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    Townsville, QLD Australia

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  • Camera Model & Brand
    Nikon D300, Fuji F30, Sea&Sea MX10, Panasonic GS70
  • Camera Housing
    Ikelite D300, Fuji housing, Panasonic housing
  • Strobe/Lighting Model & Brand
    ikelite DS 125s, Video light
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    Sea & Sea strobe arms,
  1. Hi I have a complete housing and multiple ports, arms etc. Are you just looking for the housing? Cheers
  2. Hi Apologies for the delayed response I have just returned from overseas. Yes the rig is still available. Let me know if you would like further details. regards Roger
  3. Pictures taken with the rig. In addition to size, the ability to use the full zoom range with the wide angle lens attached inside the dome AND to switch to macro mode are great benefits to this set up. Cheers
  4. For Sale: $750 Australian Dollars plus shipping Panasonic LX3 camera, charger, spare battery and accessories Panasonic leather camera case Panasonic DMW-LW46 wide angle lens Panasonic DMW-L4 adapter 10 bar housing for Panasonic LX3 10 bar Dome port, shade and neoprene cover 10 bar Flat port for standard lens 10 bar soft bag Boxes and instructions for the LX3 are available Panda Base plus Rowa optics - 2.0x telephoto, 0.45x Super wide & macro This is a great little rig. It takes great images and 720p HD video. I have used it with an Inon s2000 strobe and Sea&Sea tray and arm. The entire rig: camera, housing, strobe, arm tray fits inside the 10 bar bag which fits inside the bottom of my crumpler back pack. Truly portable. Never flooded. The only reason I am selling this is that I have moved to a mirrorless system. See attached images of the set up and images taken with the rig.
  5. Hi Price? Shipping cost to Australia? regards Roger
  6. FOR SALE Ikelite housing for the Nikon D300 - $550 o.n.o. Used about 5 times Excellent condition (see attached photos) Original ikelite box and accessories Ikelite flat port 5505 - $100 o.n.o. Sigma 50mm macro F2.8 - $250 o.n.o. Excellent condition (see attached photos) Original box and accessories $800 o.n.o for the lot inc free shipping in Australia Payment via Paypal. Shipping via Auspost with tracking.
  7. Hi I am in Australia but this Aussie supplier could probably be able to help you: http://www.seaoptics.com.au/specials/specialshdslr.html That said the f/x rate isn't as good for you guys as it has been in the past! Alternatively I did just find this: http://www.scubaboard.com/forums/archive/i...p/t-370244.html and this: http://www.uwdigitalcamera.com/store/produ...productid=16123 I think uwdigitalcameras is in the US? Cheers Roger
  8. Have a look at this option: http://www.acquapazza.jp/en/product/apso-nex5/index.html The housing is compatible with INON ports flat and dome and you can use the wet changeable macro adapter. It got a good write up in the most recent edition of uwpmag: http://www.uwpmag.com/. Hope this helps. Currently debating between the Nauticam and Acquapazza options myself.... Cheers Roger
  9. Hi I would like to buy the modular flat port body, could you please let me know the cost of shipping to Queensland Australia? Thanks Roger
  10. Hi Sure: info@digitaldiver.com.au Speak to Ann or Chris I also agree that LERF might be a good option. cheers Roger
  11. Friends I thought it was about time that I posted a quick overview of my thoughts on my experiences with the 10 bar housing so far: I have been using my 10 bar housing for a little while now and on some fronts I am very impressed - build quality is excellent, the controls once you get used to them are quite well designed with a couple of reservations (old joystick control and the menu / ok selector). The housing came with a bag and maintenance kit that highlights 10 bars intention to provide a high quality product. That said I unfortunately received one of the earlier versions of the housing despite 10 bar's assurance that the joystick issue had been resolved on all 2009 housings. They are in the process of sending out a replacement back for the housing, hence my experience to date has been without access to the quick menu functions. After LERF's post I am now going to contact them re: the overly long port as the vignetting (even though it is slight) is annoying and it means that 67mm thread accessory lenses vignet extensively, in addition I have also seen some miss focus issues when in macro mode the camera focused on some dirt on the inside of the port rather than the subject! Just goes to show how close it will focus! At this stage I have tried adding a 67mm Ikelite wide angle lens with very poor, soft results even when zoomed into the range where vignetting is no longer a problem. It will be interesting to see what wet fit lenses work best with the housing when the shorter port is made available. Anyone? I deliberated for quite sometime between a Sea and Sea DX 1G and the 10 bar housing and the LX3 at this stage the jury is still out. My impression having used both systems is that the ability to add the wide angle lens very easily to the DX 1G is a great advantage and much cheaper than the dome port which then means that you can only really use wide angle on a dive?! On the other side the LX3 definitely wins in terms of IQ. Overall I think that once the teething problems: joystick control and port length are resolved the 10 bar housing will live up to its full potential. Despite these issues I can also state that the housing is a pleasure to use underwater. I will be using this mainly as a research camera for those purposes I think it is ideal. I also own a D300 and ikelite housing and that is just simply too big for most research dives but the 10 bar housing fits in my BCD pocket yet it has many of the manual controls that we all crave in an underwater set up. In addition the bright 24mm lens is a pleasure to use. I have also managed to get my Ike DS 125 and slave sensor to fire with the housing using a fibre optic cable and slave unit cover. This appears to work on land not sure uw as yet. That said the DS125 dwarfs the 10 bar housing and doubles the weight of the rig hence I may end up getting a smaller strobe later. I also wanted to make note of the 16:9 HD video feature. It is really pretty good and gives a maximum of 10 minutes shooting time for each file (I think this is a 2GB limit? - FAT 32?) Anyway playing it back on a large HD lcd panel is very impressive considering the size of the camera and that video is a secondary function. The ability to capture decent still 1028 x 720 off the video is a real bonus for research dives using video transects; not sure how everyone else will use it So in summary; if you can get one with all of the updates outlined by 10bar in their response to LERF I would high recommend it. No doubt someone will have tested the dome port and various wide angle add on lens on the shorter flat port in the near future, I think that the ability to add wet fit lenses will ultimately determine whether this is 'the' uw compact or not. cheers Roger
  12. Hi All US people for the LX3 housing try: Ann Babarovich Digital Diver PH + 61 7 4031 9266 www.digitaldiver.com.au For once the exchange rate is heavily in your favour now and digital diver have always provided me with good service. The housing is about $1000 AUD ($636 USD) and the dome port and extension around another $780 AUD ($496 USD). Not sure whether you guys pay import duty or not but it would probably be worth asking if digital diver can sell it to you without Australian GST (sales tax) which would save 10%. hope this helps, I have always found digital diver to be really helpful regards Roger
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