Fantasea booth: Howard Rosenstein and Ran Vered
Howard Rosenstein and Ran Vered of Fantasea showed new underwater housings for the Nikon D80 and Canon Digital Rebel XTi/400D. Fantasea specializes in housings for all Nikon Coolpix cameras. All new models include support for full control of the camera, and housing packages containing tray, arm, flash, and fiber optic cable run under USD $400 retail (impressive).
Fantasea has also been busy producing a line of accessories, including Aquatica-like arms and ULCS-like clamps and balls. They also have a wide-angle bayonet mount lens compatible with Fantasea coolpix housings and all other housings compatible with 46mm or 52mm screw-on threads.
A new modeling light is smart and turns off when it detects the preflash from a compact camera (to avoid hotspots in the resulting image).
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Howard Rosenstein of Fantasea, with Fantasea DLR housing
Howard Rosenstein with Fantasea housing
Fantasea’s new pre-flash aware modeling light
Prospective customers check out gear at the Fantasea booth