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US custom charges to UK?

15 May 2014 - 08:26 AM

Hey. Does anyone know the duty charges for buying items from USA and having them shipped to UK? I want an item from reef photo which is considerably cheaper than my local photography place but am worried once tax, duty shipping etc is inc would it be worth just buying it from Uk?

what are peoples experiences with this. The item is a Zen 25mm extension ring from Oly PT-EPxx housings to accommodate the oly 60mm macro lens in the Zen 45mm flat port.

Many thanks.

Extension ring for Zen 45mm panny/Leica flat port?

08 May 2014 - 09:59 AM

Hi. I currently own a Zen 45mm flat port for my pt-ep05l housing. I have the chance of buying a cheap 60mm oly macro lens. But it obviously doesn't fit.

I see reef photo website has a Zen 25mm extension ring which fits with the Zen 45mm flat port to
accommodate the 60mm but that is the only place I can see if for sale. Seems strange. Has anyone purchased this item in the UK. It doesn't appear on the Zen website either.

Many thanks.

Zen FP-100ep port for panasonic leica 45mm macro (Pen housings)

14 April 2014 - 09:41 AM


*Zen flat port ONLY. for pansonic leica 45mm macro lens.
* plastic port cover
*x2 spare orings
*Original box

In very good condition and glass optic is in perfect condition.

Only reason for selling is had originally decided to go for this macro set up on my pen housing then managed to get my hands on a cheap second hand olympus 60mm macro lens. So this item is no longer needed.

RRP= £350

Any questions please don't hesitate to ask.

Many thanks.

Rig buoyancy-

06 April 2014 - 07:23 AM

Hi everyone.

My main question is what is a decent slightly negative bouyancy to aim for?

My rig =

Oly epl3
Oly pt-ep05l
X2 8" ulcs arms and clamps
X2 inon S2000
Nauticam flexitrsy.

I have done the water butt experiment. (Tied a line to housing dunked it and used kitchen scales to measure.( only ones I had delicate enough to get a measurement. )

Started off with x2 jumbo stix floats on each arm and it just bobbed on surface. Haha.

Then went for x1 jumbo stix float on each arm. And measured 250 grams negative

Is this a sensible negative buoyancy. I'm diving in a few weeks and want it to be right.

What are other peoples experiences. Any help/tips will be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks.

Oly 12-50mm behind zen WA-100dome??

21 March 2014 - 11:01 AM


Does anyone know if the olympus 12-50mm lens will fit behind the zen WA-100 dome and work properly. I know it has a little macro switch on side which I'm not to bothered about as I have a dedicated macro lens. Just thinking the 12-50mm lens is a better lens than he 14-42mm lens.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
I'm using the PT-EP05l housing.