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#41 Don Silcock

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Posted 17 May 2009 - 03:27 AM

I have now done two trips to PNG with my D300 in the D20 housing and have to say that I am very pleased with the conversion. I finally got round to making a page on my website to document the actual conversion so that it's easy for anybody else considering it - here is the link:

http://www.indopacif...00_convert.html

I have also created image galleries from both trips:

Tufi: http://www.indopacif...lery/index.html

Tawali: http://www.indopacif...lery/index.html

The bottom line is that if you already have a D300 and a D200 housing, this is a great way to go!

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#42 ehanauer

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Posted 17 May 2009 - 06:52 AM

Sam installed the D300 kit in my Subal during one of his recent trips to California. To label the new functions of the controls, I bought stick-on letters at a craft shop.
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Posted 01 August 2009 - 07:22 AM

Has anyone managed this with a Sea and Sea DX-D200 yet?
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#44 aczyzyk

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 11:55 PM

I would be interested in Sea&Sea upgrade too.
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#45 shchae

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Posted 03 August 2009 - 02:00 AM

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D800/D4 in modified Nexus housing
and Nauticam D-7000 with Insect-eye lens.

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Posted 12 December 2009 - 12:21 PM

Hi Sam,
This is great work. Would it be possible to convert the Subal ND80 housing to take a Nikon D90? Taking into account that under water, I usually only touch aperture, shutter speed and shutter release which are all in the same place. And sometimes the multiselector (different story). I will not use liveview or video.
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Posted 01 February 2011 - 04:36 PM

Hi
Work is in process & it can be done.
Subal D200 housing was tighter than Nexus but, still has room to adopt
D300 with minor mod, using even same base plate + same back plate.

So far,
1.Lens hole is centered.
2.Using same base plate (front steel piece for D200 removed & new
D300 plate will be added to secure the camera properly).
3.Need to tune a spring botton & on/off switch. Minor work.
4.Using same back plate. (extra shoes need to be added like I did on Nexus).

I am not drilling new hole or plugging the hole. Goal is to modify
the housing with small screw driver & allen keys in 10-15 min. & put
it back to original in same amount of time as needed, all at minimum cost.

Sam



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Posted 01 February 2011 - 07:24 PM

Hi
Work is in process & it can be done.
Subal D200 housing was tighter than Nexus but, still has room to adopt
D300 with minor mod, using even same base plate + same back plate.

So far,
1.Lens hole is centered.
2.Using same base plate (front steel piece for D200 removed & new
D300 plate will be added to secure the camera properly).
3.Need to tune a spring botton & on/off switch. Minor work.
4.Using same back plate. (extra shoes need to be added like I did on Nexus).

I am not drilling new hole or plugging the hole. Goal is to modify
the housing with small screw driver & allen keys in 10-15 min. & put
it back to original in same amount of time as needed, all at minimum cost.

Sam

Hi Sam, My d-200 is out of service. I could get another body or upgrade to d300. I have subal housing. Any more of those adapter kits available? Sure would like one. Thank you. ED

#49 shchae

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 07:47 PM

ED,

I replied PM.

Sam
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#50 Sean Sandeel

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 11:05 AM

Hi Sam

Are the D300 conversion kits still available? I have both Subal and Sea and Sea housings for the D200.

Thanks Sean

#51 Coke5300

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 05:55 PM

How Can I buy one kit to change my subal ND20 to ND30?

Thanks

#52 osmasub

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 12:52 PM

Hola a todos los miembros de Wetpixel , Hello to all members of Wetpixel

Siento escribir en castellano o español , pero tengo un mal ingles I sorry writing in spanish or castellano , but I have a bad English.

Bueno comentarles, que yo desde hace ya algunos años vendi mi Nikon d200 que usaba con su caja Sea&sea dx d200 y compre la nikon d300 , con lo cual tuve que adaptar esta ultima a la caja Sea&sea DX D200.

Bueno , inicialmente me pareció facil , pero a medida que iba trabajando iba encontrando obstáculos que iba superando . Antes de empezar todo contacte con un constructor de cajas ( www.sagadive.com ) , por que ellos habían realizado la modificación de una de ellas , pera la verdad es que me aportaron poco .

Las dos SLR tiene muchos puntos en común , pero inicialmente el mayor trabajo , de mas precisión y delicado es la confección de la base de asentamiento o zapata ( quick shoe ) por que el centro de rosca del tornillo de las SLR son diferentes .

Bien, podría seguir seguir en el tema durante varias paginas con fotos , pero antes me gustaria saber si existe alguien interado en las explicaciones

Gracias a todos // Thank you all for your reading

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#53 Penprophet

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 07:47 AM

Are just got a Subal ND200 -   are any of your conversion kits available??  I am especially interested in the D300.

 

Thanks,

 

Mark



#54 Michael Bogner

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 06:28 AM

Sam,

 

Is the upgrade kit still availabe - I would be highly interessted in this kit!

 

Are there maybe also other upgrade possible with the ND20?

 

Thanks!

 

Michael



#55 shchae

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Posted 24 December 2013 - 04:27 AM

Hi,

 

Upgrade was available in 2008 & are no longer available.

 

Sam 


D800/D4 in modified Nexus housing
and Nauticam D-7000 with Insect-eye lens.