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I have been taking pool test shots to understand the performance of the Nauticam WACP-C. I figure these tests might be useful to others. The test images are available at https://www.dropbox.com/sh/wc8u0jvg0ns2o8k/AABy8geIDmsE4XBXV0ac9ODKa?dl=0 Test setup: objects in the pool are aligned horizontally in the same vertical plane; ambient light; WACP-C images are with a Canon R5, EF 28-70mm f3.5-4.5 ii, images taken at 28mm; other images are with a Canon 7Dii Tokina 10-17mm in a 100mm dome, images taken at 13mm (which I think has about the same field of view as the 28mm on the WACP-C); files are not cropped (i.e., original out of the camera); all focused on the center object; all taken from approximately the same distance and angle of view (to the best of my ability); all were taken RAW, uploaded to Lightroom classic, downloaded as jpg; the only post processing was a slight adjustment to exposure so that the images have about the same histogram. (I varied the shutter speed and aperture accordingly while taking the shots, but the ambient light changed, which is why some exposure adjustment was needed). My conclusions from the test regarding the WACP-C with the EF 28-70mm are: Center sharpness is so-so at f5.6, ok at f8, and good at f11 or f14. Corner sharpness is terrible at f5.6, not good at f8, tolerable at f11 and f14. The Tokina 10-17 does better in the corners, even at F9. WACP-C sharpness in the center is better than the Tokina, but of course, the R5 is used with the WACP-C (45MP) and the Tokina with the 7Dii (20MP). I was under the impression that the WACP-C produced "near rectilinear" view. To me, this isn't rectilinear at all. The distortion is similar to the Tokina. If I were only shooting wide (100+ degree field of view), then I would say the 7Dii with the Tokina 10-17 has some significant advantages over the WACP-C, such as better corner sharpness, lighter and much more compact. The center sharpness with the R5 is better, but it is possible that the Tokina 10-17 with the new R7 could do nearly as well there too. What the WACP-C can do that the Tokina cannot, is give a narrower field of view (the 70mm end of the EF28-70). This is very helpful when you just can't get so close to the subject. I managed to upload one image to the post (The WACP-C 28mm f11). If you have an interest in the others, then hopefully you can access them through the dropbox link above.
UNDERWATER GEAR $4000 Canon EOS-1D X Mark II DSLR Camera, 2x Delkin 256 GB cards and Reader. (Retail $4499 / $5074 with Delkin Cards + tax) In mint condition Comes with 2x Delkin 256GB CFast 2.0 Cards which retail for $287.95 each/ $570 value) Estimate less than 20K actuations as it was used mostly underwater - I can get exact number. Comes with extra battery — $4000 USD for a Nauticam NA-1DXII Underwater Housing for Canon 1D X Mk II in Great Condition SKU: # na-17321 (Retail $5861 + tax) Housing has 275 dives on it. Has brand new arms. Never had a leak, has an extra o-ring Has some oxidation on outer finish (but this is common with all Nauticam housings) All buttons and functions work perfectly Has the built in Nauticam vacuum system. If you would like to buy the camera and housing together I will provide a 5% discount and you can have both for $ 7600 USD —— $4500 USD for a WACP-1 For Canon - Pics are here SKU # 85201 ($5291 retail plus tax) . The package includes 1 x Nauticam WACP-1 0.36x Wide Angle Conversion Port Underwater Lens Port ($4740 retail) EF 28-70mm f/3.5-4.5 II Lens ($200+Retail) Nauticam C2870f3.5II-Z Zoom Gear: Canon EF 28-70mm f/3.5-4.5 II Lens ($215 retail) 1x Nauticam N120 Extension Ring 25 with Lock ($336) $700 USD for 2x YSD2 Strobes (retail $689.99 each) In great condition. Less than 500 shots on them PRO LENSES $5000 for Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens in mint condition. ($5450 with two extenders) (Retail $6,099 + tax) Everything on this lens is as-new. Used on only two trips Comes with original box, case and keys Add canon 1.4x MKiii extender for $300 (retail is $429) Add canon 2x MKii extender for $150 (retail is $259) $1400 for Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens in mint condition (Retails for $1899 USD) Everything on this lens is in excellent condition Glass is flawless and filter has been on since day one All gear is located in Vancouver, Canada and buyer will responsible for shipping costs. Happy to share additional photos of any items. You can find examples of photos at https://www.instagram.com/milesbelowphotography/ I will be posting more gear in the coming week.
Nauticam Housing: Selling 4 yo housing with a vacuum installed system in excellent condition. Functions perfectly with minimal signs of wear (see photos: missing rubber on bottom and handle rubber is starting to fray). Never flooded. Original owner. Includes 2 o-rings, grease, vacuum system and camera tray. More pictures can be requested. Price: 2000 USD obo Canon flash converter: includes converter, battery and charger: 220USD Canon 16-35 f/2.8 ii with nauticam zoom gear: 900USD Good condition lens with signs of use on outside rim (see pictures) glass is flawless. Great reticular lens for wide-angle. Original owner. Includes: original box, front/rear cap, zoom gear, hood and lens case. Canon 8-15 fisheye with Nauticam gear: 1000 USD Lens like new. No evidence of wear. Glass flawless. Original owner. Includes original box, hood, front/rear cap/zoom gear Also selling Nauticam zoom gear for use with Kenko 1.4 extender allowing better optics than Tokina 10-17 Price: 100 USD Canon 28-80 f/3.5-5.6 V with Nauticam zoom gear: 200 USD For use with Nauticam WACP. The best optics for wide angle. Lens no longer in production, bought used. Flawless glass. All items to include shipping USPS priority insured within US PayPal for payment (buyer pays 3%) Additional pictures of any item can be sent on request
Hello, Selling a Nauticam WACP and Zen 230 dome. WACP: Like new condition, used on one trip (purchased Dec-18), original packaging. A few pics taken with this here. -- $3,250 Zen-230: Glass is flawless as far as I can tell, the shade has some light scuffing (see photos) -- $1,350 Let me know if you have any questions. -Todd toddbretl.com