Jump to content


  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

1 Neutral

About imacro

  • Rank

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

  1. I put those pieces on top of the zoom gear to take the photo but i think they were from the housing. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. I received the Nauticam housing. I opened it and played around with the knobs and dials for a bit. After I put it away I found these broken flex plastic, may be an O ring? Kinda freak me out a brand new housing already has something broken and I have no idea what part it is to replace. Could someone help identify what it is? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Thanks guys, I’ll go with 2 Inon 330s. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. I’m also looking for strobes for my new Nauticam A7C rig. I’ll shoot mostly macro and wide angle with CMC1 and WWL-1B wet lenses. Should I get 2 Inon Z330 or 1 inon and 1 BS MF1 for macro and snoot? How is macro with 2 Inon? I really like the black background that the BS MF1 snoot can do. This is my first rig so I’d appreciate some advice. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Thank to you guys' helps, I'm close to complete the wet lenses rig. I was quoted these for the 2 strobes, arms and floats. I saw there are multiple nauticam float sizes. Is this the right float size for this A7C rig buoyancy with both CMC-1 and WWL-1B on the same dive? Am I missing anything else for a complete rig? thank you
  6. Thanks for all the helps here guys! I bought the housing with wet lens and 2 Inon z330 strobes with Nauticam carbon fiber float (not sure if I need the float but Reef photo recommended them). How do you guys cary the whole rig for travel? Any case that can fit the strobes, arms, housing and WWL-1B, CMC1 lenses do you recommend to protect these gears for check in? Also how do you guys normally carry it on the boat? Just assemble before and drag the housing up? On getting to the water, do you leave the rig with someone and ask them to pass you the rig after getting in the water? Sorry for a lot of noob questions. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Thanks for clearing things up and the photos @Phil Rudin . I got a quote from Backscatter ($8k) and Bluewater ($6k) as attached. It was Bluewater that recommended SMC (not Backscatter my bad). Could someone help me to see if I need to buy all of these for a wide + macro setup with kit lens (ignore the Sony 90mm port)? I also have some questions: 1) Both quoted WWL-1, I saw WWL-1B is the new model. Should I get the 1B instead? 2) Bluewater quoted Zoom gear and Focus gear while Backscatter only quoted Zoom gear. Do I need both? 3) Bluewater quoted Nauticam mini flash trigger but Backscatter didn't. Do I need it? 4) Bluewater quoted the M14 vacuum valve but Backscatter didn't. Do I need it? 5) They quoted different light strobes (Inon vs SeaNSea) and quantity. What's the better brand in term of size/weight and macro + wide image quality for a compact rig? And how many do I need? Can they also be used for occasional video? 6) Do I need a focus light for macro with CMC1? Sorry for a lot of noob questions.Thank you for your helps. I also asked for a quote from Reefs Photo since someone mentioned it above. Quotes removed: Admin
  8. Thanks for the info. Uhm so the Backscatter sales guy did not know his stuffs then. I think I’ll go with the CMC1. I have the SEL 90mm lens too. I may try the kit lens first before getting the port for the 90mm. What macro wet lens can be used with the 90mm? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. I read the excellent review. Thanks for the review. I was asking Backscatter to quote a Nauticam macro rig with kit lens and CMC lens since you used it for you review but they suggested SMC for FF instead. I’m pretty new to UW macro but would like to leave room to grow to super macro. Would you suggest SMC or CMC? Also what light/strobe do you recommend to keep the weight and size down for travel? And how many? I will mostly take macro and normal flat port range for bigger subjects like rays, turtles. Thank you Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Any thoughts on the new Sony ultra compact FE lens coming up in May? I’m interested in the 24mm f2.8. Will it work well underwater and is there nauticam port for it? Thanks https://www.adorama.com/iso2428.html?gclid=CjwKCAjw6fCCBhBNEiwAem5SO93CT1xHJ3Y1ykpu-ueb28nJuhFIAphVLMrsgUokCp23_-j2zAE-oxoCG3UQAvD_BwE&gclid=CjwKCAjw6fCCBhBNEiwAem5SO93CT1xHJ3Y1ykpu-ueb28nJuhFIAphVLMrsgUokCp23_-j2zAE-oxoCG3UQAvD_BwE&utm_source=adl-gbase-p Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Thank you Phil! I decided to get the A7C instead of the A6400. I have the SEL90 for macro. What lens do you recommend for wide angle?
  12. Could you share some photos holding the housing in hands to get a sense how large the rig is? Thank you Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  13. Thanks Phil. Do you think it’s worth it to return the A6400 for the A7C? It’ll be about $1600 more for the base kit lens setup with Nauticam. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Does it have port for the SEL90mm macro lens for a compact FF macro rig? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Could you share a link to the full review pdf? Thanks Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  • Create New...