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  1. I've decided to break up the kit. Will entertain offers (or preferably by private message) for anything listed here except the strobes, chargers, diffusers as I am currently auctioning those on ebay. For anyone interested, the auction for the strobes (plus extras) can be found here: Ikelite DS-125 strobes auction on ebay
  2. Aquatica Complete Housing Kit for Canon 5D Mark III Due to a lack of use, I've decided to sell my complete UW Housing kit. Kit centers around the Aquatica A5D-III housing for the Canon 5D III, dual Ikelite DS-125 strobes, and Stix buoyancy arm system. Camera and lenses not included, but could be negotiated separately. The housing includes the acclaimed 180° Aqua View finder. Everything with the housing is fully functional and operational in great condition. There are some very minor cleaning scratches on the LCD window which are not visible underwater. The ports include the 9.25 inch Aquatica Mega Dome for sharp corners and the ability to take over/unders, a 4" dome port for wide-angle macro, and a flat macro port that allows you to choose manual or automatic focusing. I shot this system with the Canon 100mm f/2.8 EF USM macro lens, the Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM lens, and Sigma 15mm f/2.8 EX DG diagonal fisheye lens. All the zoom/focus gears and port extensions necessary to shoot these lenses are included, as is the Sea & Sea M77 internal correction lens which the lens corrects image aberration and distortion when attached to a wide-angle zoom lens. More information about the system and lens compatibility can be found here: AD5-MkIII instructions A5D-MkIII Lens Chart I recently tested the strobes' capacity and each delivered over 260 full-strength flashes on a single charge. The spare battery came in at over 230 flashes. The Stix buoyancy strobe arm set does an excellent job of achieving neutral buoyancy making the rig a joy to handle underwater. Lots of spares (o-rings, sync cords, housing hinges, etc.) and owners manuals are included. I strongly prefer to sell this kit as a single package. Priced to sell at $3,450. Please message me if interested. Quantity Manufacturer Part Number Description Retail value 1 Aquatica 20071-NK-V Housing for 5D Mark III w/ std viewfinder $3,360 1 Aquatica 20054 Aquatica 180° aqua view finder $1,333 1 Aquatica 18789 Housing body cap $67 1 Aquatica 19224 ISO Extended Lever for A5D Housing $89 2 Ultralight Control BA-AQW Handle balls $54 1 Ultralight Control AD-1420-IK Adapter for modeling light $24 1 Aquatica 18407 Megadome 9.5" $1,895 1 Aquatica 18490 Rear port cap $67 1 Immersed Imaging? Travel case for dome port $50 1 Aquatica 18506 Neoprene cover for megadome $66 1 Aquatica 18464 Port extension w/o focus knob $440 1 Aquatica 18469 Port to extension locking collar $100 1 Aquatica 48708 Zoom gear for16-35 f/2.8L & 17-40 f/4 $138 1 Aquatica 18453 Port extension 28.5 mm $233 1 Aquatica 18490 Rear port cap $67 1 Aquatica 18426 AF/MF macro port $507 1 Aquatica 18700.1 Focus gear for 100mm $138 1 Aquatica 18505 Neoprene cover for macro port $32 1 Aquatica 19350 Close-up kit $566 2 Aquatica 19354 Lens caddy $138 1 Aquatica 18490 Rear port cap $67 1 Aquatica 18410 4" dome port, Bk-7 coated mineral glass $660 1 Aquatica 18490 Rear port cap $67 1 4GD Photo FB-12 Float belt for dome port $60 1 Sea and Sea Lanyard $25 1 Sea and Sea M77 Internal correction lens for wide angle lens $599 2 Ikelite DS-125 DS-125 Strobe $1,400 2 Ikelite 4069.2 Dome diffuser $160 3 Ikelite 4104.31 Nikonos to Ikelite single sync cord, non-TTL $360 2 Ikelite 45232 Nikonos to Ikelite dual sync cord, non-TTL $380 2 Ikelite 4066.1 Smart charger $200 1 Ikelite 40066BK Spare NiMH Battery Pack for DS-125 $250 4 4GD Photo SX-09 Stix 9 inch strobe arms $192 2 4GD Photo SX-12 Stix 12 inch strobe arms $96 1 4GD Photo SF-43 Stix Jumbo Float Kit $35 1 4GD Photo SF-42 Stix Large Float Kit $25 2 4GD Photo SF-2 Large Float $15 6 Ultralight Control AC-CS Clamps $198 3 Ultralight Control AD-125 Strobe ball $14,153 Various Owner's manuals for everything Various Spares (o-rings, housing hinges, etc.)
  3. To me it comes down to a question of usability and efficiency. Allowing sellers to edit their active posts and to delete inactive posts (or at least mark them as SOLD) would greatly improve the buyers' ability to find items they might want to purchase. To me, having streamlined topics/posts far outweighs any value in maintaining an unedited history of all buy/sell posts. (Especially with U/W photo gear which tends to depreciate rather rapidly.) However, I don't control WetPixel and those that do get to make the rules. The administrators of the site have been quite adamant and unequivocal that they are against editing of existing posts in the WetPixel forums.
  4. I have no arms for sale at this time. I have an old ULCS pivot tray for a Nikonos V, but I am assuming that is not what you were looking for.
  5. I am selling two ULCS AC-H handles with ball. (Note length difference: 6.125 inch & 6.75 inch). Asking $25 each, or $40 for both. Buyer pays actual shipping cost from Northern California. PM me if interested. Michael
  6. Mounts top-center on housing to provide focus light attachment point. Asking $15 for both. Excellent condition. Buyer pays actual shipping cost from Northern California. PM me if interested. Michael
  7. Currently auctioning off package on ebay. See the listing here: http://r.ebay.com/DOYHvF
  8. Another update regarding the port types.... I have been in touch with Subal and I have it on good authority that ALL OF THE PORTS AND EXTENSION RINGS ARE TYPE 3. The only complication is the DP-FE2 dome port. It is definitely a Type 3 port, but it is an earlier version that presents some compatibility issues with some later Type 3 housings. If you are using an extension ring, then the DP-FE2 works on all Type 3 housings. Otherwise it can work with modification. (I am trying to learn the precise nature of the modification, but at the moment I do not know. Again, I will report back if/when I am able to learn more about the mod.) For what it is worth, Subal's Type 2 ports are a completely different animal. They are used on the smaller housings, such as Olympus EX1, Panasonic GH4 and Sony Alpha 7. But an adapter exists that makes the Type 3 ports/extensions that I'm selling compatible with Type 2 housings. I hope this clears up any confusion, including any I've created!
  9. Hi Pete, The EXR-33 and EXR-20 extension rings are still available. But because I've had a couple of inquiries regarding the entire housing package, I am going to hold off on breaking up the kit for the time being. Depending on the outcome of those inquiries, I will be in touch regarding the extension rings. Regards, Michael
  10. Excellent question. I'm in Northern California, USA. I have updated my profile to reflect this fact.
  11. I need to correct what I wrote above. At least some of the ports/extensions are type 3 according to the original product packaging. See below for details. Needless to say, each part in this housing kit works together with the other parts. I have contacted Subal asking for an explanation of how Type 2 and Type 3 ports/extensions differ. I will report my findings when I get them. Subal DP-FE2 Glass Dome Port - TYPE 2 OR 3 (not sure yet) Subal Custom Focus Port for Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro - TYPE 2 OR 3 (not sure yet) Subal FP-90 Flat Port - TYPE 3 Subal EXR-60 Extension Ring - TYPE 3 Subal EXR-33 Extension Ring - TYPE 3 Subal EXR-20 Extension Ring - TYPE 3
  12. Just to clarify: perhaps I should not have written "thread" (above) as the term is somewhat ambiguous. When I wrote "thread" what I meant was "topic". That is: one must scroll through a given topic to suss out the status of items included in the topic's original post. I definitely agree that Wetpixel's search function is valuable, if not essential. Yet, it is not without its limitations. The following search returns over 200 results most of which are not germane: "Canon 5D", "housing" match ALL words, in Titles only in Classifieds forum only
  13. Hi Adam, I can see your point about thread coherence. But I *do* think it is irksome to have to click into a whole bunch of threads, and perhaps scroll through a bunch of posts only to find out the item of interest (or perhaps all the items) have been sold. Furthermore, I would be willing to wager that many prospective buyers tend to ignore older posts, assuming that FS means that items *were* for sale at some point in the past, but probably aren't any longer. Come to think of it, I guess I don't quite see the value of keeping old Classified posts visible at all once the items have been sold. If they are preserved, one can get an idea of the historical price trends of U/W photo gear, but it comes that the expense of a more streamlined marketplace for equipment currently being offered. Thanks for listening. Michael
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