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About SkiSwami

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  • Birthday 04/25/1955

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    Shoreham, Long Island, NY
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    Skiing, Scuba, Golf, Photography

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  • Camera Model & Brand
    Olympus E-M5
  • Camera Housing
    Olympus PT-EP08

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  1. Well, here's a fully operational, complete kit for someone maybe ready to move up from a point and shoot or their GoPro. I just upgraded to a housing for my E-M1 MkII, so I'm getting rid of the following package which served me very well: OLYMPUS OMD E-M5 OLYMPUS 14-42 II f3.5-5.6 OLYMPUS Housing PT-EP08 Olympus Port PPO-EP01 All accessories, etc. Notes: E-M5 has ~9,375 Shutter actuations (see pic). Works perfectly. Latest firmware. Minor/normal finish wear on some edges. LCD screen and viewfinder are in excellent shape. Included with camera are 5 total batteries, 2 chargers, 2 rubber eyepieces, aux microphone, body cap, USB Cable, Olympus accessory Handgrip HLD-6G, Accessory Battery Grip HLD-6P, and 2 mini flashes for use inside housing. Lens is perfectly clean and operates like new. (Was really never used) Housing - Used only on about 20 dives. Perfect condition. Got down to 110', never leaked a drop of water. Port is like new. All O-rings like new. O-ring removal tool, silica gels, and silicone grease included. Asking $1,200. Original retail? Who knows, certainly over $3k, but irrelevant now. Free FedEx shipping within the US or you can inspect/pickup on Long Island, NY. Can also ship worldwide via DHL or FedEx at cost. Don't hesitate to contact me if you want further info!
  2. Price: $595.00 Payment method: PayPal Item condition: 9+ Shows little or no signs of wear Shipping instructions: CONUS ONLY via USPS Priority Mail Mint Condition. Very little use and works/focuses perfectly. Glass is flawless. No Case, but box, caps and Instruction book included. BIG BONUS >>> I have added the "Olympus Modification." This is the addition of a filter holder (from the Panny 8mm Fisheye), to the rear of the lens in order to add a gel filter. This helps eliminate the occasional, known issue of purple fringing or purple blobs when used on some OLY cameras. (Not an issue on Panny cameras) The holder and filter are visible in the photos and obviously, you can insert or remove the filters easily. Right now I have the Kodak Wratten 2E Filter inserted, which is a slight bit too yellow, but can be corrected for. The recommended filter is the 2A. A bit hard to find, but often available on eBay or other forums. Great Lens, but I decided to get the OLY f/2.8 7-14 instead. If you want more info on the purple fringing problem, and how well the filter works, you can read this: http://alanwatsonforster.org/writing/mft-purple.html
  3. Used Panasonic 8mm fisheye with caps & pouch (no box) $350 shipped to CONUS. Lens is in excellent condition. Glass is perfect. Just a couple extremely minor scuffs on the cap and one side of the lens as shown (on 0.1/0.33ft marking). Selling lens because I just got the Oly f/1.8 fisheye, and can't see keeping both. First time selling here, but lots of all positive feedback on eBay under username Carvemeister1: http://feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewFeedback2&userid=carvemeister1&ftab=AllFeedback&myworld=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2050430.m2531.l4585
  4. Ok, so you're saying the Precision 100mm or the Zen-DP-100-EP08 (100mm for OM-D) dome which was designed for the smaller Panasonic fisheye would be better used with an extension to fit the longer Oly 1.8 fisheye vs. using a 132mm dome such as the INON or the 148mm Olympus which were designed specifically for the Oly fisheye? I'm not sure I understand why. Is there an optical advantage to the smaller dome? Or is it just the ability to use the 8mm Panny as well? I actually do have both fisheyes, but planned to sell the Panasonic since I got the OLY - figured there was no reason to keep both. Obviously, I have no idea about these things. All I know for now is above water. Appreciate any further clarification before I do buy a dome, especially considering the low price on the glass INON dome. Thanks! (btw - I goofed on the empty post above and tried to delete it. Can't find any Delete function though. Is there one?)
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