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ianmarsh

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    Vernon BC, CANADA

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  • Camera Model & Brand
    Nikon D800e, Sony A7
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    Seacam D800, Nauticam NA-A7
  • Strobe/Lighting Model & Brand
    Retra Strobe, S+S YS-D1
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    ULCS Arms, Modified Nikonos RS lenses, UW Technics Strobe Trigger
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  1. Happy ending to this rather sorry tale:) Kevin Palmer at Reef Photo has come through like a trooper! He has located a slightly shop worn Seacam port adapter in their test equipment bin. I have snapped this up. That, and a shiny new Nauticam D850 housing. The spoils of excellent customer support! Kudos to Kevin!! I bet this is the last one available on the planet:) If they are listening, I hope Nauticam will reconsider stopping production of this and their other adapters. It is an item that puts their housings on everyones radar. ian
  2. Update: Price Drop $1750 USD plus shipping. The camera bodies have sold. I cannot find the original bulkheads and connector board... so fibre optic it is:) The S10 viewfinder is available for sale independent of the housing at $800 The housing and viewfinder are in beautiful shape. ian
  3. I agree 100% with your thoughts Walt. I used the Seacam adapter with the D800 housing, and never had a moments concern about it. I am guessing Nauticam's end game is to sell more ports, which is understandable. Especially since it is the whole array of adapters that have been cancelled, not just one brand singled out. That is EXACTLY my dilemma. My whole system hinges on the 13mm Seacam-Nikonos.
  4. pmooney, you would make my day if you have one:)))) Walt: Me too! The reason given is that Nauticam doesn't want to be responsible for variations in manufacturing tolerance on the non-Nauticam side of the adapter. I wonder if this has actually been an issue?
  5. So.... Turns out this has been discontinued by Nauticam. Now I am really stuck. Any suggestions? ian
  6. I have had good success with the Sony A7 in Nauticam with 15mm Nikonos adapter ... razor sharp, pretty much always in focus. Relatively small package. ian
  7. Thanks Bernie:) It is a beautiful piece of glass. ian
  8. Thanks guys.... kicking myself for selling one a year ago. It’s how we become pack rats, never sell anything, you might need it. And then you do....
  9. Hello all, Today I have for sale a Seacam modified Nikonos RS R-UW 20-35mm f/2.8 zoom. As you well know, water contact optics are the Holy Grail for corner sharpness, especially with rectilinear wide angles. Beautifully executed by Seacam in Austria. In perfect condition, optics flawless. Works perfectly in Seacam housings. $2000 USD plus shipping As always, my sales are straightforward and worry free. Located in Vernon BC, Canada ian
  10. Hello all, For sale is my very nice Seacam Silver housing for D800 and D800e cameras. This has served me well, been very well taken care of with only a few scratches on the base (Picture 3). Always maintained and never flooded. The housing went back to Seacam in Austria for a full rebuild last year and has one dive trip on it since then. While there, I had Harald replace the rear plexiglass window. I also had him drill and tap a hole on the top to accommodate the Seacam vacuum fitting (Picture 4), in the same location as the fitting on the D500 housing. Much more convenient than the fitting on the lower right side by the handle. Vacuum kit included. At that time I replaced the handles with the smaller set, which improved the ergonomics for my standard sized hands. The electronics have been changed to dual fiberoptic bulkheads with fibreoptic TTL controller from Pavel at UW Technics (Picture 5 and 6). These replace the S6 bulkheads and Seacam controller board, which will be included. The standard Seacam Pro viewfinder is in place. A front body plug is included along with the small maintenance kit from Seacam. ULCS Dovetail plates mounted. Asking $1850 USD, plus shipping. Flawless Seacam S10 viewfinder added for additional $800 USD. Will only sell this separately if housing sells. Pictures available. 2 D800e bodies available if interested separately, both in excellent condition with low shutter counts. As always, my sales are straightforward, and 100% reliable. Thanks for looking Ian
  11. Looking to buy port adapter for Nauticam housing to use Seacam ports. ian
  12. Walt I had the same question a few years ago and was unable to find any answers... so I swallowed hard and pulled the trigger. The answer is YES, it works fine. I used the RS 13mm with a D800 in a Nauticam housing with a port adapter. It works perfectly, mechanically and optically. Never happier with the result!! Until I converted the 20-35 RS lens:( Despite many attempts and $$$ I was unable to adapt the zoom gear to work in the Nauticam. Reluctantly, I sold the Nauticam setup and bought a Seacam for the D800. Both lenses work flawlessly in that setup, but I miss the practicality of the Nauticam design. So, in short, It works just fine with the setup you propose. Harald is very easy to work with through the process, but it aint cheap!! ian
  13. Agree with the Scubapro Go travel fin sentiment ...very comfortable, indeed. Only negative....Maybe a little lacking in power if needed.
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