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For Sale: 145 Degree Lens for Light & Motion Bluefin Housing


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#1 Curious George

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 06:03 AM

I'm selling a mint-condition 145 degree lens designed for Light & Motion 2010 and later Bluefin housings. As far as I know, this lens is designed specifically for use with the Sony line of camcorders (you may want to call L&M to find out if this can be used with your Canon setup).

This is a great lens with very nice optics, and minimal distortion in the corners despite it's huge field of view. I've gotten some fantastic footage with this lens, but I'm upgrading my video system and no longer have any use for it. This lens has only been on about 5-10 dives, and I've meticulously cared for it. There are no dings or scratches on the lens - it looks brand new.

Retail price for the lens is $1,699; I'm asking for $1400 or the best offer I receive. Please respond to this thread or message me with questions or offers. As a bonus, when you buy this lens I'll throw in a dome port designed for the same line of housings. The dome port has no optics in it, so you can use it with any wide- or teleconverters you want. I'll also include a 0.7x wide angle converter which provides a nice fisheye effect to get you started.

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#2 Curious George

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Posted 24 June 2011 - 03:34 AM

Lens is still for sale. I'm also selling the full housing package at http://wetpixel.com/...topic=41921&hl=

Willing to make a deal if you're interested in both.

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 06:19 AM

Sale fell through - lens still up for grabs. Message me or respond to this thread. Great lens for your new Bluefin video system.

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 06:44 AM

Do you still have this lens ?

Edited by pmooney, 06 July 2011 - 02:44 PM.


#5 Curious George

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Posted 14 July 2011 - 07:17 PM

Yes, this lens is still for sale

Do you still have this lens ?



#6 Curious George

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 03:52 PM

Lens is still for sale - PM or respond to this thread with questions/offers. Happy to provide sample footage, as well.

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Posted 31 July 2011 - 06:44 PM

Keeping thread active

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Posted 31 July 2011 - 07:47 PM

I'd be curious to see some footage with the 145 deg lens. It is not advertised anymore on L&M's website and I can't remember whether it is a full zoom-through or not.
Would obviously be curious to see some footage with the "fisheye" lens. Those are dry lenses, correct?
(I have the Fathom 90 with a Stingray G2+ housing and am happy with it, but I remember having considered the 145 lens when buying my setup)
Thanks.

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Posted 02 August 2011 - 07:56 AM

Hi uwexplorer,

You've got a new message.

The 145 is not a full zoom-through, and both of these lenses are dry bayonet-mount.

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 09:22 AM

Lens is still for sale.

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Posted 16 August 2011 - 01:13 PM

Keeping thread active.

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Posted 20 August 2011 - 02:23 PM

Price dropped to $1200

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 12:19 AM

Price dropped to $1200


I would be interested in seeing some footage with this lens...looking at getting the fathom 90

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 06:36 AM

Hey Vafinator,

I saw your post about the 90 degree fathom—what housing have you got? They changed the port size starting on the 2010 models, so this 145 will only work on the new housings, and the 90 you're inquiring about will only fit on the older housings. Just wanna make sure you don't get a lens that won't fit on your housing!


I would be interested in seeing some footage with this lens...looking at getting the fathom 90



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Posted 22 August 2011 - 02:16 PM

i have the Bluefin Standard housing purchased in january of this year...looks just like yours without the manual focus knob....u just have the 145 for sale, or the 90 too ??...so you're saying the 90 is not gonna fit on my housing ?

here's a little video, using the setup for the first time...

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 02:24 PM

The 90 you were asking about in that other post won't fit on your new Bluefin housing, I don't think. That stingray housing he's got is for the HC9, so it was released sometime in 2008 I believe. In 2010 they had to make the lens ports larger to accommodate the wider angle sony cameras being produced, so only new lenses will fit on the new housings. I've got a 90 up for sale but someone's talking about buying the whole bluefin package at the moment, so for now I'd prefer to just sell the 145 on its own. Sent you some sample footage from the 145. Let me know if you're interested—the lens looks brand new and works great.



i have the Bluefin Standard housing purchased in january of this year...looks just like yours without the manual focus knob....u just have the 145 for sale, or the 90 too ??...so you're saying the 90 is not gonna fit on my housing ?

here's a little video, using the setup for the first time...

UTILA, Bay Islands, Honduras



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Posted 27 August 2011 - 08:00 PM

Lens still up for sale.

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 02:37 AM

Dear George,


I sent you a message. Can you send me an offer for this lens?

Thanks

Laszlo

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 03:25 PM

Hi George,

Happy New Year! Is the lens still available?


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Posted 05 March 2012 - 09:25 AM

would it be possible for you to send me any test footage you have of the 145 lens please