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    There is one in classifieds Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Hi Ben, Just my ¢5 as I have been (still am, sort of) in the same situation. Few years ago I went from a gopro, which I was very underwhelmed by, to a Sony a6000 (around $450 with the kit lens) combined with a meikon housing ($120) and dome ($90). My willingness to pay for housing was always quite limited. With the risk of ruffling some feathers around here I never understood paying thousands of dollars for what is basically a plastic box to store a camera which will become tired if not obsolete in a few years time. Also I don't live in a place where diving is any good (Sweden at the time, Ivory Coast at the moment) so the cost per immersion becomes quite high. Never had any issues with the Meikon housing. New players entering the market has been glorious, which also goes for lights. I bought 2 x Hi-Max V11 2400 lumen ($300 total) excellent quality which have hold up very well. Of course there are much cheaper and brighter options available today. All this fit on a second hand rig with flex arms ($50 I think). I later upgraded with the Sigma 19 and 30 F2.8 (around $150 each) which fit the housing without vignetting and are remarkably sharp for the money, and the Opteka 67 mm 10x macro converter ($20). Note that the latter is not intended for uw use but actually works without any leakage so far. Very sharp. You can check out some videos for reference here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrTXKkItV4a3DR3TCw-9M4g While the visibility were terrible the nightly close ups of fish in the video from Sudan (3:30), and the daily ones from Egypt (10:10) are probably a good example of what the Sigma 30 and 19 can do. Of course the Sonys have a major flaw come uw wb which is noticeable in many of my videos and something that may refrain me from buying Sony again. I also shoot stills above the surface so this was another consideration and one reason I might co for ff when I upgrade (probably in the near future). Anyway hope this is to some help. Cheers, Mattis
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    I agree, glass especially will remain intact and inert for many many years - about the same life span as any small rocks you might find and it does break it will convert to the equivalent of a pebble. Metal will corrode away eventually much like a shipwreck - plastic is unique in that it breaks down to pieces that will float and absorb toxins and have potential for ingestion. I would be inclined to leave items such as glass and metal containers in place.
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    Ben, I am not sure you come across this video for the LX100 II: It seems to be a good choice. It does show the Nauticam housing as well. It has similar white balance setting to the GH5. But I am not sure if they used a red filter while testing it in ambient light down to 40ft. You can ask Backscatter and they are usually helpful and prompt.
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    I was quite harsh with the camera and this was due predominantly to an issue of moire Since then Nauticam has not sent me any product for review lol. The housing was really nice but it defeats the purpose of a compact rig. I would recommend you buy the camera first try it and then check out the housing. Most features can be tested on land
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    Or go with the 16-35mm f4 it's sharper than the II and just short of the III and cheaper than both. When you put it behind a dome port and stop down to f11-16 a lot of that extra sharpness disappears. Compared to the f4 lens unless you need f2.8 on land it provides no advantage underwater.
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    Recently purchased a camera and housing from @kulupa. Excellent communication and quick shipping. I appreciate such a straight forward transaction! Thank you, very much.
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    Sometimes you really have to look closely especially when dealing with nudis in the nordic waters. Like this Goniodoris nodosa. Taken in Smögen (more exactly Pesa, a small island in the archipelago outside Smögen), Sweden. 25/4 2020. Encountered at 10 m depth. Camera: Olympus TG-5, 1/100@f/4.9, ISO 400. No strobes as of yet. Red cushion star (Porania pulvilus) taken in Smögen the same day (More exactly Stora Håskär, another island in the archipelago) at 21 m depth. Camera: Olympus TG-5, 1/60@f/3.6, ISO 400. No strobes as of yet.
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    I can tell you a sure-fire way to become a millionaire as an underwater photographer - start with $2 million! -Gina



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