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Phil Rudin

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  1. No, unless you are doing split images in which cals the bigger the dome the better.
  2. The ZEN port is excellent with the 30mm extension for the Olympus 8mm Fisheye. The Nauticam port is also excellent and can be used with the 20mm and 17mm extensions for both the Olympus 8mm Fisheye and the 12mm which is a great lens for models.
  3. Excellent glass with no damage, 67mm threads, New-$179.00 will sell in the US 48 for $125.00 including shipping.
  4. Excellent glass with no damage, 67mm threads, New $225.00 Selling for $160.00 shipped in the US. 48.
  5. E-M5 has the wedge in the front half of the housing (to deploy the onboard strobe if you forget) which would prevent the flash trigger from fitting into the housing. The E-M1, E-M5 II and E-M1 MkII all use the taller removable strobe that does not require the wedge to pop it up. I use the Nauticam flash trigger with my NA- EM1II Nauticam housing. With the camera set to C-AF TR and Sequential High setting I can hit 18 properly focused frames per second using my Inon-240 strobes at about 1/4 power in manual. It is quite impressive and beats many of the much higher cost full frame cameras.
  6. The current UWPMAG.com #97 has my review if you care to read that, I have used both port plus several more for the M43 8mm Fisheyes.
  7. Nauticam NA-E-M1 or E-M10 LCD Window for Enhanced viewfinder. Allows you to use the 45 degree and straight Nauticam optical viewfinders. User installable in under a minute. New $240.00 Sale $ 120.00.
  8. Sony FE16-35mm F/4 ZA OSS E-mount lens in mint condition with lens hood and original packaging New $1250.00 Sale $950.00. Nauticam SE1635-Z Zoom gear for Sony FE 16-35mm F/4 lens in mint condition with original packaging Part #37145. New $175.00 Sale $125.00. N-100 to N120 35.5mm port adapter with zoom used with this lens also listed along with the Nauticam 180mm port all for A7,R,s II and A-9 cameras.
  9. Nauticam N100 to N120 35.5 mm port adapter with zoom/focus knob part #37303 in original packaging and excellent condition. For Sony A7 II, A7R II, A7s II and the new A-9. I also have the Nauticam 180mm optical glass port listed on page two. New $420.00 Sale $325.00.
  10. I use the Nauticam 45 degree viewfinder with my Nauticam NA-EM1 II housing and have always favored the 45 over the 180 because I do a lot of macro. If you are not aware the newer Mirrorless camera housings use a different Nauticam viewfinder than the DSLR housings and the older mirrorless housings that required a rear window change to work. I am not sure that the Inon 45 can be adapted to these newer housings.
  11. This port is in excellent condition, New $1050.00 Sell $825.00. Sony SEL2470Z Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70mm F4 ZA OSS * Sony SEL1635Z Vario-Tessar T FE 16-35mm F4 ZA OSS * Sony A-mount Adaptor [LA-EA3] w/ SAL1635Z Vario-Sonnar T 16-35mm F2.8 ZA SSM * Sony SEL28F20 + SEL075UWC FE 28mm F2 + FE ultra wide (weitwinkel) adaptor Panasonic LUMIX G VARIO 7-14mm/F4.0 ASPH Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 9-18mm F4.0-5.6 Panasonic LUMIX G X Vario 12-35mm F2.8 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO Body construction: anodized aluminium alloy Port shade: BS/Aluminium alloy Coating: multi layer broad band anti-reflective coating inside. Depth rating: 60m Port mount: N120 Radius of Curvature: 110mm 2.72 lbs Olympus 7-14mm F/2.8 and more.
  12. What housing are you using and why the 30mm extension with the 170mm port.
  13. DMshore, I reviewed the Sony NEX-7 (APS-C sensor size) in 2012 using the Sony 24mm E F/1.8ZA lens. This is a 36mm equivalent (61 v 47 degrees) lens but focuses a bit closer than the Panasonic so I think these images would be very close. The Panasonic 25mm would not be my first choice but as bubffm pointed out it is a portrait style lens that will focus to 25cm (9.84inches). Plenty of fish and other life in Bonaire that qualify for portrait status. The lens should work nicely in your Excellent ZEN 170mm port. A C/U lens used inside the dome would not work well but if you have a macro port that can get the lens very close to the port glass it is worth a try. Picking the proper subject for the AOV and distance from the lens is the key to getting interesting subjects. Hope this helps
  14. http://wetpixel.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=59984 You may want to read or reread this post which beat this topic to death.
  15. While Tom's method removes the blue ring (CA) I like the black background better than the white. In Lightroom I made the normal corrections one might make like cropping to square, color, etc. This image was taken with the Sony A7R II, Canon 8-15mm at 8mm, metabones adapter using Zen 100mm port and Nauticam NA-A7II housing. Once I had made some corrections I used the Lens Corrections menu in the manual setting and simply moved the lens distortion to -12 to remove the blue ring. The Lightroom lens correction setting for the Canon 8-15 zoom completely distorted the image so I never use that. I did not have the aromatic adoration box checked in the lens correction panel. More than one way to deal with this issue and not remove the black background.
  16. New review posted in uwpmag.com issue #97 now available free for download.
  17. These are examples shot with the Olympus 8mm F/1.8 Fisheye, E-M1 II, Nauticam NA-EM1II housing, Nauticam N85 140mm optical glass dome port and N85 extension 17. One close focus and one at about 18 inches.
  18. Yes and it is on the list near the bottom. Last photo is the 16-35mm F/4 with the gear installed. you can contact me direct at tropicalone@bellsouth.net
  19. Not quite sure what you are asking. Both chart photos were taken with the type I ZEN 170mm port, one with a N85 20mm extension and one with an N85 30mm extension. I also had the type II N85 170mm port for testing long ago when it first arrived but stuck with the Type I port so I could use it with the 12-40, 12mm, papa 8mm fisheye and more. I have never own the 9-18mm zoom and my only use was for My only use of the M 9-18mm zoom was for a review of Olympus E-PL1 in Olympus housing with ZEN 100mm port at for sharks at Stuart Coves and a fluorescence review using Ikelite EM-5 II housing, eight inch dome and fluor equipment. I used the 9-18 because I had a yellow barrier filter with the same threads as the lens.
  20. Sony Flash Trigger $220.00 SALE $165.00, this item is sold.
  21. These charts are to assist ZEN Underwater in evaluating some port and extension combinations. Most are sent on to Zen and not held on my personal computer so I only have these two examples of the ZEN 170mm port with 20mm and 30mm extensions. I am only one source for this information and Zen does not base their final recommendations on my charts alone. I am far more interested in how the lens/dome combo works in the real world and what images sell regardless of corner sharpness. All photos are with the Panasonic 7-14mm zoom in a Nauticam NA-EM1 housing. with the listed extensions, first photo (310213) 7mm at F/7.1 and 30mm extension, second photo ( 310103) 7mm at F/5.6 with 20mm extension, Both taken at two feet, Conch 7mm with 20mm extension at F/13, apex. three inches to subject.
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