Posted 23 June 2003 - 01:35 PM
Posted 24 June 2003 - 03:33 AM
BTW, I'm having similar problems with Sea and Sea regarding port questions. I called them and emailed them about 10 days ago and haven't been able to get a response on a port question. That's the only reason I haven't ordered the housing yet.
Posted 24 June 2003 - 08:06 AM
Yes I had the DX100. Its actually a very nice housing and if your thinking about getting it you will probably be happy with it. I took some nice shots with it. The reason I am movig to the Aquatica is that I found the Sea and Sea to be a bit bulky, the latches were a bit of a pain to open and close, and it was too positively bouyant with the large dome port attached. I also found some of the controls difficult to operate. The Aquatica is a bit more compact, all metal, and very reasonably priced (as far as underwater housings go).
Aquatica got back to me with the port requirements and they are on the way. Good luck waiting to hear from Sea and Sea...they are notorius for bad service.
Posted 24 June 2003 - 11:47 AM
Thanks for the reply. Bulk, latches, and buoyancy were all things that I had read about in various refiews and forums. The fact that you are switching housings tells me that I should probably be more concerned about them.
I just received a response from Sea and Sea to my email. I asked 4 questions and they answered one of them. One of my questions was do I need to order A or B and they responded "That is correct" - amazing. The scuba shop I deal with told me that their support was bad, but I really had no idea how bad.
At this point, I've decided to take a closer look at other housings. Unfortunately, I have a dive trip in early August and was hoping to use my new D100 camera on that trip. But I think it's better to do my research and get it right.
Didn't mean to turn this thread into a housing thread, Thanks again.
Posted 26 June 2003 - 12:13 PM
And here's the dome you use w/ the Fisheye:
You'll probably also want to purchase a port shade for the dome. The shade for the "Wideangle lens" is best for this application - it won't show in your shots w/ the 16mm.
I would also recommend the neoprene covers for the above to protect your ports from scratches.
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