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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).
  13. Thanks all for your replies! I don't go into Photoshop for all of my UW photos - Lightroom is fine for shallow to shallow-mid water images. However, as I take pictures deeper, adjusting for color balance is much trickier in my experience and Lightroom's tools, as good as they are, haven't seemed good enough at times. Of course, when you get to disparate color balance in the picture (blending flash + non-flash areas a bit), that is probably not something Lightroom will ever be good at - it isn't intended to. I was just wondering if Capture One, with its adjustment layers, masking and such offered better or more advanced control (no layers in Lightroom, of course), so a just some more in-depth processing than Lightroom. Also, if its tools, like curves, etc. in Capture 1 have any advantages over Lightroom. The healing and clean-up tools are much better/smarter in Photoshop and corrections to missing/minimal colors using color channels can be very helpful at extremes, but I'd expect to have to use it for that, anyway. Some of the things I'm correcting for may be making up for mistakes in taking the pictures in the first place but some are just challenging pictures that were taken correctly, as well. I realize, even though I use Lightroom a lot, there may be features and uses in it that I am not familiar with, so I do appreciate all of your recommendations and questions!
  14. Hi all: I've been a Lightroom + Photoshop users for years and am pretty comfortable with it. Underwater photos have their challenges, and Lighroom (where I start) isn't very useful a fair amount of the time. I tend to jump into Photoshop pretty early and do a lot of the processing there. I do have a copy of Capture 1 and have played with it a little - I'm by no means as familiar with it as I am with Lightroom. That being said, Capture 1 seems to have some features that might be more powerful than Lightroom - it might be able to push UW photos further along before having to jump in to Photoshop. Do any of you have some solid experience with Capture 1 and would be willing to share your thoughts, particularly as it relates to processing UW photos? Any general thoughts for non-UW photos as well as the cataloguer are also welcome, but I am specifically looking to see if its feature set might be a better choice than Lightroom for UW photos, in particular. I do think the Capture 1 cataloguer looks weaker than Lightroom but, again, I don't have extensive experience with it and might be wrong about that. Thanks!
  15. Hi all: I've been researching what my next underwater camera rig will be. I'm coming from an Olympus O-MD E-M5 with Nauticam housing. That is my current UW setup that I've been on for years but on land I shoot primarily with a Nikon D810. The Nikon is a great camera but it is old and is my go-to land camera. I don't want to outfit it for UW at this point. I have a newer Nikon D500 and I've read some good things about it as an UW camera. I am also very intrigued with the Nikon Z6/Z7, leaning towards the Z6. I've read a lot of reviews on these cameras with their pros and cons, but I'd really like some input from you WetPixel folks. Does anyone out there have any experience with or guidance on which of these setups might be the best choice? As you well know, the investment in the camera and especially, the housing, is substantial. I'm gathering advice from all corners before diving into the financial deep end. Scary but yet exciting :-) Thanks for any recommendations or information you might have!
  16. Hi there! I'm a diver based in the US - Arizona. Yes, the desert! Diving and my obsession with underwater photography both began in Maui, Hawaii in 2008. I've learned so much since then and am still learning. I went from a little Canon G12 underwater rig to my current aging Olympus OM-D E-M5 + Nauticam housing rig in that time. Both have been great little systems to work with. I'm now looking to build my next rig, probably based around a Nikon D500 or Nikon Z6 (or7). During this pandemic time I've not had much opportunity for dive trips (or underwater photography) but am looking forward anxiously for when these opportunities open up again. In the meantime, everyone hang in there and stay safe!
  17. I am selling a Canon Powershot G12 package that includes both the G12 camera and a Canon WP-DC34 underwater housing. This is a great little package to take underwater photos and is particularly suited for someone wanting to get started. For its size, the G12 takes very good pictures. It is also unique in that it is a compact camera that has the capability to shoot RAW and also in Manual mode, making it a very versatile little system. I have not been diving with this housing in quite a while – I have been using the camera on land mostly. 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. The camera is in overall great condition with a few nicks and scuffs from normal use, however, full disclosure, the G12 periodically freezes. This has not happened often but, every once in a while, it does this. The solution has been to turn it off and back on and that cures it. For me, it is just an occasional inconvenience, but it is something you should be aware of and consider in deciding whether to buy it. It still takes great pictures for its age and form factor and, aside from this, the camera works just fine. Although I’d like to sell this as an all-inclusive package with both the camera and the housing, because of the G12 quirk mentioned above, I’m willing to sell just the housing and housing accessories (no camera), if you prefer (for instance, if you already have a G12). For the FULL package including the G12, housing , BigEye lens and accessories, I am asking $270.00 + shipping, For the just the Housing alone (including the BigEye lens and lens caddy - no G12), I’m asking $190.00 + shipping Payment by Paypal Items are located in USA. I will ship to USA addresses. Shipping charges are the responsibility of the buyer (G12 package weighs appx. 2.3 lbs., dimensions: 8 1/4” x 6” x 5.5”. Housing/BigEye package weighs appx. 3.3lbs., dimensions: 14” x 9” x 5.5”. NOTE: If you purchase the whole system, I can either ship in these two packages or combine them into one package if you want. Shipping would be about the same in either case, I think.) I could only include a couple of pictures of the package in the post due to an image size limitation. Here is a link to all of the pictures: https://jcgoldingphotography.smugmug.com/DivingandTravel/Canon-G12-Camera-with-UW-Housing/n-v6gQfx Camera: Canon Powershot G12 Shutter/Actuation count: 12,451 for most Canon cameras, the shutter/actuation count lifetime is about 100,000 Camera Strap OEM Battery Charger 3 batteries OEM AV cable OEM Transfer cable Case for Canon Powershot G12 (not pictured) *I do not have the original hard-copy manuals for this camera or lens, but I can provide links to download pdfs of them or even include my pdf copies on a usb stick if you prefer. Housing: 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. The housing is pretty floaty unless you have it on a tray setup with strobe arm(s). That kind of setup would add weight. 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 *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. 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! I just can’t - there are too many variables associated with how a person may use the equipment that I have no control over.
  18. I am selling an Olympus OM-D E-M5 package that includes both the E-M5 camera and a Nauticam NA-EM5 underwater housing. This has been a great combination that I have used for underwater photography for several years. Both the camera and the housing are in excellent condition and work flawlessly. There are a few nicks and scuffs as you would expect from normal use, but I have taken great care of this equipment. I haven’t been diving recently but put the housing through a leak test a few days ago and there was no leakage at all. The o-rings are in great shape and it seals up tight. I am selling the camera and housing as one package Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M5 Shutter/Actuation count: 3791 life expectancy for this Shutter/Actuation is about 100,000, so this camera still has a lot of life in it OEM Battery Charger OEM Battery OEM Transfer Cable OEM Video Cable FL-LM2 Flash Lens: M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-50mm f3.5-6.3 EZ with Zoom/Macro switch (kit lens) + LH-55B lens hood and lens caps * I do not have the original hard-copy manuals for this camera or lens, but I can provide links to download pdfs of them or even include my pdf copies on a usb stick if you prefer. 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) 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! I just can’t - there are too many variables associated with how a person may use the equipment that I have no control over. Extras: Nauticam NA-EM5 Port o-ring spare (not pictured) 52mm UV filter for M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-50mm f3.5-6.3 EZ lens 52mm Circular Polarizer filter for M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-50mm f3.5-6.3 EZ lens (not pictured) OM-D E-M5 Battery spare OM-D E-M5 Transfer Cable – 2 spares Olympus RM-UC1 Camera Remote Shutter cable JJC TM Series Camera Remote Intervalometer cable OM-D E-M5 Camera Grip attachment (grip, only; it does not hold a spare battery) Flash sync cable (not pictured) This was part of a Triggertrap setup, but I think it will work as a sync cable for strobes or transmitter/receivers as well BlackRapid RS4-2BB Camera Strap (not pictured) Olympus camera half-case (not pictured) I was only able to attach one picture to the listing. Here is a link to several pictures of the package https://jcgoldingphotography.smugmug.com/DivingandTravel/Olympus-OM-D-E-M5-UW-Camera-Package/n-9gKMQh These underwater pictures on my SmugMug page were all taken with this camera and housing: https://jcgoldingphotography.smugmug.com/ Asking price for the whole package is $1350.00 USD + shipping if applicable, Payment by PayPal Items are located in USA. I will ship to USA addresses. Shipping charges are the responsibility of the buyer (package weighs appx. 11.5 lbs., dimensions: 16 3/8” x 12 5/8” x 12 5/8”) NOTE: These being crazy pandemic times, I'll add this: This equipment has only been handled by me and has been in only in my home for months. I've been working from home for about 2 months now - isolated as per state and work guidelines. I've not been exposed to anyone who is ill nor have I shown any symptoms of illness. To the best of my knowledge, myself and my equipment are safe and virus-free.
  19. Addition: this also includes the wide-angle lens + adaptor for the housing
  20. Entire DC1000 Pro camera kit for $335.00 plus $15.00 to cover shipping to continental US. I will ship US, only. If you need shipping to Alaska or Hawaii, it would be a bit more. Everything works great and is in excellent condition. The camera housing has a few scuffs from use. The strobe was only used once or twice, so it is like new. This is a great kit for getting into underwater photography and it has everything you need to do so. I have moved on to a more advanced setup (this hobby is addictive), so I need to sell this kit. Kit includes: 1x Digital Camera 1x Camera pouch 1x Underwater Housing 1x User manual 1x USB cable 1x AV cable 1x AC power adapter 2x Rechargeable lithium-ion batteries 1x Flash Link optical cable adapter 1x 4GB SD card 1x Cleaning brush& lens cloth 1x Digital Pro Flash w/ arm & tray 1x Carry Case for camera, housing & flash 1x Flash link optical cable 1x Instruction Manual If you are interested or have any further questions, please email me at : zendog@pobox.com Payment would be easiest through Paypal. Thanks!
  21. Hi, Do you still have this for sale? I am interested in purchasing it for my G12 housing... -J
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