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ianmarsh

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  1. 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
  2. Agree with the Scubapro Go travel fin sentiment ...very comfortable, indeed. Only negative....Maybe a little lacking in power if needed.
  3. Thanks Chris I purchased a pair of NEC PA302W monitors. Calibrated beautifully and are identical to one another afterwards. One dead pixel near the edge of one of them. I got them for a great price from B+H camera in NYC. Lack of 4K NOT a problem Couldn't be happier for my needs:))) ian
  4. Thanks for the input Chris. The NEC is one of the monitors on my short list. Looks as good as the Eizo, but less money. Still not cheap, and not 4K. Not sure if the 4k piece is important? BenQ comes looking good on paper with it's higher end models, but I do have some concerns about build quality and sample consistency. I also do medical imaging to pay for all this, and need the monitors to be DICOM compliant, which the NEC is. It might be my go to:) ian
  5. Hello all, I hope this is the correct forum for this discussion:) I am looking for advice on a new pair of monitors for photo editing, no video. I currently have a 2010 Mac Pro setup with an AMD Radeon HD 7950 3072 MB video card. CPU has been upgraded to 12 core 3.33 gHz. I am using Lightroom and some Photoshop. I have a pair of now ancient Apple 30 inch Cinema displays which are losing brightness. They have served well, but are getting tired. I am considering Eizo, NEC higher end monitors, but open to suggestions. Do I need 4K monitors? I will probably replace the Mac Pro if Apple gets their act together in 2019, although, for what I do, I have no real complaints with my existing tower. I just upgraded it to OS Mojave, so nine years on, it is still current!!! ian
  6. Fred Look What I found:) nikonos 15mm service manual.pdf Hopefully you can download this. If not, send me an email at ianmarsh@icloud.com and I will send the PDF to you ian
  7. Hello Fred I have no additional information on the first generation lens. However, looking at photographs the knobs look the same, although both are silver. I have a Nikonos 15mm ver2 which I have as a parts donor. Send me a PM and I will donate the knobs, control shafts and screws for your project. You could then drill out the seized ones and hope for the best! I don't have o rings, but there is a fellow on Ebay in France who sells them. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Nikonos-II-III-IV-V-O-RING-LENS-28-35-80mm-internal-for-repair-button-glass/253127941546?hash=item3aef99ddaa:g:m6oAAOxyVLNSy7ZF ian
  8. I have been using Lanocote on threaded metal fasteners. It is basically a waxy material made from lanolin and seems to work like a charm preventing galvanic corrosion. You can buy it from boatyards for marine hardware and Backscatter stocks it. ian
  9. David I used Seavison in San Diego. They did a great job; distance correction upper, plain glass lower. Find a mask with tall lenses (e.g. Scubapro Spectra) to give more real estate. I also had them bevel the lower edge of the upper corrective part, so looking downwards I am looking along the bevel, rather than across a flat, distorted transition. It gives the impression of no correction and makes more of the surface useful for vision. ian
  10. Thanks for this! Comprehensive and excellent review tutorial for those of us who are not in the sea every day. Great refresher before the next trip. ian
  11. Thanks all Just got out of the pool Tested with SD, +/- 20mm extension, +/- +2 diopter Looks sharpest with 20mm extension and no diopter. ian
  12. The Superdome is sold:) Thanks for looking ian
  13. To all Thanks for the insight:) ian
  14. Thanks Walt, That is very helpful, indeed. Do you recall if you used a diopter? I'm guessing yes. I am going to use it with a superdome, so hopefully it will be a little sharper at the edges. Thinking it should also be good for splits. I will try it in the pool once I sort the diopter issue. ian
  15. Hello all I am wondering if anyone has actual UW experience with this lens. I have owned it for years and have never taken it underwater. It generally gets mixed reviews topside. I am thinking Seacam Superdome. Any suggestions on diopters or dome extensions? I have recently bought the Nikon 8-15 FE and will be taking this and the dome to Kimbe. I though this would be a great compact topside lens that could be pressed into UW service if suitable. ian
  16. Price Drop: $750 USD, Shipping included in North America. Ian
  17. I should mention, this dome works great on Nauticam with a Nauticam/Seacam port adapter. Amazing optics! ian
  18. Hello All, Up for sale is my Seacam Superdome. It is definitely used, but in very good shape. There is some rash on the lower shade. The anodizing on the back is faded, making a nice patina. This is typical of these ports. The glass is in very good shape, with a few very superficial marks that do not photograph. These are not at all visible under water. The neoprene beanie and rear port cover are included. Asking $950 USD, I will pay shipping to Canada and USA. (These list for over $2000 from Seacam USA.) Item is located in Vernon, BC Canada. Contact at ianmarsh@icloud.com Thanks Ian
  19. Sorry Goluchmas Price is firm:) However, I will include an XQD card and reader at the listed price. ian
  20. Yes. Purchased from Henry's camera in Toronto. Have not filled in warranty papers. Everything in the box is as-new. I have literally taken 20-ish exposures with this beast. Never been out of the house, and kept in a Pelican case since purchase. Phantom Glass screen protectors in place. Contact me at ianmarsh@icloud.com if interested. ian
  21. Hello all Here is a feedback review on Vladimir222: I just purchased some Seacam diopters from Vladimir. The transaction was very smooth through Paypal, with no problems. He shipped very quickly through the Russian Postal Service, which was slow, but the items arrived safe and sound, exactly as advertised. The tracking worked as far as CDG airport, and then there was no further tracking information until they arrived at my door yesterday. I would recommend purchasing from Vladimir:)) ian
  22. The lens is sold. Thanks for your interest. ian
  23. Purchased D800E from greywolf10... Excellent transaction, item exactly as described! Thanks so much ian
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