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phxazcraig

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What is this?

20 October 2017 - 09:29 AM

Diving in Roatan, I've seen a number of these, but have no idea what they are.  Sponge?  Coral?  Something else?   I don't even know how to describe it in search terms for Google.

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Problem mounting flash trigger in D810 Nauticam housing

05 September 2017 - 01:26 PM

Recently I bought a TTL flash trigger to install in my 1-year-old Nauticam NA-D810 housing.  (For Nikon D810).   Reason: eliminate need for pop-up flash to optically trigger strobes.  Problem to be solved: pop-up flash cannot recycle quickly enough for me, nor keep up with the potential shooting speed of the strobes.

 

OK - seems like a good plan.  Bought the trigger from Bluewater Photo, and recently tried to install it.

 

PROBLEM:  The installation instructions do not match my housing, and I cannot see how to install this trigger.   Specifically the instructions show the Nauticam's prism held in by a couple of screws, and I'm supposed to unscrew those, remove the prism, and then find a couple of other mounting hole (for the trigger) under the prism.

 

BUT, my housing has no screws holding on the prism!  I think the design has been changed by Nauticam, and it looks like the prism is glued on.

 

Can anyone confirm Nauticam glues prisms on, at least in some housings?   Anyone run into this on the NA-D810 housing specifically.

 

Bluewater isn't much help.   They punted and asked me to ask Nauticam about this - I think they tried to ask and didn't get an answer.

 

I'm about to return the trigger, rather than just take a leap of faith and possibly break the prism trying to get it out, such that I can't put it back together.

 

Leaving for Roatan in 1 1/2 weeks.