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Aleksandar

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  1. Selling my used and abused NA-EM5 housing for Olympus EM5 Mk1 camera. Signs of usage but in perfect working order, never flooded.

    Comes with 3rd party aluminium handles/grip.

    Asking 600 EUR, available in EU and shipping limited to EU.

    See my other items for sale, if you are interested in all items (NA-EM5, Zen DP100, Panasonic 8mm) I can arrange an attractive price.


  2. Hi all,

    due to upgrade I'm selling my wide angle dome & lens:

    -Panasonic Lumix G Fisheye 8 mm F3.5 (m4/3), perfect working order, scratch on outside part of shade petal (see photo), glass in perfect condition;

    -Zen DP100-S3 (Subal type 3 mount), minor signs of usage on shade, glass unscratched;

    -PA-N85-S3 Port Adaptor for Nauticam Mirrorless Housings and Subal /3 Ports (allows usage of above Zen dome on Nauticam N85 housings).

    Asking 700 Eur for all three items. Individual items available, message me for pricing.

     

    All available within EU, shipping on buyers expense - not willing to send worldwide.

    See photos below for condition of items.

     

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  3. Zen DP100 for sale, in excellent condition, glass unscratched, Subal type 3 mount.

     

    Shipping only within EU, based in Croatia.

     

    Asking 400 eur for the dome + shipping.

     

    PA-N85-S3 adapter to mount this dome (or any other Subal type 3 port) on Nauticam mirorless housings 150 eur + shipping.

     

    Both items 500 eur + shipping.

     

     

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  4. Hi all,

     

    I am interested to buy one Z240 type 4 in perfect working condition, unflooded.

     

    Or, if you have one strobe but would like to have two of lesser power, I am proposing exchange of my 2x Inon D2000 (older models, but fully functional and never flooded) for 1 Z240.

     

    I am located in Croatia, so looking to buy only from EU sellers due to tax/customs fees for import from elsewhere. Payment with paypal unless you have a better option.

     

    Feel free to message me with offers should you have one for sale.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


  5. I have just returned from one week of diving in Maldives (12 dives in total) and my right shoulder feels the weight of this setup (I made a lot of shots using one hand only), so it seems I must make it a bit more towards neutral.

     

    Currently, I have the following:

    NA-EM5 with either macro 65 port or zen 100 dome

    2x Inon D2000

    4x 8" plan aluminium arms + 4 stix jumbo floats

    Aluminium tray and handles

     

    The thing anyway sinks like a brick, did not have the time to test it prior and it was my first trip with 2 strobes instead of only one.

     

    To put it simple, what is your experience with similar setups, should I try with additional 4 jumbo floats (2 segments fit each arm perfectly) or I need to look for something bigger? Or I should just hit the gym? :)

     

    Appreciate your comments and 2 cents. ;)

     

     

     

     


  6. 12 is definetly not wide enough (I have the 12-50), and 8mm is too wide, for sure. :)

     

    Advantage of the fisheye is that everything fits in the frame. Disadvantage at the same time is that too much fits in the frame and you do need to come close in order to fill the frame with one object/animal. Another advantage is the size for travelling, 8mm + 3,5 or 4" dome is very portable.

     

    However, everything comes with a price/performance or value tag, my setup includes only 60mm macro and 8mm, and if I need less than 8mm, I pick up the 12-50 which came as a kit lens with my EM5 and use it with the flat port for 60mm macro as a cheap workaround (3 lenses, two ports). In ideal life, 7-14 would be an option, but then again, I do not make money with this hobby, so for me it makes no sense spending that much on top. If I had a chance to try the 7-14 it might change my mind, but luckily where I live, mirroless systems underwater are so rare (even for topside, 7-14 is very egzotic to find), that it will not happen. Which is maybe good. :D


  7. To complicate things further, for Panasonic or Olympus 8mm you can also look at Zen 100 dome (4"), they are glass domes and can be found used for price of the acrylic ones if you care to spend some time. ;)

     

    Considering there were no big appraisals for 9-18, I would say that the Panasonic setup is a winner if you look at the parameters you mentioned as well (price, size, quality). However, yes, you have to come close to fill the frame - I use it.


  8. I have been using this lens for some time now, and have not yet tried it with any kind of magnifier/close up lens so far.

     

    I found it to be very easy to use, fast AF (with my simple setup that includes only one strobe at the moment). Still learning though. Never had the need with MF so far, but then again, you can always do that without the zoom gear but by moving the camera.

     

    I keep it at 0.19 - infinity AF setting, F8, 1/250 (as that is max sync speed on EM5), below are some results from todays dive.

    First two photos are uncropped, on the 2nd one you can actually see some kind of a critter which is probably 1-2mm in size (if you look closer).

     

     

     

     

     

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  9. Hi all,

     

    I got a chance to go and dive around island Vis (Croatia), beautiful place if you are into deeper dives and wreck (shallowest wreck is at 30m depth, most are 40-55m range, with a stunning B17 plane at 70m).

     

    Anyway, attached are some shots, hope you like them. Comments are also appreciated.

     

    Full gallery is on my facebook profile if you are interested to see more, it is publicly available. Please follow the link.

     

    Wreck Teti:

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    Wreck Vassilios T.:

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    Conger from wreck Teti (there are 4 of them):

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    Green cave (cavern):

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  10. Aleksandar, shoot an email to glass at zenunderwater.com. You have an older DP-100-S3, from back before Nauticam even existed I think, that was a two piece design. Now it is a one piece part, placing the glass closer to the Panasonic 8mm lens, and solving this problem.

     

    With current parts there is no vignetting with E-M5 and Pansonic 8mm.

     

    Hi Ryan,

     

    thanks for the info, I will get in touch. I was not aware that there were two types of this dome (and it seems the internet didn't know as well as I did some extensive searching to make sure i don't have the wrong parts :)).

     

    BTW, I must give compliments to the level of service I received from your colleagues on my email inquiries and delivery of items as requested.

     

     

     

    BR

     

    Alex


  11. Thanks Phil.

     

    The adapter is as pictured (and bought from Reef Photo). I could not fit a different zen dome other than subal type 3 in it (at least I hope so :)). I can confirm we are talking about two o rings, one that goes into the housing and the other that is on the dome itself and it goes into adapter.

     

    I will double check if there was any other possibility of an operator error, it is a very snug fit, not easy to assemble/dissasemble.

     

    In any case, it is not much of an issue as there is plenty of room to crop but better make sure not to flood the whole thing by having assambled it wrong.


  12. Interesting, thank you for sharing this info.

     

    It seems this may be due to the adapter moving the sensor a bit back and the lens accordingly from the dome itself. This is probably not the issue with native zen domes without the adapter.

     

    I do not know what adjustments can be made to the camera to fix this, but I will rather just crop the image as there's plenty of room to do so. It seems to me if you adjust the camera for UW use it may affect its performance on land, not something I am keen on doing.


  13. I finaly managed yesterday to go and test the Panny 8mm in zen dome using the nauticam milc adapter to make everything fit together.

     

    The result puzzled me a bit as not only did I get dome petals/shades visible in the corners (something I had seen before when using the inon WA wet lens on my previous setup), but the bottom petal is realy visible, whereas the top one not at all. I would expect then both to be visible.

     

    I have attached two sample photos to demonstrate what I am talking about. Is this expected behaviour of such setup? The camera cannot be misaligned to shoot a bit upwards as it would not fit the nauticam housing (NA-EM5).

     

    I can crop, this is not a dealbreaker of any sort but I did not anticipate this.

     

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  14. I can recommend the setup I use: Nauticam housing, Olympus EM5, macro port 65 + zuiko macro lens 60mm. I recently acquired a used Panasonic 8mm fisheye and zen dome for it which need to get wet shortly. :) 60mm macro and fisheye should cover most usage scenarios, and you can also use the kit lens 12-50 in the macro port 65 that can be a nice workaround for initial use (you can zoom using the buttons on the camera, no need for expensive gear system).

     

    Add to that 1 or two strobes but still looks less bulky then dslr setup.

     

    The best part is that you can get the EM5 used now as the EM1 are out and the succesor, EM5 mk2. Some savings can be made by going the olympus housing route, not nauticam. In either case, great setup for probably 50% the inital going price.

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