Here’s my current underwater camera rig.
Underwater Camera Set-Up
- Panasonic GH5
- Pansonic Lumix G X Vario Power Zoom Lens 14-42mm, f3.5-5.6 ASPH., Micro Four Thirds, Power Optical I.S
- Nauticam NA-GH5V (Housing)
- Nauticam N85 Power Zoom Macro Port 29
- Nauticam 14-42 Zoom Gear
- Nauticam Compact Macro Converter (CMC-1)
- Saga Dive Flip Lens Holder 67mm
- Nauticam 70 x 200 Carbon Fiber Aluminum Arms (Buoyancy 370g)
- Sealife Flex Connect Accessories (Ball Joint Adapter, Cold Shoe Mount, Flex Arms)
- Nauticam Multi-Purpose Clamps
- Sealife Sea Dragon 2500 Lumens
- Gopro Hero 8
- Delkin Devices 128GB Black UHS-II Rugged SDXC Memory Card V90
- Gear Keeper Deluxe Camera/Lights Snap Locking Retractor
I continue to use my Gopro Hero 8 for wider angle shots and as a backup. It is attached to the Nauticam housing with a Sealife Cold Shoe Mount.
Travel & Editing Accessories
- Manfrotto Pro Light MultiPro 120 Camera Backpack
- Lacie Rugged Portable 1TB
- Video Editing Software: Final Cut Pro X
Wetsuit & Rash Guards
My Old Underwater Camera Set-Up
Before 2020, I used a Sealife camera for primarily photographs and captured video with a Gopro. I typically used the Gopro Hero 8 Black during the day and the Gopro Hero 4 Silver at night or on macro focused dives.
The picture above shows my old Sealife and Gopro Hero 6, after the image was taken I upgraded to the Gopro Hero 8. The above photography was taken while scuba diving off the Oman Aggressor by Shaker Mohamed, Cruise Director.
When shooting smaller subjects, I used Backscatter’s Flip Filters 55mm +15 MacroMate Mini and a Gopro. I do not use this combination since I purchased the Panasonic GH5. For lighting, I typically use two (2500 lumen) video lights which has remained constant between the old and new systems.
- Sealife DC2000
- Hero 8 Black (PolarPro DiveMaster 3-Pack Filter Kit)
- Hero 4 Silver (Backscatter Flip Filter Kit)
- Sealife Dragon Universal Flash
- Sealife Flex-Connect Dual Tray, Flex Arms
Feel to message with any questions about the various underwater camera system I have used.
4 thoughts on “Underwater Camera Set-Up”
Great Blog, shots and so on. Congrats! Scubaviste
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Thanks! Really appreciate it!
Really great informations! Thanks! In June I´ll go to Socorro. And it´s the first journey with a little more photo equipment with two flashes. I´ll check my equipment with your informations – all the best and happy new year – Stephan
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Nice! I’m also scheduled to dive Socorro this year! I’m pretty excited for the trip… just a few more months to go!