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photoagent101

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Nauticam NA-GH4 Underwater Housing for Panasonic GH3 or GH4, includes M14 vacuum valve

04 November 2017 - 05:57 PM

This housing is in excellent working and cosmetic condition.  The photos show the housing with my preferred setup (dovetail plates on top of the arms rather than balls).  I will set up the housing as it comes new from the factory, with mounting balls on top of the arms.  (The HDMI bulkhead will be removed and replaced with a bulkhead plug).  You will receive a housing that has all the parts that Nauticam sells with its new housing, along with a vacuum valve and alarm (no vacuum pump included).  
 
The first two images are what the housing will look like once delivered --I will put the original balls back on the arms.  The other images are what the housing actually looks like.   You will get the housing in the 3rd and higher images, but with ball mounts on top of the arms.  
 
 
You can see that the rear window of the housing is almost entirely free of any scratches -- the housing is in excellent cosmetic and perfect working condition.  There are about 3 or 4 very tiny scuffs and scratches in the rear window that are invisible both underwater and when viewed directly.  They can only be seen if you look carefully from the side. 
 
I really enjoy using these housings.  They are compact and easy to put together.  
 
Selling the housing and vacuum valve (no pump) for $1600.  
If you don't want the vacuum valve, then the housing alone will be $1550.  
 
If you are interested, please contact Norb Wu at temp2_at_norbertwu.com.  Please no phone calls.  I am happy to entertain reasonable offers.  The location is the Monterey area in California.  
 
I prefer Square Cash or Paypal personal transfers that do not charge fees to the seller or buyer.  If you prefer to pay with a credit card, then I will split the 3% fee with you which is charged to the seller. I can accept credit cards through Square (which is great; I can send you an invoice which you can then pay with a credit card or bank account; I never see the account number or credit card number).  Shipping will be at buyer's expense (at actual cost) and will be UPS Ground, Fedex Ground, or USPS Priority Mail (all of which give tracking of packages).  If we conclude a deal, I'll give you a quote for shipping via one of the above methods.  
 
Thanks!  
 
Norbert Wu

FS: Nauticam Mounting Balls (M10 and M8 thread) #25221 and 25112

03 March 2017 - 08:48 AM

Nauticam 1 Inch Strobe Mounting Ball for Housing (M10 thread) #25221: $18

Two #25112 M8 mounting balls: new, never used: $20

 
These balls mount on a Nauticam housing so you can mount a flash unit, video light, or video monitor on it. 
 
If you are interested, please contact Norb Wu at temp2_at_norbertwu.com.   I prefer Square Cash or Paypal personal transfers that do not charge fees to the seller or buyer.  If you prefer to pay with a credit card, then I will split the 3% fee with you which is charged to the seller.
 
I can accept credit cards through Square (which is great; I can send you an invoice which you can then pay with a credit card; I never see the account number or credit card number).  Shipping will be at buyer's expense (at actual cost) and will be UPS Ground, Fedex Ground, or USPS Priority Mail (all of which give tracking of packages).  If we conclude a deal, I'll give you a quote for shipping via one of the above methods.  
 
Thanks!  
 
Norbert Wu

FS: Nauticam NA-GH4 Housing for Panasonic Lumix GH4

24 February 2017 - 06:20 AM

Nauticam NA-GH4 Housing, includes M14 vacuum valve and hand pump.  

 

Selling the housing and vacuum valve/pump for $1650.  

If you don't want the vacuum valve and pump, then the housing alone will be $1500.  

 

I used this as a backup housing, and it is in excellent working and cosmetic condition.  The photos show the housing with my preferred setup (dovetail plates on top of the arms rather than balls).  I will set up the housing as it comes new from the factory, with mounting balls on top of the arms.  

 

The first image is what the housing will look like once I have the time to put the original balls back on the arms.  The other images are what the housing actually looks like.   You will get the housing in the 2nd and 3rd images, but with ball mounts on top of the arms.  I put a GoPro mount on the top of the housing -- I will include the original hardware if you want to remove that mount and put the original shoe on the housing.  I strongly advise keeping the GoPro mount on the housing -- it will be difficult to get off for one thing; and it's a far better mount than the shoe that was on there originally -- you can always adapt something to fit into the GoPro mounts, and of course you can put a GoPro in the mount too! 

 

I really enjoy using these housings.  They are compact and easy to put together.  

 

If you are interested, please contact Norb Wu at temp2_at_norbertwu.com.  Please no phone calls.  I am happy to entertain reasonable offers.  I prefer Square Cash or Paypal personal transfers that do not charge fees to the seller or buyer.  If you prefer to pay with a credit card, then I will split the 3% fee with you which is charged to the seller. I can accept credit cards through Square (which is great; I can send you an invoice which you can then pay with a credit card or bank account; I never see the account number or credit card number).  Shipping will be at buyer's expense (at actual cost) and will be UPS Ground, Fedex Ground, or USPS Priority Mail (all of which give tracking of packages).  If we conclude a deal, I'll give you a quote for shipping via one of the above methods.  
 
Thanks!  
 
Norbert Wu

Nikon and Canon lenses for sale

10 February 2017 - 10:59 AM

Nikon and Canon lenses for sale: 
all come in the original box and have the original USA warranty card.  The warranty may have expired but the card is proof that this is a USA lens, not an import -- and therefore Canon and Nikon will repair the lens if needed.  
 
All lenses are in excellent to mint condition.  I rarely used any of these lenses; and when they were used, they were encased in an underwater housing -- a nearly perfect environment for cameras and lenses -- as long as the housing is never flooded!  None of these lenses were flooded.  
 
For sale: 
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm 1:4G ED VR lens: absolutely mint.  Brand new.  I took this lens out of the box and then never used it.  It is perfect, and comes in the original box with warranty card and all accessories like hood and cloth case.  $1050.  
 
For Canon: 
Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM Fixed Lens for Canon SLR Cameras, like near-mint condition.  $349
 
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras: absolutely mint.  Brand new.  I took this lens out of the box, cut out the UPC code for a rebate, and then never used it.  It is perfect, and comes in the original box with  all accessories.  $779.  
 
 
Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM SLR Lens for EOS Digital SLRs … in good condition.  $399.  There's a small hair or something inside the lens, on the outer edge, so it does not show up in photos.  There's also a piece of dust inside the lens, which could be blown out.  I don't believe that htis dust speck shows up in images either.  
 
 
Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM Lens for Canon Cameras …in excellent condition.  This lens focuses down to 1:3.  It's a great medium wide-macro lens.   $469.  More notes on this lens below.  
 
 
 
If you are interested, please contact Norbert Wu at temp2_at_norbertwu.com.  Please no phone calls.  I am happy to entertain reasonable offers.  I can accept credit cards, Paypal, and personal checks.  Personal checks will have to clear my bank before the product is shipped; which can take up to three weeks.  Shipping will be at buyer's expense (at actual cost) and will be UPS Ground, Fedex Ground, or USPS Priority Mail (all of which give tracking of packages).  If we conclude a deal, I'll give you a quote for shipping via one of the above methods.  I can even throw in a signed copy of one of my books, Under Antarctic Ice, at $20 (50% off) if you buy a lens.  A book along with a lens will likely result in a bit of an increased shipping cost.  
 
Thanks!  
 
Norbert Wu
 
 
More notes on the Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM Lens for Canon Cameras:
 
Here are comments from Ryan Canon, the underwater guru/expert at Reef Photo in Ft. Lauderdale, about this lens: 
 
The best mid-range zoom for Canon EF-S is Sigma 17-70.  There have been three versions, original plane jane 17-70, then 17-70 HSM, and now the current 17-70 OS HSM.
 
HSM is Sigma verbage for fast motor focus, like nikon af-s, or canon USM.  The original was pretty slow to focus, so this is a welcome improvement.
 
The HSM and stabilization features are nice, and worth while, but unfortunately reproduction ratio has decreased with every revision.  Originally it was 1:2, then 1:2 point something or other on the HSM, and now 1:3 on the OS HSM model.
 
A 7.8cm x 5.2cm frame is still pretty small for macro video, but you have to decide whether that is good enough for you or not. [Norb's note: this was perfect for shooting macro subjects for me, but obviously not things below 1:3].  
 
We can set the lens up behind a flat port for use in the 35-70mm focal length, which probably makes sense for macro video.  You can also use it behind a dome for the full zoom range which some people like with skittish stuff like reef sharks.