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#1 wetpixel

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Posted 25 July 2003 - 10:32 AM

http://www.seaandsea...x1ds/index.html

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DX-1Ds
Price TBD
Available this Fall

Housing for the Canon EOS-1Ds, the best professional digital AF SLR, which won the "Camera Grand Prix 2003." Compact, corrosive-resistant aluminum alloy body. Anonized aluminum (red) color. Functional design allowing control of most 1Ds functions. Equipped with a shutter-coordinated focus light connector and 2 strobe connectors. Name plates (your name engraved) can be added as an option.


-Controllable funtions
Shutter button, exposure mode selection button, AF mode selection button, drive mode selection button, ISO film speed set up button, AEB set up button, main switch, sub-electronic dial, AF frame selection button, AE lock button, assist button, main electronic dial, exposure compensation/manual F stop set up button, FE lock/multi-spot metering button, display panel light up button, protect button, menu buton, selection button, display button, delete button, back display panel, record image selection button, white balance selection button

-Material: corrosive-resistant aluminum alloy (shaved)
-Dimension: 340(width)220(height)145(depth)
-Weight:3.5kg
-Weight underwater: (when using a 100mm macro lens) 800g
-Pressure tolerance:60m
-Other: shutter-coordinated focus light connector (standard equippment)/
2 strobe connectors (standard equippment)/name plate (customer name
engraving) (option)
-Product specs and exterior appearance as of July, 2003. Product features may
change without notice.
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#2 Craig Ruaux

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Posted 25 July 2003 - 10:35 AM

I didn't realise fuschia is the "in" colour for housings this season ;)

Sorrry, can't help with a translation. At least it looks a bit more form-fitting than the d100 housing!
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Posted 25 July 2003 - 11:26 AM

ohhhhhh crap...a 1d housing. (Anyone got a place for me after the divorce?)

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Posted 25 July 2003 - 12:01 PM

Let us pray that it isn't $5000. ;)

I hope the final housing isn't that horrible color.
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Posted 25 July 2003 - 12:46 PM

Surely that's just primer.
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Posted 25 July 2003 - 12:57 PM

How wonderfully aesthetic it is - Get a Zillion! ;)

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Posted 25 July 2003 - 12:57 PM

It's interesting that they chose to eliminate the side thumb lever. That will make it impossible to use the rear button to focus or focus lock without gripping the side of the housing itself (instead of the handle).
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#8 craig

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Posted 25 July 2003 - 02:34 PM

Perhaps it's anodized.

Anyone housing a 1Ds should be required to use manual focus. It's only fair.
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#9 james

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Posted 25 July 2003 - 02:49 PM

They should install little tiny thrusters on it, like Bob Talbot does for his IMAX camera.

Wait a sec, what am I saying, the S2 housing is almost that big...

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Posted 25 July 2003 - 02:52 PM

Check out all their strobe accessories:

http://www.seaandsea...ry/acce/ys.html

And is this a snoot?

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#11 Craig Ruaux

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Posted 25 July 2003 - 02:57 PM

And is this a snoot?

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Looks like my wife's hair dryer.

Wouldn't mind betting it a bit more expensive though ;)
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Posted 25 July 2003 - 03:09 PM

An X-ray strobe for underwater dentistry? I don't know what it is but Eric's gotta get a couple of those.
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Posted 25 July 2003 - 03:12 PM

looks like a "light columnator" to me... I dunno.

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Posted 25 July 2003 - 03:23 PM

I shot the "snoot" for a single dive in Grand Cayman. It takes the strobe output down to either 30 or 15 degrees, depending upon whether or not you use both pieces.

I couldn't find a suitable subject, and haven't packed it since. The idea is to produce a dramatic lighting affect, while eliminating trash foregrounds and backgrounds. I have seen some neat results from it with anemones in SoCal, but everything I found was either too big or too small.

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Posted 25 July 2003 - 03:53 PM

If you go down with the snoot and that pink housing the fish will die laughing. Only thing you would need to add is a pair of pink split fins.
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Posted 25 July 2003 - 03:55 PM

Eric & MikeO,

What would those 3 buttons your thumb should hit control?

Which would be AF-L/AE-L?

My guess is that this will be at least $4,000, and that depends what they do for a viewfinder. I'm personally happy to see a switch back to aluminum for this caliber of camera.

You guys are the only ones I know with a 1ds,

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Posted 25 July 2003 - 04:00 PM

Buy a pink 1Ds housing, get two snoots free!

I need to get me some barn doors for my strobes. No way I'm letting these Sea & Sea guys out-cool me.
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#18 wetpixel

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Posted 25 July 2003 - 04:01 PM

What would those 3 buttons your thumb should hit control?

They are programmable, but roughly: focus on or select center point, AE lock (or AF lock, or both), and focus point select.

I almost always have my camera set to focus using the center point when the left-most button is pressed. The middle point I have set to focus on whatever I've set it to with the right-most button. ;)
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Posted 26 July 2003 - 02:01 AM

Can someone translate this from Japanese? :P

Here is what we sucked out of the japanese page:
http://www.digideep....&mID=66&pID=583

By the way Alta Vista's Babelfish can do Japanese -> English, so ? ;)
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Posted 26 July 2003 - 02:06 AM

Let us pray that it isn't $5000. :P

I hope the final housing isn't that horrible color.

In that case you can still decide on Seacam or UK-Germany ;)
Uwe's Housing is said to be out earlier for 3.950 EUR incl. VAT.
Means a net price of 3.318 EUR for you guyz in the States.

We'll keep the list up2date:
http://www.digideep....a&mID=7&pID=335

By the way, I expect Uwe to be the first providing the housing.
What about Ike? is he tempted to do one?
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