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Pilbara, Western Australia without getting wet :)

31 July 2015 - 08:36 PM

All photos taken from land holding housing underwater


Octopus in Port Hedland rockpools, squirting water at us!

Rest of the photos are in Karijini National Park.


GH4 with 8mm in Nauticam with 4,33 dome, Octopus shots with a Sola800


Cheers, Xander



19797345268_bfdb03ee4a_b.jpgPort Hedland, Western Australia by Xander, on Flickr






19770549779_4c83d14127_b.jpgPort Hedland by Xander, on Flickr






19798849729_761552fb04_b.jpgPort Hedland, Western Australia by Xander, on Flickr








19977820552_11168c7f78_b.jpgKarijini, Western Australia by Xander, on Flickr






19798847779_1dca4ce552_b.jpgKarijini, Western Australia by Xander, on Flickr

Iceland without getting wet :)

31 July 2015 - 08:25 PM

Silfra crack in Iceland, all photos taken from the land holding my housing underwater.

White dots on the surface is hail.


GH4 with 8mm, Nauticam with 4,33" dome, no strobes.




19567605173_8e68b1166d_b.jpgP2260283Sweb by Xander, on Flickr



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19565918174_77881a608d_b.jpgP2260491s2web by Xander, on Flickr



20194225151_2091ced56a_b.jpgP2260556sweb by Xander, on Flickr



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8" Ikelite dome on Nauticam GH4 housing modification

08 March 2015 - 01:13 AM

For split level shots, there seems to be no large dome option for my Nauticam GH4 with Panasonic 8mm fisheye. 

I take over unders with my 4.3" dome but wanted to have a play with something larger, so I decided to make my own.


I found a second hand Ikelite 8" dome, and a Ikelite super wide port body for $150AU ( good deal! )

I sanded the Ikelite body port to fit onto a Nauticam 3.5" mini dome, I used aqua polymer knead glue to attach them together. The 8" dome screws onto this, using the original ikelite o-ring.

So there are now 2 domes the lens shoots through, which might affect image quality slightly, but not noticeable.

I used two brackets attaching the heavy dome securely to the housing for extra strength.


And it works, image quality is great, no chromatic aberration or negative effects at all.

Split image is straight from the camera, showing minimal vignetting.


Cheers, Xander



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A week Raja Ampat with GH4 (stills)

29 December 2014 - 12:32 AM

Raja Ampat had so much opportunities from an underwater photographers perspective, here are some of my favourites.


Equipent used:

GH4, Nauticam housing, 2x INON S2000

8mm FE in 4.33" dome and 3.5" dome

60mm and 25mm in 60mm macro port


Many more photos can be found at:







15949487609_c505d1649a_b.jpgP2130349sweb by Xanderwater, on Flickr




15515360233_88a1fc6c41_b.jpgP2120681sweb by Xanderwater, on Flickr



16134296642_baafe38afc_b.jpgP2120481sweb by Xanderwater, on Flickr




15937831298_e53aa08a6c_b.jpgP2110455sweb by Xanderwater, on Flickr




16110001396_42f3d1c409_b.jpgP2130590sweb by Xanderwater, on Flickr





16100889276_352de9da21_b.jpgP2120460sweb by Xanderwater, on Flickr



16125795892_aa830d2382_b.jpgP2120228sweb by Xanderwater, on Flickr



15506813903_41c043d3e7_b.jpgP2120185sweb by Xanderwater, on Flickr



15949522009_1983a18437_b.jpgP2130380sweb by Xanderwater, on Flickr

Ambon muck with 8mm wide angle (GH4 CFWA)

26 December 2014 - 11:53 PM

Hi everyone,


I spent a week in Ambon and did most of my diving with wide angle lens.

Here are some of the keepers, equipment used:

GH4, Nauticam housing, 2x INON S2000, 8mm Fisheye and Nauticam 3.5" mini dome.

Most photos are snooted, some are cropped slightly.







15487906864_26834b55d1_b.jpgP2090431sweb by Xanderwater, on Flickr



15489291013_be38bc2965_b.jpgP2090411sweb by Xanderwater, on Flickr



16116271972_859a30568f_b.jpgP2100836sweb by Xanderwater, on Flickr




15929567978_20a71df6a2_b.jpgP2100684sweb by Xanderwater, on Flickr




15929131620_700fbdbff3_b.jpgP2100561sweb by Xanderwater, on Flickr




16115124721_573f6401c9_b.jpgP2110097sweb by Xanderwater, on Flickr



15928558770_86fa4a1a18_b.jpgP2090769sweb by Xanderwater, on Flickr





15921651410_7a0db61554_b.jpgP2090377sweb by Xanderwater, on Flickr 

Xanderwater, on Flickr




15497259603_eae699e013_b.jpgP2100660sweb by Xanderwater, on Flickr