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  1. I have moved to a N120 system and selling my N85 stuff.

    This is a Sony 90 macro set-up for N85. It was used just a couple times and in mint, like new condition for the Sony 90mm Macro.

    Original costs:

    * Nauticam N100 Macro Port 55, SKU# 37123, retail cost: $410

    * NA85 to N100 65mmy Port Adapter with focus knob, SKU# 36205, retail cost:$470

    * SFE90-F Focus Gear for Sony FE 90mm F2.8 Macro lens, SKU# 36175, retail cost: $240

    * Nauticam M67 Flip Diopter Holder # 25101, retail cost $269

    Total Retail: $ 1,389

    Will sell 35% discount at $900 + $20 Priority Shipping

    Will not separate items.

    Thank you,

    Marshall

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  2. PRICE REDUCTIONS:

    Zeiss 12mm Touit Lens-UW Modified for N85 Ports----------------------------$495

    Tokina Canon 10-17 Fisheye NH Model (can be used FF) w/ Zoom Gear------$395

    Sigma-Sony 16mm f1.4 E-mount lens-UW Modified for N85 Port System----$250

     Sony 18-55 Kit Zoom with Nauticam Gear --------------------------------------------$140

    Update on travel:  I'll be leaving the states for the Philippines in mid March and returning in late June.  All purchases will have to be before or after, unless you want me to hold it for you.

    Thank you,

    Marshall

     


  3. PRICE REDUCTIONS:

    Nauticam 20mm N85 36620 Mini Extension in excellent condition--------------------------$135

    Nauticam 30mm N85 36630 Mini Extension in excellent condition--------------------------$150

    Nauticam N120 50mm Extension Ring with Lock in excellent condition—----------------$195

    Nauticam Zoom Gear 19544 Canon C2470f4-Z in excellent condition----------------------$95

    Nauticam SC1770OSC-Z ZOOM GEAR FOR SIGMA 17-70 Macro Zoom ------------------ $95

    Nauticam Canon 18-55 C18955is Kit Gear-----------------------------------------------------------------$95

    Nauticam 7' N85 #36129 Dome Port-New Never Used----------------------------------------------$425

    Nauticam N85 3.5 inch compact dome In excellent condition-----------------------------------$240

    Update on travel:  I'll be leaving the states for the Philippines in mid March and returning in late June.  All purchases will have to be before or after, unless you want me to hold it for you.

    Thank you,

    Marshall

     

     

     

     

     


  4. 1.  Zeiss 12mm Touit Lens-UW Modified for N85 Ports. This lens was modified partly by Zeiss and myself to be used on the N85 port system. The outer shade support system has been removed and replaced with a series of filter rings. This allows the lens to be used with the N85 4.33 and 7" dome ports. I used it with the N85 4.33 FE port with a 20mm mini extension for a more compact system. The corners were very slightly less sharp than the larger 7" dome. I seldom could see the difference and preferred the compact travel friendly use of the N85 4.33

    Zeiss designed a new outer shell for me, but I choose not to use it because I would lose the 67mm filter ring for Fluorescent photography work. I ended up turning another diver on to the modifications and he now has the Zeiss modified lens for sale.

    We both have moved on to the N120 system and no longer need the lens. This is an ultra sharp WA lens that will give astounding results in N85 ports on the Sony APS-C system without the need for a two part port system.

    The lens comes with the original equipment and can be easily returned to it's stock state with the shade system. It also has a B&W filter for protection.------$575 + 15 ship to lower 48 states.

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    2. Tokina Canon 10-17 Fisheye NH Model (can be used FF) w/ Zoom Gear. This the the more expensive NH model without the shade, so it can be used full frame for a more budget set-up. It's in mint condition with mounted zoom gear------------------------------------------------$450 + 10 ship within the lower 48 states.

     

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    3.   Sigma-Sony 16mm f1.4 E-mount lens-UW Modified for N85 Port System. This lens was modified to fit the Nauticam N85 port system. Stock, the lens is 1.5mm too wide to fit the opening. The modification involved removing the shade mount, along the rubber focusing grip so it would fit the Nauticam N85 4.33 compact port (it's a long lens and needs 50mm of extension (20+30mm mini extensions in combination) to work with the 4.33 dome. This is a super fast f1.4 and ultra sharp and fast focusing lens for video and still photography. It has extreme close focusing distances, so it's excellent for CFWA. I have moved to the N120 system and no longer need this lens. This is the only f1.4 option for the Sony APS-C system.  $325 + 15 Ship to the lower 48 states.

     

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    4.   Sony 18-55 Kit Zoom with Nauticam Gear both in excellent condtion. Works with N85 Port 72, N85 4" Semi WA dome and N85 4.33 FE dome with a 20mm extension. This kit has better optics than the newer 16-50 lens that retracts everytime you turn the unit off, making it much easier to deal with. This is a sharp copy and I'm selling it because I've replaced it with the Zeiss 16-70.

    $185 + 10 ship to lower 48 states suing Paypal
     

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    Please PM me if you are interested in any of these lens and gears.

    Thank you,

    Marshall

    NOTE: I will be leaving the states for the Philippines on Dec. 18 and will return on April 2nd (Filipino wife). All sales to be delivered before my return date will need to be made prior to Dec.15, 2020.  All payments must be with a confirmed Paypal account and will be shipped only to the address on that account. 

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  5. Switching over to Nauticam N120 and have lots of N85 and some N120 Extensions, Gears and Ports:

    1. Nauticam 20mm N85 36620 Mini Extension in excellent condition--------------------------$160 + $10 ship to lower 48 states

     

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    2.  Nauticam 30mm N85 36630 Mini Extension in excellent condition------------------------$180 + $10 ship to lower 48 statesimage.png.0c48ed588c1580e7ffb45ecc002da5f6.png

     

    3.  Nauticam N120 50mm Extension Ring with Lock in excellent condition—----------------------$225 + 10 ship to lower 48 states

     

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    4.   Nauticam Zoom Gear 19544 Canon C2470f4-Z in excellent condition-----------------$150 + 10 ship to lower 48 states using Paypal

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    5.  Nauticam SC1770OSC-Z ZOOM GEAR FOR SIGMA 17-70 Macro Zoom in excellent condition-------- $110+10 ship to lower 48 states. 

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    6.  Nauticam Canon 18-55 C18955is Kit Gear in excellent condition. It was purchased for a lens modification and wasn't needed. OD & ID are included----$125 + 10 ship to lower 48 states

     

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    7.  Nauticam 7' N85 #36129 Dome Port-New Never Used---------------------------------------$490 + 15 ship to lower 48 states

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    8.    Nauticam N85 3.5 inch compact dome In excellent condition-----------------------------------$290 + $10 ship to lower 48 US states. 

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    I will be leaving the states for the Philippines on Dec. 18 and will return on April 2nd (Filipino wife). All sales to be delivered before my return date will need to be made prior to Dec.14, 2020

    All payments must be through confirmed Paypal Acct.

    Please PM me for details, etc.

    Thank you,

    Marshall

     


  6. Zeiss 12mm Touit Lens-UW Modified for N85 Ports. This lens was modified partly by Zeiss and myself to be used on the N85 port system. The outer shade support system has been removed and replaced with a series of filter rings. This allows the lens to be used with the N85 4.33 and 7" dome ports. I used it with the N85 4.33 FE port with a 20mm mini extension for a more compact system. The corners were very slightly less sharp than the larger 7" dome. I seldom could see the difference and preferred the compact travel friendly use of the N85 4.33

    Zeiss designed a new outer shell for me, but I choose not to use it because I would lose the 67mm filter ring for Fluorescent photography work. I ended up turning another diver on to the modifications and he now has the Zeiss modified lens for sale.

    We both have moved on to the N120 system and no longer need the lens. This is an ultra sharp WA lens that will give astounding results in N85 ports on the Sony APS-C system without the need for a two part port system.

    The lens comes with the original equipment and can be easily returned to it's stock state with the shade system.

    $575 + 10 ship to lower 48 states using paypal.

    Thank you,

    Marshall

    PS. I will be leaving the states for the Philippines on Dec. 18 and will return on April 2nd (Filipino wife). All sales to be delivered before my return date will need to be made prior to Dec.15, 2020

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  7. Wolfgang,

    Sorry for the delay getting back to you, but never got the notification. Thanks for the info on the C8-15 system. Amazing you can make it work on the MFT system.

    It took a bit of engineering to mount a swing mount onto a doom.  When I went from the N85 to N120 system, I was going to sell my 4.33 N85 port with the swing mount attached, but couldn't find another reasonably priced Port 72 swing mount for my N120 4.33, so I just swapped it out.  I think very few people would be willing to take the time and effort required for the modifications. Plus, spend the money on the swing mount. My old Port 72 swing mount, together with a  combination of reducer rings, allowed me to span the distance on the 4.33.  Luckily, the swing had it's hinge in the right place to make it all work. Things can get sort of difficult and unwieldy  if you go for an larger dome than the 4.33 because of the stock parts needed to span the distance and the overall size of the swing. LOL 

    Mainly, I created the modified dome port for a single dive lens setup that could do both wide angle and super-macro for a minimum travel rig.  I originally used it with the Sony 18-55 kit lens in the N85 system, but now I use it with the Zeiss 16-70 in the N120, which gives me better optics and reach on both ends of the zoom.  I suppose, one can accomplish this in easier ways with wet lens, etc.  but  I'm an inventor at heart and love playing with the stuff, especially when it comes to using good glass. 

    I'd be willing to share the parts list and process with anyone who wanted to make either an N85 or N120 setup like mine.  They just need to send me a personal message.

    Cheers to all the modifiers out there :-) 

    Marshall


  8. Wolfgang,

    PS. Not sure what you're asking concerning any difference with the a6600?  my a6500 is close to what you have minus the 6600's better focus capabilities.  Yet,  the a6500 is no slouch in focus performance and has a built in flash which really simplifies optical flash sync over the 6600.  BUT, the 6600 has Sony's new FE battery which is a huge improvement.  Fortunately, the a6500 housing has a spare battery connection which really helps.

    Cheers,

    Marshall


  9. Ha, well I see the confusion: Why would anyone use a diopter on a FE? :-) I actually don't use the diopter for the C8-15, only for a Zeiss 16-70 (a single dive purpose lens and video) and the Sony 90 macro in this set-up. The swing just hangs out on top when I'm doing CFWA with the  C8-15.  

    Super-macro actually works well with a dome and eliminates chroma distortion. Of course, one loses the 25% flat port magnification effect, but I can live with a smaller-lighter travel rig and slightly less magnification. Both of the above lens work nicely with the Inon/FIT diopter set-up. I've tried higher powered diopters with both lens, including the CMC-1 and SMC-1, but neither of those diopters played nice with either.  Now I use the a Inon UCL-165 and stack a +5 FIT on top if I want higher magnification and less water between the lens and subject. Much better corner to corner sharpness and no more hunting that the S90 is famous for when using either the CMC-1 or SMC-1. 

    Thanks for the info on using the C8-15 by itself. I liked the Kenko TC set-up on my Canon rig when I shot with the T10-17 for CFWA. Since I have the extensions for the other lens (30 +20 = 50mm) and came across a very cheap Kenko 1.4/Nauticam C8-15 gear, I added the combination to the fray.  I was just wondering, what if any  advantages (other than composition and reach) the Kenko set-up would offer? Do you feel the TC affects the overall sharpness of the C8-15 when using it? 

    Marshall


  10. Yes, I agree, you are correct in your assessments.  I almost bought a 140mm from a friend, as it's a premier glass dome with coatings, no doubt a beautiful port. I use the 4.33 port over the 140mm due to my grafting a 67mm swing mount onto it's shades.  It simply allows me the ability to use all the lens I prior mentioned with the one port, something I can't do with the 140mm.  Besides, I had this swing mount set-up on my N85 4.33, so it was rather easy switching it over to the same size N120 4.33.  As much as I wanted the 140mm, i determined it too difficult to re-engineer my custom swing mount to it's shades.  These were the main reasons I stayed with the 4.33. It had nothing to do with weight or size.  

    I would like to add to the original questions regarding the post topic: While focus is accurate using the Kenko 1.4 (mine is a blue dot) and Metabones IV combination (latest FW even in low light) I noticed I often have to hit the focus button twice to get an accurate focus (as defined by Peak Focus highlights) for some reason?  The 1st push sometimes knocks it out and the 2nd brings it back in focus? It's quite consistent and might have something to do with the firmware on the MB? It mostly seems to happen when I'm not doing CFWA.  I haven't tested whether this happens with the C10-18 by itself. I also haven't tried it using the AE/AF/MF back button as my focus activation button, rather than the half shutter standard method, which is how I want my Nauticam a6500 housing set up. As soon as I get a chance to set up the back button focus method, I'll update the post, along with some underwater tests.

     

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  11. I recently added the Canon 8-15 to my Sony a6500 APS-C rig.  I'm using a Metabones IV (latest FW) and  blue dot Kenko 1.4TC . The Canon by itself, or with the Kenko, focus quickly and accurately, even in low light. The configurations are able to track and focus in video mode as well.  Plus, I can keep Peak Focusing on in both still and video modes with MB latest FW which I love on the a6500 rig's tilted view screen. I attribute this to the improvements in MB FW. 

    For a port, I use a modified 4.33 FE with a 67mm macro swing mount (from Port 72) grafted onto it's shade wings.  I can now shoot a wide variety of lens with just two extensions (20+30 N120) and a 50mm N85 to N120 adapter with focus knob and the 4.33 port. They include the Canon 8-15,  Zeiss 12 Touit,  Zeiss 16-70 (single dive still and video lens for WA and M using diopters), Sigma 16 f1.4,  and Sony 90M.  With the Canon FE, I no longer really need the Z12 and S16, but they still have their place for a WA rectilinear and fast video lens. However,, since I want this as a travel rig, I'll most likely will sell the modified Z12 and S16 f1.4 (both work in N85). In addition, the Z16-70 works great for moderate WA and M at it's 70mm end (with Inon diopters) so the heavy S90M may sit at home on longer trips.

    My tests so far are mostly surface tests,  but I expect them to work well once I get back to diving when this COVID pandemic lifts and I feel safer traveling by air. However,  I've used  the Z12 (modified to fit N85) before in a N85 4.33 with pretty sharp corners while diving, so I'm sure the sharp C8-15L will excel in the N120 4.33 dome. Unlike FF where you basically have either a usable 8mm circular image or 15mm FOV, the cropped sensor and Kenko give the a6500 a 10-21mm zoom range.  It's a very nice CFWA lens setup.

     if you need any info on this set-up, please send me a PM.

    Cheers,

    Marshall

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