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gearbow_36218

Member Since 12 Nov 2015
Offline Last Active May 23 2019 03:29 AM
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In Topic: Nauticam GH5 your port and lens. Why?

16 May 2019 - 05:37 PM

Just wanted to let you guys know i am really happy so far with the WWL-1 with 12-14mm as Interceptor suggested.  I can do  a wide angle and close up on the same dive.  I can practically touch the subject and it is still in focus.  Cenote shots are way better.   I can go down to F8 and still have sharp corner focus allowing me to shoot 60fps.   I may keep the 7-14mm with glass dome for really  large animals at shallow depths. Thinking tiger beach, whale sharks.   


In Topic: GH5 broken power switch

15 May 2019 - 02:53 AM

 

 

Thats usually not a problem. I'd guess that the knob on the housing that has to be pulled upwards when you insert the camera was not (entirely) up and when the camera was pushed in, that on/off switch got a knock.

 

Worth trying superglue as a temp fix?

 

Yeah that was not how it happened the actuator has always been pulled up, had it not been as i set it in it would turn the camera on and not turn on if stuck on the other side of the power switch post.  I turned the camera on as normal once in the water it was when attempting to turn it off i noticed the problem.  


In Topic: GH5 broken power switch

15 May 2019 - 02:46 AM

I'm adding a link to the video again for you guys to compare with your housings?  Is there a gap on your guys set-up? https://www.youtube....eature=youtu.be


In Topic: GH5 broken power switch

15 May 2019 - 02:41 AM

I actually broke the power switch of my GH5s in the same Nauticam housing. It happened while I was surfacing from the dive. I tried to turn off the camera but it wouldn’t turn off. I guess I rotated the on/off dial of housing in the wrong direction with enough force and managed to break it ( too much nitrogen to handle :) ).
It is a user error but I believe Nauticam can prevent this by putting stoppers on both side of the switch to prevent over rotation in either direction. We need to send them such feedback.

Another error I find myself doing cause I’m a casual user is when inserting and removing the camera in the housing. The on/off switch needs to be raised like bubffm pointed out previously.

BTW, the button is a metal/alloy and not plastic. The service center in my country replaced it for free cause my warranty was valid. (great service). According to them, the full top part of the camera that holds the top switches including on/off had to be replaced.

 

Did you watch the video description in the link.  Is it normal to  have that kind of gap for the switch?  I don't believe it is normal and it was inevitable that the switch was to break because the pressure applied to  tip of the switch and not the whole switch.  I do not believe it is user error but anything is possible I guess.  Metal alloy my ass,lol.  They are BSing you...... that is NOT a metal alloy, lol. 


What happen there did you leave the camera in the housing while transporting it? 

 

No i did not. 


In Topic: GH5 broken power switch

13 May 2019 - 07:26 PM

No service center that I know of haven't hear back from manufacture yet. No number to call on their website. https://youtu.be/KjxYs58DkrM