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Aquatica Fuji S2 Pro Digital Housing Review


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#1 wetpixel

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Posted 30 June 2003 - 11:16 PM

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#2 Alex_Mustard

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Posted 01 July 2003 - 02:53 AM

Info and experience packed review James - of what I think is probably the best DSLR combination available at the moment (I'm sure that comment will cause contention).

One thing I don't understand is why the housing has TTL and manual flash synch sockets. Surely, with the S2 TTL depends on the setting on the flash and not on the housing/camera? Or is this just a carry-over from the D100 housing that won't be on the production version?

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#3 james

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Posted 01 July 2003 - 05:33 AM

Hi Alex,

Thanks for the kind words about the review. I appreciate them a lot.

The way I understand the "bulkhead thing" is that you can order them in any combination that you wish. The unit I tested had a 5 pin TTL and a manual bulkhead. I think you're right that this is probably the same configuration that comes stock on the AD100 housing. I tried using both bulkheads as I was shooting manual flash.

I personally would order the housing with two TTL bulkheads for the redundancy - even though I don't use the TTL very much anymore.

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And PS - Yes, I agree with you that this is the camera/housing combinaton to beat right now. The 12-24DX lens wrocks!
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#4 CDesperado

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Posted 01 July 2003 - 05:41 AM

From James' review of the Aquatica housing....

"I decided to use buoyancy arm segments to help offset the weight of my strobes -- especially for better balance when shooting macro with the strobes out in front."

James, would you mind sharing a little more about these "bouyancy arm segments"? I am curious... are you using some sort of small device to provide positive bouyancy to the rig to help offset the weight and make it more neutral? I hadn't ever thought about doing that before, but it's a fantastic idea.

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Posted 01 July 2003 - 05:47 AM

They were originally designed for the Nikonos RS.

http://www.ulcs.com/armclamp.htm

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