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Hi there, I am looking for a housing for my Sony NEX-7 camera with 16-50 lens as well as an adapter for a 67mm wet lens. Thanks, Ben
As NEX shooters will know all too well, there is a lack of lens options for the system. Up until recently, there has only been one dedicated wide angle option (16mm + FE) and one Macro option (30mm). It’s also possible to use the 18-55mm kit lens with external (wet) diopter for a closer perspective. Any other macro options? How about the Nikonos 80mm with extension tubes? I’ve recently completed two dives with my NEX 7 and the Nikonos 80mm. To improve focus distance, I attach two extension tubes . My quick impressions: Its super macro on the NEX! For NEX users, ‘nuff said. It’s fun! It’s a real challenge to shoot. I’ve had a lot of with this lens. I feel is a high risk, high reward type set up. Its best suited to calm conditions where you have plenty of time to shoot. i.e. Blue Heron Bridge. Several shots were on a recent night dive with a bit of current. My % keepers were much lower. A magnifying viewfinder is a necessity. Since you have to judge focus yourself. With extension tubes, the only way to focus is to rock in and out. With this lens, and underwater in general, I have not found the focus peaking on the NEX to work very well, even with focus lights. Maybe I’m doing it wrong…. It’s heavy. Having the system more neutral would help the handling a lot. Even at f16, DoF is razor thin. The resolution isn’t great. I think this has always been the issue with the 80mm, but the 24mpx on the NEX 7 doesn’t help it along. There is plenty of detail, just don’t crop down or pixel peep. First, the set up NO, NO. Look THIS way. Flounder eyes. Moving objects are difficult but not impossible. Both could be better, but for my level, not bad considering the limitations of the set up. Sometimes, even stationary subjects can be difficult. Hey, I meant to focus on the pinchers and not the eyes. I swear! When it works… Guitar fish eye, Corals, Worm, Blenny.
Selling full underwater camera setup purchased new in Jan 2012: -Sony NEX 7 camera body with 2 years left in its extended warranty -Sony E mount 30mm macro lens -Nauticam housing for NEX 7 camera -Nauticam macro lens port -Sandisk 32 GB extreme pro SDHC -2 camera batteries with one charger -Dual arm tray with two 6” Stixx float arms and two high end hollow 6”, 6 clamps and doubler lens holder, lanyard and carrying strap -Sola 800 aiming light with white and red led lights along with housing post Available in two different packages depending on which strobe setup is preferred: $4,500 with Two (2) Inon 2000 Strobes with 2 fiber optic cables. One is newly rebuilt Or $5,500 with Two (2) Ikelite DS 161 strobes. 3 NiMH Batteries, two chargers and 2 fiber optic cables and adapters are included.