Hi Mark: Great shots! My AD7000 should be in soon, and I was wondering what extension ring and port are you using with your 10-17. Also, how do you like the newly redesigned zoom gear?
Thanks, Ray J
I went with the recommend port extension #18456 (there was a type 4 port/extenion chart with the housing) with the 8 inch dome. But looking at how the camera body is position more deeper inside the housing I think one could get away with using no extension ring at all (will try later in the week). My mate has my 4 inch mini dome for the fiji trip but I think it got a bit chewed by some Bull sharks so I have to see how much damage it got.
I would love to get my hands on the 9.25 inch mega dome. Maybe if Jean comes to Australia he can bring one over for me to borrow.
I didnt attach the zoom ring on the Tokina 10-17mm as I about always shoot at 10mm and it was a pain to attach and remove the lens and zoom gear on the Aquatica AD90 everytime you want to take the camera out. But I did look at the setup for the zoom gear. It looks like you can simply pull out the zoom gear knob and the internal zoom gears move out of the way. Then attach camera and lens and zoom gear already attached into housing and push the out side zoom gear knob on the housing back in to move the internal gears to marry up the the zoom gears attached to the lens.
You look inside the hosuing and see that there has been alot of thought put into it and it engineered well past anything I saw with the Ad90 Aquatica.