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  1. On the Z40 Type 4, the ACC/Advanced Cancel Circuit switch/button can be locked into place. Just push it in and twist to lock it. That should prevent it from changing if bumped. If it doesn't twist, then the inside of the switch may need a good cleaning. Salt can get trapped and corrode the insides. Just unscrew the switch to remove it for cleaning. A few years back, I had to replace one of my ACC's. IIRC, Reef Photo sold the replacement switch and it was a DIY fix. Hope this helps.
  2. TimG, Why do you recommend the triple clamps with the cutouts? Better strobe positioning options? (Sorry if I missed it, long day.) Thanks much.
  3. Lets see what the open market brings: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Nauticam-NA-D7000-Plus-Extras/233608895031 Thanks.
  4. Interceptor, nice image. TimG. Yes, lots of info on the Retra LSD. Info on the Inon is what I'm interested in hearing about.
  5. Have been thinking trying out macro photography using a snoot. Am currently using Inon strobes and like them, so I have been looking at the their snoot set. Seems simple enough to setup, but I don't see many reviews. If anyone has used the Inon snoot and can share their experiences, would appreciate hearing them. Thanks in advance.
  6. One final bump before it goes to eBay. $600 plus shipping charges.
  7. Yes, it's still available. Send a direct message if interested. Thank you.
  8. Bump. Price reduced: $899. Shipping included, US only. Thanks.
  9. Bump. Price reduced: $999. Shipping included, US only. This is a great housing that was recently serviced. Could be interested in adding the camera for additional cost if that helps make the deal. Camera has roughly 7100 shutter activations.
  10. Bump. Price reduced: $1099 USD. Shipping now included, US only.
  11. Lightly used Nauticam NA-D7000 Purchased new in 2011. Never flooded. Dilligently maintained with last full overhaul completed in May 2018 by Reef Photo. Includes: · Two 1" Nauticam strobe mounting balls · Two main housing o-rings. · Original documentation & hex key set. Aside from some normal wear on the handles, the housing is in very good condition. Selling due to upgrade. Additional pictures available upon request. In case anyone needs the specs from the Nauticam site, here they are: Specifications · Depth Rating: 100m · Dimensions (with handles mounted): 326mm x 171mm x 126mm (12.8in x 6.7in x 5in) · Weight: 2.55kg (5.6lb.) Standard Features · Patented Locking Port Release Lever · Sensitive Two Stage Shutter Release Lever · Optical Strobe Connectors · Rubberized Ergonomic Grips · Customizable Accessory Port (allowing use of optional Nikonos, S6, or Ikelite Strobe Connectors, Hydrophone, Video Out, or Remote Control Connectors) · Embossed Control Function Labels · Quick Release Camera Mounting Shoe · Lens Release Button · Four Strobe & Accessory Base Mounting Locations · Complete Access to All Key Camera Controls · .66x Optical Pickup Finder (Enhanced 180 deg Viewfinder with External Diopter Adjustment Optional) Price: $1200 USD. Shipping to US only.
  12. I picked up a pair of short handles and tried them out in the pool. They're definitely closer to the housing, which makes adjusting between the main & sub command dials much easier. Hope to get more 'hands on' (pun intended) use soon. First impressions are good.
  13. Just received a new Nauticam NA-D500 housing and am finding it difficult/awkward to reach the main control and sub-command knobs. My hands are too small to reach those without loosening my grip to re-position my hand. Am afraid this might drive me crazy losing compositions and subjects in the view finder. Anyone have experience with swapping out the standard handles with the short handles offered by Nauticam? Thanks in advance.
  14. I agree with tursiops, a little cropping is due. Too much 'dead' space on the left side of the original. Wishing the puffer was in a bit more of a profile to capture the pattern around the mouth. The colors are beautiful though. Nice shot. Those guys rarely stay put for long.
  15. divengolf makes very valid points. While the D7000 is still a capable camera, I would question the expense of housing a DSLR that's 7+ years into it's life cycle. By the time you purchase all the components of an underwater rig, the camera itself is not the most expensive part. IMO, the value of D7000's & related housings are dropping. Nikon is on it's 4th generation of the D7XXX model line. If you 'have to' have something for this trip, go with divengof's recommendation on purchasing a well maintained housing on the used market. Then maybe sell it quickly upon return to get back something on the resale and put the proceeds towards a newer/current camera. Think of it like a rental. Another option is get an 'action camera' for the upcoming trip and continue to save for a current model.
  16. If you're still looking, I have one I'm willing to sell. It's the Nauticam Extension Ring 20mm w/ lock. Is in very good condition. I purchased it with a 30mm extension, but have never used the 20mm myself. Send me PM or reply to this thread.
  17. Still available and still in great condition. Make an offer.
  18. For Sale: AF Nikon Nikkor 16mm F2.8D Full-frame fisheye lens 180 degree angle of view (FX) 107 degree angle of view (DX) Close-Range Correction System 7 Diaphragm Blades Internal focusing Minimum Focus Distance 0.85 ft Includes four rear-mounting bayonet-type filters (137C, A2, B2 & 056). Lightly/hardly used. Never taken underwater, so never involved in a flood. No mildew. Price: $700.00 Free shipping to US/Canada (would prefer to only sell to US/Canada). Payment via PayPal only please.
  19. How about getting a normal roller bag (i.e. Samsonite/American Tourister/Target special) and putting custom pick-n-pluck foam (http://www.thefoamfactory.com) or padded dividers in it? Won't have the features of the Think Tank, but will look like every other bag at the airport from the outside.
  20. Revised price: $39.99USD/each + shipping. Will combine shipping if you want both. Shipping is to US only. Payment via PayPal. Send PM if interested.
  21. Any takers? Make an offer via PM. Thank you.
  22. The profit margin on SeaLife is probably higher, but that is for another discussion. How about teaching multiple levels of classes? Have an 'intro to underwater photography' course which would be appropriate for the purchasers of SeaLife type products who just want/need a simple camera for taking average photos. There is a market for folks who just wanna push a button and don't care about artistic value of the image (what backscatter?). Look at all the point and shoot cameras for sale in electronics stores (and topside DSLR users who never take their camera out of 'Auto' mode). Maybe the shop owner could loan students SeaLife cameras for the class in anticipation of driving sales? Then offer more 'advanced' type classes that appeals to the DSLR/advanced camera crowd who want better images. That'll help direct sales to the Ikelite products you prefer. You could branch into other areas such as lighting techniques and digital workflow.
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