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FS: Sony A6500 / Fantasea FA6500 Kit

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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:



Sony A6500 

Sony E 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6

3x Sony NP-FW50 Batteries



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.







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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.

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