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Nauticam housing for LX-5

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

  1. Alsky72

    Alsky72 Angel Fish

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    This is a lovely piece of equipment, I will be testing this alongside the Oly XZ1 next week. Any UK folks might be interested to know that Nauticam UK will be at the Big Scuba Trial in Anglesey, Wales next weekend with a bag of housings for people to try out.
     
  2. folivier

    folivier Angel Fish

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    Would love to see some pictures of the GH2 housing and size.
     
  3. Alsky72

    Alsky72 Angel Fish

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    Here are some shots taken with the Panasonic LX5 and Nauticam housing


    I'm impressed by this new wave of compacts and ease of use/versatility/image quality.

    F8, 1/200, ISO 100 2x INON Z240, NA-LX5

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    F3.2, 1/100, ISO 100 2x INON Z240, NA-LX5

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    F8, 1/200, ISO 100 2x INON Z240, NA-LX5

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  4. rusti999

    rusti999 Solo Diver

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    Got to try the NA-LX5 with the UWL04 and a conventional step-down 67mm-52mm adapter in my bath tub. Usable if I step-zoom it to 35mm, although minor vignetting still exists. This is due to the fact that there is a relatively significant distance between the port glass and the lens, because the port mount (where the threads are) is pretty long (about 4mm or so). If I hand-hold the lens very close to the port glass, this vignetting disappears. So I'm ordering a custom step-down adapter in order to be able to mount the lens closer to the port glass.
     
  5. kerryw

    kerryw Solo Diver

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    I just had the opportunity to do 2 dives with my new Nauticam housing :)

    First let me say I am VERY pleased with the build quality of the the housing and access to all the controls!!

    I am coming from a Patima/G9 set up and the Nauticam is much lighter - YAY.. It's great to handle underwater. I am using two Inon Z240 strobes and they work well with the housing...

    I did one dive with just the camera and housing and one with my Inon UWL-100 Dome lens attached (left over from the Patima rig) I found the UWL-100 DOME vignetted quite badly, I had to zoom 1/4 to 1/3 of the way to solve that but other than that the combination worked well. I did not try the Inon UWL-100 lens with out the attached dome, save that for next dive.

    I also used a screw on Macro lens on the first dive which worked well.

    I'm Diving in BC and conditions were poor for photography especially wide angle but still I am happy witht he results and Very happy i picked this housing/ Camer combo -- Oh and I shot most of the dive in Manual mode on the Camera and S-TTL on the Inons which seemed to work very well!

    Memory card is at home right now but i will post photos when I get a chance.

    KLW
     
  6. Alsky72

    Alsky72 Angel Fish

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    Can't wait to see them! Nice housing isn't it?
     
  7. Puffer Fish

    Puffer Fish Captain Happy ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Lovely images in your gallery. The LX-5 is my current favorite Point and Shoot (right now), and am glad to see the Converter..

     
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  8. alohagal

    alohagal Manta Ray

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    I am wanting to upgrade from my lemon SeaLife I bought last year. I am a newbie photographer who is point and shoot but like having a strobe. Is this an overkill camera and housing for me? I will likely have it on auto most of the time.


    Thanks for any advice...
     
  9. scipionems

    scipionems Barracuda

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    Hi to all,
    here you can see some pictures taken in Sudan with Panasonic Lx5 in Nauticam Housing
    Sudan 2011 selezione
    This housing is a joy to use, it is easier to use the Lx5 into the Nauticam Housing than outside it.
    I went under 60 meter and the housing worked perfectly, no problem with the pressure over the commands.
    I am very satisfied by this housing :) :) .
    Scipionems
     
  10. shaker

    shaker Nassau Grouper

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    Nice shots scipionemens, Lots of sharks in Sudan! I've been in Egypt last month but never seen one of them! Thanks for sharing!
    I noticed that you don't use a Wa lense, you didn't find the wright on? I wonder witch one will fit?
    Is the housing's port interchangeable, or at least removable?
    Thanks.
     

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