I recently traveled to Tiger Beach, Bahamas to try out the new Sony xr100 mark IV and the Fantasea FRX100 IV housing sponsored by Fantasea Line, to capture some still images and video of the incredible tiger sharks there.
Once in the water with the tigers, there is very little time to fiddle with difficult camera settings as these impressive creatures command your undivided attention. I used an Inon UWL-H100 super wide-angle attachment, because the encounters were often very close. I was shooting with natural light and used a magic filter. It was nice to use a camera I could shoot 4K video and HD footage at 100fps with and take high resolution photos when I wanted.
For the night dive with the Tiger sharks I used my bigger Sony AX100 in a Gates housing and a lot of lumens in my video lights. You want to see what’s coming! Check out the movie here.
My week’s diving with the tiger sharks was easily one of the best experiences I have ever had in the water. I am glad I had this experience and very happy to have captured all the magical moments.
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