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#1 ehanauer

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 04:38 PM

My Subal D20 housing was just converted by Sam Chae to house my D300. Sam was in California and fine tuned his conversion kit for my housing by filing down some of the extensions, and shimming some others so it works just as smoothly as I had come to expect from my four Subals.

I've lost the CSM control, but that's not so important underwater. The viewing window is smaller than the rear display, but I've lost less than I thought, because the lower part of the D300 display is text, not image. I've put stickers on the left side to indicate the new functions, because the buttons have different functions on the D300. Otherwise, the look and feel is pure Subal/D300.

Overall, I'm very pleased and saved lots of cash over the cost of a new housing.

Thanks,Sam.
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Posted 26 February 2009 - 04:46 PM

My Subal D20 housing was just converted by Sam Chae to house my D300. Sam was in California and fine tuned his conversion kit for my housing by filing down some of the extensions, and shimming some others so it works just as smoothly as I had come to expect from my four Subals.

I've lost the CSM control, but that's not so important underwater. The viewing window is smaller than the rear display, but I've lost less than I thought, because the lower part of the D300 display is text, not image. I've put stickers on the left side to indicate the new functions, because the buttons have different functions on the D300. Otherwise, the look and feel is pure Subal/D300.

Overall, I'm very pleased and saved lots of cash over the cost of a new housing.

Thanks,Sam.


Excellent way of moving up without spending the big bucks.

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 02:44 PM

I'm very interested in the conversion kit for the D300. How can I contact Sam Chae?
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#4 james

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 05:51 PM

Way to go Sam! I can't wait to hear back from you about mine too :-)

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 12:22 AM

I have now done two trips with my D300 in a Subal D200 housing, thanks to Sam, and I am VERY pleased.

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 09:07 AM

I have converted my SEALUX D200 Housing into D300 by Mike-dive. all button function the same as the original D200, just the backdisplay has not the same size as the D300. That is no big deal because I can see the 3 histograms and complete picture.


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