Sony PXW-FS7 mkI (2017) For Sale **NOW SOLD**

Items Included Within This Sale:

* Sony PXW-FS7 MkI 
* XDCA extension
* 2 x 128 GB XQD cards
* 2 x 64 GB XQD cards
* XQD card reader
* Chrosziel 401-FS7 support plate
* Audio-Technica AT875R top mic with softie
* Peli case 1510 with dividers
* FS7 hand grip trigger
* Original boxes
* Raincover
* Metabones adaptors both standard and super speed
* E-EF mounts – optional (if you are going to use Canon EF lenses)

The above was all been brought brand new (total cost approx. £10,000.00 in summer 2017) so given the age and excellent condition of the kit I’m looking to sell all of the above for £8,000.00 (a VAT invoice will be provided with the sale).

The ideal documentary camera: The PXW-FS7 reflects years of intense conversations we’ve had with documentary shooters. In response, we completely redesigned the grip, improved the viewfinder, optimised the balance and refined the ergonomics. Of course, the FS7 also reflects Sony’s expertise in 4K and HD codecs, Super 35 sensors and memory recording. The result is the ideal camera for documentaries and the optimum tool for magazine shows, reality TV, unscripted TV and more.
— Pro.sony.com

The kit is located in West Sussex, so can either be picked up in person or sent in the post at cost. Please contact Emily directly if you would like to purchase this item or have any questions.  Further details about this camera can also be found here.

Mark | E: mark@sharmancam.co.uk

Emily | T: +44 (0)7876 694477 | E: emily@sharmancam.co.uk

Nauticam 5DIII Underwater Housing For Sale **NOW SOLD**

Items Included Within This Sale:
* Nauticam 5DIII Housing
* Nauticam 230mm Optical Glass Dome
* Nauticam Extension Ring 70 with Focus Knob
* Nauticam Macro Port (for Canon EF 100mm Macro f/2.8L lens)
* Nauticam Zoom and Focus Gears (for the following lenses: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II; Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS; EF 100mm Macro f/2.8L lens)
* Atomos Ninja 2 Monitor / Recorder
* Nauticam Ninja 2 Housing (plus spare HDMI connectors) with upgraded with Nauticam seal check feature
* Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens
* Peli Case 1610

The Canon 5D MKIII was the first camera I bought, mainly for video. I purchased the underwater housing to accompany the camera in 2014.  I purchased the Ninja and accompanying housing in 2015 - this is the tool of choice for many professionals around the world; designed to unlock many of your DSLR’s restrictions and add on the professional features you expect to see on high-end cameras. 

Nauticam 5DIII Housing Specification:
* Depth Rating: 100m  
* Dimensions (with handles mounted): 353mm x 187mm x 133mm (13.9in x 7.4in x 5.2in) 
* Weight: 2.8kg (6.2 lb.)

Nauticam 5DIII Housing Features:
* Patented Locking Port Release Lever
* Sensitive Two Stage Shutter Release Lever
* Optical Strobe Connectors
* Rubberized Ergonomic Grips
* 2 Customizable Accessory Ports (allowing use of optional Nikonos, S6, or Ikelite Strobe Connectors, Hydrophone, Video Out, or Remote Control Connectors) 
* Embossed Control Function Labels
* Quick Release Camera Mounting Shoe
* Lens Release Button
* Four Strobe & Accessory Base Mounting Locations
* Complete Access to All Key Camera Controls
* Stainless Steel Support Brackets for Handles
* 66x Optical Pickup Finder (Enhanced 180 deg Viewfinder with External Diopter Adjustment
* Audible and Visual Leak Alarm

Atomos Ninja 2 Specification:
* Dimensions: 4.3", 800 x 480
* LCD Touchscreen Display
* Shoot, Record and Dock straight into the editing application of your choice in pristine Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD
* HDMI I/O connections to HDMI cameras
* Start/Stop triggering is also supported on Sony and Canon cameras

Atomos Ninja 2 Housing Specification:
* Depth Rating: 60m
* Weight: 1.09kg
* Dimensions: 190mm (W) × 164mm (H) × 95mm (D)

The Atomos Ninja 2 (designed for use with the 5DMKIII) turns the camera into a good video recorder, with an external monitor/recorder, so you can record the uncompressed data externally with ProRes, rather than compressed internally in H264
— Mark Sharman, Underwater Cameraman

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I am looking to sell this bundle as follows (a VAT invoice will be provided with the sale):

* Nauticam 5DIII Housing: £1,500 plus VAT
* Nauticam 230mm optical glass dome: £800 plus VAT
* Nauticam extras including port extensions and lens gears: £200 plus VAT
* Atomos Ninja 2: £200 plus VAT
* Ninja 2 Housing: £750 plus VAT
* Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens: £300 plus VAT

The kit is all in overall is in good working condition and is located in West Sussex, so can either be picked up in person or sent in the post at cost. Please contact Emily directly if you would like to purchase this item or have any questions. 

Mark | E: mark@sharmancam.co.uk

Emily | T: +44 (0)7876 694477 | E: emily@sharmancam.co.uk

rEvo in The Egyptian Red Sea

Mark has just returned from Egypt where he spent a perfect week on his rEvo Rebreather diving in perfect conditions on some favourite wrecks including the SS Carnatic (1896), Kimon M (1978) and beautiful reefs such as the Sha’ab Abu Nuhas and Sha’ab El Erg.

Sha’ab El Erg reef aka Dolphin House © Mark Sharman

Sha’ab El Erg reef aka Dolphin House © Mark Sharman

Whilst there Mark was trying out a new (analogue) camera set up using the Sony A7SII camera, Nauticam housing and an old school Nikonos 15mm manual underwater lens (one of the sharpest and finest specialist lenses ever made). 

Poseidon Se7en rebreather For Sale **NOW SOLD**

This unit is now SOLD.

I am selling my Poseidon Se7en eCCR rebreather, which is in great condition and hardly used.  The unit was bought as a spare but it has only logged 20-30 dives prior to me buying it.  I have never used this unit in the 18 months it has been in my possession, so it is as good as new.

The unit and all accessories are for sale for £3000.00, please see below for full kit list and extensive pictures.  I will only be able to sell to people qualified on the Poseidon units, or to those who can show evidence that a course is due to take place.

For more information on the Poseidon Se7en rebreather, please visit this link.

The kit consists of the following items:

  • Poseidon Se7en e-module, serial number 10848, due for next service Jan 2018.
  • 3L aluminium cylinders, due for next service June 2018
  • Green (40m no deco) and blue (48m deco) batteries and charger
  • Cylinder QMR set, for quick release of cylinders
  • 2 x O2 sensors (Molex), in date until March 2018.
  • Gauntlet display wrist strap
  • 11 inch adaptor, for securing a wing to the unit
  • Se7en counter lungs plus spare MKVI counter lungs
  • Se7en backplate with modified bottom support, plus spare backplate
  • MKVI mouthpiece
  • All breathing loops and T-valves in good condition
  • All systems firmware updated to the most recent version: v1.37
  • Comes complete with Hollis gear gulper box for storage and transport

NB The unit comes without a wing/harness, this will need to be provided prior to use.  The wing in the pictures is for demonstration only.  Sofnolime /scrubber canisters are not supplied and will need to be sourced separately.

Please see gallery below for comprehensive pictures detailing the gear.

The unit is based in West Sussex, please contact me for a viewing.  I am looking for a quick sale, hence the £3000.00 price tag.

Please contact Mark at either mark@sharmancam.co.uk or 07779 227307 if interested.

Many thanks

 

NB THIS UNIT IS NOW SOLD.

Mark becomes a qualified drone pilot

Following an intense theoretical course hosted by Heliguy near Farnborough Mark has recently been awarded Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) permission for commercial operations of small unmanned aircraft (PfCO SUA). Since then he has completed his operations manual, invested in a DJI Phantom 4 Pro drone and has clocked up hundreds of hours of practise and on-location experience. 

My Phantom 4 Pro drone is an incredible tool to add to my arsenal of camera kit. Stunning aerial views bring a new, previously unexplored perspective to my work and add variety and context to my artistic vision.
— Mark Sharman, Drone Cameraman

Since gaining his drone qualification Mark has operated in a number of exciting locations (to date) including:
* British Indian Ocean Territory (Chagos Archipelago)
* Colombian coast filming Humpback Whales
* Fjords of Norway filming Orcas
* Sri Lankan coast filming Sperm Whales and Dolphins
* Bahamas filming sharks
* Lake Garda filming Newfoundland rescue dogs
* London filming swimmers in a 1930’s indoor pool
* Wales filming grey seals and countryside

TV production drone credits include the following (to date):
* Blue Planet II (BBC One)
* One Strange Rock (National Geographic)
* Wild Britain (Channel 5)
* First Brit: The 10,000-Year-Old Man (Channel 4)

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Arabian Adventure

Mark spent 11 weeks filming underwater and topside across Oman in 2016 for a ten part wildlife and nature series. A total of ten episodes make up 'Arabian Inferno' and 'Arabian Seas' all of which can now be viewed online via the Love Nature Channel.

Arabian Inferno Trailer

The Arabian landscape is a virtually waterless desert where rain scarcely falls and animals endure blistering temperatures. But for three months every year, a remote region on the south-west coast undergoes an astonishing transformation into a lush, verdant oasis. See how the desert’s most iconic creatures adapt to the scorching temperatures of Arabia and stark conditions around them.
— Blue Ant Media & Love Nature
Discover the remarkable underwater world of the United Arab Emirates and the largely unexplored coral reefs of Oman. Barely known to the rest of the world, this aquatic paradise is home to thousands of fascinating creatures who are pitched in a battle for survival. From endangered turtles, mysterious sharks and deadly rays to tiny inquisitive shrimps and feisty reef fish, we reveal their aquatic secrets and marvel at this majestic and rarely explored world.
— Blue Ant Media & Love Nature

Topside and underwater sequences that Mark shot for this series include:
* Blanfords Fox at night
* Chameleon hunting Orbweaver Spiders
* Nesting adult Green Turtles (and hatchlings)
* Additional topside sequences featuring camels, Kingfishers and lizards
* Crescent Wrasse hunting Damselfish en masse
* Hawksbill Turtles uncovering Cuttlefish eggs
* Juvenile Green Turtles feeding on coastal algae
* Territorial Squid and Cuttlefish mating
* Whale Sharks with their entourage of Remora fish
* Additional underwater sequences featuring Seahorses, Sting Ray, Leopard Sharks and Crown-of-thorns Starfish

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Tickets On Sale For Jago Screening In Bristol

The award-winning film Jago: A Life Underwater is to be screened at The Watershed in Bristol on Friday 14th October as part of Wildscreen Festival week.

The film has been nominated in five Wildscreen Award categories, with the ceremony due to take place on the evening of 13th October at Colston Hall.

The screening features a double header with another nominated short film In Between, and the session will conclude with a Question and Answer panel features the team behind Jago, including myself, to talk about how the film was made.  The screening starts at 18:45.

Tickets are available from the Watershed box office, please follow the link below.

http://www.watershed.co.uk/whatson/7629/in-between-jago-a-life-underwater-qa/

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Jago nominated in five Wildscreen award categories

Jago A Life Underwater has been nominated in five Wildscreen Panda Award categories.  The biennial wildlife film festival takes place in Bristol during the week of October 11th to 15th 2016.
The independently produced film, which features my underwater cinematography, has already won the prestigious Grand Teton Award (best film in show) at the 2015 Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival in the USA.
 
The five award categories Jago has been nominated for are:
 
Cinematography (small crew)
Editing
Music
Sound
People and Nature
 
The news has been covered by the Natural History Network in the article ‘Who’s Hot at NHN!’ and the official Wildscreen Festival 2016 nominations list is published here.
 
Congratulations to Bristol-based filmmaker James Reed for the nominations, a great achievement especially considering the film was a self-funded project.  Credit also to James Morgan for his co-directing and topside camerawork, Johnny Langenheim as producer and sound recordist, Benjamin Sadd for the aerial and additional camerawork, Sam Rogers for editing, William Goodchild for writing the score and Tim Owens and Ben Peace for the sound design.  Thanks to Blair Wallace whose colour grade enhanced our camerawork!
 
Fingers crossed for success at the awards ceremony on Thursday 13th October at Colston Hall!

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