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In Topic: Subal or Nauticam?

14 November 2012 - 03:59 PM

I'm comparing one or two other brands to Subal because that is what I own now. I dive a lot (well, maybe not as much as Alex) so ergonomics, toughness and smooth, reliable controls are the major selection criteria for me.
I don't think Nexus is available in The Netherlands, I never saw one in the field. Aquatica looks interesting but in The Netherlands it is sold through a regular camera shop with no expertise in underwater photography and there is no service. What also counts is that my ports and viewfinder are in excellent condition so I can continue to use these if I stick with Subal.
I will probably make up my mind after the BOOT show in Dusseldorf, Germany.

Personally, I think, main difference between Subal and Nexus is size and price. Both product are well done engineering. But if local support is critical, of course better to stick what is available.

I gave up on a much-loved Nexus system because I couldn't get the support that I needed. So far, Nauticam has provided excellent support...

Tim, do you mean for sales or after sales? For distributor or consequently enduser ?

In Topic: Subal or Nauticam?

13 November 2012 - 06:40 PM

Yes, you are right Posted Image
Thats why I am curious, why we discussing about only 2 brands Posted Image

Alex, please dont take me wrongly. The world is "flat"... Some people buying expensive product (housings) in online shops globally, but then coming back to formal distributors, cause online shops running low margin business with no capability for after-sales support. And my point was not to say that Nexus better or cheaper than Nauticam. Just to remind public that there are other options available Posted Image

In Topic: Subal or Nauticam?

13 November 2012 - 03:54 PM

World is flat now. You can get servicing from authorized distributor in Asia ad US. Perhaps it will not cost much to ship it from Germany to US/Asia? To my knowledge, there are few distributors in EU who can help with Nexus servicing. But main point that by using Nexus it may take years for call to service :). However, some users may prefer to pay 3 time more for Austrian made product and get instant service ;) .

So, coing back to initial of point of this subj. why not Nexus?

In Topic: Subal or Nauticam?

13 November 2012 - 07:17 AM

Why not you try Nexus?