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  1. Price Drop to $890 AUD / $610 USD + Shipping
  2. Has anyone taken the (literal) plunge with the X-T3 yet? I've made the move over to Fuji recently, and it's such a capable system, but I can't find any feedback on underwater performance. Weighing up port options with Nauticam I'm kinda torn on going the N100 route (for simplicity/size), or adapting to N120 ports (for ease of resale down the line).
  3. Selling my Fantasea FA6500 underwater housing and FML Flat Port 34, designed for the Sony A6500 and A6300. Only used for a week's diving so it's in absolute MINT condition. You won't find a cleaner used example. I'm also selling a Sealife Flex-Connect dual-tray setup as well, which fits it perfectly if anyone's interested. You can check out an in depth review of the housing here: Fantasea FA6500 Housing Review Selling for $950 AUD / $650 USD + shipping Located in Melbourne, Australia, but happy to ship worldwide. Cheers, Mark
  4. Selling my Sealife Flex-Connect dual tray setup, in MINT condition (only used for a week). Includes: - 1x Flex-Connect Dual Tray - 2x Flex-Connect Grips - 4x Flex-Connect Arms - 2x Flex-Connect Arms (as-new, in-box) - 2x Flex-Connect Ball Joint Adapters It's a terrific system, fast and adaptable. I loved that I could instantly detach one of the grips from the tray, and hold it out at arms-length in order to backlight or sidelight a subject with my strobes. Lets you work so much quicker under the water. I used it with the Fantasea FA6500 housing (which I also currently have for sale with a flat port) and it fit perfectly. Would be ideal for similarly sized mirrorless housings. Selling for $375 AUD / $260 USD + shipping Located in Melbourne, Australia, but happy to ship worldwide.
  5. Selling a MINT condition Ikelite 4401.1 Fiber Optic Converter for DS Strobes. Only used for a week of diving, so it's in fantastic knick. Ikelite's spiel below: Converts the electrical bulkhead of any Ikelite DS strobe into a fiber optic port. The Fiber Optic Converter features heightened sensitivity for use with SEA&SEA or Nauticam housings with internal electrical-to-optical flash triggering devices. These devices translate the camera’s electrical signals into a series of LED flashes which are much less bright than a traditional built-in camera flash. The Fiber Optic Converter is also compatible with any system where the camera’s built-in flash can be seen by a fiber optic cord. The Fiber Optic Converter automatically configures itself for compatibility with both pre-flash and non pre-flash camera modes. No setting of small switches or confusion over number of pre-flashes. Simply turn on your strobe and take one picture to configure. This adapter is a manual exposure (non-TTL) trigger only. The strobe’s output may be adjusted using the manual power settings built into the strobe (varies by model). An individual Fiber Optic Converter and compatible cord is needed for each strobe. Use of two strobes requires two Fiber Optic Converters. The Fiber Optic Converter supports DS50, DS51, DS125, DS160 and DS161 strobes. Accepts Ikelite, SEA&SEA, and Olympus type fiber optic cords. For remote slave triggering off another flash without a cable, consider the Optical Slave Converter. This converter attaches to an Ikelite DS strobe. It is not intended to be attached to a housing and will provide no functionality if attached to an Ikelite bulkhead in a housing. Fiber Optic Cord Compatibility: • Ikelite Fiber Optic Coiled Cord # 4501 • INON Optical D Cable “Non-wireless type” L-Connector • SEA&SEA Fiber Optic Cable (L-type) # 50107 • SEA&SEA Fiber Optic Cable II # 50128 • Olympus UW Fiber Optic Cable PTCB-E02 • Nauticam Optical Fiber Cable # 26211 Nauticam to INON • Nauticam Optical Fiber Cable # 26212 Nauticam to Sea&Sea Selling for $120 AUD / $82 USD + shipping Located in Melbourne, Australia, but happy to ship worldwide.
  6. Selling my Vivid Leak Sentinel V5 (for Nauticam M16 Bulkheads). Only used for a single week of diving, so it's in fantastic, barely-used condition. You won't find a cleaner one used. This thing just takes all of the stress out of heading beneath the waves with thousands upon thousands of dollars worth of equipment. The vacuum seal let's you know that your housing is safely sealed up, and you have the bright, flashing LED indicators to warn you if anything goes awry. It just makes everything so much more relaxed. Which in-turn reduces your air consumption. Which in-turn increases your dive time! Comes with the Leak Sentinel v5 and the Vivid Sentinel manual vacuum pump. Selling for $365 AUD / $250 USD + shipping Located in Melbourne, Australia, but happy to ship worldwide. Cheers, Mark
  7. Price drop to $3000 AUD / $2060 USD + shipping
  8. The A6500 is a major step up in autofocus performance over the A6000. With the hefty outlay for an underwater setup, I think upgrading to the newer camera is the sensible choice.
  9. Also happy to sell the Fantasea kit separately (if someone already had the camera). The underwater kit by itself would be $1,880 USD / $2,785 AUD + shipping.
  10. Much as it hurts me to do this. I’m putting my barely-used and mint-condition Sony A6500/Fantasea underwater kit up for sale. 12 months ago I foolishly tried to buy my way into a better work/life balance, with more time spent underwater. But I have failed resoundingly. So the kit has been used on a grand total of a single one-week dive trip in the Maldives in January last year, and hasn't got wet since, so it's in as mint a condition as used kit can be really. The image quality this compact little kit puts out is really quite exceptional. Comparing the results to what my dive buddy was getting with his Nauticam/D800e setup, it really wasn’t giving up a lot (with added bonus of terrific 4k video as well). The phase-detect autofocus is Sony’s latest tech, and performs terrifically (even in dim, and murky water). The image quality is fantastic, and the housing is compact, comfortable in the hands, and as easy to operate underwater as the pricier aluminium options (Fantasea really have done an excellent job with the ergonomics). I’ve sold off the more specific lenses and ports, so this is basically the base Fantasea kit. The flat port paired with the nifty little 16-50mm will let you easily expand with Fantasea’s excellent wide-angle and macro wet lenses (which allow you to shoot both wide-angle and macro in a single dive). And to make life easier (and reduce the stress of taking so much expensive kit beneath the waves) there’s also the terrific Leak Sentinel v5 Vacuum System (with LED indicators), and a moisture detector in the housing itself. The kit includes: CAMERA: Sony A6500 Sony E 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 3x Sony NP-FW50 Batteries HOUSING: Fantasea FA6500 Housing for Sony a6500 and a6300 Fantasea FML Flat Port 34 Leak Sentinel V5 SeaLife Flex­connect Dual Tray 2x SeaLife Flex­connect Ball Joint Adapter SL999 ­(male) 2x SeaLife Flex­connect Grip 6x SeaLife Flex­connect Flex Arms 2X Sea & Sea Fibre Optic Cables Spare O-Rings, grease, vacuum pump etc. etc. So get yourself some cheap happiness at the mere cost of my misery/failure! $4,900 AUD worth of practically new kit, yours for $3400 AUD / $2300 USD + Shipping Pickup available from Melbourne, Australia. Or I can ship it wherever you need. Cheers, Mark
  11. Hi rwe, I'm open to breaking the kit up into Camera Components & Housing Components (if someone already has an A6500 or A6300 kit that they'd like to use the housing with). But I won't be breaking it down further than that at this stage. With all of the port combinations and the Flexconnect arms, the housing is negatively buoyant. But not very. If you wanted neutral buoyancy, it'd take very little in the way of foam to counteract the displacement of the rig. Shipping the all of Fantasea/Sealife kit (without the camera/lenses) to the US (fully insured) would be approximately $200 USD.
  12. As deeply as it pains me to do this. I’m putting my complete, barely-used and mint-condition Sony A6500/Fantasea underwater kit up for sale. 12 months ago I foolishly tried to buy my way into a better work/life balance, with more time spent underwater. But I have failed resoundingly. So the kit has been used on a grand total of a single one-week dive trip in the Maldives in January last year, and hasn't got wet since, so it's in as mint a condition as used kit can be really. The image quality this compact little kit puts out is really quite exceptional. Comparing the results to what my dive buddy was getting with his Nauticam/D800e setup, it really wasn’t giving up a lot (with added bonus of terrific 4k video as well). The phase-detect autofocus is Sony’s latest tech, and performs terrifically (even in dim, and murky water). The image quality is fantastic, and the housing is compact, comfortable in the hands, and as easy to operate underwater as the pricier aluminium options (Fantasea really have done an excellent job with the ergonomics). It's a complete kit sans strobes. I wanted the feature-set of a fully-laden Nauticam setup, with all the mod-cons, but without all of the weight, so I went with the A6500 paired with the excellent Fantasea Housing and Ports, and Sealife Flexconnect Handles and Arms (which are great for rapidly adjusting the position of your strobes underwater). It's setup for wide-angle (Sony 10-14mm f/4), Macro (Sony FE 50mm f/2.8 Macro), Fisheye (Sony 20mm f/2.8 + VCL-ECF2 Fisheye Converter), and general shooting (Sony 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6), with all of the necessary ports and extensions. And to make life easier (and reduce the stress of taking so much expensive kit beneath the waves) there’s also the terrific Leak Sentinel v5 Vacuum System (with LED indicators), a moisture detector in the housing itself, and an LED strobe trigger for fast and consistent strobe control via fibre optics. Fully assembled (sans strobes) the rig only weighs 4kg (that's under 9lbs!) so it's a terrific improvement size/weight wise compared to a conventional DSLR rig, and one that can travel with you safely in your carry-on luggage. The only thing that needs to be added are strobes or video lights, and you’ll be off shooting. The full list of components is as follows: CAMERA: Sony A6500 Sony FE 50mm f/2.8 Macro Sony E 10-18mm f/4 Sony E 20mm f/2.8 Sony E 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 Sony VCL-ECF2 Fisheye Converter 3x Sony NP-FW50 Batteries HOUSING: Fantasea FA6500 Housing for Sony a6500 and a6300 Fantasea FML Dome Port A6 Fantasea FA­2 LED Strobe Trigger Fantasea FML Flat Port 34 Fantasea FML Lens Gears SEL1018 2x Fantasea FML Port Extension 25 Fantasea Light Shielding Pad SEL16F28 Leak Sentinel V5 SeaLife Flex­connect Dual Tray 2x SeaLife Flex­connect Ball Joint Adapter SL999 ­(male) 2x SeaLife Flex­connect Grip 4x SeaLife Flex­connect Flex Arm 2X Sea & Sea Fibre Optic Cables Spare O-Rings, grease, vacuum pump etc. etc. The kit cost $8,960 AUD, and I'm looking for $6,300 AUD for it (that's about $4500 USD at the moment). So get yourself some cheap happiness at the mere cost of my misery/failure! Pickup available from Melbourne, Australia. And I'm happy to ship worldwide. Cheers, Mark Here’s the kit: And here are a few shots from it that I quite like:
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