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#1 jmauricio

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 07:47 AM

Surprised it wasn't posted here before but saw this on Facebook this morning. Thought I'd complete the circuit

 

http://nauticam.smug...49462&k=RZcRvdF

 

 

 

 



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Posted 18 April 2014 - 02:58 AM

wah impressive clarity and sharpness.

 

i have a sony a7 too, but too bad the nauticam housing was not yet shipped to dealers when i left to raja ampat recently.. boo hooo... crying inside


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#3 Mark Twain

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Posted 03 May 2014 - 06:21 AM

Zeiss 16-35/4 OSS announced: http://www.sonyalpha...m-f4-0-fe-lens/

Sounds quite interesting for underwater. I'm really sad that I bought an A65 when it came out and invested in Ikelite so that I have a complete setup (macro, wideangle, fisheye, 2 strobes, megadome, transport cases etc). If I had the money and no camera I would definately buy a A7 and use it in a nauticam housing:(

 

The A65 is not a bad camera but when I look at the weight, dimensions and image quality of the mirrorless cams of Sony... :o



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Posted 06 May 2014 - 07:03 PM

I went to Nauticam's website...and fail to find a system chart of all the necessary port/flash/cabling chart.


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Posted 07 May 2014 - 02:57 AM

I went to Nauticam's website...and fail to find a system chart of all the necessary port/flash/cabling chart.

 

Regarding ports:

 

"A new port system was designed for this camera… the SLR port opening was too large, meaning that the housing would be too large, and the existing mirrorless system port opening is too small for some of the lenses expected in the new Sony FE lens lineup. So, a new line of intermediate size ports is required and is being delivered with this housing." (from the nauticam.com)

 

I guess here are the available ports for the A7: http://www.nauticam....list-b.asp?id=6

 

Regarding flash:

 

"The NA-A7 includes a pre-installed Nikonos style 5-pin bulkhead with universal hotshoe connection (x and ground connection only) installed, enabling manual control of the most commonly available strobes, such as the Inon Z-240 or Sea&Sea YS-D1. Additional strobe firing options will be announced at a later date." (from nauticam.com)



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Posted 08 May 2014 - 10:29 PM

Thank you Mark Twain...

When I start doing my research, a local dealer told me that I have to pay 1K just for the cabling. Apparently it is not. There is such an inexpensive flash cable connecting the hotshoe.

The A7 does not focus as fast as my other full frame DSLRs like D800/5D3. I have all those essential macro/wide lenses for the Nikon/Canon but as for A7, I have to wait for the newer wide/macro lenses. One way to get around is to use LAEA2/LAEA4 adapter to use old Sony/Minolta lenses. However, Nauticam housing does have space to accommodate the adapter.

 

I also have an A77 which I believe has image quality exactly same as your A65. Well if I shoot only in RAW, with two flash gun firing at ISO 50, I believe both have great quality.


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#7 Mark Twain

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Posted 09 May 2014 - 05:19 AM

Thank you Mark Twain...

When I start doing my research, a local dealer told me that I have to pay 1K just for the cabling. Apparently it is not. There is such an inexpensive flash cable connecting the hotshoe.

The A7 does not focus as fast as my other full frame DSLRs like D800/5D3. I have all those essential macro/wide lenses for the Nikon/Canon but as for A7, I have to wait for the newer wide/macro lenses. One way to get around is to use LAEA2/LAEA4 adapter to use old Sony/Minolta lenses. However, Nauticam housing does have space to accommodate the adapter.

 

I also have an A77 which I believe has image quality exactly same as your A65. Well if I shoot only in RAW, with two flash gun firing at ISO 50, I believe both have great quality.

 

1K just for cabling? That sounds way to much. Unfortunately I'm not well informed about flash possibilities on Nauticam housings as Ikelite delivers a all-round carefree package, but as far as I am concerned a dual sync cable in Nikonos' 5 pin style should not cost more than 200 € (with which you can use two Inon Z 240 I think which makes an ultra compact package).

 

Autofocus improved much with on-sensor phase detection but is still behind DSLR what I've heard so far. But with E-mount lenses I'm convinced that autofocus speed is more than sufficient for underwater and land usage)!

 

For Fisheye you could use the Nikonos wet fisheye lens, Nauticam has an adapter for it if I remember correctly. Macro is still an issue, I hope, Sony will release a decent macro lens within this year. Alternatively you can use the 28-70 kit lens with Nauticam's wet diopter in the meantime (sample images: http://nauticam.smug...161&k=CWXW5B3).

 

Maybe some lenses will fit into ports with the LA-EA2 adapter so you can use a macro lens (e.g. sony 100mm A-mount) but you need the exact dimensions to test this out.

 

A77 and A65 have the same sensor, nevertheless the A65 won't let you choose 50 ISO ;) IQ is great in my opinion (with ISO 1.600 maximum).



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Posted 09 May 2014 - 11:39 AM

I have the setup with Canon / Nikonos lenses and a home made LED trigger, nauticam have a LED trigger as well.  AF is poor when compared to a SLR / OMD EM-1

 

For those dreaming of a compact package... I don't think of it being much smaller (by weight or volume) compared to an SLR.


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Posted 29 May 2014 - 03:23 AM

Been to two land trips with my A7r.....and I believe A7 is a better performer down under. Sometimes I just want to have better AF.

That's why I also noticed the latest Nauticam A6000 housing. Afterall, my lens collection is more complete for smaller sensor A6000.


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Posted 30 May 2014 - 12:54 PM

I agree with the previous comment about the importance of fast autofocus. I have both a Sony A7r and an OMD EM-1 and have shot them both extensively on land. While I love the image quality of the full frame sensor, and have seriously considered a Nauticam housing for it, I decided to house my EM-1 primarily because of its much faster/accurate autofocus. While shooting underwater, whether its in current, surge, less than gin-clear water, or low lighting conditions, one does not need any help producing blurry out-of-focus images.


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Posted 19 June 2014 - 05:30 PM

thanks  


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