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  1. I long ago gave up shooting and traveling with any SLR camera so these insights are just meant for discussion. Here's another gallery while being landlocked with Glenn using his Nikon Z6, Nikkor 105mm Macro and a Kenko1/4X teleconverter. Plus an adapted Weefine Macro LED flash (!!!!!) https://featherandfins.smugmug.com/Bees-birds-other-beasties/ I realize many will say underwater macro is different. But with an adequate aiming light I will bet the results would be similar. Also the fact Glenn jumped into Mirrorless (he has a Nikon D810 too) and has multiple Nikkor (plus some long telephoto lenses) I value his real world shooting experience. Using his Nikon Z6 on several underwater trips seems to show the Nikon Z6 / Z7 as a possible choice at much less cost. In fact he got his Z6 and Nikon Z "kit" 24-70mm lens just prior to his shark trip. I think his resulting images are what many would hope to get after seeing Tiger Beach shots going back to 2005 when I first went there. I know he has the 14-30mm Z lens and prior to COVID-19 lockdown got some great shots on Grand Cayman with it. The fact camera companies will likely go this route in future development is something to consider if building a new system too.
  2. My friend Glen Ostle jumped in using a Z6 and here's his take: https://www.ikelite.com/blogs/reviews/in-the-field-with-the-nikon-z6-full-frame-camera and two of his galleries: https://featherandfins.smugmug.com/Sea-of-Cortez/ https://featherandfins.smugmug.com/Sharks-of-Bimini/
  3. Can you email me a few more pictures especially the label on the UWL-H100 Type 2 lens?



  4. Add on WA optics are impacted by not only choice of camera (and how wide the native lens goes) but also housing choice. Some compact housings with a fixed port even with threads (67mm typical) when a glass WA lens is threaded on require zooming to 28mm, 35mm or more negating any benefit. One other choice is what is termed these days as an "Air Lens". Basically it's an air filled dome that underwater restores most or sometime all of native lens FOV (field of view or focal length) refraction a housing's flat port narrows the FOV. They are usually less expensive and lighter and have been my choice shooting compact camera's like the Canon G7X II compact (native lens is 24-100mm) for several years. While 24mm doesn't sound that wide if you frame "tight" and get close I've found them to be another possible choice for compact camera underwater shooters.
  5. Evidently you cannot edit a post hence here is updated details. NEW used in a pool one time INON Z330 strobe with all factory accessories. Shown with YS style base mount for FLEX arms BUT NO MOUNT is included. Price - $585.00 USD plus 3% PayPal fee and DOMESTIC US shipping is included. Shipping in two business days after confirmed PayPal payment. Email directly: davidhaas4596@gmail.com
  6. NEW used in a pool one time INON Z330 strobe with factory accessories. Shown with YS / Z style mount (for FLEX arms.) Price - $625.00 plus 3% PayPal fee and DOMESTIC US shipping is included. Strobe alone without Z Mount $600.00 plus 3% PayPal fee. Shipping in two business days after confirmed PayPal payment. Email directly: davidhaas4596@gmail.com
  7. Offering for a friend in Salt Lake City, UT USA. As one lot: * Nikonos SB105 Package - Strobe, tray and arm, synch cord (turns on) * Ikelite Substrobe 150 with cord, charger (turns on, battery pack condition unknown otherwise.) * Ultralight Nikonos Flip Tay * Ultralight Arms and DUAL clamps * Sea and Sea 16mm .47X lens with 58mm threads (meant for use with Nikonos 35mm lens) $425.00 plus actual shipping cost. Prefer domestic USA, no returns. Shipping in two business days after confirmed PayPal payment. Email directly: davidhaas4596@gmail.com
  8. I forwarded your post to some friends of mine who each have Ikelite Canon SL1 housings. They are in Ohio USA and may contact you.

    David Haas


  9. Email me directly as I have several Ikelite customers with clean used Ikelite DS51 units the same as DS50 but have manual power adjustments also.

    Let me know where you're located also. I'm in NE Ohio USA as the owners of strobes that are for sale.

    David Haas


  10. Phil,

    Glad to see a voice of reason in the forums on compact systems. I am a Fantasea dealer and while selling both Canon and Sony compact housings (I have yet to sell a Sony ILC hosing after 4 years) also think the Canon menus and usability are heads above Sony.

    Adam while a nice chap has to jump in and defend not in any order Sony and of course Nauticam :)  

    Not everyone has the means (or needs) to house a higher end system. Just look at the classified high end mirrorless ILC systems for sale. I believe too many users go down that rabbit hole only to not see stunning results due to GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome) LOL......

    I just sold my 2-3 year old Canon G7X II and Fantasea housing and may go DOWN to a G9X II and Fantasea housing. I'm trying one n a pool next week and have also recently  migrated from dal small INON S2000 strobes to one wide beam INON Z330. 

    While it won't have the new vacuum system Fantasea has changed their molds for Sony RX100 VA, Canon G7X II and III housings I think the Canon G9X II is still a great housing choice. I'll also try various WA lenses designed more for a 28mm compact.

    On my Canon G7X II housing I usually used Fantasea's F Series pop on "Air Lens" giving me "only" 24mm but have shot everything from harks to manta rays and nice WA scenics with it. If I do opt to house a Canon G7X III instead to show customers I'll likely just keep that. Cheap and seems sharp enough for my needs.

    Simplicity and ease of travel for me is key after decades of hauling large system around the world. I believe compact shooters are a much larger population of active divers as they get older too.

    Stay well and keep keep sharing your insights especially for lower cost solutions  :)

    David Haas

    Haas Photography Inc.


  11. Photos of the lens aren't showing up in you post.

    Also, where are you located and if not US can you estimate shipping to zip code 44224?

    Or email me at davidhaas4596@gmail.com


    1. OllyB


      Hi, I don't know what's happened to the photos. I'm in the UK and postage to the US would be about £20


  12. Any idea on shipping to USA  postal zip code 44224?

    You can also reply to davidhaas4596@gmail.com 


    1. nickthegreeek


      hi mate, sorry for late response, only just saw your message. should be able to get it to you for around $17/£13.  it says 5+ days for delivery... does that sound ok?


    2. dhaas



      Thanks for replying but I located one here in the US. I'll pass on your lens for sale though to anyone interested !


      David Haas


    3. nickthegreeek


      thanks. apreciate. its sold now anyway.



  13. PM messaged to both of you with the seller's information. Other interested people please just email me at davidhaas4596@gmail.com
  14. A friend located in Florida USA is offering the following package. Contact me via PM or email: davidhaas4596@gmail.com and I'll connect you. She can send photos of all and as stated I know she maintains everything in great condition. From the seller: I have a kit for sale with a Nikon D700 in very good condition (9+) if anyone is interested! Here is the list of what's included in my kit 1 Nikon D700 camera body 1 Sigma 16mm W/A lens for the above camera 1 Aquatica Underwater Housing AD700 w/ Nikonos and Ikelite Bulkhead connectors for Nikon D700 1 Aquatica Moisture Alarm for Underwater Housings 1 Aquatica 8" Dome Port for All Aquatica Bayonet Style Housing 1 Aquatica 18456 Port Extension Ring for Aquatica Bayonet Style Housings 2 Ikelite Substrobe DS-160 TTL Digital Strobe - Head and Batteries (Grey) - Rated up to 300' 2 Ikelite Smart Chargers 1 Ikelite Dual TTL Sync Cord for Two (2) Ikelite DS Series Strobes 2 TLC Arm Set with 8" Lower and two 12" Middle Sections 2 Aquatica Ball Head Mount Adapters 2 Camera Batteries (both Nikon) and charger 2 16 GB 400x memory cards (SanDisk and Lexar) Basically everything you need to take awesome underwater pictures right off the bat. This setup has been loved and maintained extremely well. Never flooded. Cost new over $10k, asking $5,000 if you use PayPal you are responsible for the fees unless you use friends and family. I will ship within CONUS, FedEx or UPS ground and insured for full value.
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