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'Anyone else waiting for a GX7 housing?

Discussion in 'Panasonic Planet' started by DSR-3, Jan 14, 2014.

  1. DSR-3

    DSR-3 Regular of the Pub

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    Wetpixel Nauticam preview here.

    It looks like a great choice for video & stills, in a very small package.

    I emailed Nauticam, and got back a confirmation that they will make it- but no date, only "watch the website".

    Others that are seriously interested should let them know.
     
  2. shaker

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    Hi,
    Nauticam didn't announce the NA-GX7 yet, but it has been available in Europe for one week. Mines arrived today. I will dive with the next 2 weeks...
    Some photos: NA-GX7 - a set on Flickr
     
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  3. scipionems

    scipionems Barracuda

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    Hi Shaker,
    I'am waiting mine NA-GX7 too.
    Probably it will arrive the next week (i hope) :)
    Thank you for the pictures, It seems quite "compact" this housing.
    I'm anxious to prove it :)
    Let us know what are your impressions using it underwater.
    Scipionems
     
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    scipionems Barracuda

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  5. DSR-3

    DSR-3 Regular of the Pub

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    Thanks for the feedback.
    What Lens, Port, and Zoom-Gear options are you starting with or planning on?
     
  6. scipionems

    scipionems Barracuda

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    Probably I am crazy, and I will repent of my choice to pass from a quite simple compact camera to a more demanding Micro4/3, but I have purchased on the secondhand market a Panasonic 14-42 Powerzoom, an Olympus 9-18mm, a Panasonic 8mm Fisheye and one Olympus 60mm macro.
    I purchased the Nauticam macro port 35 for the Panasonic 14-42Power-zoom and the zoom gear specific for this kind of lens.
    The Nauticam 4" Wide Angle Port for the Olympus 9-18mm and the zoom gear specific for the 9-18
    The Nauticam 4,33 dome port for the Panasonic 8mm fisheye
    For the Olympus 60mm macro i will use the Nauticam Macro Port 35 with the Mini Extension Ring 30.
    I am scared because I don't know if i will be able to use properly this fantastic camera and all these lenses....
    Scipionems
     
  7. scipionems

    scipionems Barracuda

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    I made some tests (out of water actually) and i noticed that it is possible to attach on the macro port 35 for the Panasonic 14-42 power zoom with the Nauticam adaptor M67-LD the Inon Wide Wet Lens UWL100LD without any kind of vignetting.
    I tried to attach on this port 35 for the 14-42 , always with the Adapter Nauticam M67-LD , even the Nauticam Super Macro Converter and it works very very well.
    I try to attach some pictures of these experiments.
    Scipionems
     

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  8. Interceptor121

    Interceptor121 PADI Pro

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    I saw first hand the GX7 housing last night and i have to say it is a first class product from Nauticam. It has also a bulkhead it seems maybe for strobe electrical connection?
     
  9. scipionems

    scipionems Barracuda

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    Hi Interceptor,
    no it's not for strobe electrical connection, but for the new vacuum system of Nauticam.
    I you see the Flckr set of Shaker at the second post , you will be able to see the Nauticam Housing with the vacuum valve settled in position.
    I don't know if this bulkhead could be usable for strobe electrical connection too, on the user's manual there nothing about that.
    scipionems
     
  10. Interceptor121

    Interceptor121 PADI Pro

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    Ah! Don't like those vacuum systems an bulkhead would be more useful!
     

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