Sorry correction it is an HDR 550 XR
For sale: US$3000 or best offer. Gear located in Sydney, Australia. Happy to ship worldwide but freight will be added to final agreed price.
- Light and Motion Bluefin Pro housing: includes 3.2 OLED monitor, external manual control knob (can be programmed for focus, aperture, exposure, etc), one touch white balance, internal flip colour correction filter, flat port
- Sony HDR550 XR camera (Australian plug) with original box and accessories (with 240GB hard drive)
- Spare extended life battery for camera (NP-FV100)
- Fathom 90 lens
- Flip macro diopter
- Light and motion housing float
- Housing tripod mount (tripod itself not included)
- Monitor shade
- 2x Sola 1200 video lights (US charge plug)
- Hand strap for sola light (if you want to make it a dive light)
- 2x Locline arms
- 2x large foam floats for arms
- Spare parts: orings for housing, replacement handle threads
- Various tools needed for camera (allen keys, tool for removing / tightening handle threads)
Purchased approximately 3 years ago, the camera housing from Scubapix in Australia, the lights from Backscatter in the US. Total purchase price of all gear was US $10,000. I haven't used the camera for about 6 months as I have been using my new 5dmkIII but have confirmed all is in working order.
Condition of kit: normal wear and tear, continues to take excellent video. Anything that is in less than very good condition is as follows:
- buttons on the handles are slightly sticky (e.g. zoom buttons) but that is easily remedied by a good soak or if you want you can disassemble the handles and do a proper clean.
- the wet / dry microphone does not work but I presume it could be repaired at a L&M service centre if it is important to you (I never needed it...).
- acrylic on back monitor is slightly scratched in a few places but it doesn't impact ability to see what you are filming and it is barely noticeable underwater.
- Fathom 90 lens has a minuscule ding which can probably be rubbed out by toothpaste if you give it enough elbow grease, but since it didn't impact my footage at all, I have not spent a lot of time trying to do that.
- The plastic bodies of the charging plugs for the solas have cracked (really thin plastic!) and have been glued or taped - they still work fine but if you want pristine plugs or Australian instead of US version, I'm sure you can get from a Light and Motion Sola dealer.
Attached photos should give an indication of scratches, dings, wear and tear...
Below are links to a number of videos I created using this camera. It is a very good camera for both wide angle and macro, great colours and crisp focus. At significant depth the white balance gets a bit finicky and the low light performance is not stellar but that's where the video lights come in...
Edited by rramaley, 07 June 2014 - 02:50 AM.