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  1. 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!
  2. Really not wanting split up, but that’s coming soon. CONSIDERING ALL OFFERS!!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Asking price R E D U C T I O N !!! $4000 for the entire kit!
  4. Noticed the formatting of this on tapatalk is horrible. Clarifications below. Asking price - $4,500
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. I used to use tape to attach the filter, then I ended up buying the filter holder made for the 8mm fisheye lens and installed that on the back the lens. I don't see any reason to use glue. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Saw one for sell here a few months ago: https://www.facebook.com/groups/273948869393071/permalink/1351901114931169/?sale_post_id=1351901114931169 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. You know, I still haven't done much testing around this, I've mainly been using artificial lighting. I have a 3 day trip this weekend so I will do some tests and get back to you next week. Bobby Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. That parrotfish didn't seem to like your housing, but you got some great footage!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  16. Yes - I use these. http://www.flex-arm.com/en/flex-arm-underwater-with-ball-mount.html Are you looking to adapt a standard ball to the base (shown above) of a loc-line or the top end? I have a couple extra of the top end kind I can sell that I'm not using (I'm using the base one to connect the flex arm to the housing, and flex to YS mount to attach to strobes/lights. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  17. A couple points of consideration: 1) 60p requires a faster shutter speed and, subsequently, more light. Depending on what you are shooting, and how you plan to treat the footage in post, 1080p60 may be a better option then 4k 30p. In general though, the 4K I've downrezzed looks better than native 1080 footage. 2) While true that standard definition footage doesn't look as good on a 1080 or 4K display, a high quality source (especially true 480p footage from a DVD) looks much better than more compressed and especially interlaced footage. Also, the negative affects up upscaling are much more apparent going from 480 to 1080, then going from 1080 to 4K. The size of the display (and quality of the scaling) make a big difference here as well. I believe some of this has to do with what the human eye is able to perceive in detail. The same (quality) 1080 footage may look perfectly fine on a 8k 60" display at home, but when projected on a large screen at 8k the drop in quality will be more obvious. 3) I'll still watch a great dive film in any resolution Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  18. I've generally not taken my old tripod setup when I've shot wide (7-14mm On M43), only when I'm shooting macro (60mm) or with my general purpose (12-50mm) lens. I plan to start using my new tripod/quatri-pod setup on every dive now. The telescoping legs are more attractive for this as well.. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  19. Sure thing, see below. Here's a link to the video: And BLOG entry: http://www.ti-leidland.no/en/blog/46-scubadiving/136-diy-quatropod-for-underwater-housing Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  20. Four years of German in HS you think I would know that hah! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  21. Akku = battery? Two dives is pushing it for GX85 - battery life is my only issue with camera. My dives do tend to be long-ish (50-80 minutes) so I have been switching batteries between dives. I leave LCD on and have been averaging 50 flash fires per dive, approximately 10-15 minutes of recording time. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  22. The xit tripods seem like a great way to go. I almost went that route until I stumbled upon TI1976's DIY design. I replicated that design fairly closely and love the results. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  23. The GH5 housing looks to be close to the same size as the GH4 housing, but Nauticam did switch to a 2 piece design vs 1pc how past M43 housings have been, which is probably due to camera size. GH5 housing size is likely more compact the A7SII housing due to port size. Here a picture of Chris Dimitrius with the GH5: https://instagram.com/p/BS4juCkho0L/ I actually got into M43 due to video quality over camera size, however size was a consideration. 5 years ago when I made the switch from camcorders to M43 I was almost set on the 5DMkII but fell in love with the video of the GH2. I'm happy with my choice and although the GH line is getting a little heftier, it's still pretty compact. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  24. I got that too, depending upon the shot and ambient light. Light is lost between the camera and the subject much in the same way light is lost between the surface and the bottom. So if you are white balanced on sand 8' from the camera, anything beyond (or below) that point is going to get more blue/green, and anything above or closer than that point is going to have more reds. MWB locks in white so if you change your shot you are bound to have unpredictable results on exposure and white balance. You see how the shots here go from more blue to more magenta when I start to pan up with the sea lions (shot with GH4): https://vimeo.com/119429211 I can't see how 4:2:0, 4:2:2, or even 4:4:4 will change this. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  25. I'll try to test this when I get my hands on the camera and housing. I have mostly moved away from auto focus, but have had some success with some of the GH4 tracking modes. It does become one more thing to keep track of when shooting in full manual mode, but when focus is messed up I know it's my fault for not setting it right, not the cameras fault for deciding to focus on some algae rather then the rhinophores I originally focused on. I find auto-focus, using back button focus, is "good enough" to get close and then I can adjust as needed (using manual focus knob if available, or by moving camera). Nauticam's addition of the large back button focus control on the GH4 housing was genius - and I really wish they had it on the GX85 housing. I was happy to see that it's been retained on the NA-GH5 housing. Auto focus becomes increasingly challenging as you 1) reduce your depth of field, 2) increase the resolution and 3) switch to larger sensor cameras (related to #1 above). Small sensor dedicated video cameras are better at autofocus and keeping your subject in the "sweet spot". With the 60mm macro lens wide open your depth of field is 1-3cm at best. Shooting with the 7-14mm you obviously have a little more breathing room - but cameras AF modes still seem to "zone out" on the blue water occasionally. Thanks for letting me ramble.. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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