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#1 Yoko Qno

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Posted 07 April 2008 - 06:24 AM

Marine diving fair 2008 was held in Tokyo from 4-6 Apr. Dive shop Tail(Nautilus),Athena, Seatool(Fish Eye booth) and Olympus displayed their products.

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Posted 07 April 2008 - 06:34 AM

Tail(Nautilus)

Masaaki Chijimatsu, president of Tail and Hiroshi Arai showed me Nautilus New housings. On display were housings for the Canon 5D, 40D, EOS 400D / Rebel XTi and Nikon D300.
Nautilus housings are made of ABS resin or Acrylic resin and use Inon ports.

Nautilus NEO 40D housing
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Posted 07 April 2008 - 06:44 AM

Hi Yoko,
From the look of that housing in your pic, it looks like they tested it
in the washing machine for leaks... :wacko:
Seems to have had a hard life... :unsure:

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Posted 08 April 2008 - 06:37 AM

Hi Bruce,

The housing on a picture has been experienced a variety of tests :(

Nautilus NEO housing for 400 XTi
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Nautilus NEO housing for 400 XTi with INON 45-degree viewfinder
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Tail officials said prototype of Nautilus NEO housing for 450D / Rebel XSi is scheduled to for completion at the end Apr 2008.

Image of Nautilus NEO housing for 450D / Rebel XSi
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Hi Yoko,
From the look of that housing in your pic, it looks like they tested it
in the washing machine for leaks... :wacko:
Seems to have had a hard life... :unsure:

Bruce...


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#5 Yoko Qno

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Posted 09 April 2008 - 03:18 AM

Nautilus housings for Camera, produced by Nikon use Nexus ports. Tail has released of the D300 housing in last Dec.

Housing for Nikon D300
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Housings for the Canon430EX Flash Unit and the Nikon SB800 Flash Unit.
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Incidentally, I use a housed the Canon580EX Flash Unit in a Nautilus housings with my Sea&Sea DX-5D.

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Posted 09 April 2008 - 04:43 AM

Hi Yoko,

Is that a fibre optic port on the SB800 flash unit?
I see that the housing is hard wired for a sync cord as well...
Does this mean that a second SB800 could be slave fired in i-TTL..???
Have you tried using dual canon 'land' flashes with your canon 5D..???
This could be interesting... :D

Bruce...

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Posted 10 April 2008 - 02:47 AM

Hi Bruce,

SB800 flash unit connects to housing for Nikon Camera with a sync cord in i-TTL.
My Canon580EX Flash Unit connects to DX-5D housing with a sync cord(custom-made by Sea&Sea) in E-TTL and second strobe, INON D2000 connects Canon580EX with a fibre optic cable.

Housings of Nautilus on display case.
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Masaaki Chijimatsu, president of Tail, Kei Togashi, head of dive team ES and Hiroshi Arai in tail booth.
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Hi Yoko,

Is that a fibre optic port on the SB800 flash unit?
I see that the housing is hard wired for a sync cord as well...
Does this mean that a second SB800 could be slave fired in i-TTL..???
Have you tried using dual canon 'land' flashes with your canon 5D..???
This could be interesting... :D

Bruce...


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Posted 10 April 2008 - 04:02 AM

ooh, underwater camera cell phone housing.... :D

 


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Posted 10 April 2008 - 04:25 AM

ooh, underwater camera cell phone housing....


Yea, thankfully the signal strength will be awful, and button access will be at best, frustrating - though from a spectator point of view fun to watch.

Just a matter of time though!

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#10 Yoko Qno

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Posted 11 April 2008 - 02:55 AM

Who are the people buying phone housing “emergency phone”?
It is great if phone work under water....
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Tail can install the INON Straight Viewfinder on Sea&Sea housings.

My DX-350D housing with the INON Straight Viewfinder.
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Yoko

Yea, thankfully the signal strength will be awful, and button access will be at best, frustrating - though from a spectator point of view fun to watch.

Just a matter of time though!

Paul C


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Posted 12 April 2008 - 04:59 AM

Athena

Takuzou Hiramatsu, president of Athena showed me various ports.
Athena is known manufacturer of the opitical glass port. Athena makes high-quality products.

OPD-SZ12-60MF-PTE, New standard zoom port for ZUIKO 12-60mmF2.8-4
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OPD-200, Optical dome 200 Vario pro
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Athena official said, The universal mount system means the system that saparates fringe from mount part for using with universal standard.

OPF-TMP105VR pro port on Sea&Sea DX-D80 housing.
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Posted 20 April 2008 - 03:56 AM

Athena provides a variety of the optical glass ports for the Olympus E series.

OPD-200, OPD-WZ7-14, OPD-WZ12-60 for the Olympus E series.
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OPF-MP35, OPF-MP50, OPF-MP105 for the Olympus E series.
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Takuzou Hiramatsu, and Athena's staffs at the Athena booth.
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Posted 04 May 2008 - 02:24 AM

Takuzou Hiramatsu said Athena is working on various ports.

Ports for Nikon 14-24mm F2.8G and Nikoor60mm F2.8G.
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Ports for Canon 16-35mm F2.8L USMⅡ, 17-40mm F4L USM, EF-S 60mm F2.8 Macro USM and EF180mmF3.5Macro USM.
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Edited by Yoko Qno, 04 May 2008 - 02:52 AM.

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 07:12 AM

Hi Yoko,
how did you here about the OPD-WZ14-24? Is that a image you took at the show?

I heard from Athena that they would be shipping that port by the end of may...?

I would be very glad if you could help me translate or give me any additional information on the image I have posted below?

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 11:22 PM

Hi Yoko,
how did you here about the OPD-WZ14-24? Is that a image you took at the show?

I heard from Athena that they would be shipping that port by the end of may...?

I would be very glad if you could help me translate or give me any additional information on the image I have posted below?

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kind regards // Alex


Hi Alex,

I don't have a image that port at the show because they didn't display it.
On Apr 5th, Mr.Hiramatsu told me that they would be shipping that port within 2 months.
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You can do the focus operation and the zoom operation.
We improve the image quality with making the lens part have the performance
of OPD-200 and making the field angle of Nikon 14-24mm F2.8G lens specialize.

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Edited by Yoko Qno, 05 May 2008 - 12:47 PM.

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Posted 05 May 2008 - 06:16 AM

Thanks a lot Yoko!
I am looking forward to see how this dome will perform on larger apertures with the 14-24 @14mm

// Alex

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Posted 05 May 2008 - 01:18 PM

Tail officials said prototype of Nautilus NEO housing for 450D / Rebel XSi is scheduled to for completion at the end Apr 2008.

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Tail has announced the release of housing for 450D / Rebel XSi on Apr 30.
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http://dive-tail.coc...eo_eo_e29e.html
Housing is scheduled to be available on May 16th.
The world's first housing for 450D / Rebel XSi ?

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Posted 19 May 2008 - 12:51 PM

Athena has announced the price cutting of OPD-200Vpro Port (Details have not yet been decided.) and System Chart of housing for the Olympus camera on Mar 11.
http://www.athena-op...port.html#taiou
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Posted 20 May 2008 - 04:22 AM

Tail has announced the release of housing for 450D / Rebel XSi on Apr 30.
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http://dive-tail.coc...eo_eo_e29e.html
Housing is scheduled to be available on May 16th.
The world's first housing for 450D / Rebel XSi ?

Yoko


Tail has announced the release of housing for 450D / Rebel XSi on May 19, 2008.
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http://www.dive-tail...opics/index.php
The housing is scheduled to be available on May 31.

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Posted 23 May 2008 - 05:29 PM

Canon 450D / Rebel XSi underwater photography tests with luna lionfish by Chijimatsu Masaaki

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photo & text by Mr.Chijimatsu

Mr.Chijimatsu, president of Tail has test Canon 450D / Rebel XSi with Nautilus housing NEO X2 (In Japan, Canon 450D / Rebel XSi is called Canon EOS Kiss X2).

Autofocus system of Canon 450D / Rebel XSi is accurate even with the Canon EF100mm F2.8 Macro USM.
Finder of Canon 450D / Rebel XSi on underwater housing is difficult to use for accurate composition and focus verification.
But the Inon 45 viewfinder offers a bright crisp image with the largest angle of acceptance.

Nautilus housing NEO X2
Price: JPY218,000

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