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In Topic: Sea & Sea Housing & Ports for Canon 5d Mark ii

09 August 2011 - 09:30 AM


I am selling my housing and ports for the Canon 5d Mark II. All equipment is in full working order and in great condition with only a few expected minor scratches. I am changing camera and so need to sell.

1 x Sea & Sea Housing MDX-5D MKii
1 x Sea & Sea DX Macro Port 50; 1 x Sea & Sea Macro base
1 x Sea & Sea NX Fisheye Dome Port with Sea & Sea Cover for back & front (Good for Canon fish eye and wide angle zoom lenses)

All the above for $3200 including shipping worldwide.

Other available items:
1 x Sea & Sea external YS TTL converter for Canon
1 x Zoom Gear for Canon 17-40mm lens
1 x Woody's wet diopter

I am located in Dubai, UAE.

Import duty and any other taxes etc are to be paid by the buyer.

All questions welcome...



Hi David

I am very interested in housing and ports

please send PM or email: schumacher@swissonline.ch

All the best from Switzerland


In Topic: FOR SALE: Complete SEA & SEA system for Canon 5d Mark ii

07 August 2011 - 10:20 AM


I am interested in everything but the two strobes, inkl. arm set. Would that be possible? To which price?

All the best, Pascal

In Topic: Canon XF100 or XF105 camcorder

19 July 2011 - 08:50 AM

Dear Peter

Thanks alot for your comments. Looking foreward seeing some clips. Wish you a very nice trip and good shots with your xf100!! :) !

All the best from freezing Switzerland


In Topic: Canon XF100 or XF105 camcorder

26 June 2011 - 03:13 AM

A better comparison would be with the XF 305 as the EX1r is a 3 chip camera. I have seen fantastic footages from both of these cameras. BBC approved. Most of the shooter I know uses the EX1r with the Nano flash recorder from Convergent. This is not a small camera and the housing even bigger. Gates makes a great housing for the EX1r with room and controls for the Nano. Add the Fathom Super Wide lens you get a real kick ass system. Weight will be an issue for travel.



Both cameras are excellent, indeed, but compared to the xf100 the EX1R and the xf300 are too bulky to travel with. The xf100 - the smaller version of the xf300 - has also very good test reviews for its price (almost the same as good as the xf300 - there are differences, of course, smaller zoom range, no ND filter and so forth). The xf100 seems to be a very good underwater camera, infact, I do not know whether the low light ability of the xf100 it good enough for let's say 90 percent of normal dives.
Equinox offers two different housings for that camera, one for approx. 1200 $ (HD8), the other (HD8X) has a wide angle lens built in for approx. 2200 $. (both affordable prices)
I am intending to buy the xf100 with the HD8X - but I am not sure yet.

best, Pascal

In Topic: Canon XF100 or XF105 camcorder

25 June 2011 - 06:02 AM

I ' ve heard that the low light ability is not as good as it is with a sony (e.g. EX 1R) does anyone have some experience with that ?

Equinox has a housing for the xf100 which is quite affordable, see:


As far as I 'v e been told the xf100 is an extremely good camera, but 'cause of it's not so good low light ability it might not be the best choice for underwater? Any comments or experiences?

All the best Pascal