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#1 tirzo13

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Posted 24 December 2011 - 07:57 PM

I like to have backup cameras.
in my last set up i had a d70 and d70s for my d70 ikelite rig.

i now have a d90 and ikelite d90 housing.

i have heard that the d90 fits in the d80 housing with most functions.
however my question is can i buy a used d80 camera for a backup and use it in my d90 housing?

minor and major floods happen, and if im out in the world and flood my d90, id like to have a back up, without having to purchase another d90.
Nikon D90, Ikelite housing, Ikelite DS-200, DS 50 strobes, Nikkor 60mm, Nikkor 105mm.

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Posted 24 December 2011 - 11:50 PM

You might like to post a question on the Ikelite Q and A forum on Scubaboard. Here is Iklite's answer to the opposite question, i.e. a D90 in the D80 housing: http://www.scubaboar...80-housing.html

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 01:21 PM

Yes it works well enough to be a viable back up. Photos and info here http://apnewton.blog...80-housing.html

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 01:20 AM

Yes it works well enough to be a viable back up. Photos and info here http://apnewton.blog...80-housing.html


The question was whether he can use a D80 in his D90 housing. Your blog is about the opposite, i.e. using a D90 in a D80 housing, which we already know works fairly well.

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 12:31 PM

Oh yeah. Apologies

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#6 tirzo13

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 01:57 AM

so nobody has tried a D80 as a backup in a D90 housing?
Nikon D90, Ikelite housing, Ikelite DS-200, DS 50 strobes, Nikkor 60mm, Nikkor 105mm.

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 04:20 PM

I suppose the price has dropped enough on the D90 that its now close to the used price of a D80.
I can find used d90's for $650 and used D80's for $450, so I suppose i should just get another D90.
Nikon D90, Ikelite housing, Ikelite DS-200, DS 50 strobes, Nikkor 60mm, Nikkor 105mm.

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 10:58 PM

I suppose the price has dropped enough on the D90 that its now close to the used price of a D80.
I can find used d90's for $650 and used D80's for $450, so I suppose i should just get another D90.


You're probably right but I just bought an almost unused (1000 shutter actuations) D80 as a back-up, complete with a Nikon 18-55mm lens, for $375.

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 12:12 PM

You're probably right but I just bought an almost unused (1000 shutter actuations) D80 as a back-up, complete with a Nikon 18-55mm lens, for $375.



Good deal!
so are you saying a D80 will work in a D90 housing?
Nikon D90, Ikelite housing, Ikelite DS-200, DS 50 strobes, Nikkor 60mm, Nikkor 105mm.

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 05:34 AM

Good deal!
so are you saying a D80 will work in a D90 housing?


I've no idea! We only know for sure that a D90 will work passably (main functions only, see above) in a D80 housing, according to Ikelite's statement in their Q & A forum on Scubaboard.

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 10:55 PM

Good deal!
so are you saying a D80 will work in a D90 housing?


The answer is no. http://www.scubaboar...90-housing.html

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