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  1. For Sale: Panasonic 7-14 + Nauticam 6” Dome + Zoom Gear. Excellent Condition. $875 + shipping. 

     

    Panasonic Lumix G Vario 7-14 f/4

    Nauticam Zoom Gear (36044)

    Nauticam 6” Dome Port (36133)

     

    Lens is in excellent condition.

    Dome is in excellent condition, with small light scratch indicated with arrow which can be buffed out. Paint rubbed on bottom of dome shade as shown in photo.

     

    Lens, port and zoom ring shall be sold together.

    US Buyers Only

    Payment via PayPal

     

    $875 + Shipping

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  2. For Sale: 4/3 Wide Angle Panasonic 7-14 + Nauticam 6” Dome + Zoom Gear. Excellent Condition. $975 

    • Panasonic Lumix G Vario 7-14 f/4
    • Nauticam Zoom Gear (36044)
    • Nauticam 6” Dome Port (36133)


    Lens is in excellent condition.
    Dome is in excellent condition, with small shallow scratch indicated with arrow which can be buffed out. Paint rubbed on bottom of dome shade as shown in photo.

    Lens, port and zoom ring shall be sold together.
    US Buyers Only
    Payment via PayPal

    $975 + Shipping

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  3. I have been using one of these dome covers for a month or so on my WWL-1B.  I have a focus light mounted on the hotshoe mount on the top of the lens which gets in the way of the velcro straps somewhat.  Also, the velcro straps are a bit short and could use another 1-1.5" added to them.

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  4. Added Package 4 option.

    **Preference will be given to purchasers of Package 1, then Package 4, then Package 2, then Package 3.

    Package 4: Everything except Camera and Lens $5,200

    • Nauticam Housing=$3,508
    • Port (37165) = $591
    • Zoom Gear (37163) = $281
    • WWL-1B (83202) = $1,595
    • Bayonet Port mount (83250) = $114
    • Vacuum Valve and pump(25624) = $334
    • Optical Fiber Connector for INON type (90164) = $76
    • Nauticam Mini Flash Trigger for Sony (26302) = $328
    • Extra Sony Battery (NP-FZ100)= $78
    • Nitecore Sony Battery charger (charges 2 batteries)= $30

    New Price Total=$6,935
    Used Price Total=$5,200


  5. 1 hour ago, phxazcraig said:

    I'll throw in my 2 cents worth.   I shoot a Nikon 16-35F4 lens behind a 230mm dome port on a 90mm extension.   It was sold to me with a +2 diopter that was supposed to make things sharper.  (Perhaps it did with 70mm extensions previously recommended.)

    When I first shot the big dome in 2015 on a Nikon D810, I was totally disappointed.  A 230mm dome is a royal pain to travel with and pack, not to mention expensive.  All that and my corners were still soft, at any aperture I really cared to use.  (F8!)

    I shot that way for 4 years, cropping pretty much every shot to get rid of the poor corners and edges.

    Then I got the Sea & Sea Internal Correction Lens, which was specifically designed for my lens and dome (and similar lenses).   It made a HUGE difference.  I'm ok with shooting at F5.6 now in many cases, and F8 is fine (for me).   Certainly a huge improvement over what I had previously.  Now I won't shoot the 16-35 without it.

    I don't have good back-to-back comparisons, but all my Roatan shots since 2019 with the 16-35 used the lens, and none before them.  You can look here if you like:  www.cjcphoto.net.

    Thanks, @phxazcraig.  I do see a big difference before and after.  PS> enjoyed browsing your photos!


  6. I have split this kit into three packages:

    **Preference will be given to purchasers of Package 1, then Package 2, then Package 3.

    Package 1: Full Kit $6,775

    • Sony A7C Camera + 28-60 Lens = $2098
    • Nauticam Housing=$3,508
    • Port (37165) = $591
    • Zoom Gear (37163) = $281
    • WWL-1B (83202) = $1,595
    • Bayonet Port mount (83250) = $114
    • Vacuum Valve and pump(25624) = $334
    • Optical Fiber Connector for INON type (90164) = $76
    • Nauticam Mini Flash Trigger for Sony (26302) = $328
    • Extra Sony Battery (NP-FZ100)= $78
    • Nitecore Sony Battery charger (charges 2 batteries)= $30

    New Price Total=$9033

    Used Price Total=$6,775

     

    Package 2: Camera & Housing $4,839

    • Sony A7C Camera + Sony FE 28-60mm f/4-5.6 Lens  = $2098
    • Nauticam Housing=$3,508
    • Vacuum Valve and pump(25624) = $334
    • Optical Fiber Connector for INON type (90164) = $76
    • Nauticam Mini Flash Trigger for Sony (26302) = $328
    • Extra Sony Battery (NP-FZ100)= $78
    • Nitecore Sony Battery charger (charges 2 batteries)= $30

    New Price Total=$6,452

    Used Price Total=$4,839

     

    Package 3: Port & Optics $2,310

    • Sony FE 28-60mm f/4-5.6 Lens = $500
    • Port (37165) = $591
    • Zoom Gear (37163) = $281
    • WWL-1B (83202) = $1,595
    • Bayonet Port mount (83250) = $114

    New Price Total=$3,081

    Used Price Total=$2,310

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  7. 1 hour ago, mochikat said:

    I bought this exact entire set new 1 month ago! Wow why didn't you post this 1 month earlier...

    Can I ask why you're selling it and what you're switching to instead? I think I read your thread here before deciding to get mine also

     

    Looks like our timing didn't align :)

    My view is this is one of the best compact kits available, and I absolutely recommend it.   After diving with this kit for a year, I find myself ready to add more ports and lenses for local shore diving.  With the recent price increase of Nauticam, my budget is guiding me to consider all housing options.  I have not decided on a specific housing or camera yet, or whether new or used.  I plan to stay mirrorless and full frame though.


  8. For Sale: Nauticam Housing + Sony A7C Full Frame + 28-60mm +WWL-1B. $6,775

    Purchased new in 2021.  Well maintained.  Soaked in fresh water after each use and blown dry afterwards.  Never flooded.

    Camera never used above water.

    Kit contains every part required to run the Camera, 28-60 lens and WWL-1B with bayonet mount.

    This equipment shows minimal signs of wear including:

    • The usual Nauticam water marks.
    • Light scratch on housing LCD view port as shown in photos.
    • Wear marks on outside of WWL-1B as shown in photos.
    • Small rub on WWL-1B glass as shown.  I don’t notice this in my photos, but it’s possible that different light angles may show it slightly.

    Parts List:

    • Sony A7C Camera + 28-60 Lens = $2098
    • Nauticam Housing=$3,508
    • Port (37165) = $591
    • Zoom Gear (37163) = $281
    • WWL-1B (83202) = $1,595
    • Plastic cap for WWL-1B not included, but a Nauticam neoprene WWL-1B dome cover is included at no extra charge.
    • Bayonet Port mount (83250) = $114
    • Vacuum Valve and pump(25624) = $334
    • Optical Fiber Connector for INON type (90164) = $76
    • Nauticam Mini Flash Trigger for Sony (26302) = $328
    • Extra Sony Battery (NP-FZ100)= $78
    • Nitecore Sony Battery charger (charges 2 batteries)= $30

    New Price Total=$9033

    Used Price Total=$6,775

     

    Preference will be given to folks purchasing the entire kit.  I will also consider parting out once Camera and Housing are sold.

    USA Buyers Only

    Payment by Venmo/Paypal.

    Shipping and insurance paid for by buyer.

     

    Sample photos from this kit posted to Instagram (@jayseaphotos) from March 2021 - Present.

    I would be happy to answer any questions you have or provide more photos.

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  9. 17 hours ago, adamhanlon said:

    Filters also require adjustments in composition to work well. In general they need a slight downward angle, typically with the sun behind the shooter. Given the range of the spectrum, capturing the surface in your shot as per your examples above, will result in some nasty color effects. 

    In simple terms, I think the single best improvement you can make with the images above would be to position yourself with the sun behind you, and use this to light up the dolphins. Sun angle and direction is super important with ambient light photography. 

    Thank you, Adam.  I had a very similar dive today.  Your post was in my head.  I tried to stay higher in the water column and with the sun behind me.  You can't always pick which side the dolphins pass on, but I did get some where the pod cooperated :). Haven't looked at the shots yet though.


  10. 22 hours ago, ChrisRoss said:

    They should be usable down to 10-15m depending on water clarity.  The main point to consider is that if there is not enough red light for the filter, there won't be enough to do a white balance on the image either. 

    That's an interesting nuance that I did not know before this discussion.  I somehow thought you could put red back into the photo/video at any depth by using a filter.


  11. 20 minutes ago, vaidhy said:

    You can use the filter with WWL-1. The magic filter can sit inside the lens or you can use the Keldan red filter for WWL-1 which is about twice as expensive. If you choose to use strobes or other lighting source (including the sun, shooting close to the surface), it makes things more difficult.

     

    Edited: Just did some more reading (https://www.uwphotographyguide.com/underwater-photography-filters). It looks like the filters only help in a fairly narrow depth range where you have enough red, but too much blue/green.  Beyond that, you would need a light source or live with blue photos

    Thanks @vaidhy for digging that article up.  It's a good read.


  12. Thanks, Chris.

    I currently have my WB set as 'Auto', and only capture RAW.  Does setting custom white balance underwater actually give you the ability to get better white balance out of the RAW file?  Or does it just make it easier to fine tune?  The reason I am asking is i find my ambient RAW files have a 'magenta' tone to the water that is difficult to remove without altering the white balance of the subject.  Wondering if all cameras suffer from this, or only specific brands/models.


  13. Looks like Marelux Sony 28-60 port might possibly support the Nauticam bayonet mount.   I didn't see confirmation of support, but the notches look similar to Nauticam ports.

    https://www.marelux.co/products/macro-port-32

    Also the Sony 90mm macro port.

    https://www.marelux.co/products/macro-port-97

    Canon 100mm macro port.

    https://www.marelux.co/products/macro-port104

    Nikon 60mm macro port

    https://www.marelux.co/products/macro-port-71

    Nikon 105mm macro port.

    https://www.marelux.co/products/macro-port-97

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  14. To summarize, this is what I'm picking up from this discussion:

    • Full frame cameras are more susceptible to soft corners with rectilinear wide angle lenses than crop sensor cameras.
    • In general, the larger the dome, the sharper the corners for full frame.
    • Higher f stops sharpen corners, with the tradeoff of having to use higher ISOs.
    • Corner sharpness is not an important factor when shooting big animals offshore, because softness in blue water corners is not noticeable.
    • Corner sharpness in CFWA with reef backgrounds is noticeable.
    • Larger domes are better for splits.
    • Zooming in improves corner sharpness.  A 16-35 at 35mm will have sharper corners than at 16mm.
    • Not all wide angle lenses perform well underwater in dome ports.
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