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  1. These are a couple of my favourite images i took of this years Humpback Whales in Tonga. If you would like to see some more just head over to my page: www.facebook.com/GrantThomasPhotos/
  2. I want to go into surf photography and I am looking for an underwater housing for my Canon 7d. Max. underwater depth of 5 meters + is fine. I don't need a real dive housing. Aquatech or SPL would be ideal. also looking for a dome port for over/under shots and a flat port for my canon 24mm 1.4 ii (height: 90mm). please send me a message if you have something available. cheers
  3. 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:
  4. So first off, I'm shooting with a Canon 7D MII in a Nauticam housing w/ 8' acrylic dome. Switching between a Canon 18-55mm 3.6f & Tokina 10-17mm 3.5f fisheye. I've been on a few trips now with other photographers, we are shooting in water with almost perfect visibility, ranging from 20-30m. Why is there so much dam haze in my photos? It makes the water look like there is barely 3 meters of visibility. It looks terrible, I've compared shots in the same time frame to my Gopro 6 and other photographers cameras and the difference is huge. They shoot with sony's, no extra lighting and their RAW images look amazing already, I can edit mine to look semi decent but the outcome is below average. I don't understand what's happening, I've attached some jpeg samples of unedited RAW images. Is there some setting on my camera that I'm missing, is anyone having this issue with the same model camera?
  5. Gates Underwater Z100 housing with Sony FDR-AX1 camera This is a professional underwater video system which has been used on numerous television productions as well as my show, Jonathan Bird’s Blue World, for a few years. This is one of the few cameras that can shoot 4K at 60p for awesome slow motion. I’m selling it as a complete package, with a few options. You can learn more about the housing on the Gates website The basic package includes: • Gates Housing (Retail $8,000) • Gates SWP44C super wide lens (120° field of view) (Retail $5,000) • Floatation collar for SWP44C (for neutral buoyancy) (Retail $300) • Gates Flat port FP44C for macro (retail $450) • SKB travel case (retail $300) • Top handle • White card on flexible loc-line arm • Sony FDR-AX1 4K camera (retail $4500) • Set of diopter flip filters for extra macro capability Total retail cost ~$18,550.00 ASKING $8,500.00 for the whole package. Will ship in the continental USA included. Please note that the monitor pictured on the top of the system is not included at that price. The outer element on the lens was replaced a few months ago so it is brand new and perfect. Options: • EM50 HDMI monitor (pictured on system) (Retail $2400) Add on: $1200.00 • Second camera so you can have a spare or matching above water camera: $2,500.00
  6. FS: Ikelite Nikon D800 Housing - model 6812.8 - $750 USD Shipped within continental USA, international will have to pay lowest rate. Bought from a friend who went to sony, I ended up getting a Z7 and don't want to carry a separate set of everything. Low price reflects passing on good karma for price i got it for. Does not include domes, includes many accessories. Please let me know if you have any questions. Nick
  7. Hello everyone, I am upgrading to a Nauticam D850 system and am selling my Nauticam D7100 housing and other gear. I'd like to sell as a system if possible. We can talk about breaking it apart if I don't have any luck selling it as a pack. I also have two lenses that I'm selling separately from the Nauticam system I'm parting with. System ($4500) Nauticam DA 7100 housing: Comes with a Nikonos Sync port for hard wiring strobes if you want. Pretty decent condition but like any housing put to good use there are some scratches, mainly along the bottom. Never gotten wet inside and the internal mechanisms are like new. Nikon D7100 Bodies: I have three bodies but am keeping the primary body for a friend. It has the most use. The two remaining bodies are very clean and have not been used nearly as much as my primary, which, again, I'm keeping. Cosmetically, the bodies are very clean. I am open if someone does not want both bodies, but my personal preference is to have a back up. Each body comes with battery, charger, cable, strap and manuals in their original Nikon boxes. Nikon 10-24 DX lens: I used this lens on five dives only and on a trip to Hawaii topside. Otherwise it is essentially new. You will need a dome port as I am keeping mine. Also includes the appropriate Nauticam zoom gear. Zen Mini Dome (non removable shade version). In very good condition. Glass is flawless with no scratches, body has minimal cosmetic wear. Tokina 10-17 lens. I have only used this lens underwater. When not diving it is sealed inside of the housing and stored in an ice chest. Very clean, no visible wear. Includes Nauticam zoom gear. Kenko 1.4X tele-converter with extended zoom gear. Does NOT include the Nauticam 20mm extension ring required to use this device. I'm keeping that for my new system. Two Inon Z240's. I have four of these and the two for this system are the back ups, so they have less use and are cleaner than my primary strobes. Each strobe comes with a ball mount. Still, there is some minor scratches on the body but nothing that in any way affects form, fit or function. Each comes with a diffuser and spare o-ring set. Does NOT include fiber optic cables. 800 Lumen Fisheye Fix aiming light. The light works great but the lock switch does not prevent the dial from rotating when not in use. If it gets bumped it can turn the light on. Comes with two batteries and charger. Also Selling: Nikon D810 body only: $1700. Cosmetically clean. 30,714 shutter clicks so a lot of bandwidth to go to the expected life of 200,000 shutter actuations. Comes with battery, strap, manuals, cable and original box. Sigma 20mm 1.4 ART. Beautiful lens. Bought it for astrophotography but never really ended up using it. Been sitting sealed in a case for just under two years, so it is really in perfectly new condition. $600 FIRM I have photos of everything listed above. Just shoot me an email if you want them. Joe [at] joebelanger.com
  8. I used this set-up as a beginner and moved up to a mirrorless recently. I am asking $125 + shipping (within the US only) for the whole package - tray/arm, strobe, camera with one battery & charger plus the Olympus housing. It is set-up and ready to use. The FE3010 is a 12 megapixel point-and-shoot camera with 3x zoom, several auto modes to choose from including video capability and underwater modes. The Strobe I paired with the camera is a manual Sea n Sea YS-27DX. It is very easy to operate underwater. This is my go-to camera and strobe when in a 'panic' mode.
  9. I went to a smaller set-up and no longer need. I had 3 dives with it. Great for macro and video! Selling as used, but is in immaculate condition! The new FIX Neo Mini 1000 SW, The perfect compact video lighting companion. This new iteration of the Neo Mini features a video pleasing 1000 lumens of white light in a 95° beam angle providing great coverage for today’s wide-angle lenses. A single press of the Neo Mini’s control button and the beam angle switches to a 25° spot beam to isolate the lighting pattern for dynamic macro results. The Neo Mini is powered by a rechargeable Li-ion battery system that can be swapped with a fully charged battery between dives. Dive ready at a minuscule 160g, the Neo Mini rounds out with an automatic shut-off feature when a strobe flash is detected, SOS mode and distress mode. All-together, the FIX Neo Mini 1000 SW is the perfect lighting solution to any video genesis. The FIX Neo Mini 1000 SW has a beautiful 95° wide beam cast in even arching smooth beam with no hotspots or edge drop-off. Spot mode made easy! Just a single press of the Neo’s control button and Neo’s beam angle switches from 95° to 25° 600 lumen spot beam, perfect for macro video. The Mini’s narrow spot beam works to isolate small subjects from their background. Leaving the background of your composition unlit and dark provides excellent contrast to highlight the foreground subject. FIX Neo Mini 1000 SW specifications Lumens: 600 Spot/1000 Wide BurnTime (min): 100 Spot/90 Wide Beam Angle: 25° Spot/95° Wide Charge Time: 2.5–4 hrs Swappable Battery: Yes Adjustment: 25% steps Depth Rating: 100m Weight: 160g (air) Mounts Included: YS SOS Signal: Yes Model Number: 30395 MSRP: $299 USD
  10. Hey guys! My name is Tom Park and i'm a Dive Master and Pro Underwater Photographer from Australia. I'm starting a UW workshop on youtube with regular uploads and tips to improve your shots underwater. My first tutorial video is up with my top 5 tips and tricks to improve your UW photos. I hope you all enjoy and learn something from this I have plenty of other UW content you may also be interested in Anyways happy shooting! Tom
  11. For sale optical fibre cables for underwater camera. It was used on my previous Olympus rig but I had to buy new ones when I moved to my new wider configuration. Both Sea&Sea type plugs: one end is straight, the other is at 90 degrees angle. Gear visible in Paris area (Boulogne-Billancourt in France) and I can ship it to buyer's costs. Price: 40 EUR or nearest offer.
  12. Hi fellows, I’d like to share with you my test for the GH5s. The primary focus was to test how would the camera produce colors with just ambient light. The secondary was to test the autofocus in challenging conditions. The clips were taking around 25m in bad visibility and with a lot of particles. Thirdly, I wanted to test the low light performance. The amount of light in summer at 25m in our seas is relatively dim. And it presented a good test for the light sensitivity of the camera which I sat to variable with a maximum of iso 6400. This is a result of two dives on the same day. My rig still needs balancing. I am quite pleased with the camera ability to produce such good color rendition when white balanced on a gray card with a red filter. My gray gloves which are a shade darker than the 10% gray card produced more pleasing colors and needed little or no color grading in post beside exposure adjustment. The autofocus, despite the challenging conditions with bad visibility and numerous particles, was really good and definitely much more better than my aging eyes it is fair to say that it can do the job more than 90% of the times. The low light performance was good which resulted in better exposure, color production and autofocus. I know many would prefer the GH5 over the GH5s due to the lack of IBIS. Honestly, I have not tried IBIS underwater and I have read mixed reviews. However, the color rendition of this camera in ambient light is beyond the capability of the GH5 and overweighs the IBIS in my opinion. The setup: Nuaticam housing with 7” dome, Dive and See 5.5 monitor, Panasonic 12-35mm 2.8 version ii, Red filter, Standard picture profile, Variable ISO with maximum 6400 https://youtu.be/X1fKNylMj74
  13. Here is a link to a short video I scrambled from the test footage I shot with Panasonic LX15 on my liveaboard trip to Sudan in may. All is shot with ambient light, no additional lighting, all color corrected and edited in Hitfilm Express. I was mainly doing photos, as it were literally my first dives with the new rig, hence the quality of the video is mediocre, just to test the capabilities of the camera. Enjoy
  14. I am a professional photographer selling my D800/Sea&Sea underwater setup because I recently upgraded to the D850. The setup has been amazing for the past few years and would be a great setup for anyone looking to shoot full frame underwater. It has never flooded and has been used mostly (>95% of the time) in Florida's freshwater springs. Although used, it has been treated with care. There are minor scratches on the dome that do not affect the photos. All you need to get underwater is a lens (I've used a Sigma 15mm fisheye or Nikon 16-35mm). Almost everything on my website was shot with this camera. What's included: D800 camera body + battery MDX800 housing with Nikonos bulkhead connector Dome Port 240 (including neoprene cover & rear port cover) 2 40mm extension rings 16-35mm zoom gear $3200 for everything. Ships from Florida, USA.
  15. 1 - Tamron 10-24mm F/3.5-6.3 Di-II VC HLD Wide Angle Zoom Lens for Nikon APS-C Digital SLR Cameras $300 1- Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM FLD AF ultrawide (weitwinkel) Zoom Lens for APS-C sized Nikon Digital DSLR Camera - $425 1 – Sigma 8mm F3.5 EX DG Circular Fisheye - $425 1- 77mm Circular Polarizer (works on 10-24 for "land" photos)
  16. For sale, a tray designed for GoPro cameras with a video light (3 levels) Backscatter tray with loc-line arm X-Adventurer 900W torch light Battery for the dive light Red filter for the dive light (for you not to scare crabs and shrimps) Lanyard for the tray or the dive light Charger for the battery (US) Everything is good condition, it was still used recently. Shipping at buyer's costs. Visible in Paris area (Boulogne-Billancourt). Price: 100 EUR or nearest offer
  17. Now I have gotten my new setup (Nauticam and Fujifilm XT-2), I need to sell parts of my current setup. I'm selling a fully equipped and working configuration built around the Olympus EPL-7 camera with the PTWC-01 wide angle wet lens from Olympus. I bought it in Kuala Lumpur in November 2016 at Divers Den, a shop specialized in underwater photography. I will provide all the receipts. The housing has been always very carefully maintained, never been flooded and without scratch. I have dived with it 110 times or so. The package contains the following elements: Olympus EPL-7 Silver Camera Body (4846 clicks) Olympus M.Zuiko ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ Olympus Genuine Battery Charger + 2nd Battery BLS-50 Olympus Underwater Housing (PT-EP12) + Olympus Lubricant Olympus Anti-Reflection Ring for 14-42mm EZ (POSR-EP07) Deepshots 3D Printed Zoom Gear for 14-42mm EZ SanDisk Extreme 32GB SD Card Olympus Underwater Wide-Angle Converter (PTWC-01) The Olympus Wide Angle Converter (PTWC-01) fits the housing and converts the field of view to 100 degrees underwater. The lens is good condition with normal wear and tear (a few tiny scratches) but it does not affect in any ways the image quality. I can share some recent wide-angle shots and some macro stuff done with the CMC-1 from Nauticam (which I'm not selling by the way). This underwater photography gear is visible in Paris area (Boulogne-Billancourt) and I can ship it to buyer's costs. Price: 900 EUR (or nearest offer)
  18. Hi, I'm selling my Nauticam NA-GH3 housing in excellent working condition. I no longer have any need for it. I am located in Canada but am willing to ship. Looking to sell this housing for $1,500 USD or best offer. If you have any questions or would like to see more pictures, please send me a DM. Thanks!
  19. Hi, I am selling a Nauticam 6" wide angle port for Lumix G Vario 7-14mm F4 ASPH. It has only ever been used once. Regular price is ~$500 http://reefphoto.com...roducts_id=5325 Looking to sell for ~$250. Contact for photos or more information - Thanks!
  20. I was wondering if there were any Action/Lifestyle Photographers that would be willing to share some of their experience regarding their workflow, safety and challenges they might have encountered. What type of makeup is do you suggest for underwater shots and 50-50 shots? How are you controlling and triggering your lighting? Any insight would be appreciated.
  21. Used equipment now available for sale: Two Ikelite DS 161 strobes purchased in Summer of 2016 and used once. $695 each. NIMH battery pack on strobe head, includes ball head and NIMH charger. No diffuser or cable included. Also available: Ikelite dual TTL cable #4014.62. N5 bulkhead connection to two Ikelite strobes Ikelite single TTL cable #4104.6. N5 bulkhead connection to one Ikelite strobe Two Sea and Sea YS-120 duo TTL strobes. $285 each. Never used! Original box available, no diffuser, head adapter or cables included. Please email: liz@stephenfrink.com or call 305-451-3737
  22. Pre-owned Sea&Sea D1 strobe in excellent condition with little use, (back up strobe). Orig. box with YS fitting attached and unused ball mount, 100* and 120* diffusers, grease unopened. Asking $350 plus actual shipping cost, no more. Thank you for considering. Wayne
  23. I'm struggling with video focus on the Canon 7D which will be make or break for me keeping or selling it off. I shot this video of a calamari squid hunting yesterday: As you can see, whenever the squid moves closer to the camera, the footage goes out of focus. I switch regularly back and forward between video and stills, mainly filming marine animal behaviours which can be unpredictable. Are there any not-overly complicated solutions to this or is my 7D about to have a 'For Sale' sticker put on it? Thank you in advance for your advice.
  24. Hi there, I'm selling my Underwater Wide Conversion lens from Olympus as I'm getting the WWL-1 from Nauticam. It provides a 100 degree underwater angle of view (Magnification: 0.6x). It screws directly to the front of the PT housing. It is advised to use Silicone Grease for PT Series Underwater Housings on the lens threads prior to attaching. I bought in 2016 in Malaysia, used on two housings (PT-056 for Olympus Tough 4 and PT-EP12 for Olympus Pen 7). I will give as well the step-down ring 67mm to 52mm. I have attached a few photos taken in November last year (Sipadan). Everything is good condition, it was still used recently. A few micro-scratches on the front lens which do not affect the quality of the images. I have modified the caps so it can be used with a lanyard. Original invoice provided but not the box. Shipping at buyer's costs. Visible in Paris area in France (Boulogne-Billancourt). Price: 300 EUR + shipping costs (if any) Cheers, G.
  25. Hello again, I'd like to conduct an informal poll on the White Balance settings you folks like to use underwater with your Sonys. I did a lot of underwater photography back in the days of film, but have not yet shot any digital underwater, and figuring out white balance settings is a major concern for me right now. I'm headed to Mexico next week with my a6300, but I think all the Sony Full Frame and Mirrorless bodies from the last couple of years are fairly similar in terms of their white balance characteristics. I've read so many posts on this WB topic recently that my brain is just fried. Some say you should take a custom white balance every 10-15 feet, some say if you do this the Sonys throw an error because the reading will be outside the 9900k color temp limit, some say just set the WB manually to 9900k and add a +7 M tint, some say Underwater Auto White Balance works well enough, some say just Auto White Balance is fine, one guy posted PDFs of A4 size color swatches he made that simulate UW color cast, and that you can print those out and take a custom WB reading from them in daylight. Wow, so many freaking choices! Last time I took photos underwater the only 'White Balance' options were either Kodachrome or Fuji . I'll be shooting video as well as stills, using Sony's 10-18mm wide angle zoom. I'll be diving on the Pacific side of Mexico. I expect visibility of only about 30-40 feet. For video I have a Kraken Hydra 2000 lumen video light mounted on the cold shoe of my Nauticam housing on a 4 inch flexi arm. My plan was to use Sony's Underwater White Balance for video, because I'm afraid if I set a custom White Balance for the ambient light, anything illuminated by the light will be too red. Is this a valid concern? But I've read that Auto WB can change the color cast of your video abruptly and is best avoided. I think I'm going to shoot XACV-S in 4k, but I'd rather not have to do any color grading in post. What settings do you folks like to use for WB for UW video with a light? For stills I'll have two Sea & Sea YS-D2 strobes with diffusers. My plan for stills is to use Sony's Flash White Balance setting. That should give me good color for whatever is illuminated by the flash, but I'm not sure how the background water column is going to look. I will be shooting RAW, so I'm thinking I'll have enough latitude to adjust the background water to a color that is pleasing if need be. Does this sound like a good plan? What WB setting do you like to use on your Sony for Wide Angle stills with strobes? One other quick question - do you think I'll need to kill the video light prior to shooting a still? I'm concerned it could cast unwanted shadows or add a color cast, but maybe the strobe will be so much brighter it won't matter. Thanks for all your help guys and gals!
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