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When is the Nauticam NA-GH3 coming?


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#1 wind

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 11:55 AM

When is the Nauticam NA-GH3 coming?

Any news?

Been waiting for months.



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Posted 08 May 2013 - 01:15 PM

They are shipping now.



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Posted 10 May 2013 - 11:12 AM

...but still nothing on nauticam's webpage....

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 03:10 PM

Very secret release... why?



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Posted 11 May 2013 - 05:50 PM

GH3 housings have been field tested and it was decided to make a minor revision to the design.

 

 

Not a secret release but a mistake from me in early announcement  in eagerness to answer the question.

 

Sorry for the false alarm



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Posted 11 May 2013 - 11:35 PM

no problem, but this brings us back to the first question.....

I am waiting a long time, too and wanted to use this on my next trip to the Red Sea.....but this seems to vanish into thin air.....

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 03:56 AM

The current estimated ship date is May 27 from Nauticam, so a few day s later form individual dealers and distributors.  There is a long preorder queue, so it will be some time after that before new orders are filled.

 

I had the pleasure of shooting some video last week with the final prototype.

 

 

Even more fun was macro video with Olympus 60mm!


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#8 SMY

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 04:15 AM

Thanks Ryan, so I hope, that I have ordered early enough!

 

Btw: How did you manage it to fix the Kodak filter at the Panasonic 7-14?

 

Regards, Sascha



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Posted 14 May 2013 - 08:52 AM

I posted the release today on our nauticamusa.com site and sent it to the press. 

 

Cheers,

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 10:51 AM

Just got word from my dealer that the may 22 shippment from Nauticam was delayed. Shippment from Hong Kong is now sometime in june.


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Posted 23 May 2013 - 10:15 AM

Oh , please no! Can anybody confirm?

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 06:14 AM

Got a e-mail yesterday from my dealer/Nauticam HQ confirming that the GH3 housing shipping has been delayed until june.

 

I go on a vacation i 2,5-3 weeks time so it doesn't look to promising to be able to use the GH3 underwater for that trip.



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Posted 24 May 2013 - 10:26 AM

Me too, starting in two weeks - so game over. I am more than unhappy with the multiple delays and this information policy.

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 12:55 AM

Hi Espen and SMY,

 

We should be shipping a small batch end of May.  Please contact your dealer to ensure you are allocated these units.

 

Thank you for your support and best regards,

 

Edward



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Posted 05 June 2013 - 02:20 AM

The latest News from my dealer is that the NA-GH3 housing will ship from Nauticam tomorrow, june 6th. ;-)



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Posted 05 June 2013 - 01:25 PM

Similar question about NA-EPL5. I leave for diving trip in 10 days, but nauticam europe was not able to answer when the housing will be available. I have it ordered for 2 weeks already, but it seems I will not be taking pictures with it soon :(

 

When is the housing for epl5 expected to be available in europe?



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Posted 06 June 2013 - 03:01 AM

The latest News from my dealer is that the NA-GH3 housing will ship from Nauticam tomorrow, june 6th. ;-)

 

UPDATE: Shipping from HK on June 10th. Can't wait! ;-)



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Posted 06 June 2013 - 11:19 AM

My housing arrived this week! Justin time or better: last minute!
Thanks to Nauticam Europe!

I will inform after my holidays about first experience.

btw: I ordered already in March, so it seems that Itwas one of the first orders

once again: thanks!

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 07:46 AM

My NA-Gh3 is now only hrs away. Pending customs. ;-)



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Posted 19 June 2013 - 03:48 AM

So I am now back from 4 days of intensive testing at the Red Sea and to make it simple: I am more than satisfied with the combination Keldan Luna, Panasonic GH3 in Nauticam housing and 7-14 Pana lens with magic filter on the back of the lens ( used the filter holder of the Pana Fisheye).

The housing: very good in handling, buttons at the right place. easy to change ports and lenses....great! all important functions of the Camera can be handled via housing. The only things I can not do:
- I can check the already made photos, but not videos (Because the start of a video works via a start soft button on the screen...of course no button for that)
- I would never have thought about checking my photos via Wifi with an iPad being still on the boat - it works great via Lumix App on iPad), unfortunately I can not transfer clips/videos via Wifi.
Both points have nothing to do with housing, but as I said: when you are very satisfied, you start to think about the nice to have things.

Once again: very satisfied that Nauticam (and especially Aqua-Fototeam/Nauticam Europe) made it just in time. Very good product, engineered with the thinking of a practicioner....I start already toplan my next dives....
Regards, Sascha