Here is an article from Underwater Photography Guide with a YouTube video with information that relates to our last meeting we had about time saving tips in LightRoom. We thought this was a useful tool for you!
We are happy to announce that we are expanding our underwater photography department. With that said we have brought in Light & Motion products to enhance your images and videos. Below gives you an outline on the new products. If you have further questions on what light suits you best, give us a call or stop by the shop. We are happy to help you create a system that works for you.
In an environment where you actually rely on your gear for your next breath, every component needs to be reliable including your lighting system. Factory sealed, tested, and certified to the FL-1 Standard, the lights are guaranteed to perform. L&M lighting solutions have been conscientiously designed to seamlessly integrate into your diving experience so the light will feel as natural as your own vision. Built with versatile options to mount comfortably and hands free or to connect with just about any camera system – and the smart dashboard provides clear indication of run-time and mode selection.
Never before has the world seen a flashlight like the GoBe, a versatile and powerful system that provides the perfect light for any activity. Gobe’s robust factory sealed design is waterproof to 120 meters, works on land and can be mounted to anything. The platform is built with six compatible lightheads, each optimized to deliver the perfect beam pattern for your activity. Now you can GoBe Anywhere with a lighting system that delivers unparalleled performance and features with a compact durable design that weighs a mere 160 grams. These lights are all rechargeable and feature battery indicator lights with different power modes.
Models we carry:
GOBE 500 Spot/700 Spot
GOBE 700 Wide
GOBE 850 Wide
One of the best features with the GOBE lights is that if you decide you want to switch from a 500 SPOT light to an 850 Wide, all you have to do is replace the head. You don’t need to buy the whole light itself which saves you money!
GOBE 500 Search Head
GOBE 700 Spot Head
GOBE NightSea Head: This light in particular is pretty interesting and change the way you night dive. NightSea technology causes certain proteins and chemicals to fluoresce under blue light, revealing hidden details in the world around. For best results, view through a yellow filter to see nothing but fluorescence!
Learn more about your GOBE light options here.
Engineered to deliver studio quality lighting, “constant lighting” has created a new standard in underwater imaging and L&M is at the leading edge of what is possible. Dual beam settings provide powerful beam pattern/color control with a slide of the magnetic switch. Sophisticated firmware and cooling systems enable our lights to perform consistently during use, so that you don’t have to continually adjust your camera settings. Factory sealed, tested and certified to the FL-1 Standard, L&M goes above and beyond to ensure that your light will reliably perform for every dive. Built on versatile platforms that allow you to mount to just about any camera setup – and featuring a smart dashboard to provide an accurate indication of run-time and mode selection. There are many SOLA models but in stock now we have the 1200 Spot/Flood. If you are looking for other SOLA lights, we can absolutely get them for you.
“It’s hard to find any competition for Sola 1200 Video at the moment. The bottom line is that this light is the smallest and the handiest powerful video/photo light I have tried.” – Deepshots UK Review
• 1200 lumen flood and 500 lumen spot output certified to the FL-1 Standard
• A powerful LED array using the best CREE LEDs and enhanced firmware.
• Colored Status LED for battery and mode indication for easy power management.
• Multiple imaging mounts available, including standard 1″ photo ball, 1/2″ Locline, and YS mount.
• 2 Amp Charger & Zippered Bag
Get more specs here.
SideKick for GoPro
A game changing light that is lighter than the GoPro and designed to leverage existing GoPro mounts with a simple adapter. Adjustable spot and flood modes give users the flexibility to control the amount of light to create the perfect POV footage.
Shine a little light on your adventure with a design that weighs less than the GoPro and leverages existing GoPro mounts with a simple adapter. This is the perfect GoPro companion light – ready to transform mediocre POV footage into truly epic imagery.
Compatible with Sidekick (Flood) and Sidekick Duo(Spot/Flood). Sidekick Dive Arm Kit is a flexible loc-line arm w/ direct Sidekick connection (.25” diameter)
Compatible with Sidekick (Flood) and Sidekick Duo (Spot/Flood). Sidekick GoPro Mount Adaptor is a mount with a direct Sidekick connection that allows for mounting on all GoPro Mounts.
Trays & Arms
We also carry Backscatter’s single and dual handle GoPro trays along with locline arms in 6in or 12in. Need a tray and arms for a different camera? We can get a set-up to fit your needs.
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Great news for the holidays! Buy any new Aqualung BCD and receive a Free Dry Bag! BCD must be purchased between November 19th and December 31st, 2014. Don’t forget, you also get Free Annual Labor and Parts from us when you purchase any new piece of gear. So that’s even more savings in your pocket! Stop by the shop to view our line of BCDs. We would love to help you pick out a new BCD for yourself or the diver in your life. See the full Aqualung BCD lineup here.
FREE Defense Duffle Dry Bag ($110 Value!) This item is new for 2015. Best the first to have one!
The Boston Sea Rovers are now accepting Intern Applications!
The Boston Sea Rovers are currently accepting applications for the 2015 Sea Rovers Annual Summer Internship. Qualified graduating high school seniors, college freshmen and sophomores interested in pursuing underwater careers are encouraged to apply to the Sea Rovers by December 1, 2014.
Immediately following graduation or the spring semester, the 2015 Intern will intern with members of the Boston Sea Rovers and associates located throughout the United States to experience a wide variety of jobs and career choices. Based in part on the personal interests of the scholar, the Internship will provide advanced dive training courses and ample opportunities to dive and train with a variety of dive professionals in abroad cross section of diving environments. Opportunities will include hands-on work with professional under water photographers and filmmakers, educational specialists, marine engineers and scientists, equipment manufacturer’s representatives, and dive shop owners.
In addition to the unique time spent with some of our most distinguished members, the Sea Rover Intern will be outfitted with dive equipment (provided by Sea Rover Clinic corporate sponsors) for their use throughout the summer and will receive the necessary financial support to ensure travel and living expenses.
A committee comprised of Sea Rovers members selects each year’s intern. To be considered for the Sea Rovers Internship candidates must:
- Be a certified diver from New England
- Have earned a minimum GPA of 3.4 out of 4.0 (or equivalent) and be on track to graduate from high school by June of the Internship year or attending college at the time of application
- Age requirements:
- Maximum age of 19 at the time of the application deadline (December 1, 2014)
- Interns must be at least 18 years old by the beginning of their Internship (May 1, 2015)
- Submit a complete scholarship application package that includes an essay on why the candidate wants to pursue a career in the underwater world and how this scholarship can help them achieve that goal.
- Electronic submission of supporting documents is preferred.
- A copy of your most recent physical (within the last year) and the completed medical questionnaire/health history is the minimum requirement for the application package. Full compliance with the complete Sea Rovers’ medical requirements may be deferred until after initial selection as the Intern. Medical information is reviewed in compliance with current privacy laws.
The Sea Rovers must receive all packages by December 1, 2014. Selected candidates must be available for interview during the period December 1, 2014 through January 18, 2015.
*PARTS ARE NOT INCLUDED IN 50% OFF DISCOUNT
*DISCOUNT NOT VALID FOR DRYSUIT REPAIRS & COMPUTER BATTERY CHANGES
The long-awaited GoPro Hero4 was released Monday September 29th. As expected this camera exceeded everyone’s expectations. The new cameras will be ready for consumer purchase on October 5th. They released a HERO4 Black Edition ($499), HERO4 Silver Edition ($399) and a basic model for first time action camera users, the HERO ($129).
Black Edition $499
The Black Edition boasts 4k technology (cinema-quality) with 2X faster video frame rate and 2x the powerful processing of the HERO3. For those of you non-camera geeks, the 4K technology will give you ultra high resolution at 30 fps. You will even be able to pull out 8.3MP captured stills from the awesome footage you just shot.
Another big change is the replacement of the side Wi-Fi button with a Setting button that lets you quickly change the settings on whichever mode the camera is in at the time.
The GoPro has always had a challenge with battery life due to customers wanting to turn on the camera and leave it on. The battery now drops into a quick release magazine that feels more like a DSLR. Battery life should last longer than the HERO3 but we will really see how long it will work once we get our hands on them. Please Note: Your HERO3 batteries will NOT be compatible with the HERO4.
- 4k resolution (Cinema-Quality) at 30fps
- 2.7K at 48fps
- 1080p for slow motion at 120fps
- 12MP stills up to 30fps
- Shutter-speed override for low-light exposures and nighttime time-lapses
- Wifi and sharing capabilities
Silver Edition $399
The Silver Edition of the HERO4 is the most user-friendly camera they have created. While the resolution is not the same as the HERO4, is still gives you incredible quality stills and video peaking at 2.7K at 30 fps, 1080p at 60 fps and 720 at 120 fps. The big feature on this model is the new LCD touch screen which allows you to toggle easily between playback and modes.This model still includes the Wifi and Bluetooth for easy downloading and sharing. All editions are waterproof to 130 feet.
- 2.7K at 30 fps/1080p at 60 fps and 720 at 120 fps
- LCD touch Back Screen
- Wifi & Bluetooth capable
- 12MP stills at 30 fps
The HERO as GoPro calls it, is meant to be a starter action camera for entry-level individuals with a small budget. With fewer features and modes they have been able to bring the price down to $129. The video quality has been downgraded as well as no touch screen and comes standard with a built-in housing. You can unlatch the back door to charge the camera but that is all. Although this camera features lower quality and less modes than the Silver & Black Edition, this is PERFECT for the starting photographer. (Makes a great gift for kids!)
- 1080p at 30fps or 720p at 60fps
- 5-megapixel images in 5fps burst mode
- Camera permanently attached to housing
We will be getting our first shipment of cameras soon and will make an announcement when they hit the shelves!
Do you ever get cold while diving? Being a PADI Dry Suit Diver allows you not only to stay dry and warm when diving, but consequently enables an extended dive season and allows you to take on more challenging dive spots.
Dry Suits are great for recreational diving and many technical divers wear Dry Suits due to the length of the time spent underwater. The longer the diver is in the water, the more thermal protection is required.
– PADI Open Water Diver or qualifying rating
What you learn:
– Dry suit buoyancy control skills
– Dry suit maintenance, storage and basic repair
– Undergarment (fleece or overall-type garments worn under the dry suit) options
Hear what other people have to say about Dry Suit Diving“First of all, in a perfect world, dry suits would be free so everyone could have one. If you’ve never dived in a dry suit, you don’t know what you’re missing. You can be diving off of the Gloucester breakwater as comfortably as you would in the Caribbean. It’s super comfortable, and you never get cold. Never. It’s also super convenient and easy. Just a couple of weeks ago I was diving on a boat full of guys, and at the end of the dives I unzipped my drysuit and undergarment and stepped out wearing the same shorts and t-shirt I was wearing back at the dock. One of the guys asked, “You can do that?” Yes. You can do that. It really is dry.As to the dry suit course, it was totally worth it too. Buoyancy in a dry suit is different. Not difficult, just different. The course helps you understand why it’s different and how various situations can affect your buoyancy. You can pretty much master it after just a couple of dives once you know the tricks. (Hint: you really don’t need ankle weights.) The other things you learn are the emergency procedures that are unique to a dry suit, basically how to deal with malfunctioning valves or fill hoses. You also learn the various types of suits and seals, and all the materials that can be used, as well as the care that’s required. All very useful stuff. I took the class with Shaun and as usual he was great. He answered all of my questions, some of them twice.”-Charlie Provenzano, Diving Dry since June 2014
Short on Time?
Take the PADI Dry Suit Diver Course online. Click the E-Learning Link to register today.
Next Dry Suit Course
November 19th (Class & Pool)
November 22nd (Ocean Dives)
For more information on Dry Suit diving or any other courses we have available, visit our website, ask us on Facebook, visit our store, or simply give us a call. 978.927.95