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Nikon D800, D800E, Hugyfot housing, 15 mm fisheye, 16-35 mm WA, 105mm VR Macro, 60 mm Macro, Subsee +5 an +10 wet diopters, Inon Z-240 strobes (3x), Inon float arms, Nauticam armclamps, Bigblue and Inon focus lights.
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Posted 05 February 2010 - 02:17 AM
Well they mention port compatibility with 'Igloo' ports. I DO remember Igloo housings back in the days of Nikon F100s and F90s. Perhaps there is a link with Igloo?
Posted 24 October 2015 - 03:30 PM
Sorry for reviving this old topic, has anyone gathered more recent experience? The company is apparently doing well, I am looking to enter the full-frame world but without the horrific costs of a housing change every 2-3 years. Besides, the cost of their housing is cheaper than any offering on the market for the Sony A7 I am eying at!
Posted 25 October 2015 - 06:54 AM
hi to everyone, i'm a happy user of easydive "universal dslr housing"..i've a "Leo 3"...and before the "leo2"...i'm not a photographer, i'm a videomaker and i'm using this housing with 3 differnt body..canon 5d MKII, Canon 5D MKIII, and Canon 60D...you need only a firmware upgrade and dedicated mounting bracket fo add any kind of body of Canon and Nikon reflex...total i think less of 150 € ..Why electronic control for your DSLR?..because the button position is the same for all bodies!!!..because you can use this housin at -150 meters depth!!..because you dont need to buy one housing for each body camera...a lot of money saved!!!
Two of my recent films are now at Marsiglia underwater film festival...and yuo can see some of my "light" work on my youtube channel..Davide Briccolani.
If anyone wants to contact Easydive for more information you can contat the live chat at the costumer web site...
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Posted 25 October 2015 - 09:52 AM
I started using the Easydive Leo II in 2012 , when started my adventure as underwater photographer ; last year left the old one and purchased the new
Leo 3 that I used for about 70 shooting sessions both macro and wide angle both with my old 600d and with the new 7d mark II .
The first clear advantage is the huge money saving.....considering that the price of the Leo 3 is a little cheaper compared to the competitors and (most
important) that the housing fits most part of the cameras (past , present , future)
Another important thing to be considered is that even if you turn from one camera to another one you do not have to change your 'way of shooting'
because the buttons are always in the same place , this is really useful if you for example have two different camera brand .
The housing is really well designed , two orings on the back guarrantee the perfect closure and there are obviously less holes than a mechanical housing
(this means there is less risk of flooding) and 100% of the orings are made of NBR rubber (the black one to be clear) and are commercial dimensions , so you
do not have to use particular greases or to get crazy finding a spare part .
The shape of the handles is really well designed so you have a good grip and it is easy to change position between horizontal and vertical ; furthermore the
big volume of air inside allows you to have a good buoyancy even without floating arms.
Elecronic buttons together with the newest firmware allows a great speed in shooting and changing the various parameters (maybe faster than mechanical buttons) ; batteries used to 'feed' the electric parts are AAA (both disposable and rechargable) so you do not need any particular charger or battery pack.
An other important thing is that the manufacturer gives you a lifetime warranty , and in case you need is able to cusomize the housing following your needs
Posted 25 October 2015 - 03:03 PM
@dbriccolani, izanbar, Ruggero: Thanks for all the feedback! I see they have a range of ports available, while they offer converters as well.
Is it recommended to use their ports or rather go for the adapter and get "more traditional" alternatives, like Ikelite, Zen & co? I have a cost efficient
source for Ikelite ports...
I'll ask them if they see any possibility to mount Nikonos lenses (like Nauticam does it in their NA-A7II). This would be a dealmaker for me!
I am thorn between the basic (Leo3 wi) and the mid-model (Leo3):
+The Leo3 has 105mm port opening - definitely plus for larger optics, more chance to mount nikonos lenses.
+Compatible with FF DSLR-s - "just in case".
+maybe enough room for external battery/grip for the camera if it is a smaller piece?
-more expensive (+800EUR)
I think the deciding factor will be the port opening size, I have to do some research if the lenses I collect in the 4-5 years future (including maybe a
nikonos 13mm if I get lucky) will fit.
BTW the "camera upgrade" option got quite pricey, is it possible that one can get away with a simple (and free if the USB-dongle is available) FW update
in case the new camera doesn't need a higher/lower "stand"? I guess the sensor/bayonet position of a Sony A7 and the A7rII is not much different,
same goes for control commands within a brand.
Edited by tamas970, 25 October 2015 - 03:59 PM.