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#1 Curious George

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 03:08 PM

I'm selling a used Light & Motion housing package for the Sony XR550v camcorder. This has been an outstanding performer for me for a year now, but I'm unfortunately going to be out of the water for a while and need to sell my rig. The housing is USED, and it's spent a fair amount of time on boats, in shark cages, etc. It's been meticulously maintained (rinsed after every dive, buttons flushed out repeatedly in fresh water, O-rings looked after, etc.) but nonetheless the housing itself has a few minor dings and scuffs. If you're serious about capturing great underwater video, this shouldn't make a difference to you: the housing is in absolutely perfect working order and will continue to produce great videos.

The package includes:

Light & Motion Bluefin housing for Sony XR 550v (new line as of 2010) with OLED monitor back ($3,799 retail)
Fathom 90 degree lens ($1,799 retail)
SunRay 1200 lights ($1,899 retail)
2 batteries for lights
Pelican 1520 travel case with custom foam cutouts
Spare O-rings for housing, Light & Motion O-ring grease, light battery pod attachment kit

Sony XR550v camcorder with original box, software, warranty and all cables/chargers ($1,200 retail)
Two high-capacity Sony NP-FV100 and one NP-FV70 batteries ($270 retail total)
Two wall chargers for Sony batteries
Four rechargeable batteries for monitor back

There are new Sola lights out that don't have battery pods, but having used both I believe the SunRay lights are superior due to their wider beam, despite the minor inconvenience of the battery pods and cables. The Fathom 90 lens is an extremely versatile lens and I use it for almost all of my filming despite having a 145 degree lens for this kit, as well (Fathom makes the underwater ports that are used on Gates housings for BBC productions and most underwater broadcast television). The lens is 100% scratch free.

The retail total for this package is about $9,000. I'm asking for $6,500 or the best offer I receive. Please respond to this thread or send me a message with questions or offers.

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#2 Curious George

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Posted 24 June 2011 - 03:37 AM

Package still for sale - willing to hear offers. PM me or reply to this thread.

#3 Curious George

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 06:54 AM

Package is still for sale - just keeping the thread active

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 06:55 AM

Willing to cut a deal if you buy the housing package along with the 145 degree lens: http://wetpixel.com/...topic=41693&hl=

Message me or respond to the thread with offers or questions. I can also provide links to sample footage if you're interested.

#5 Curious George

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Posted 15 July 2011 - 11:32 AM

Keeping thread active - package still for sale.

#6 Curious George

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 03:38 PM

Would be open to splitting up the package. Willing to hear reasonable offers.

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Posted 31 July 2011 - 06:45 PM

Keeping thread active

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 09:50 AM

Asking price dropped to $6,000. Includes brand new Pelican case and a ton of extras. Will cut a great deal if you buy 145 degree lens along with it.

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Posted 07 August 2011 - 10:42 AM

Asking price dropped to $6,000. Includes brand new Pelican case and a ton of extras. Will cut a great deal if you buy 145 degree lens along with it.

Im interested in the 90 deg w/a lens. $800

#10 Curious George

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 12:22 PM

Full package still for sale.

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Posted 16 August 2011 - 01:12 PM

Keeping thread active.

#12 Curious George

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Posted 20 August 2011 - 02:21 PM

Another price drop:

$5750 for the whole package

OR

$1300 for 90 degree lens ($1800 retail)

$1100 for Sunray 1200 lights ($1900 retail)

$2800 for Housing/flat port/brand new Pelican case ($3800 retail)

$700 for Sony XR550v & loads of accessories ($1200+ retail)

($1200 for 145 degree super-wide Light & Motion lens NOT included in package)

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 02:44 AM

I could be interested in the package. Did I see a scratch on the lens though????

#14 Curious George

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 06:15 AM

Nope, lens is 100% scratch free, guaranteed. There's a reflection from a small side window (next to the big window) that might look a little bit like a scratch.

Let me know if you're interested.

I could be interested in the package. Did I see a scratch on the lens though????


Edited by Curious George, 22 August 2011 - 07:43 AM.


#15 Curious George

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 06:56 AM

Here's another photo of the lens for you to check out:

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 01:02 PM

Whole package still for sale, so far.

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Posted 30 August 2011 - 06:58 AM

For clarification—this housing has one-touch white balance, full access to all menus and manual controls directly from the handles, and a manual-control dial for exposure, shutter speed, and exposure/WB comp., plus a flip-up macro diopter (included) and compatibility with flip-up filters (not included).

Camera accessories include 3 extra batteries, two wall-chargers with DC car adaptors, and a Sony hotshoe-mounted shotgun microphone.

Please message me or respond to this thread if you have any questions, would like to see sample footage, etc. It's all gotta go!

Edited by Curious George, 30 August 2011 - 02:50 PM.


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Posted 03 September 2011 - 10:31 AM

willing to sell the camera seperately? got the same rig looking for spare camcorder.

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 02:33 PM

Both lenses have sold—everything else is still up for sale.

Now available: Bluefin Pro OLED housing, Sony XR550v Camcorder (with loads of extras), optics-free dome port (for use with wide-converter), Sunray 1200 lights, brand new pelican case to put it all in.

It all must go!

Willing to sell as a package or separately. Willing to hear (reasonable) offers.

Edited by Curious George, 07 September 2011 - 02:37 PM.


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Posted 08 September 2011 - 02:18 PM

Both lenses have sold—everything else is still up for sale.

Now available: Bluefin Pro OLED housing, Sony XR550v Camcorder (with loads of extras), optics-free dome port (for use with wide-converter), Sunray 1200 lights, brand new pelican case to put it all in.

It all must go!

Willing to sell as a package or separately. Willing to hear (reasonable) offers.