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FS: Nauticam Straight and 45-degree Viewfinders

17 October 2016 - 06:40 PM

FS: Nauticam Straight and 45-degree Viewfinders
 
I used both of these viewfinders on various Nauticam housings, including housings for Nikon D800, Nikon D7000, and Panasonic GH4 cameras (if I remember correctly).  
 
These viewfinders are for Nauticam DSLR housings.  I understand that Nauticam now makes viewfinders for mirrorless cameras, so check with an expert to be sure that your housing will accept one of these viewfinders (I am not one).  I am pretty sure that these fit my GH4 housings, but I ended up not using them at all on my GH4 housings (I just used the LCD screens for simplicity).  
 
Both of these viewfinder are in perfect working condition, and excellent cosmetic condition.  The straight viewfinder has a small water spot on the outside glass element; you can't see it when you are looking through it.  
 
The straight v/f comes with rubber caps for both sides along with a soft case; the 45-degree v/f comes with a soft case but only rubber cap for the large outside glass.  
 
Prices: 
Straight viewfinder: $895
45-degree viewfinder: $795
 
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 can accept credit cards (invoiced through Square, preferred - buyers no longer have to disclose cc info to sellers if invoiced through Square!), 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.  
 
Thanks!  
 
Norbert Wu

FS: Nauticam Wet Wide Lens 1 (WWL-1) and M77 to Bayonet Mount Converter

15 October 2016 - 08:25 AM

For Sale: Nauticam Wet Wide Lens 1 (WWL-1) and M77 to Bayonet Mount Converter
 
Nauticam Wet Wide Lens 1 (WWL-1) 130 deg. FOV: used once in Car Wash cenote in the Yucatan.  Mint condition.  Retails for $1150, selling for $979
More info: 
 
Nauticam M77 to Bayonet Mount Converter for Wet Lenses WWL­1/CMC: Mount this adaptor on your flat port with 77mm thread to permit rapid, simple, easy, and secure, attachment of the Nauticam WWL-1, CMC, or SMC wet lenses with Nauticam Bayonet mount.  Retails for $80, selling for $65.  
 
I used the above on a Panasonic GH4 housing with a 12-50mm lens.  The port for the 12-50mm lens has a 77mm thread -- therefore the M77 mount converter for sale above.  
 
Photographers have been raving about the WWL-1 lens, and rightly so.  Nauticam has produced a wet lens that converts certain Micro-4/3 lenses into wide-angle lenses that produce sharp, clear images.  Nauticam knows their optics and has produced a unique, useful product.  
 
 
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 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. 
 
Thanks!  
 
Norbert Wu

 


FS: Nauticam NA-DP4 housing monitor and SmallHD 4.3" monitor

15 October 2016 - 08:13 AM

 
For sale: Nauticam NA-DP4 housing monitor and SmallHD 4.3" monitor
 
This housing and monitor were built in 2012, and they have worked well with a Canon 7D, Nikon D800, and Nikon D7000.   Both the housing and the monitor are in excellent cosmetic condition and perfect working condition.  
 
With the above (and likely newer Canon and Nikon bodies), this was and is a fabulous tool for any stills or video shooter, as the monitor/housing worked well and quickly (without a lot of steps required) with those cameras for both stills and video shooting.  I used it often, and it became essential when I was shooting video.  I stopped using it a lot about two years ago when I started using a Panasonic GH4 camera.  
 
I ended up using the GH4 body's LCD screen for most of my shooting, particularly wide shots for stills and video, and the LCD screen worked great.  I used the monitor/housing for those occasions when I was shooting macro and needed to see the image over the camera body.  It took a while to sync up (requires you to power the camera, monitor etc up in a particular sequence) but once it got going in video mode, it worked well.  I would not use this monitor with the GH4 to shoot stills -- it is too slow to show an image preview and then go back to live view.  
 
It's a testament to the durability and design of the smallHD monitor and the Nauticam housing that it still works after three generations of digital camera technology.  
 
The smallHD housing comes with a battery plate that accepts two Canon type LP-E6 batteries.  
 
Complete with everything in the photos: SmallHD monitor, housing, moisture sensor, mounting ball, non-OEM charger and two batteries (Canon type LP-E6). 
HDMI bulkhead (Nauticam M14 Vacuum Valve, p/n# 25611) and internal HDMI cord also included.  If we agree on a purchase, I'll look in my workshop and will include any other accessories that came with the SmallHD monitor -- but the above will be all you need to get underwater.  
 
Asking $875.  Please confirm with an expert (I am not one) whether this system will work with your camera and housing.  It's made for Nauticam housings and will install in one of their bulkhead holes (I think size M12).  I am happy to send this out for evaluation after we discuss the situation via email, but any buyer wishing to return these items will have to pay the return shipping as well as the outbound shipping.  
 
 
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 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.  
 
Thanks!  
 
Norbert Wu
 

FS: Olympus Micro-4/3 Lenses, Panasonic GH4 body, and Nauticam Port for GH4 housing

14 October 2016 - 01:52 PM

I have the following Panasonic and Olympus gear (for the Panasonic GH4 camera and other Micro-4/3 cameras)  for sale: 
 
All items are in like new condition.  I used these in an underwater housing for two trips.  As most uw photographers know, cameras and lenses sealed in a housing are used in about as perfect an environment as possible.  There's no dust, for instance; and dive crews usually days handle the gear very carefully.  As long as the housing has never been flooded, the gear should be in excellent shape -- far better than used cameras and lenses  used topside.  
 
All the below items are in like-new cosmetic and perfect working condition.  
 
 
Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-50mm F3.5-6.3 EZ Lens (Black)
Nauticam Macro Port and Zoom Gear Set For the above lens
see extensive notes below. 
The port also fits the Olympus MSC ED M. 60mm f/2.8 macro Lens. 
 
The lens retails for $499.  I am selling it for $439.  
The zoom gear and port retails for $800.  I am selling the gear and port for $599.  
 
 
Olympus MSC ED M. 60mm f/2.8 macro Lens: brand new in box.  Never used.  Selling for $399.  
 
Olympus M.ZUIKO 40-150mm f/2.8 Interchangeable PRO Lens for Olympus/Panasonic Micro 4/3: brand new in box.  Never used.  Selling for $1299.  
 
 
Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GH4 BODY DSLM Mirrorless 4K Cinematic Camera Body Only (Black): like-new cosmetic and perfect working condition.  Used as a backup camera.  Retails for $1298 on Amazon, selling for $1099.  
 
 
 
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 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.  
 
Thanks!  
 
Norbert Wu
 
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About the Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-50mm F3.5-6.3 EZ Lens, gear, and port combination: 
 
I used the above lens, gear, and port on a Panasonic GH4 system.  The lens should fit on any Micro 4/3 camera.  I hope to sell the lens, gear, and port together, because putting the gear on the port, while guided well with the instructions, was quite a process.  
 
This lens and gear/port combination is perfect for someone with a GH-4 camera, who wants to shoot both wide and macro on the same dive.  It has a 24mm angle of view (equivalent to a 35mm full frame lens) and focuses down to .  With the Nauticam zoom gear, you have power zoom capability.  I loved using this lens. It is truly a "one lens does it all" as I was able to use it to shoot wide scenes and macro during the same dive, without having to change lenses.  
 
Macro specifications for the lens: 
Min focus 0.20 m (7.87″)
Max magnification 0.36×  (focuses close enough so a postage stamp fills the frame -- just tested it, see the sample image).  
 
from the web: True macro would be 1:1 meaning a one inch object would be one inch on the sensor/film. So this lens would have a one inch object being .36 inches on the sensor. Which is quite good given the sensor size...In this case, a rectangle from the business card about 2 inches wide would fill the width of the final photo. A true macro lens should have a magnification of about 1, and for a general purpose lens, 0.36 is very very good. It means that a postage stamp will be blown up to fill your monitor screen....
 
 
From the web: 
This special gear and port solution allows the physical macro switch on the 12-50 lens to be operated, and enables the lens' entire zoom range.  This solution provides both more magnification and the full range of focal lengths from 12-50mm, which is not possible in competing housings.
 
This port has 77mm threads;  67mm mount wet lenses can not be directly attached.  Use the Nauticam 67mm Flip Diopter Holder for 77mm Ports.
 

Five Nikon lenses for sale, most near-mint condition

27 September 2016 - 03:17 PM

 
I have the following Nikon lenses for sale: 
 
Nikon ED AF-S Nikkor 500mm 1:4 D : $3900
Nikon TC-14E teleconverter : $199
Nikon 105mm f2.8 micro AF VR lens : $745
Nikon 18-200mm VR DX lens : $399
Nikon 70-300mm f4.5-5.6 VR lens : $449
 
All lenses are in near-mint condition (as a longtime professional underwater photographer, I buy a lot of gear and sometimes never use it.  These lenses are examples of gear that was rarely or never used).  The only lens that saw a lot of use is the 18-200mm lens, and it still works perfectly and is in near-mint cosmetic condition.   All the lenses come in the original box (except for the 500mm lens and teleconverter) with all accessories and the Nikon US warranty card.  
 
The 500mm lens is one of those giant lenses for birds and wildlife.  It's in great shape.  It comes with a Lowepro Super Trekker backpack, hood, and soft cover.  I bought it after a trip to Kenya, and sure enough, never went to Africa to photograph big game again (until last month).  It's one of those huge lenses (eight pounds) that attracts tons of admirers, but sadly never the Swedish bikini model types.  
 
The 105mm macro lens is a great deal.  I bought it and never used it, ever.  It just sat in a drawer.  I have an older non-VR model and just liked that model for its smaller size.  I rarely used that older lens either, but I am keeping it.  
 
The TC-14E teleconverter is a perfect match for the 500mm f4 lens.  Here's what Nikon says: The only differences between the original TC20E (and TC14E) and the newer "II" models are cosmetic changes so that the teleconverters match the finish and style of the newer "II" models of some lenses.
 
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 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.  
 
Thanks!  
 
Norbert Wu