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About Walt Stearns

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    West Palm Beach, Florida
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    Diving and underwater photography of course with a little rebreathers, cave diving, marine science and natural history thrown in.

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  • Camera Model & Brand
    Nikon D850
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    Nauticam housing for Nikon D850
  • Strobe/Lighting Model & Brand
    Inon Z-330's
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    TLC, ULCS and Nauticam
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    Ocean Arts, Inc.

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  1. John, considering that fact that what you are looking for is very rare do to not that many have been made by Seacam, to find an owner willing to part with it, lets say you would be better off trying to get added to the will. If you really want to get one, do like the rest of us have done, acquire the Nikonos RS lens you want (there are a few on eBay) and send it to Seacam to make the conversion.
  2. To put it bluntly, it serves as my primary lens underwater with my Nikon D850 for wide angle. On occasion, for doing things like splits I use either my Sigma 15mm fisheye or my Nikon 18-35 f/3.5-4.5
  3. There are a few Nikon R-UW AF Fisheye Nikkor 13mm f/ 2.8 for Nikonos lenses available bay, which is where I found mine.
  4. For what it's worth, I just received an email from Retra that "we are now entering the final phase of the new Retra Flash production. We expect the majority of pre-orders will be sent out in the second half of October."
  5. It's now Sept 12th, has anyone received notice of shipping yet on their preordered Retra strobes?
  6. Most likely not, as Nauticam's port mounts are much bigger in diameter than even Subal's type 4 mount. For most port adaptors to work, it typically needs to be the other way around with the port's mount being the smaller to the housing you're hoping to mate it to.
  7. I would wager a guess that back when Nauticam was pretty much the new kid on the block in the world underwater housings, it was a brilliant tactical and strategic move on their part to offer port adaptors for other manufacturer’s ports. This way, when somebody wanted to make a jump to a different housing, they didn’t need to start all over again with new ports. Now that Nauticam is the most popular housing in use today, matched with a pretty extensive line of ports and underwater optics, the need for adaptors for third party ports is no longer necessary. I am just dam glad I got my Seacam port adaptor when I did, or I would have been screwed after getting my Nikonos R-UW 13 converted by Seacam.
  8. Having just taken a look on Nauticam’s website, it appears that they done away with al their N120 port adaptors Aquatica, Nexus, Sea & Sea, Seacam, Subal ports to Nauticam housings. That’s a move I didn’t expect to see.
  9. Another note here; you will most likely have to order a new from a dealer, which is what I did, and it still took three weeks to get. The problem is, it is not a part dealers typically have in stock and therefore need to be special ordered. As for picking one up second hand, good luck with that, as finding one is rarer than hens teeth.
  10. Hey, if your Z-240’s or what ever you are shooting with are working fine, than there isn’t much to worry about. But, if you are at a point where you need to get new strobes, there’s plenty to worry about. Like, which ones do I get and will they be the right ones? Of course, once you have finely made your choice and placed your order, that worry is soon replaced with the new worry of will they get here in time for my net big trip or will they arrive too late? And so it goes.
  11. Shut the camera off, remount the lens and turn back on. I have this weird shit with lenses not fully communicating with the camera body is something that is random but rare, but I have had had it happen.
  12. I have found that it takes just one dirty contact to bugger up the functionality between the camera and the lens when a teleconverter is in the middle.
  13. Dropping the price to $600 USD (includes free shipping within the US). Contact me for all shipping outside the US.
  14. O.K. all arm segments and clamps are taken. Only the Kraken Sport camera tray handle is left.
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