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About Kogia

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    Nikon D800E
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  1. Correction and price change. I am embarrassed to discover that I received incomplete information about this part from the original vendor. I bought this with the housing for the original Sony a7r, but never used it. Now I have learned that, while it can be fitted on the newer housings for Sony mirrorless cameras, the image quality will be poor due to a mismatch on the distance from lens to camera sensor. Wetpixel does not allow classifieds to be edited or removed, so I am posting this apology, and dropping the price to US $50. Good deal if anyone is still using the NA-A7.
  2. This adapter allows the legendary Nikonos water-contact lenses (manual focus) to be used with Nauticam housings for the Sony a7, a7r series including the NA-A7IV, NA-A7III, NA-A7II, and NA-A7. I have no reason to believe it would not also work on the NA-A7V. This is new and has only come out of the box to photograph it and mount on my NA-A7IV housing (shown with Nikonos 15mm lens) to confirm it works on that housing and to take a picture. I bought it not realizing that the built in focus scale on the lens is no longer accurate, and you have to do a recalibration in the water, or focus carefully each time using the camera LCD screen. I didn't get around to doing my own calibration, and my eyes got so bad I am now completely dependent on autofocus, so I'm selling this unused. It comes with the original box, spare o-ring and silicone lube. It sells new for $750 from dealers. I will take $250 + shipping for mine (housing & lens not included).
  3. Used underwater housing for Sony a7ii or a7rii / a7r2 for sale at USD 950. Housing is in good working condition. Like most Nauticams, the white paint in the lettering has flaked off in a few places; there are a few light scratches on the acrylic window in back. I have highlighted the main scratch in photo 06. These don't show up in use underwater, so I haven't bothered trying to polish them out, but I'm sure you could. Also the rubber on the right handle is cracked - but perfectly functional. And there are small amounts of calcium build-up around some of the controls. Housing at $950 includes vacuum seal system with pump, two handles, and a ball mount on top of each handle for strobes or video lights, etc. Not included - following items are sold separately as accessories: Nikonos V style bulkhead fitting with two-contact hot shoe adapter for manual strobe triggering: $75; N100 to N120 35.5mm port adapter with zoom/focus knob: $395, a7rii 42MP mirrorless digital camera with box, battery, SD card, two chargers, manuals, etc: $925; Shipping: cost depends on destination.
  4. An update on my experience with the Canon 8-15mm & Metabones IV on the Sony a7r2 and a7r3: After a year or more of use, it started developing an occasional issue where the camera would lose communication with the lens. This is manifested by the display showing no aperture for the lens and shutter release disabled. It can be quickly corrected by twisting the lens & adaptor off the camera body and back on -- but this requires removing the camera from the housing. And of course, it's horrible when a really good subject passes in front of you and you can't take a picture with the camera that was working fine a few minutes ago. I've tried multiple methods of cleaning the little gold contacts, but the problem re-emerges. Now I always do a few twists (also twisting the lens off the Metabones & back on) before putting the camera in the housing & it usually works okay for the duration of the dive, but not always for the whole day. With my dedicated Sony lenses, I have never had this issue. btw I have both the Sony wide-angle and the fisheye converters for the Sony 28mm lens. The results with the wide-angle converter are superb, but I am not satisfied with the fisheye converter optics, so I continue using the Canon 8-15mm with MIV, and hope it won't freeze up on me. Meanwhile waiting for a dedicated Sony fisheye which should be less bulky, as well as averting camera-lens connection problems. btw - I normally shoot on shutter priority. I doubt any other exposure mode would change the dynamic, but I haven't experimented to be certain.
  5. Subal GS-180 viewfinder gives a magnified view of the camera viewfinder without distracting changes in angle of view. Optics are superb. Seals with two o-rings for security. This used item looks pretty ratty cosmetically, but the glass is in good shape and optics are equal in use to brand new. The flimsy rubber eyecup supplied by Subal tore, so I repaired and reinforced it with thin strips of rubber. Looks like junk with the added strips and yellowish glue, but it is actually stronger than the original cup and does not collapse when you press it to your mask, as it did when new. GS-180 is currently advertised in USA for $1995 new. I am asking less than one quarter of that for this used one that does the same job as a new one: $495 (plus shipping from Hawaii, USA).
  6. I can't use the current version of Adobe dng converter for Mac because it's not compatible with my "mature" operating system. However I think that one released last year (v. 10.3) is likely compatible with my OS, and will support my camera. But I can't find anyplace on Adobe's site or elsewhere to download any version other than the latest one. Anybody know where older versions might be found?
  7. Both camera and housing have been sold. Please end topic.
  8. Housing price drop to $1465 plus shipping. Camera body is back on auction on eBay at https://www.ebay.com/itm/173724030927?ul_noapp=true
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