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Subal Nikkor 18-70 zoom gear (Subal 4ZN101)

27 November 2014 - 05:07 AM

Having moved to FX lenses - and rapidly building muscle-bulk as a result - I'm selling the remaining DX lens accessories I have:


Subal zoom ring for the Nikkor DX 18-70 lens.


Listed new in the UK for the mind-boggling price of £113, a perfectly good, second-hand one can be yours for £30/€35 and that includes postage in the EU.


Picture below



Wetmate lens for sale

27 November 2014 - 05:01 AM

As I have moved to a different port, I'm selling my Wetmate lens which was used with the Subal FP90 port.


The lens is a push-on type so can be fitted or removed in-water and works really well with a Nikkor 60mm macro


I'm asking £25/€30 which would include shipping in the EU.


Great piece of equipment for playing around with macro!






Ultralight parts for sale

27 November 2014 - 03:34 AM

I'm rationalising my Ultralight holdings and have the items below for sale. They are all in excellent condition. I'm including the small UKMiniQ40 torch with the torch holder.


Price includes shipping in EU


Ultralight 5" DB-05 £35/€43

Ultralight standard clamp AC-CSF  £28/€35

Ultralight triple clamp AC-TCS  £28/€35

Ultralight ball adaptor AD-SS  £17/€21

Ultralight torch holder AC-USL £27/€34


Shipping from Paris






Subal DP-FE port

24 November 2014 - 04:04 AM

For sale: Subal DP-FE 8" dome port. Type 4 bayonet mount

Glass is in perfect condition. The usual minor scuffs on the port frame (see image). Includes neoprene port cover
Also available, Pelican 1400 case fitted with foam and cut for the DP-FE
And, unusually, a Type 3 mount if you wished to switch the domeport between a Type 3 or Type 4 housing.
Costs new:
DP-FE £970/€1135
Pelican case with foam £83/€95
Extra mount £249/€300
Neoprene cover £50/€60
Available for £775/€950 including shipping in the EU in the Pelican case
Shipping from Paris - usually takes 4-5 days to UK
Bank transfer preferred

Am I going soft: Nikkor 16-35mm

11 September 2014 - 05:37 AM

I'd welcome some advice from this august body of knowledge....


I've just got back from a cracking Red Sea trip using Emperor Diver's boat, Emperor Elite, on their South and St John itinerary. I've done over 1600 dives but 3-4 of the ones during this trip count in my top10. Superb. I can heartily recommend it. I've done a piece on Trip Adviser if anyone wants more detail.


Going through the images now on a large screen, I was surprised at how many of the WA shots had pretty soft edges. I'm using a Nikon D800 with the Nikkor 16-35, a Subal housing and, as recommended by Subal, the DP-FE4, a 90mm EXR and a +2 diopter. The diopter was straight on to the lens - I removed my usual UV filter first.


I'm attaching two images. One shows the whole scene and one shows a slice. Check out the softness on the left edge especially. Camera was set at 1/60, f9.0 ISO 200 and the lens is at 19mm. I used two Inon strobes to light the reef. The centres of the images are nice and sharp. But the edges, not so much.


I've upgraded from my D300 and Tokina 10-17mm and I'm still fairly new to the Nikkor 16-35 underwater.  Maybe I'm expecting too much?


Thoughts would be most welcome