During some e-mail exchanges with the Backscatter folks, I was informed they have received an Aquatica 5D Mark II housing for evaluation and feedback which they, of course, were quite willing to do! Sounded like they liked what they saw so far but hadn't been able to jump in the murky CA water to test it out at depth.
I got a chance to play with Backscatter's eval housing in the pool for about 30 minutes last weekend (the day after they received it). As a 20D user it does not take much to wow me though. A large display and three color histogram are enough. Nonetheless, was very impressed with the Aquatica's control availability and build quality.
The system was not well set up photo-wise for a through indoor pool evaluation (wide lens + single YS-250 on a single 8-inch arm). I did not play with the video features. I shared the camera with another guy who, unlike me, already owned the 5D Mkll. He spent at least an hour evaluating the video features and controls. I got the impression he was impressed.
I'm sorry I don't have more to add. I just though I'd gloat a bit :-)
Edited by BradDB, 22 February 2009 - 01:39 PM.