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  1. I use the EF mount version of the lens, which does allow for electronic control of the aperture via the camera. I agree that the lack of aperture control on the L, FE and other camera mounts is an absolute deal breaker for those wanting to use those mounts (I would have rather used the native L mount on my Panasonic S1H) underwater. Hopefully Venus Optics will start to go in the direction of more electronic control for all mounts. FYI - I have 3d printed a focus gear for the EF version of this lens which I will post to Thingiverse once I have the model cleaned up. For now it is working well and for macro and super macro video I don’t miss having AF at all (I always shoot in MF for video anyway). Here’s my latest clip using the 100mm macro:
  2. I have the 100mm ca dreamer in ef mount (on Panasonic S1H) and really like it. Not sure how the 50mm compares, but assuming you’d be working with a similarly pretty shallow dof but really sharp images when focus is nailed. You will need to get/make (3d print) custom gear for focus. I’ve adapted one for the for the canon 100mm I found online to make it work for the Laowa. Here’s a few dives from last weekend using the 100mm offshore in Southern California: https://youtu.be/cYKjbnMGcIk Edit: I used to shoot the Olympus 60mm on both the GH4 and GX85. The IQ is on par with that lens I would say. I never liked the AF of that lens (even when narrowed down to close subjects only), but it was nice to have the AF assigned to back button focus to get close and tweak with the knob. For macro, I don’t really find I miss the AF that much - at least for video as I’m always using back-button focus and MF mode anyway. ScubaBob Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Sorry for resurrecting an old topic, but I recently purchased the Laowa 100mm on holiday special and decided to give it a shot underwater (for video). (BTW would greatly appreciate a 3d print file for focus gear that would work for the lens in a Nauticam housing) I like it! Here are some clips: These are shot at 1:1, with a caveat that I’m shooting at Super 35 on a full-frame camera (S1H). Also of note, these are using the EF-mount version of the lens with Sigma Adapter vs the L-Mount version. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. I understand a few people have used the Venus Optics Laowa 100mm f2.8 Canon mount in a Nauticam housing. I’m interested for those that have what they have used for focus gear? The lens works great (used on S1H with EF adapter) but need manual focus to make the most from the lens for different subjects. TIA!
  5. Camera, Housing, and Wide Angle items sold. Items remaining: N85 Macro Port with M77 Thread O1250-Z Zoom Gear O60-F Focus Gear Olympus 12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 EZ Olympus 60mm f2.8 Macro All reasonable offers considered!
  6. Really not wanting split up, but that’s coming soon. CONSIDERING ALL OFFERS!!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Asking price R E D U C T I O N !!! $4000 for the entire kit!
  8. Noticed the formatting of this on tapatalk is horrible. Clarifications below. Asking price - $4,500
  9. For sale is a complete Micro Four-Thirds underwater camera system. I have made the switch to mirrorless full-frame (Panasonic S1H) so everything must go! I would rather sell everything at once, so before I split up and start entertaining offers on individual items, I am offering everything listed here for one discounted price. More detail below. Lenses All lenses are in good to very good condition. None have been professionally cleaned, though there are no visible imperfections in resulting video. The 7-14mm lens has been modified by adding the filter holder to the back of the lens made for the 8mm fisheye lens (not included). This allows you to use red/magenta filters for underwater, or ND filters for land photography (e.g. long exposure waterfalls). Ports All ports are in good to very good condition. The flat port is glass and is in very good condition. The dome port is acrylic and has some small blemishes that can be buffed out using the novus system. I will include some of each type of solution in the sale. Housing The Nauticam NA-GX85 housing is in very good condition with normal signs of wear. Nothing has ever flooded in this kit. Price New: USD$6,618 Asking: USD$4,500 What’s Included: Price Nauticam Housing, Ports and Gears Part# New NA-GX85 Housing 17712 1500 N85 6'' Acrylic Wide-Angle Dome Port w/Focus Knob 36164 780 N85 Macro Port with M77 Thread 36161 530 O1250-Z Zoom Gear 36147 640 P714-Z Zoom Gear 36044 240 P714-F FOCUS GEAR 36043 240 O60-F Focus Gear 36149 180 Lenses Panasonic 7-14mm f4 650 Olympus 12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 EZ 422 Olympus 60mm f2.8 Macro 400 Camera and Extras Panasonic GX85 598 Panasonic BLG10 Batteries x 2 84 Wasabi BLE9 Batteries x 2 40 Panasonic DE-A99B Travel Charger Custom Quadrapod (1 leg better than a tripod) - 2 6" BTS Arms 84 - 2 8" BTS Arms 94 - 4 BTS Clamps 136 USD$6,618 Sample videos
  10. You should be able to find them - both Ikelite and Nauticam made them. The Nauticam housing is nice. Not as good as the GH 4/GH5 housings, but also much smaller. I still love mine - just been too busy with work to dive! (Blasphemy I know). Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Thanks by the way! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. I've started a project to retrofit one of the "small batch" triggers from this site but have yet to finish it. You are right that the housing and space above the camera is tight. You would have to remove the assembly to open the camera flash, which of course wouldn't be an issue as you wouldn't be using it. I'll try to do some measurements to give you an idea of what might fit. I've left mine on 1/125 for pics with strobes, which I only shoot about 5% of the time. I haven't had any motion blur that I could see, but obviously lose some flexibility on aperture and ISO. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. I did test the MWB on the GX85 on the 3 day. I was able to get a good MWB at a very dark 45fsw. That being said, the camera is not great in low light and both shots are a bit noisy. I will post these shots in the next couple of days. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. I personally like the layout of the buttons on the Nauticam housings, specifically for the GH4 and GH5. The dedicated large back button focus, and re-routed WB and ISO buttons make for very intuitive operation. The GH2 and GX85 housings do not have these conveniences. I can't speak for the other housings. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. It's an issue with the OP's account. Click on the "view original" link below each pic and you can see them. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. I just changed out the filter folder the way trickster described. I remember seeing mention of needing an additional plastic spacer/shim - but I did not find that step necessary. Here's that thread: https://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3480692 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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