suggest stills, gives you scope to enjoy the dive, bring the camera up when you see a shot worth taking.
    I would tend to agree with Stuart. I made my first visit to Scapa last August, I was on OC and took a GoPro3. Normally I obtain some fairly decent footage, but it was a challenge on these massive wrecks. There is an awful lot to see: some of the engineering is worth stills alone, particularly if you get to find some tongue and groove armour plating.

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    Thanks all. Stills and strobe it is.


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