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Posted 29 March 2009 - 05:12 AM
Sea&Sea, INON and Epoque comes out with a new housing for DSLR.
Are you interrested in further datails?
Posted 29 March 2009 - 06:53 AM
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Posted 29 March 2009 - 07:24 AM
I'm always interested in the information that you supply.
Always new toys to play with and lots of photos.
More, more, please?
Posted 29 March 2009 - 09:45 AM
Do you have any information regarding the Inon endoscope lens or something like that?
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Posted 30 March 2009 - 07:43 AM
I never thought I'd find this topic here!
I post this topic on DSLR forum because I will report new housings for DSLR.
At first, Sea&Sea exhibit new housing"MDX-5D MK2"for Canon5D MK2.
MDX-5D MK2 is 150g lighter than DX-5D.
It is scheduled to be available in May.
Posted 06 April 2009 - 01:31 AM
>I hope this is just prototype.
I think so, too!
Mr. Torii showed me the new INON x-2 housing.
The new INON x-2(for 40D/50D) body is not machined but casted.
It is lighter than prior x-2 both of in water and on land. It is scheduled
to go on sale this summer.
BTW, Did you mention that you are interrested the INON Ultra compact
semi-fisheye relay system lens?
Posted 06 April 2009 - 02:13 AM
That's exactely the news i was waiting for as i want to upgrade from my X2 for 30D to the 50D! But i did not want change manufacturer, as the inon housing offers the perfect ergonomics, optical ttl and buttons to pop out AND back in the strobe. i was about to give up and looked already at other housing. your post came just in time hopefully the housing will be out in summer.
Do you by any chance remeber if the new X2 housing has button(s) for the cursor?
thanks for infos,
Posted 06 April 2009 - 04:32 AM
Posted 06 April 2009 - 07:23 PM
Glad to be of service!
I am looking forward to seeing underwaterphoto is taken by you with the new x-2 for 50D.
>Any news on new housings for the D90?
Unfortunately, Sea&Sea, Seatool didn't display the housing for D90.
I heard rumor that both of them doesn't release the housing for D90.
Posted 14 April 2009 - 06:50 AM
It is scheduled to go on sale this summer.
The INON Ultra compact semi-fisheye relay system lens at Diving Festival2009
Back of x-2 housings for 40/50D
The INON Ultra compact semi-fisheye relay system lens at DEMA2008
Posted 14 April 2009 - 02:22 PM
Funny how they call that thing Ultra Compact! I would love to try that lens though! I wonder if there is any way to mount it on a Sea & Sea housing?
Posted 14 April 2009 - 02:31 PM
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Posted 14 April 2009 - 06:50 PM
I've been thinking about this design and it is clearly a small format fisheye lens with a magnifying relay lens behind it. The design gives you very small size and close focus but I suspect it will be like using a small digicam lens with a massive teleconverter. I'd worry about lens brightness and resolution (notice the 3 focusing lights, manual focus ring and 4 strobes?). DOF will be appropriate for the resolution and magnification it offers.
I think the same thing could be done with a 35mm Tokina macro (or 50mm for full frame) and adding an Inon UWL100 with dome. I bet that combination is brighter and images better but it is nowhere near as small. Just how do you get inch from a clownfish face and light it? I'm sure the 1" port helps.
I'm interested in this but I wonder if it's an addon to a standard Inon port with prime lens (and thus adaptable and system-agnostic) or if it is specific to the Inon port system and Canon body in the housing. At any rate, you'd have to like the look of close focus fisheye, and perhaps softness, to want this.
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Posted 14 April 2009 - 07:54 PM
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