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About SharkB8

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  • Birthday 02/07/1977

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    New Jersey
  • Interests
    Sharks of all types, Octopus, and basically anything underwater

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  • Camera Model & Brand
    Panasonic GH5 (for now)
  • Camera Housing
  • Strobe/Lighting Model & Brand
    Seacam D160 and Sea&Sea D2J

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  1. I’ve been using the gh5 with the pano14-42 II and WWL-1 for wide angle and CMC-1 for macro for the last three-four years. Extremely versatile setup, but I’ve found that I will rarely take the WWL-1 off underwater. If shooting macro, I will often switch between the flat port and the CMC-1. The zoom gear is a necessity IMO. I also have the pano 8mm with Nauticam acrylic minidome and have been very happy with this for pelagics that I know will be very close. I often switch the two setups between dives. with regards to the flash triggers, Ives used both the mini flash and the Nauticam flash trigger. For my current Seacam D160s, I’ve had issue with the flash trigger providing enough light to trigger the Strobes (but not with the mini flash). I have no issue with the flash trigger and my former Sea and Sea YS-D2js. With the strobe, I generally have to change my camera battery after 2 dives versus 3 with the flash trigger. I’m in the process of changing to a different camera so feel free to DM me if you’re intertwined in any gently used GH5 components keri
  2. Thanks mike! I agree that there are definitely limitations to the canon EF 8-15 fisheye. I suspect I’ll primarily use the 15mm. I agree the Sony A7R4 looks excellent, but the additional consideration is that my Seacam strobes have limited functionality outside of Nikon or Canon. Do you have any suggestions for the best zoom lens/port in terms of image quality?
  3. Hi Chris, thank you so much for your insight. I do some reef work but my primary joy is shorting big pelagics in blue water. With my current setup, I’ve found that when you are likely to have close animal encounter (eg sea lions or makos/blues) the fisheye is excellent, but many other circumstances I prefer the flexibility of the zoom. I’ve found that some pelagics Truely benefit from zoom (although I would prefer them as close as possible). My issue with my current M4/3 setup (apart from the obvious issues with GH5 autofocus) is the resolution for large blow ups (which are the primary shots that I sell) keri
  4. Shame I just bought the N85 35 macro port but I am still after the lens and the zoom gear. I already own the WWL-1 and CMC-1 but I am interested in the dome however my intention was to use it with the oly 8mm as most people say its a better lense. 

    How much are you after for the 14-42 lens + zoom gear and the acrylic dome?


  5. I have the Panasonic 8mm fisheye lens and Nauticam acrylic dome (recently purchased...only used one one dive trip) as well as the 14-42mm II Panasonic lens with zoom gear and N85 35 Macro port (more gently used but in great condition). Also have the WWL-1 and the CMC-1 and the bayonet mount for that port. Changing camera systems so offloading components of my Nauticam GH5 system.
  6. Let me know if you are still interested. I’m in NJ and also have one to sell.
  7. Do you know if your item is compatible with full framed mirrorless cameras such as the Canon R5 Nauticam housing?
  8. All- Relatively new to the forum but I’ve been following for a while. I got into UW photography more seriously about 3 years ago. At the time, I thought I would be more of a video than a still shooter, so I invested in a Panasonic GH5 with Nauticam housing. Since I primarily have been switching between the WWL-1 with Panasonic 14-42mm zoom (I also have the CMC-1 for macro) or the Panasonic 8mm fisheye with Nauticam acrylic minidome. Unfortunately, I have come to realize that my true joy is more in stills than video, and I’ve decided to move to the Canon R5 after my research. My plan is to purchase the canon EF 8-14mm fisheye with dome. I would like to also get a rectilinear zoom option, but it’s unclear to me as to the best option. The WACP-1 or -2 appears to be the best option, but I’m put off by the weight (4 or 8 kg) as well as the cost. does anyone have any recommendations for lens/port options for a zoom rectilinear option for the Canon R5? Thank you in advance for your expertise! Keri
  9. I also have a Nauticam housing with vacuum system/leak detector. Never have felt the need to test with a dunk test. Highly reliable system. Wish I could say the same for my strobes
  10. I'm a diver currently in the NJ area near NYC and underwater photographer. Long time lurker, first time poster. I've been shooting with a GH5 which I bought thinking I would be doing more video than still. Now with more experience, I am going to be upgrading my camera system. Need to sell my old equipment to help offset the cost of the new system. Keri
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