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Light & Motion Bluefin Pro for Canon videocameras

22 August 2014 - 12:00 PM

Since the cameras have been sold, here's a revised ad for the housing:


Light & Motion Bluefin Pro with the OLED monitor back for Canon HF-G10, XA10 or HFS30 videocameras. Original cost was $3799.


It comes with the flat port (standard) and the Fathom 90 degree wide angle port, a $1799US option.


There's also a Stix float. Also includes two kinds of attachment bases for lighting (total four) , two for the one-inch ball, the other two for Locline arms. An XIT404 tripod base is also included (no legs).


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The setup has been well used; the L&M coating has begun to depart. The housing had an overhaul last October at L&M; both handles were rebuilt at L&M in July 2014, six dives ago. I'd describe it as discolored appearing but 100% usable.


The Pelican case is included.


Since it was about $6000 total originally, I'd like $2250US or near offer.


If you have interest, want to make an offer or need more information, PM here or e-mail cobra521 at gmail dot com





FS: XA10, L&M Bluefin Pro, Fathom WA & more

06 August 2014 - 10:45 AM



Complete Bluefin Pro L&M housing with Canon XA10 HD videocamera, Fathom 90* super wide lens, XIT404 Float, Pentamirror and tripod mount.


Also included case and spares.


It has been well used; alas the L&M coating hasn't held up as well as hoped, but all items are 100% functional. Housing had an overhaul last October at L&M, Handles were rebuilt at L&M in July 2014, six dives ago. I'd describe it as scruffy appearing but completely usable.


The housing comes with both lenses: flat port and 90*. Glass is perfect although there are signs of use on the metal parts.


The XA10 camera comes with all manuals and accessories including the XLS microphone mount, in its original box.


Here is a link to some pictures of the parts in no particular order (keep pressing the left arrow to see the others after clicking on the link): https://flic.kr/p/oBQVsb


It looks like there's about $7000US of items there originally; I'd like $3400 or best near offer. PM here or cobra521 at gmail dot com



Wanted: Pair of filters for Sola 4000 lights

30 December 2013 - 05:21 AM

It's time to admit it: I don't have a clue what happened to my Sola 4000 filters. Sigh...


So if anyone out there has a pair that I could buy reasonably, I'd like to hear from you!




cobra521 at gmail dot com

Bifocal mask conundrum

11 December 2013 - 11:00 AM

First, I'm not sure which forum this belongs in, so move it if it needs it! I do video so maybe this is a good spot for the question...


Here's the problem: My bifocal mask has a visual "dead spot."


Say I'm approaching a video subject, and tracking it using the distance portion of the mask. At some distance, say a few feet, the subject is too close for me to focus my eyes on it. The bad news is that it's too far away for me to use the bifocal part of the mask which focuses well at about one foot.


The distance figures are not necessarily exact, but are intended to give the idea that from about three feet to around one foot, there's nothing in focus through the mask. Too close for the distance part of the mask lens; too far away for the bifocal part. If I try to see through the monitor back using the bifocal lenses, it's a bit too small sometimes...


I thought about making the bifocal part of the lenses focus at two feet instead on one foot - that would make it difficult to see the monitor back on the housing - sort of running into the "arms too short" problem most of us experience as we accumulate birthdays.


You younger divers with eyes that can still adjust to see at all distances, just move along :sick:  On second thought, if you dive for enough years you'll probably develop an interest in this question!


I asked Seavision if they could make me a trifocal mask lens or a progressive mask lens and they said no. And they didn't know of any one who does...


So I ask: is there a place where such a lens can be obtained? Or are there other options?