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#1 Rocha

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Posted 10 September 2006 - 01:12 PM

After sometime producing not so attractive housings (big, heavy), Sea&Sea is coming back to the market strongly by producing nice and compact housings for the Nikons D200 and D50 and the Canon 5D. Their latest new product is a glass dome port:

http://www.seaandsea...easeopdome.html

Their previous fisheye dome port was made of acrylic. These are the advantages of this new port (according to Sea&Sea):

* Greatly reduces peripheral aberration (distortion) so images are clear from corner to corner.
* Efficient light transmission sharpens images.
* Greatly reduces flare when shooting into light.
* Made of glass so it sheds water droplets, excellent for clear over/under shots (half above water, half below).
* Aged deterioration more resistant than an acrylic dome port.

In addition, a Sea&Sea housing for the D80 is in the works:

http://wetpixel.com/...m...st&p=101338

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#2 Trevor Rees

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Posted 10 September 2006 - 01:56 PM

This glass dome was rumoured in a previous post where it was said to be exactltly the same dome as sold under the Athena name for Sea & Sea housings.

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Posted 10 September 2006 - 05:05 PM

Apparently Athena will stop selling the dome when Sea and Sea start selling it (it's the same dome). I also heard that the price would of course go up!
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Posted 16 September 2006 - 07:47 AM

Apparently Athena will stop selling the dome when Sea and Sea start selling it (it's the same dome). I also heard that the price would of course go up!


Then I'm glad I got the Athena dome while it's still available... :blink:

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Posted 17 September 2006 - 06:56 AM

After sometime producing not so attractive housings (big, heavy), Sea&Sea is coming back to the market strongly by producing nice and compact housings for the Nikons D200 and D50 and the Canon 5D. Their latest new product is a glass dome port:

http://www.seaandsea...easeopdome.html

Their previous fisheye dome port was made of acrylic. These are the advantages of this new port (according to Sea&Sea):

* Greatly reduces peripheral aberration (distortion) so images are clear from corner to corner.
* Efficient light transmission sharpens images.
* Greatly reduces flare when shooting into light.
* Made of glass so it sheds water droplets, excellent for clear over/under shots (half above water, half below).
* Aged deterioration more resistant than an acrylic dome port.

In addition, a Sea&Sea housing for the D80 is in the works:

http://wetpixel.com/...m...st&p=101338

Luiz




I just placed an order of this new fisheye optical domeport today.
i should received it next week :D

i can't wait too see and hold it :blink:

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Posted 17 September 2006 - 09:38 AM

This is the Athena dome port that we've been selling quite successfully for over a year, rebadged w/ Sea & Sea labeling and a less substantial lens shade. As stated above, the Athena OPD-170V for NX housings is no longer available.

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