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    Fort Lauderdale, FL (USA)
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    Full-time professional U/W photographer. Portfolio from over 40 countries, including 7 years in Turks & Caicos and 2 years in Papua New Guinea. Gallery located in Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA

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    Various Nikons & Canons
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    Ikelite DS-161
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    Gug Underwater
  1. SOLD - the entire package has been sold, and its happily creating new fishy pictures once again!!!
  2. Still available at $6000 - I've received lots of calls/emails about breaking it up, but still looking to do it all as one package, since there's all those extra misc. Aquatica parts that I'm looking to give away with it. Call or mail me direct with any Q's - Gug@GugUnderwater.com
  3. Hey Zach, I know your post is almost a year old, and you did specify Nauticam, but in case you're still looking........ I have a full Aquatica D800E package as an ad here - http://wetpixel.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=57543&p=371424- I'm in FLL, and also have the ad on the SFUPS classifieds. -Chris Gug
  4. Howdy NoBubbleDiver - I have an ad up for a Aquatica D800E full package @$6000 USD. http://wetpixel.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=57543&p=371424 email me direct at Gug@GugUnderwater.com for faster reply - I don't seem to get email notification when someone contacts me here on WP
  5. Hey everybody - still looking for a good home for this package at the reduced price of $6000 - email me directly for faster response. Gug@GugUnderwater.com
  6. Hi Migration Media! Just a few days ago, I dropped the price $500 USD down to $6000 USD. I'll shoot you an email in a moment - I can reply to any questions faster that way if we carry on the conversation that way. Cheers!
  7. Howdy everybody - PRICE DROP - $6000 - its not doing anyone any good just sitting on my shelf!!! Someone needs to use this thing to do some awesome creating!!!
  8. DrFiscus & airhogs, Sorry - no, I'm looking to sell this entire package complete. Sorry for the delay in replying - I thought I was to be emailed with each comment - I'll check my account settings for the forum...
  9. Please click on this link for 11 more pictures: https://www.gugunderwater.com/gugs-personal-d800e-camera-and-housing-package-for-sale/ $6500 firm Selling my personal Aquatica housing setup, complete with Nikon D800E body, strobes, ports, AquaView Viewfinder, and tons of accessories. It’s in great condition, and it’s just undergone an overhaul and test. Some of the accessories may not be all that useful to you, but I haven’t factored them into the price, so just consider them a bonus, and maybe you’ll find something to do with them down the line. No one has ever used it other than me – I’m the 1st and only owner. Wild guess, 400 or so dives on it. Read below and/or check out the link to my website where I’ve included more pictures and another breakdown of the parts included. Now I’m going to try to answer many of the common questions: The D800E is a killer system for underwater – for those not familiar, the “E” designation means Nikon has omitted the anti-alias filter from this model, making for slightly sharper images on the appropriate subject matter – and everything underwater is the appropriate subject matter. The camera body has lived practically its entire life inside the housing – the safest place for a camera, and the reason the camera is in such excellent condition. I’ve never flooded the housing, and it’s just undergone an overhaul, cleaning, and test. Housing has never been flooded, and has just undergone an overhaul, cleaning, and test. The 9.25” glass Megadome by Aquatica is spectacular – simply the best optics for medium and wide-angle shooting. I tend to shoot the Sigma 15mm fisheye and Nikon 14-24mm behind it (lenses not included). However, it does have a scratch on it, but it has never shown up in my photos, and hasn’t bothered me. I’ve included a close-up picture of the scratch on my website. The flat port is in great condition, and I tend to shoot the Nikon 105 VR II, and the 60mm (lenses not included). This is the MF port, and the MF gears are included, giving you the option of shooting in MF or AF, or with the AF-ON button on the back, but I like MF personally. The AquaView viewfinder is AMAZING. It’s an expensive option, but you’ll wonder how you ever shot without it, and pity anyone shooting through a regular viewfinder. I’ve chosen the Ikelite DS-161 strobes (and the DS-125 before that) for my work ever since they came on the market. They are the best – hands-down. Fastest recycle, awesome power, awesome color and spread, and ultra-reliable and nearly impossible to flood. These are the LI-Ion version, which, as of a few months ago, are not available anymore – but not because of a quality issue – its simply because Ikelite can’t source the Li-Ion parts properly for a while. But the Li-Ion’s are slightly faster, slightly lighter, and have a smaller/lighter charger, and charge faster than the NiMH versions. Shame Ikelite can’t source the Li-Ion parts for now. They’ll probably be back soon. Serial #’s and manufacture dates shown in a photo on my website (click link above) Almost every original box and instruction manual is included. Some parts even have warranty cards that were never filled in, so you can submit for warranties. You’ll notice there are several accessories included that you might not have planned – I’ve been accumulating parts for years, and am planning on just giving them to you at no charge. Some are brand new, still in bag, and some are quite well worn. Some are specifically for this housing, and some are more universal, or can be modified to fit. So suffice to say, things like the extra two neoprene covers for the flat port, and a few zoom gears that I don’t know which lens they fit, are not factored in to the price – they’re just bonuses that I’m throwing in at no charge. Also please note, as a completely separate ad, I also have for sale another AquaView Viewfinder by itself. And an Aquatica complete Wave Video system with an HD Sony DSC 520 and an Ikelite PRO2800 LED light system. Call for details. TERMS OF SALE: I’d love to have you personally inspect everything at my Fort Lauderdale galleries – set up an appointment and I’ll make sure I’m personally working that day to run you through everything. For further questions, its 1000x easier to call than it is to email. The price is firm – no need to negotiate – I’ve already priced this at its best price from the start, so please don’t do it. If you can’t make it in person, we can also do a FaceTime call so you can see it over the phone. If you need it shipped in the continental USA, I’ll ship it insured FedEx ground for no charge. If outside the continental USA, I’ll get you a shipping quote using your postal code. Cash/check preferred, but in the case of a check, it will need to clear before shipping it or you taking it in person. I can also accept a credit card, but we’ll add credit card transactional fees of 2.75% for USA cards, and 3.4% for international cards. Please note that due to the high rate of fraud in international transactions, there will need to be additional security verification that may take additional time. Call my cell at 813-368-1826 or my gallery number at 954-579-8096. PARTS BREAKDOWN: D800E body ($1700 used) 3000 1 Housing w/Ike Bulkhead & AquaView 20070-KT-VF 4790 1 9.25" port 18407 1760 0 Flat port w/MF 18426 507 1 Ext ring 18458 300 1 Ext ring 18453 233 1 Ext ring ? 200 2 Zoom Gear for Nikon 14-24 f2.8 47822 104 1 MF Gear for Nikon AF-S 105mm f2.8G ED-IF VR 18712.1 117 1 MF Gear for Nikon 60mm f2.8 or 85mm f3.5G 18728 104 1 Zoom gear for tokina 10-17??? 100 1 Zoom gear for Nikon 18-70 ???? 100 1 11" double-ball arm set with 3 clamps 77512 189 2 1" ball to plate 77553 18 2 1" ball to plate (NEW) 17553 18 1 6" double-ball arms (5 or 6"???) 77667 35 2 Ball head adaptor for Ikelite strobes 77692 25 2 +5/+10 Complete Close-up diopter kit 19350 566 1 Lens Holder (extra - don't know why) 19351 178 1 Lens Caddy (NEW) 19354 69 1 Protective Body Cap 18789 67 2 Protective Port Cap 18790 67 2 4 point mounting base ???? (NEW) 77554 58 1 O-Ring Rebuild Kit ???? (NEW) 18841??? 25 1 Locking Collar for locking ext to port (NEW) 18469 100 1 1" ball to stud (NEW) 17651 1 Neoprene cover for Flat Port with MF 18505 32 2 Canon 5D MKII main body oring 18829 1 Port o-rings 2 How I came to the price: New value of all these parts is about $14,000. Excellent condition used D800E cameras currently go for about $1700 So I took $1700 for the camera, and ½ MSRP on everything else, bringing me to $6897.50. So lets do the whole package for $6500. What a deal!
  10. Okay its been a while - price drop to $750. Still just sitting on a shelf, waiting for someone to love it.
  11. For Sale - Aquatica AquaView viewfinder. 180-degree (straight). Used only by me on about 200 dives. Excellent condition (no glass scratches - only very minor exterior cosmetic blemishes) and includes all parts (neoprene bag, cap for internal/smaller end, diopter adjustment tool, instruction manual, and original box). Its super-easy & quick to remove your standard eyepiece and replace it with this one. Same advice I give eyeryone who has purchased one from me in the past - on the first 1 or 2 dives with this thing, it will be a bit challenging - but after that, you'll wonder how you ever got along without it before! It really makes a HUGE difference, and I consider it essential equipment (even with my good eyes! - can't imagine how much it must help people with poor vision!). New MSRP is $1333, so lets do this for $800 (no haggling). Shipping within the 48-states included - outside the 48 states, call for a shipping quote. This will fit on any Aquatica housing starting with the D2x generation back in about 2003. See http://aquatica.ca/en/products_aquaview.htmlfor manufacturer's details Chat here, or email Gug@GugUnderwater.com or call 954-579-8096 with any questions. -Chris Gug
  12. AQUATICA D7000 PACKAGE w/10-17 and STROBES This a complete package with housing w/ awesome AquaView viewfinder, camera, mini-dome port, Tokina 10-17 lens, and a pair of Ikelite DS-161 strobes. Its been a great system, but I haven’t used it in a long time, and its just collecting dust, so it needs a home where it can get wet more often! Everything is in excellent condition, and has been meticulously maintained. All knobs & buttons function smoothly, it has never been flooded, and cosmetic blemishes are pretty minimal – its just a little normal wear & tear stuff – it actually looks pretty darn good! I’d estimate the housing has been on about 200 dives, and the strobes maybe 300 dives. I have the original packaging and instruction manuals for just almost everything – even unregistered warranty cards for a few parts. The D7000 camera body has lived almost exclusively inside the housing, and is in perfect condition. The system is top quality, and with the 4” dome, is quite travelable – easily all fits into a backpack. In full disclosure, I am an Aquatica & Ikelite dealer, but all of this gear here is my personal gear, and has never been used by anyone except myself and my girlfriend. And of course, if you need more accessories to customize this package (for example, a 2nd strobe charger, a flat port for macro lenses, etc...), then I’ll be happy to make you a good deal on some new parts to finish your package. As a dealer/consultant for those name brands, one advantage to buying from me, is that its my job to provide ongoing support – I am a “white glove service” type of dealer (low volume, high service) and I pledge to all my customers (even used stuff) that I’ll always be available for assistance for the life of the product in person, via phone, or email. I am definitely selling this all as a set – please don’t ask to break it up into parts. You can come by my Fort Lauderdale store to inspect it, or I can also arrange a video chat session (Apple Facetime preferred) to show you some fine details from afar. Payment details & policies: $5000.00. Domestic check or wire preferred. Credit cards accepted, but I will need to add 3%. If purchasing in person in FL or if I ship it within the state of FL, I must collect 6% FL sales tax – sorry! – but I only have to do this in the state of FL. I will ship within the continental USA for $30 via insured FedEx ground. International will likely be in the range of $50-200, but I can get you a shipping quote. Please allow payment to be complete before shipping occurs (international checks may take a week or more to clear). Here’s the breakdown: *Aquatica housing for Nikon D7000 w/moisture alarm, configured with an Ikelite bulkhead. (excellent condition, with a few tiny scuffs from normal wear & tear – no paint chipping) *Aquatica AquaView viewfinder (180-degree) – the ultimate!!! (excellent condition) - also includes standard “Galileo” viewfinder in new condition *Aquatica 4” (100mm) glass mini-dome port (good condition, but has a 1mm scratch – I’ve never been able to notice any image degradation due to the scratch – it is very tiny) *Aquatica extension ring 18456 for the Tokina 10-17 (excellent condition) *Aquatica zoom gear 48717 for the Tokina 10-17 (excellent condition) *Aquatica/TLC arm set 17515 (quantity 2). Each has a 1” ball-to-plate, two 11” arms, three clamps. (excellent condition except for a few normal scratches) *Ikelite strobe mounts 9571.4 (quantity 2) *Ikelite DS-161 NiMH strobes (quantity 2) (excellent condition – few little cosmetic scratches – includes diffusers and plug – battery dates are 11/2011) *Ikelite NiMH quick charger (like new condition, with international tips) *Ikelite “Y” sync cord (excellent condition) *Nikon D7000 body (like new condition with box and all included accessories, manuals, battery/charger) *Tokina 10-17 lens (good condition – minor cosmetic issues only – optically and functionally perfect) *SanDisk Ultra II 16GB SDHC memory card Leave comments/questions here, or email direct Gug@GugUnderwater.com, or 954-579-8096 Cheers! - Chris Gug
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