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#1 Water Rat

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Posted 03 November 2005 - 03:53 AM

I have a Nikon F4 camera and I'm looking for a UW housing solution for it. Which housing is recomendable (good value) and where would you buy it (eg URL of online store).

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Posted 03 November 2005 - 05:12 AM

F4 is good but old camera & is not worthy to buy new housing IMHO. I bought a second hand housing from e-bay not too long ago (see film camera discussion). In fact there is one F4 housing in bid in e-bay right now.

Nexus makes good housing & www.nexusamerica.com has good information about F4 housing.

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Posted 03 November 2005 - 05:47 AM

Hi, welcome to wetpixel!

I also suggest that you look into e-bay. Everyone is upgrading to digital and housings for film cameras in good conditions are selling very cheap on e-bay.

Good luck,


P.S.: I am moving this thread to the "Film Cameras/Housings" area, I think you will get more feedback there.

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Posted 03 November 2005 - 06:06 AM

Aquatica and Nexus F4 housings regularly sell on Ebay for <$600

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#5 Water Rat

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Posted 03 November 2005 - 06:06 AM

Thank you Sam and Luiz for your comments. I think I'll try my luck on eBay.

#6 Paul Kay

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Posted 03 November 2005 - 11:19 AM

Most F4 housings will now be quite a few years old. If you buy a used one, check first that you can get it serviced and that parts are still available (and easy to get hold of), and when you get it, have it serviced! Prices should be very low as F4 housings are fairly old and obscure these days.
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#7 Jmorgan


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Posted 18 December 2005 - 11:54 AM

I have a Subal F4 housing with superwide port, manual macro port, auto macro port, ext. port, gears etc. Also have the double handle Subal tray. For the F4 I also have the viewfinder. I need to sell all of these items. JM

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Posted 18 December 2005 - 01:37 PM

I love my Subal for the F4, you might try www.subal.com and check out their flea market.

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Posted 05 February 2006 - 11:23 PM

The subal is the best you will love it. Hold out and get it.Mark
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Nikon film f/5's and f/3's cameras
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