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Kelamik

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About Kelamik

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    Starfish
  • Birthday April 28

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Chicago IL
  • Interests
    Photography, Scuba Diving, Surfing, Traveling

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    1519ma

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    United States
  • Camera Model & Brand
    Sony a7riii
  • Camera Housing
    Ikelite
  • Strobe/Lighting Model & Brand
    Sea and Sea
  1. I have for sale fairly new Ikelite housing, purchased from Bluewater Photography April2019. It comes as a package with multiple ports allow for mounting Sony 16-35mm f4 lens, Zeiss 25mm f.2 lens and Sony 90mm f2.8 macro lens. I used it few weeks on vacation in Grand Cayman. The housing is in mint condition, been cleaned after each dive Ports have signs of wear from diving and being in the ocean. All the buttons work properly. The housing has never been flooded. The following are included (also include prices I paid for reference): 1 Ikelite Housing for Sony A7RIII and A9 Dry Lock Version- 200ft (compatible with the Sony a7iii as well) ike-71473 $1695.00 $1695.00 1 Ikelite Vacuum Pump with Gauge IKE-47011 $59.95 $59.95 1 Ikelite right-hand quick release Handle with Extension IKE-4077.02 $65.00 $65.00 2 ULCS BA-IK Base Adapter for Ikelite quick release Handle ULCS-BA-IK $23.95 $47.90 1 Ikelite Single Sync Cord for Sea & Sea/Inon strobes (Non TTL) IKE-45281 $119.95 $119.95 1 Ikelite 42mm Port Extension for Dry Lock Housings ike-75042 $249.95 $249.95 1 Ikelite 20mm Port Extension for Dry Lock Housings ike-75020 $199.95 $199.95 1 Ikelite Macro Flat Port for Dry Lock Housings ike-75301 $374.95 $374.95 I am open to a reasonable offer. Pls contact me and we can talk price, shipping, etc..
  2. My Sony a7riii + Sea & Sean YS-D2 Strobe max sync speed is 1/200; I only shoot in manual mode, do not have a converter to TTL on my Ikelite housing. If I move up to 1/250 the dark strip appears in the top of the frame. This makes it difficult to get the dark background but can be done in post.
  3. I have for sale fairly new Ikelite housing, purchased from Bluewater Photography April2019. It comes as a package with multiple ports allow for mounting Sony 16-35mm f4 lens, Zeiss 25mm f.2 lens and Sony 90mm f2.8 macro lens. I used it few weeks on vacation in Grand Cayman. The housing is in mint condition, been cleaned after each dive Ports have signs of wear from diving and being in the ocean. All the buttons work properly. The housing has never been flooded. The following are included (also include prices I paid for reference): 1 Ikelite Housing for Sony A7RIII and A9 Dry Lock Version- 200ft (compatible with the Sony a7iii as well) ike-71473 $1695.00 $1695.00 1 Ikelite Vacuum Pump with Gauge IKE-47011 $59.95 $59.95 1 Ikelite right-hand quick release Handle with Extension IKE-4077.02 $65.00 $65.00 2 ULCS BA-IK Base Adapter for Ikelite quick release Handle ULCS-BA-IK $23.95 $47.90 1 Ikelite Single Sync Cord for Sea & Sea/Inon strobes (Non TTL) IKE-45281 $119.95 $119.95 1 Ikelite Compact 8" Dome for Dry Lock Ports ike-75344 $349.95 $349.95 1 Ikelite 42mm Port Extension for Dry Lock Housings ike-75042 $249.95 $249.95 1 Ikelite 20mm Port Extension for Dry Lock Housings ike-75020 $199.95 $199.95 1 Ikelite Macro Flat Port for Dry Lock Housings ike-75301 $374.95 $374.95 1 Light & Motion Sola Photo Mount (Ball) Kit - Current Version LM-800-0186 $19.99 $19.99 Please contact me if you are interested in this set-up. Also have strobe clamps and arms + Sea & Sea YS-D2 strobe. Can provide copies of invoices and warranty from Bluewater Photography.
  4. Recently I have been diving while using Sea & Sea YS-D2 strobe. After 2 weeks of using the strobe it stopped firing (never flooded the strobe and used enelopes fully charged batteries, btw, I always shoot in manual). The constant light was still functional but the strobe flash just stopped firing. This was on Grand Cayman and my only option was to purchase a display model from Cathy Church shop in Georgetown. The new strobe survived another 3 weeks of photographing but I noticed that the recycle time of it started to increase. Other problem I found on both strobes was that when firing the strobe consecutively 10-15 times the strobe would stop firing and would need to recycle for about 10-15 seconds after which time it would start firing again. This happened on both strobes. Spoke with Sea & Sea today and their tech told me that that was not normal. Anyone had a similar experience? These strobes are $700 a piece and I am afraid they will not last me long time. How do these compare to Inon strobes?
  5. I love my Sony a7r iii, dove with it at least 150 dives past 2 months and really liked it. Only had problems with focusing on Sony 90mm f2.8 macro, which was doable but slow and at times not reliable. Other than that the dynamic range is amazing, battery life has been improved (I would not recommend older a7 ii and a7 ii as you would need to replace battery and open your housing after every dive), camera is very compact, controls are intuitive, menu is ok. I shot with Canon before and prefer Sony workflow. One drawback of Sony vs. Canon is cost of the lenses and limited Sony lens availability vs. Canon's line-up. The workaround for this is Metabones adapter. Hope this helps.
  6. I just came back from a 2 month scuba diving trip in Grand Cayman while pretty much every day shooting my a7riii with Ikelite housing. While I was not in love with the housing I really enjoyed the dynamic range of Sony a7riii and the extended battery life. One drawback to this camera is macro set-up. I was using the Sony 90mm f2.8 macro lens and noticed that close focusing was very slow and hit or miss. I hear from other photographers that this is a common problem with the 90mm 2.8 Sony lens. Also, Sony does not have a native super-wide angle lens and you might need to adopt Canon lens via Metabones. I do have the Metabones adapter but have not used it underwater. I think the biggest improvement you will notice when moving from 12 megapixels to 42.4 megapixels that will allow you for cropping and also the superior dynamic range of the camera. Also, Sony will feel lighter in your hand. Hope this helps. I shot with A7r ii and A7 ii prior to A7r iii and would not recommend the older Sony a7 models as the batter life would not last 2 full dives. I dive on average 3 times a day and that would mean that I would need to open my housing after every dive. This has been improved and the new battery lasts me full day/3 dives per day.
  7. Seeing what precious cargo you have there I would make sure to bring it on a plane in as a carry-on. My last trip I used heavily padded ice cooler bag I bough from Target, called Square Welded Cooler Grey - Embark. I carried it on a plane with me and also when I was transporting my underwater housing with camera before and after diving. It kept my gear impact free and cool while in the hot car. I loved this set-up. This set-up worked with my Ikelite/Sony a7riii set up + 1 Sea n See strobe. If I had 2 strobes, however, it would not fit into the bag. Here is the link to this bag: https://www.target.com/p/square-welded-cooler-grey-embark-153/-/A-53209674?ref=tgt_adv_XS000000&AFID=google_pla_df&fndsrc=tgtao&CPNG=PLA_Patio%2BGarden%2BShopping&adgroup=SC_Patio%2BGarden&LID=700000001170770pgs&network=g&device=c&location=9021715&ds_rl=1246978&ds_rl=1247068&ds_rl=1246978&gclid=CjwKCAjwuqfoBRAEEiwAZErCsmPxirqDY8VZ705q7lzzJbq-CUuDs1xhD6CYOPNzmvhIMfVIWWYsKxoCj74QAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
  8. Hi, my favorite are ScubaPro Seawing. They provide great propulsion and I can do modified frog kick in them. One drawback to these is that you cannot do a traditional frog-kick in these. However, if I were ever in a strong current I would want to have these on. Recently I did 150 dives in these, all while photographing with a full frame Ikelite set-up. They worked great.
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