L & M Tetra for Coolpix 5000
Posted 19 April 2002 - 05:01 PM
A new Tetra will be shipping this summer for the Coolpix 5000 including the ROC remote optical controller first seen on the Titan housings, which allows TTL, TTL bracketing, and manual strobe contol!
Details are here:
These guys rock!
Posted 20 April 2002 - 11:29 AM
concept for there housing for the 5000. This housing will be machined from
solid aluminum and althought a final price was not given they suspect it will
be around the same as there housing for the Coolpix 995. This price is $849,
the Tetra seems expensive at $1499. Delivery of the Aquatica 5000 will be this
June, that was what I was told.
I am wondering if the Tetra ships with a bulkhead connector or do you have to
purchase the Nikonos bulkhead for $125.:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D firstname.lastname@example.org
[Edited on 4-20-2002 by POPO]
Posted 20 April 2002 - 03:39 PM
Hard to say about the bulkhead... for the Tetra is was an option... for the Titan, Nikonos bulkheads are included...
Posted 21 April 2002 - 10:46 AM
*nevermind*, just read the page a little more carefully. The lenses listed are bayonet mount, can't be changed in water. I wonder if they'll do wetmount eventually, or if the optics are just wrong for it.
Been looking forward to this housing. I really want that ROC, and I can't wait to be using compactflash instead of smartmedia. And 5 megapixels and the closer close-up.
[Edited on 4-21-2002 by RogerCarlson]
Posted 21 April 2002 - 11:20 AM
..Toshiba plans to produce 2Gb parts in 2002 by stacking two 1Gb dies into a single thin small outline package (TSOP).
I read that as a 2GB Smartmedia card this year.:D
Posted 21 April 2002 - 11:33 AM
The oly has things to recommend it (fast lens, nice pix) but I still like CF's sturdyness and the macro abilities of the 5000. And the ROC.
thanks much for this post. How did you get this original email from l&m, was it personal or do they have a press release list?
Posted 21 April 2002 - 05:41 PM
I'm a pricipal in a dive shop that is a L&M dealer...
Posted 21 April 2002 - 07:44 PM
Life is a beach and then you dive.
Posted 22 April 2002 - 02:52 PM
Sea & Sea strobes
Posted 22 April 2002 - 03:20 PM
I am looking forward to handling all of these housings, hope they have them at the Los Angeles/Long Beach scuba show in late June (seems unlikely for the tetra 5000, but I can hope).
There are shops out there that will let you rent these things and put the money toward purchase. Not a bad move.