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  1. Free Flip Adapter to Good Wetpixel Home: Flip Adapter for diopter lens, with 67 mm male threads on the base and 67 mm female threads on the swing out ring; it can also be screwed down, three bolts are included. Unused. Anodized black aluminum, original box. Adapter is Free, just contribute the US shipping $14 via Paypal, please confirm by PM.
  2. Sea&Sea underwater strobe electric sync cords, shiny perfect 5 pin Nikonos screw-on plugs, with covers for each. These #17100 cables are designed for housings, and strobes such as Sea&Sea and Inon, with 5 pin connectors. Four Sea&Sea cords are available. $34.99 each or $99.99 for all 4 cords, + $9 US shipping. Paypal. My eBay rating is 100% buyer satisfaction.
  3. Found the viewfinder, no longer looking for one.
  4. Leaky equipment is never good. Please tell us a bit more: Which model of Kraken, who did you buy it from, how much, what is the defect: a crack, a seam that has opened...?
  5. Complete Nikon D800 - Sea&Sea Macro System Ready to Dive! Sea & Sea MDX 800 Housing, Nikon D800 Camera with Nikkor 60mm Macro Lens, Ports and Strobe Arms. Excellent and complete package, everything is in excellent, fully working condition, ready to take underwater photos. The Sea & Sea Housing, MDX-D800 is dark blue, has a built-in moisture detector, main O-ring, camera tray, viewfinder and port cover. All controls work perfectly. Full maintenance by Pacific Housing Repair. Spare main O ring included. Never flooded. Sea & Sea Compact Macro Port 52 (S&S #56241) with original box, glass is perfect, no scratches. Plastic lens cover, O-ring and spare, original box. Sea&Sea NX Compact Macro Port Base (S&S #56201) in excellent condition, no dings or scratches, includes O-ring with spare, plastic port cover. Nikon D800 digital camera, Serial #3052270, in original box with battery, charger, manuals, shoulder strap, cables, etc, in excellent condition, no dust or fungus, no dings or scratches. Exposure count is 12,415 - the D800 camera is built for 250,000-300,000 exposures. Compact Flash memory card included. Nikkor 60mm Macro Lens f/2.8 D with front and rear lens covers, no scratches, dust or fungus, works perfectly, like new condition. Underwater Arms and Clamps: Two 200 mm arms, two 125 mm arms, six clamps plus two angled ball adapters to attach the arms to the housing. _ Housing & Camera Package = $ 2,525. Paypal, Free shipping in the USA. My eBay rating is 100% buyer satisfaction. PM for more information or if you have any questions. =
  6. My comments were only about single fiber cables, as I have no experience with multi fiber cables, and my comment above did not mention or refer to them. I use of 3 or 4 mm Toslink cables, have no need for the more complicated variety. As I have seen single fiber cables lose light transmission when put in hot water to coil them, my point is there is no need to coil the cables as when kept straight they transmit more light; they readily available from Amazon or eBay for a low price; plus they are tough, simple to use, and always fire the strobe.
  7. Fiber Optic Cables do not need coils except to make it easy for cable makers to sell a single model of cable that can be stretched to fit the needs of different photographers. Otherwise, Cables with Coils can get caught on outside objects and pulled off, they flop around and are a nuisance. I learned this the hard way while diving when one of my coiled cables was inadvertently kicked off, and lost, by the dive guide. Another important drawback to coils is that they double or more the length of the cable, thereby significantly cutting down the amount of light that reaches the strobe. Coiling requires heating the cable, as in hot water, and heating is well known to "cook" the optic fiber, making it opaque and markedly reducing the light transmitted. Both the added cable length and the reduced light may explain why some strobes such as the Sea&Sea are said not to fire consistently with coiled fiber optic cables. Coiling requires a thin cable, and thin cables break easily, two or three of mine have broken, like brittle spaghetti, during daily use. In contrast, thicker cables with no coils, ie, Toslink, in my experience have always triggered Inon and Sea&Sea strobes of several models, have not gotten caught on external objects nor interfered with the taking of photos. To ensure one has a cable sufficiently long for other, longer strobe arms, it is easy to make it long enough so one can thread or wind the cable around the arms being used, and to add one or more wraps for the spare length. It is important to use Toslink of 3 or 4 mm o.d. as it is much tougher than the 1 or 1.5 mm cable, and transmits much more light, at almost no additional cost. These thicker cables do not break, in my experience. In brief, to fire a strobe from an underwater housings, a short, thick, un-coiled straight fiber optic cable is much tougher, and carries much more light than a long, thin, coiled cable. It always fires the strobe, is inexpensive, dependable and easy to make, with few if any problems. ==
  8. As Algwyn observes, coiling the fiber optic cables is not useful, as the coil floats about, is in the way, and can get caught; in fact, the coils waste cable as they are not necessary at all. All I do is thread the cable thru the holes in my strobe arms, and wind any excess around the clamps and arms. That way the cable is secure, out of harms way and well organized. (I had described this approach in this thread, on Sept 21, 2017).
  9. For Sale - Sea&Sea Coiled Sync Cord, 5 pin Sea&Sea type connectors, with caps (with one extra cap, not shown), perfect condition - like new. Several cords are available for sale. $ 40- each, $35- ea if two cords or more, plus $9 US shipping. Paypal. My eBay rating is 100% buyer satisfaction.
  10. Hi, Tinman: The first person to contact me was the first to send me the shipping costs, but not until 5 days after the notice had been posted. Everybody else had those days to contact me and send the shipping cost. Day before yesterday I shipped him the handles, they are gone. Sorry for any inconvenience or disappointment but everybody else had plenty of time to act. The funny thing is that some months ago I put these same handles up for sale at about 1/4 of their market value, and nobody was interested. But when they were offered Free to Good Diver, several persons have expressed strong feelings and feel victimized because somebody else was first. My decision was based on the simple First Come - First Served. Over and out.
  11. mosf was second in line, and was wondering about shipping costs to Italy. He had not committed and had not paid shipping costs. The first Wetpixeler in line paid: The early bird got the worm.
  12. As Algwyn says above, the 4 mm fibers, and in my experience the 3 mm Toslink single fiber cables, transmit abundant light and trigger both Sea & Sea and Inon strobes in a highly reliable manner. One can use Uxcell strain relief boot protectors from Amazon, they are 7 mm diameter and work fine. I glue the cable to the Uxcell boot with ABS glue, then trim the end with a sharp razor. The resulting cable is inexpensive, simple, tough and excellent, those are the words that best describe them.
  13. Spoken for, these two handles are on their way to their new home. Thank you for your interest!
  14. This tray has a found new home, for a great life of underwater adventure. Thank you for your interest.
  15. To secure the Subsee adaptor to the Subal FP-FC port I suggest the following: Wrap duct tape around the front of the port until the Subsee adaptor fits securely on it. Tighten the three securing screws. Thread a piece of stainless wire between the tape and the port, lengthwise to the port. Twist the ends of the wire over the adapter to secure it in place. Use three lengths of wire, spaced evenly around the port. This way the Subsee will be held in place by its three built in screws, its tight fight over the duct tape and port, and the three wires. Materials: duct tape, stainless wire; tools: wire snips, scissors, patience.
  16. Hi, Tim: I have not handled the Saga holder, but the photos show it uses an O ring as a friction fastening. Backscatter lists a Saga double flip lens holder for $250 US plus tax and shipping: https://www.backscatter.com/SAGA-M67-Double-Flip-Lens-Holder-for-67mm-threaded-Ports ReefPhoto has a nice assortment of lens holders, new and used, by Nauticam, Saga, etc: https://reefphoto.com/pages/search-results? diopter+lens+holder&type=product. Kevin Palmer is most helpful. Please keep us posted and best of luck!
  17. I too had a flip macro lens holder with 3 screws to hold it in place, but as it tended to get loose, I made my own out of ABS plastic sheet, a short length of 10 cm (4 in) ABS drain pipe, and a 67 mm lens holder, plus a few s.s. screws and ABS cement. ABS is easy to work with, much like wood, ABS glue melts (welds) the parts together, and ABS is of almost neutral weight in the water. This holder has worked well for several years. I built mine with standard hand tools, drill press, adjustable hole drill bit, electric saw, plus supplies from the local plastic and plumbing store. The hinge, shaped like a standard cabinet hinge, was a tad difficult as the holes for the hinge pin were sloppy; I simply filled them with slurpy ABS glue along the pin, with suitable masking, and that solved it. For the diopter I used a 67 to 82 mm step-up ring glued into a suitable hole in the flip lid with ABS/acetone slurp. https://www.amazon.com/Sensei-67mm-Lens-Filter-Step-Up/dp/B00AE1M6NE. To lighten the weight, I drilled as many large holes as I could. This lost Subsee macro lens was found on the bottom of Balayan Bay (Anilao) by Peri Paleracio, who kindly gifted it to me. The holder is secured with a stainless hose clamp. The duct tape is to protect the Subal port and housing. Saga also makes a lens holder for Subal, secured by the pressure of an O-ring inside the large ring.
  18. This ring is mounted on the housing to accept the port or port extension. I believe it is for the earlier Subal housings such as the CD5MII for the Canon 5DMK II, and the CD5 housing for the Nikon D200. I have tested it with a Type 4 EXR and a Port, and it works fine, looks just like new.
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