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jordango

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About jordango

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    Arizona
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    Scuba, Photography, Art, Writing, Archery, Bicycling, Travel

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    United States
  • Camera Model & Brand
    Olympus OM-D E-M5
  • Camera Housing
    Nauticam NA-EM5
  • Strobe/Lighting Model & Brand
    Sea & Sea YS-110a
  • Accessories
    Ultralight strobe arms

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  1. NOTE: I found the original hard-copy manuals for the Housing and for the BigEye lens, so they are now included, as well.
  2. NOTICE 2: I'M CLOSING OUT THIS LISTING ENTIRELY. I have created a new listing for just the Canon WP-DC34 kit (includes BigEye Lens and an fiber optic bulkhead add-on for strobes). If you are interested in that, please go to the new listing and communicate from there. For Sale: Canon WP-DC34 UW housing (for Canon G12) + BigEye WA wet lens + fiber optic bulkhead add-on
  3. I am selling a Canon WP-DC34 underwater housing with some extra accessories. This housing is made for the Canon Powershot G12 camera. • Please note: camera is NOT included (just the housing) I have not been diving with this housing in quite a while, however I recently checked the housing over, verified the O-ring was in good shape and also did a leak test with it. It had no problems, no leaks. It is in really good shape. Asking price for this system is $65.00 USD + shipping, payment by PayPal Items are located in USA. I will ship to USA addresses. Shipping charges are the responsibility of the buyer (Housing/BigEye package weighs appx. 3.3lbs., dimensions: 14” x 9” x 5.5”) Canon WP-DC34 Underwater Housing for Canon Powershot G12 WW-DC1 Weight Set (4 pack) This is used to add weight to the WP-DC34 to make it less buoyant. It is pretty floaty I can provide directions on how to use these Fantasea BigEye G Series wide-angle (wet) lens for WP-DC34 Fantasea EyeGrabber Lens Caddy for G Series + Hardcopy of instructions for this accessory INON Optical D Cable Type L/Cap W54 Set Clear Photo System Film This is an adaptor set, specifically for the WP-DC34 that will allow you to hook up to 2 external underwater strobes to the housing using fiber optic cables (cables are included. They are plug-less on one end and have an INON type plug on the other end) Note that this works great for triggering strobes but I don't think there is TTL control (auto power adjustment). Honestly, I can't remember for sure, but it is likely that strobe power is controlled manually. There are two parts to this kit. One part, the one I’ve used, is a fiber optic bulkhead attachment assembly. I’ve connected two Sea & Sea YS110a strobes to the housing before and it worked great. The other part is an L Connecter assembly. I’m not sure what exactly this part is used for because I’ve only used the bulkhead, but it is part of the set, nonetheless. Also included are 2 fiber optic cables to hook up to the bulkhead and strobes. I do have the full instruction sheets that came with the set which shows assembly and use of both parts. I can also explain my experience of how to install the bulkhead. Pictures in the link below show this kit and also the housing with the bulkhead and fiber optic cables installed so you have some idea. *I do not have the original hard-copy manuals for the Housing or the BigEye lens, but I can provide pdfs of them on a usb stick, if needed. I have verified the housing is working as it should and does not leak. That being said, it is the buyer’s responsibility to know how to properly set up and maintain the housing. I recommend that if you buy this equipment, the first thing you do is perform a leak test on the empty housing to assure yourself that everything works as expected. I will not accept responsibility for damage to a camera due to a flooded housing! There are too many variables associated with how a person may use the equipment that I have no control over. I was only able to attach a couple of pictures to the listing. You can find more pictures at this link: Canon WP-DC34 UW Housing kit pictures
  4. NOTICE: I am removing the Canon G12 camera and accessories from this listing - IT IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE.. I still have the Canon WP-DC34 + BigEye lens + weight set and will be re-listing it in classifieds on its own.
  5. Hi, I can't find any indication online that the housing had a vacuum system option (maybe pre-dates that being as common as it is now). I did find some links on aftermarket options that you can take a look at/research, however. The housing does have a leak detection alarm - it takes a CR2032 "coin" battery. I know vacuum systems are all the rage now and extra peace of mind but I've never had a leak problem at all with the housing. If condensation builds up a bit it can set off the alarm but that is more of an annoyance than a danger. When you go to humid places or from one temperature to another, leaving the housing cracked open to let the inside and outside temperature equalize before sealing it up prevents this situation (you probably know that). As for getting it serviced, you could take a look and see if you think it really needs that. I think a service replaces control button o-rings where they exist and, like I say, I've had no indication replacement is needed. I totally get that you may want to do that anyway. Keeping the main and port o-rings in good shape is about the extent of maintaining it and you do that on your own. I do have a spare port o-ring I'll be sending, as well, by the way. I could drop the price to $325 if you are interested. Here's some info on vacuum systems I found. I'm not super knowledgable on these but have been starting to look into these systems for the new housing set up I'll be building for my D500. Backscatter Vacuum System listed on this page (note: I think you'd need both the Air Lock vacuum system and the Air Lock Bulkhead thing) Vivid Leak Sentinel v4 (there are several version of the Sentinel and I don't know enough about them to tell you the exact setup but a lot of folks seem to have these installed on their housings) Various vacuum systems at Bluewater This one is from Nauticam and is probably the most expensive option because the housing might need the electronics installed as well (unsure) Nauticam Vacuum Check System Thanks! -Jordan
  6. NOTICE 2: I'M CLOSING OUT THIS LISTING ENTIRELY. I have created a new listing for just the Nauticam NA-EM5 and port. If you are interested in that, please go to the new listing and communicate from there. Here is the link to the Nauticam listing
  7. I am selling a Nauticam NA-EM5 underwater housing. This is the Nauticam housing for the Olympus OM-D E-M5 micro 4/3 camera. The housing is in great shape and has not ever leaked on me. Included in the sale are the following: Housing: Nauticam NA-EM5 Underwater Housing for Olympus OM-D E-M5 camera does not have a vacuum system but does have a leak detection alarm Nauticam NA-EM5 manual (hard copy) Port & Zoom Gear Nauticam Port for M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-50mm f3.5-6.3 EZ lens This port will also work for the M.Zuiko Digital ED 60mm f2.8 Macro Lens Nauticam Zoom gear for M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-50mm f3.5-6.3 EZ lens Zoom gear assembly instructions manual (hard copy) Asking price for this system is $375.00 USD + shipping if applicable, Payment by PayPal Please Note: I have verified the housing is working as it should and does not leak. That being said, it is the buyer’s responsibility to know how to properly set up and maintain the housing. I recommend that if you buy this equipment, the first thing you do is perform a leak test on the empty housing to assure yourself that everything works as expected. I will not accept responsibility for damage to a camera due to a flooded housing! There are too many variables associated with how a person may use the equipment that I have no control over. I was only able to attach a couple of pictures to the listing.There are a few more pictures at this link: Nauticam NA-EM5 pictures
  8. NOTICE: I am removing the Olympus OM-D E-M5 + lens and accessories from this listing - IT IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE.. I still have the Nauticam housing for now and may re-list it in classifieds on its own.
  9. Another follow up question for those of you that have - or have used - the Tokina 10-17mm FE lens: Is your lens the version with or without the built-in hood? Does either fit in a housing port fine or would it be best to go with one or the other (no hood, for instance)? Pros/cons, if any? Thanks!
  10. After reading all of your great suggestions and doing some research off of them, I'm close to decided on the D500 + Tokina 10-17 FE as a start. I'm still looking at which housing but Bluewater is having a sale on the Aquatica housing for this camera (about $450.00 off) so that housing has now come in to the competition (along with Subal & Nauticam). We'll see what they all look like once ports and accessories are added. There were a few questions above related to MFT cameras. I have been an Olympus MFT fan for a lot of years and the rig I'm replacing is based on an OM-D E-M5. This was a very fun and usable setup for me for several years of pictures. I'm fond enough of it that it has been hard to put it up for sale but it is time. :-) I also had an OM-D E-M1 mark II that I just sold. I didn't have an underwater housing for that one but it took great pictures on land for its smaller sensor (and fast shooting). I went through a personal camera audit and found that my go-to cameras now tend to be my Nikons (D810 and D500). I did consider the E-M1 as my possible new underwater camera but I just think the Nikons - even the cropped sensor D500 - just offer more (its sensor, though also cropped, is bigger than the E-M1/MFT). Again, this is not a criticism of Olympus (I love Olympus and will miss them now that they've abandoned camera manufacture). Their MFTs have been great, hardy little cameras. I'm just going in a different direction now that I think will serve me well as a next step.
  11. More terrific information. Thanks! I'm intrigued by the Subal and am looking into it - I hadn't really been aware of it before. Yeah, it is pricier than the Nauticam and the Nauticam is one of the pricier ones to begin with. Then again, if I'm not going to be dropping money on a new Z6, I'll have a little more money for whatever housing I decide on, right? I'm going to check out the recommended lenses and equipment (domes, etc.) and also read the recommended articles/reviews from the replies. I do have a Tokina 11-16 f2.8 DX rectilinear lens that I could use although I'd really like one of the fisheyes. They work so well underwater. This is such a great wealth of information!
  12. Thanks guys! This is very good information. I've been leaning towards the D500 but tempted by the Z6 since this rig will probably the The Rig for many years and I want to make sure I'm spending my money wisely. I like the advantages you both list for the D500. My "land" camera is a D810, so I have some FF lenses I could use for the Z6 (with an adaptor) but I also have a couple of nice DX lenses for the D500 (and it can also use the FF lenses). Bonus: I already have the D500, so at least I wouldn't have to buy it if I go that way. :-) Thanks, also for the lens and port mentions - that will be very helpful. Do you have any preferences/experiences with housings and ports that you'd particularly recommend? It sounds like wide-angle/fisheye are a standard of sorts and, in fact, some of the best pictures I've taken on my OMD were with a fisheye so I get that. My current housing setup (for my OM-D E-M5) is a Nauticam. I've liked it but don't really have experience with anything else so that is not saying much. Again, I really appreciate your fast and very relevant feedback! I can't wait to get back in the water again (when it is more possible).
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