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Nauticam housing for LX-5

Discussion in 'Panasonic Planet' started by rusti999, Mar 18, 2011.

  1. rusti999

    rusti999 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: New Jersey
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    I'm wondering about this housing, available at reefphoto. What kind of improvements does this housing offer over the 10bar housing? I've read that it doesn't have the rear dial problem that the 10bar housing has. Any other differences? I'm trying to see whether it is worth the $250 premium over the 10bar housing. Also, does anybody know whether the Nauticam housing works well with the UWL-04?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. kerryw

    kerryw Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
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    Well I just ordered one so hopefully in a few weeks I'll be able to answer.. I'll be trying ti with a UWL-100 wide angle lens I already own.

    KLW

     
  3. rusti999

    rusti999 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: New Jersey
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    Talked to the Reef Photo folks today at Beneath the Sea regarding this housing. They said it doesn't work well with UWL-04, but UWL-H100 should work. They also showed some kind of converter (don't remember the details) that can enable 84 degrees field of view.
     
  4. scipionems

    scipionems Barracuda

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Milan Italy
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    I passed from 10Bar Housing for my Lx5 to the Nauticam Housing.
    The Nauticam housing arrived to me just today.
    The first impression is FANTASTIC.
    All the commands are perfect and easy to manage.
    I will be able to use it the next week under water :)
    I try to attach some pictures of the housing.
    Scipionems
     

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  5. surf4life

    surf4life Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
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    Looks very nice. Does it come with the wide angle converter?
     
  6. PHIL RUDIN

    PHIL RUDIN Scuba Media & Publications

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    I am back from the Underwater Digital Fiesta, sponsored by MexicanDiver.com magazine in Cozumel where I was albe to get in one dive with a Prototype Nauticam housing for the LX-5 camera. I had the system setup with a single Inon S-2000 strobe and had the students shooting in manual mode and S-TTL. The camera and housing system fast became the most popular with the newer photographers due to its small size and ease of use. My prototype housing came with a plastic port rather than the optical glass port it will ship with. I also found the system quite easy to use and quite compact.

    I had the Nauticam housing for the Sony NEX-5 and the Olympus housing for the E-PL2 with me as well. I was able to pack all three housings, five strobes, multi-ports for all the housings and several other items into my carry-on bag which I normally use to travel with one DSLR system. All camera bodies, lenses and an assortment of other items fit into a second under the seat type bag along with my laptop and batteries. The only thing checked was dive gear and strobe arms and trays.

    Some Images from my dive with the single strobe system.

    Phil Rudin
     

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  7. scipionems

    scipionems Barracuda

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Milan Italy
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    Hi surf4life,
    Unfortunately the adapter for the Inon UWL-100HD is not available yet.
    Probably it will be in june (perhaps).
    For the moment I will use it with the standard dome and/or with my Inon UCL 165 Macro lens M67.
    It fit onto the standard dome perfectly.

    Hi Phil Rudin,
    I agree with you, this housing is very well developed, it is solid, quite enough small and all the commands are usable and easy to manage.
    For the problem of the weight on the charter air company in Red Sea, I had to leave at home my Olympus E520 with PT-E05 housing, and I'll take with me only the Nauticam and the 10Bar housing for my Panasonic Lx5.
    I hope to do some decent pictures the next week in Sudan on M/y Suzanna.
    Scipionems
     
  8. Edward Lai

    Edward Lai Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Hong Kong
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    We are now shipping a "Wet mount dome converter" for use with the LX-5 housing. It has the normal 67mm thread for directly mounting onto the housing, and restores the 24mm Angle Of View of the camera lens.

    A picture of the converter and the housing:

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    For more pictures taken with the housing please visit our Housing Test Gallery:

    NA-LX5 test @ Cebu Feb-2011 - Nauticam Photo Gallery's Photos

    Thank you.
     
  9. folivier

    folivier Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: SE Louisiana
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    Hey Edward, get back to work on the housing for Panasonic GH2!
    Anxiously awaiting more info, size etc.
    Thanks!
     
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  10. Edward Lai

    Edward Lai Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Hong Kong
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    O.K., O.K.!!! Packing my rig just now for final test dive of the GH-2 housing. Will be heading for Moalboal tomorrow. We will have a dedicated port for the 7-14mm zoom, hopefully to achieve better corner shapeness.

    Edward
     

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