Sea & Sea 5000G problems
Posted 07 June 2007 - 09:03 AM
I got this camera last September and have been reasonably pleased with some of the results I got. But the camera developed a fault in Feburary this year (an error code appeared and the lens would not retract). Also the power on/off button came loose and is hanging out of the case. So as it was still under warrenty I went back to where I bought it. They happily shipped it of to sea&sea for repairs. After nearly 3 months the camera came back, but they still had not repaired the faulty power button. God knows why as the technician must have seen it and I cant believe they decided not to repair it. So it's now on it was back to seas&sea in Japan and I expect to see it again in maybe 2-3 months.
So at the moment it's like I am time sharing the camera, 6 months with me and 6 months with S&S.
Oh and I nearly forgot to mention the first 5000g I took home didnt work at all out of the box so I had to get a replacement. No complaints about the housing DX5000 or the DX-27 strobe though.
So be aware if you are thinking of getting one. I have got myself a Nikon D80 and will be investing my cash in an Ikelite system as I see the guys from Ikelite post here often. I like that kind of attention to detail and customer support, which is non existant from Sea&Sea.
whinge, moan, complain
Posted 07 June 2007 - 09:58 PM
The port assembly is a bit unnerving as it seems there isnt much pressure compressing the oring compared to the strong latches on the backplate. The housing is easy to use, all the buttons are there and the two handles are nice. The dome port tends to swing up as the camera body weighs a lot and one handed holding can be tiresome. If you are freediving for your photos the mass of the Ikelite is to me fairly substantial and the drag can be a bit much. Having said that, the housing is very nice so far and looks to be a winner!
My first outing with D80 (never had a DSLR before)
Posted 07 June 2007 - 11:24 PM
Posted 08 June 2007 - 05:54 AM