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#400933 Nauticam Housing for Olympus OMD 1MK2, Nauticm Video port and more

Posted by AForns on 18 November 2018 - 08:01 AM

I will be selling all my UW equipment due to a health problem, can not get medical clearance to dive.


Selling my set up for an Olympus OMD-1 Mk 2 with all accessories etc.  Will list below, sure there is more, please ask any question you have.  All listed is nine months or less and was purchased from Reef Photo with some as old as three months only.  Will provide additional images as needed.


Listing the new price for reference only besides the item.


Nauticam housing for OMD 1 Mk2.  $1900

Nauticam Vacum Kit   $220

Nauticam WWL-1. $1150

Nauticam NA-502B-H housing for Small HD 502 Bright HDMI 1.4 imput $1600

Small HD 502 Bright Monitor $1299

S&S YS-D2J Strobes with FO cable  $771. There are three of these/ two with FO cables

Nauticam 60mm Macro Port  $300

Flash trigger. $220


Will sell all of above as a package for $3800.   Can break things up if needed.


Will be listing many more small items like close up lenses, arms, clamps etc.


Let me know if you have any questions and appreciate looking at my gear







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#398706 GH5s 4k test footage

Posted by AForns on 26 August 2018 - 07:27 AM

Hi Thani


Thanks for the post, excellent video and information, much appreciated.


Will be doing a little more video since getting a SmallHD Bright monitor, started working out kinks.   Used a white card for balancing and worked well.  Love the MWB of your rig, I am using an OMD 1 Mk2 and feel its close but not as good regarding WB, in the price range, the GH5s is king.



#398704 External Monitor for Still Shooting

Posted by AForns on 26 August 2018 - 05:11 AM

Back from Gran Cayman after diving one week aboard Aggressor V, most in Little Cayman.


Have a better feel for the monitor, advantages, disadvantages etc.  Will not take into consideration the price since it could be a factor without taking anything else into consideration, its is an expensive proposition.


For wide angle its a nice addition but not something you need or have to have in any way.   Wide angle being the only application, I would not bother with the monitor at all, having a 45 degree or 180 degree finder makes shooting easy and accurate.  Again it is a nice addition to have.


For macro does make a difference in many ways, listing in no particular order. First thing I noticed is being able to shoot comfortably & accurately while being safely off the reef.  Hover a a few inches off, one finger bracing and one hand camera operation, easy.   Love being able to see the subject clearly.   On my camera (OMD 1 Mk2) use the continuous tracking, release priority and back button activation.   Being able to see when the subject is in sharp focus is a premium, no problem.   Working for exerted time on one subject, easy without tiring.   Being able to shoot at the correct angle  comfortable without tiring, a new experience.   Could go on and on, I guess you figure I like it !!


The down side has to be weight and bulk.   Can see how it would be a factor on a crowded dive boat, on the Aggressor was no problem.  Swimming with a current becomes more of a challenge and need to find a way to hold for best efficiency.   Found holding by the lanyard, left hand and trailing/overlapping my left leg seem to be the easiest.  Diving in a strong current needing to make your way to the anchor line pulling yourself would not be a pleasant.   Still will give a try next time I go to the Keys, plenty of current on some of the wrecks. 


Do almost all still photography but since I had the monitor tried some video.   After my first all video dive, like it so much that decided to do a couple of more. Can see myself doing a little more video, particularly macro using a tripod.


Hope this gives you a idea for the monitor.   btw agree totally on the suggestion above for the iPhone as a monitor.  Would not mind if a housing had on incorporated (inside) at a 45 degree angle.   Would not have the versatility of the articulating external monitor but the convenience would make it a much better set up.



#398161 Oly TG-5 Package Recommendations

Posted by AForns on 06 August 2018 - 04:20 AM

HIi, I ended purchasing a TG-5, my main housing is for an OMD 1 MK2.   Thought it would be fun using and it is great for macro.


My first thought was getting the Olympus housing since its inexpensive, camera is waterproof so not much worries about leaking etc.  After thinking about it, decided to go with Nauticam.  Happy with the set up.


Regarding ports, won't need any.   For WA add a wet lens with 52mm, either one which will increase the coverage or just restores the 24mm native angle of view.   


As someone mentioned above, the only downside is the inability to shoot one manual but not a deal breaker.   .... if getting strobes, the Inon S2000 work well, they are small and TTL works.


#397611 Getting tired of nudi macros yet? :)

Posted by AForns on 21 July 2018 - 03:10 PM

Never can get tired of these !!  Excellent 


#397610 Pink nudi detail

Posted by AForns on 21 July 2018 - 03:09 PM

Impressive in every way !  Excellent work !


#397609 Grouper at Cleaning Station

Posted by AForns on 21 July 2018 - 03:08 PM

Finally got me one !!   Found a few cleaning stations during my trip to Little Cayman, good weather and group.



#396755 Oly OM system starting from scratch

Posted by AForns on 25 June 2018 - 06:09 AM

On the wide side I would go with the 14-42 EZ.  It is a cheap lens but when combined with the Nauticam WWL-1 will produce better results than anything else,  Have also the 8mm fisheye with a glass dome port and 7-14 with glass dome port, they don't compare in the corners.   Look at the end result.   Might consider reading the article on ReefPhoto for a better idea.   Seems that the wet lenses are starting to be popular and heavily used.   One for the full frame Canon/Nikon came out last year, with great acceptance.  Downside, expensive and very heavy, will require flotation collar.


On the macro side the 60mm seems to be the best choice.


Since you have a TG-5. Would put it to use for macro,   I have a Nauticam OM-1 Mk2 housing but using the Nauticam TG-5 housing a lot, will surprise you.   Also you can use the TG-5 with an Olympus housing, one video light and clip it to your BC for some macro images.   At times you find a superb macro subject but have the WA set up.



#394192 Olympus E-M1 with Olympus or Nauticam Housing?

Posted by AForns on 08 April 2018 - 01:44 AM

I have owned both and would strongly suggest sticking with the Nauticam.   Just need to slide the camera in one then the other will have no trouble deciding.   


Regarding the price difference, not as much as you think if you factor in all the "accessories" you will be buying for either.   One in particular which makes a difference is a viewfinder, have both the straight and 45 degree for the Nauticam.   Once you use one will never be without it.


The Olympus housing was smooth functioning, all controls worked, light/easy to carry and excellent factory support.   Keep in mind they are unable to be repaired, fog and can not use a vacuum system.


Hope it helps