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Want To Buy: Subal Type 4 105VR Manual focus port

16 January 2014 - 02:41 AM

Ladies, Gentlemen


I'm looking for a Type 4 Subal VR105 Manual focussing port if anyone has one for sale.....




"Champignons" - why I now hate mushrooms

15 January 2014 - 07:10 AM

Now having the pleasure and privilege of living in Paris, I've picked up a few useful French expressions that at the same time, frankly, I regret having had to learn.


One of these is "champignons" - mushrooms to most of us but also, cross yourself and keep the Devil at bay, mould.


Having spend a good few years living and visiting all sorts of amazing places, like many of us, I have lugged camera gear and used it in some, shall we say, less than ideal places in terms of camera care. The ones linked to "champignons" that spring to mind are North Sulawesi and various bits of Borneo. Sweaty places with high humidity.


Giving my gear a good clean after a recent trip I noticed what I can only describe as a slight bloom on a number of my lenses. Taking these to our local Nikon workshop I learned the dreaded term "champignons". Mould to we English speakers. 


The sheer attractiveness of the Nikon saleslady did not quite compensate for the repair quotes: my Nikkor 18-200 almost $200, my Nikkor 80-400 almost $1500 and my beloved Nikkor 60mm, hero of many an underwater image, written off - "not economically repairable".


Lesson learned there: if I'm heading anywhere sweaty again I will be packing re-sealable plastic bags and lots of silica gel.


And I may give up eating champignons. Mind you, the saleslady was cute when she burst out laughing when I confused "champignons" with "cornichons" - gerkins to the rest of us. Easily done eh? One man's mushroom is another man's gherkin.







Wanted: Type 4 Subal manual focus flat port for Nikkor 105VR

03 December 2013 - 11:17 AM

Hey guys


Anyone out there got a Subal Type 4 mount manual focus flat port for the AF-S VR Nikkor 105mm?


If you have and are interested in a sale, please PM me


For Sale: Subal ND30 for Nikon D300

10 October 2013 - 06:27 AM

My much-loved Subal ND30 for the Nikon D300 is for sale.


Never dinged, dented or flooded. Serviced by Oceanoptics, the UK Subal dealer, last year. Perfect condition. Complete with original box, instruction manual, bits and bobs. Includes Ultralight adaptors (see pics).


Looking for €1095. Ship from Paris


PM me for more details or photos



Subal Flat Port for Sale and Wetmate lens

15 July 2013 - 03:47 AM

I'm selling my Subal Type 3 FP90 flat port. Perfect condition complete with Seaoptics neoprene cover. Ideal for Nikkor 60mm micro or equivalent (which I also have available)


Price for port is £140, €160 or $200.


Wetmate lens to fit also available for £35


PM for more info