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#1 Yoko Qno

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Posted 08 November 2008 - 10:37 AM

Sea&Sea Japan has announced New polycarbonate plastic "RDX"housing system.
http://www.seaandsea...1225766254.html

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This system allows the the camera's on -board flash cocontrol external strobes over a fiber-optic sync cord.
http://wetpixel.com/...with-interview/
Sea&Sea has announced "RDX"housing system is scheduled to go on sale end of Nov to Dec. Their target pricecing of this system is JPY100 ~ 150 thousand.

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Posted 08 November 2008 - 02:23 PM

I am both excited and concerned as a Sea & Sea user.

I have the ports, cables, converters, etc...... I wonder if polycarbonate housings in the future will change the quality of future housings from this company. Having said that, I am really excited about fibre opti TTL and also lighter weight....

Thanks Yoko for the S&S news!!!

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Posted 08 November 2008 - 06:43 PM

I am both excited and concerned as a Sea & Sea user.

I have the ports, cables, converters, etc...... I wonder if polycarbonate housings in the future will change the quality of future housings from this company. Having said that, I am really excited about fibre opti TTL and also lighter weight....

Thanks Yoko for the S&S news!!!


You're welcome! Did you like it?
According to a Sea&Sea catalog for 2009 that I get at DEMA show,
Sea&Sea add in new ports for "RDX"housing system their line-up.
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#4 Trevor Rees

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Posted 09 November 2008 - 01:25 AM

Yoko,

These look like housings for the Nikon D60 and Canon 450D so I guess they are bottom of the SLR range.

They are quite different to the machined aluminium of the housings such as the one for the Nikon D300. I wonder if polycarbonate is the future?

I still can't quite work out the new RDX port system - does it mean existing ports do not fit on these housings?

I like the idea of fibre optic strobe firing but can you tell be if the standard Nikonos bulkhead is still present on these housings? Your attached photos did not quite show this detail.

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Posted 09 November 2008 - 02:41 AM

I wonder what the deal is with the new standard ports. From what I can tell in the picture, it can certainly accept the current optical dome port from S&S. It seems slightly wider too...

I agree. These will probably be for the lower end DSLRs in the beginning. However, I am still excited at the possibility of a compact (Unlike Ikelite) and light poly housing with optical connections. THe lower cost would also help when planning to upgrade too!

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Posted 09 November 2008 - 03:18 AM

Yoko,

These look like housings for the Nikon D60 and Canon 450D so I guess they are bottom of the SLR range.

They are quite different to the machined aluminium of the housings such as the one for the Nikon D300. I wonder if polycarbonate is the future?

I still can't quite work out the new RDX port system - does it mean existing ports do not fit on these housings?

I like the idea of fibre optic strobe firing but can you tell be if the standard Nikonos bulkhead is still present on these housings? Your attached photos did not quite show this detail.


Hi,

Sea&Sea Japan has also announced the new MDX housing for Nikon D700.
http://members.seaan...column/214.html
http://www.seaandsea...1225765887.html
There is a choice between ergonomics grip and new grip-stay-L.
MDX housing for Nikon D700 is scheduled to be available in Feb 2009.

Therefore I speculate Sea&Sea offer both MDX and RDX.
I attached some pictures and system chart for RDX Housing(forCanon).
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Posted 09 November 2008 - 04:07 AM

Hello Yoko

Did you get any information about a housing for Nikon D90 ???

Thank

Dominique

Edited by girelle, 09 November 2008 - 04:11 AM.


#8 Yoko Qno

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Posted 09 November 2008 - 05:10 AM

Hello Yoko

Did you get any information about a housing for Nikon D90 ???

Thank

Dominique


Hi Dominique,

I don't have any infomation about a housing for Nikon D90.
There is no information about a housing for Nikon D90 on Sea&Sea catalog of DSLR housings for 2009.
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Keep you posted, Dominique

BTW, Sea&Sea is developing a housing for Canon 5DMK2.

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Posted 09 November 2008 - 12:08 PM

Yoko,

Thanks for posting the port chart.

From what I can work out current NX dome ports and I presume an NX flat port can be used on new RDX housings by using either a RDX Port base S or a RDX port base L.

I think I've got that right?

I'm still a bit confused though as why this new lens mount is being introduced. Any ideas?

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Posted 09 November 2008 - 01:32 PM

Hi Dominique,

I don't have any infomation about a housing for Nikon D90.
There is no information about a housing for Nikon D90 on Sea&Sea catalog of DSLR housings for 2009.
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Keep you posted, Dominique

BTW, Sea&Sea is developing a housing for Canon 5DMK2.

Yoko


Thank It's exactly what I did understood

I thought you could have other informations , as you live in Japan ..

Anyway , thank again !!

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Posted 09 November 2008 - 08:13 PM

Yoko,

Thanks for posting the port chart.

From what I can work out current NX dome ports and I presume an NX flat port can be used on new RDX housings by using either a RDX Port base S or a RDX port base L.

I think I've got that right?

I'm still a bit confused though as why this new lens mount is being introduced. Any ideas?

Hi,

You can use NX flat port on new RDX housing.
I attached system chart for RDX Housing(for Nikon) as bellow.
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Posted 14 November 2008 - 07:18 PM

Yoko, who is he, and are you affiliated with his company? I'd hate for these product announcements to somehow end up leading to a sales pitch. Of course, I'm giving you the benefit of the doubt - just curious since I don't know any of the Japanese or HK shops.

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Posted 14 November 2008 - 11:16 PM

I think the port was made smaller on the RDX series to keep the housing smaller. They will have a line of RDX ports, but not as many as NX.

Fiber optic sync with two ports. Much lighter in/out of the water, polycarbonate construction. 200' depth rating. TTL capable with adapter. .5x pick up viewfinder to see whole view. larger buckles. New shutter lever that operates from two directions.

No announcement on D90, not sure that it would be RDX or MDX series.

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Posted 24 November 2008 - 01:29 AM

SEA&SEA JAPAN annoounced NEW RDX-450D housing is released end of Nov and
RDX-D60 housing is released early Dec.
http://members.seaan...column/216.html

RDX Housing Price;JPY120,000(not inclusive Tax)
RDX standard Port price;JPY30,000(not inclusive Tax)

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 06:54 AM

Hi,

Sea&Sea Japan has announced the release of RDX-450D and RDX-60D on Dec 2 .
http://www.seaandsea...450d/index.html
http://www.seaandsea...xd60/index.html
Price: JPY126,000(Sales tax is included in the price),
JPY147,000(housing+standard port)
Depth Rating:60m

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 02:04 AM

Hi @ll,

I've found the new Catalog online:
Sea&Sea Catalog 2009

Does someone have more information about the new TTL-Converter (YS Converter/N)?

Greetings
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Posted 04 December 2008 - 07:14 AM

Hi @ll,

I've found the new Catalog online:
Sea&Sea Catalog 2009

Does someone have more information about the new TTL-Converter (YS Converter/N)?

Greetings
Tom


Tom,

The information about the new YS TTL converter is in the manual that you have provided the link for.
It appears to be a very nice upgrade on the current Mk III converters, with a lot more control over the strobes...

Bruce...

BTW, B&H Photo already have them listed and for the same price as the Mk III's...

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Posted 15 December 2008 - 08:12 AM

Hello Yoko

Did you get any information about a housing for Nikon D90 ???

Thank

Dominique


Hi Dominique,,

I have been got the infomation about housing for Nikon D90 from Sea&Sea staff.
Sea&Sea Japan doesn't decide to release the housing for NikonD90.
because, Many DSLR has been released for the this year.

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Posted 15 December 2008 - 11:57 AM

Hi Dominique,,

I have been got the infomation about housing for Nikon D90 from Sea&Sea staff.
Sea&Sea Japan doesn't decide to release the housing for NikonD90.
because, Many DSLR has been released for the this year.

Yoko


Hi Yoko

Many many thanks to remember from my question .It was very kind to you to think of me .
Anyway my D90 is now working in the DX80 housing very well , there is really little changes between the two cameras and my dear husband did machine the button on the right behind of the housing , so that I can use the D90 underwater already. 2000€ save !!! And next month I will go to Soccoro and hope to bring some pretty pictures from the mantas , and why not some vidéos !!! :unsure:

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 06:36 PM

Wow, the new line up looks very slick and mean.