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  1. So, my 2 cents worth I purchased some of Mr Grouper's gear. Straightforward, honest, no problemo. Package arrived 5 days later via Canada Post, well packaged, with absolutely no issues. The rear cap for the port had been overlooked, and he happily sent this out at his expense. Nothing but positives with respect to this seller. I feel for Lowjack 8, but there is always some risk with shipping, especially when it crosses borders. It really sucks to have to pay taxes and brokerage fees, especially on used items, but that is the reality. ian
  2. When I contacted Oskar at Retra to place my order 3 weeks ago, he said they would be shipped mid November. They will arrive very quickly after they are shipped. I am guessing by my lateness in ordering, I am at the back of the queue. I feel for the guys (and gals) who are planning trips around now, but Retra has been clear that the shipping dates are guidelines only... It seems nothing moves fast in the heady world of strobe development, and who knows what the holdups are. I will say that when I received my V1.0 strobes, they were definitely worth the wait. ian
  3. The Seacam Diopters are sold. Just the Seacam Macro Port 90 remains ian
  4. I think I have to agree with Tim. It's an expensive hammer looking for a small nail. That said, it could be useful for large animals, Tonga Humpbacks come to mind. Also sharks, dolphins, baitballs. The small footprint would be great for freediving. That is where the 13mm also excels, compared to a domeport. However the above applications are typically "Blue water" shots where there isn't much in the corners anyway... I have the 15mm, 20mm and 28mm wet lenses from the Nikonos V days, which work beautifully on the Sony A7 platform. The 15 and 20 are amazing optics. Can't say I have ever chosen the 28mm though. Maybe I will have to try it next trip as a testbed to see if the RS version is worth the effort. (Of course, focus becomes a bigger issue with longer lenses, so this may be an unfair comparison compared to the autofocus 28mm RS. With the 15mm using zone focus, everything is sharp from infinity down to about a foot and a half.) It is interesting that the lowly, low priced 28mm R-UW seems pretty much to have disappeared off of the usual sites, and I am guessing they will re-appear at a higher pricepoint:(( ian
  5. Hello all, Now that Harald has announced the option to convert the 28mm Nikonos RS R-UW water contact optic, anyone care to weigh in on the utility of that lens? (FOV = 60 degrees and minimum focus distance of 0.9 ft.) Price of conversion is 1150 Euros. Should work well on Nauticam with Seacam port adapter, and natively on Seacam, of course. What are your thoughts? What would it be good at? ian
  6. Andrey I have a nice: Nikonos UW Nikkor 15mm F/2.8 Lens For Nikonos camera available. Rebuilt by Pacific Housing Repair in Monterey, functions like new, cosmetically 8.5/10 $300 USD Located in BC Canada ian
  7. My experience with Retra 1.0 was I had the strobes in my hands in western Canada less that 48 hours after they shipped from Slovenia.
  8. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Nikon-Nikonos-20-35mm-f2-8-R-UW-AF-Nikkor-Lens-20-35-2-8-913/401915431798?hash=item5d9406cb76:g:fjAAAOSw3FpdnPVT
  9. New Price: Seacam Macro Port 90 $125 USD Seacam Wet Diopter Set $375 USD Buyer pays shipping. Thanks for looking:)
  10. ALL ITEMS SOLD with the exception of the short macro port and the Wet diopter set. Thanks Mark ian
  11. Strobes are SOLD! Thanks Mark
  12. New price: $550 USD each. $1000 USD for the pair, plus shipping Thanks for looking ian
  13. Lewis I actually looked at it with a dissecting microscope.. no joy. I am guessing it is NOT Molex, perhaps something European. The only marking on it was an L which seems to indicate the side and a 6 indicating the number of pins. I will pick Pavels brains at UW Technics, since it mates with a connector on his TTL board. ian
  14. Thanks Chris. I will start there. For some reason I could only upload one picture ian
  15. Does anyone out there know the name of this connector that Seacam uses on its hotshoe to circuit board cable. It is a white plastic
  16. Hello all, For sale today I have my beautiful pair of Retra Version 1 strobes. I have had these since new, and have been very happy with them. I have done 4 major trips with them. Elegant design and powerful even light. Strobes never abused, never flooded, look and function like new. Few small marks on mounting balls. Electrical connection is S6, never used. Includes 1 inch ball mount. $550 USD each, buyer pays shipping. Located in beautiful Vernon BC, Canada Additional pictures if requested. Will sell separately. As always my sales are straightforward and honest:)) ian
  17. Update: Seacam Ala Carte Re-list and Price Drops Still available: 1) Seacam Silver D800 housing, no viewfinder, no strobe controller or bulkheads. Includes M8 ball adapter, second handle set, $750 USD 2) UW Technics TTL controller and fibre optic bulkheads, $350USD 3) Macroport 90, $175USD 4) Macroport 120, $225 USD 5) Zoom Gear Nikon 8-15FE, $150 USD 6) Focus Gear Nikon Micro 105 AF-S, $125 USD 7) Seacam Wet Diopter Set, $450 USD Thanks for looking Ian
  18. Update: The Seacam S10 Viewfinder has SOLD. Thanks Heidi:) ian
  19. Mike I have just contacted Heidi ian
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