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In Topic: FS: Ikelite DS-51 strobes (2X)

01 March 2015 - 12:05 PM

sorry no longer interested

In Topic: Thoughts on a g7x set up...

27 February 2015 - 10:11 AM

Hi Nick. I’d be a little wary of the G7X if I were you, it does not behave like most other compacts so needs some consideration. If you are thinking of going wide angle, the G7X is particular in that its lens is shorter when at its widest. The result of this is that if you screw a wide angle lens to the front of the standard port, you are left with a large air gap between the camera lens and the port glass with a result that the corners of the image become very soft and out of focus with heavy vignetting around the borders of the image. The alternative is to zoom in which then means you lose much of the benefit of the wide angle lens.


Nauticam have overcome this issue by offering interchangeable ports for this camera, a shorter port for wide angle and a longer port for macro. When you have the short port installed, you cannot zoom in beyond about 40mm as the lens extends and hits the glass. This does mean that you lose flexibility that you would normally expect with a compact camera but you do end up with good image quality for both wide angle and macro. As far as I’m aware, other manufacturers do not offer a similar solution.


We have sent a setup to a French magazine, Chercheurs d’Eau, who are currently running tests with the Nauticam, Isotta, Recsea and Ikelite housings for G7X with a variety of wide angle lenses so this will be worth watching.





If you are looking for flexibility to change from wide to macro underwater, I’d still personally think the Sony RX100 Mk2 is the winning choice for underwater. This camera though does not perform well underwater for white balancing and the flash recycle time tends to be longer than the Canon. 


Alex I want to get back to doing CFWA, and just got a Pany 8mm FE.  Since that needs a special port for Oly housings, would you suggest me putting it on anohter m43 body, like Pany CX7?

In Topic: Wide Angel on E-M1 in Nauticam Housing

27 February 2015 - 10:05 AM

let me diverge on this topic some. I have both the Oly 9-18 behind a Zen port on an Oly housing.  I bought a Pany 8mm FE on sale at Reef and now I see the cost of a special Zen port for that lens is $800 !!!  Can you offer any subsitutes for that port?

Given I specifically want to do CFWA.

BTW I also own an Tokina 10-17 which I used with my Nkon before I stopped lugging that rig around~

In Topic: For Sale: Olympus E-PL3 Complete Housing & Strobe Rig

25 February 2015 - 10:31 AM

I presume the Precision dome for 8mm will fit my PT-EP03 housing (for EPL2), so would you like to split that off?  Price?

In Topic: For sale: UWL-04 28mm 0.42x Fisheye lens

24 February 2015 - 10:06 AM

Is this lens still available?