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#1 Fpena06



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Posted 02 September 2012 - 05:03 PM

Got frustrated not being able to find the right pipe size to fit my Tokina 11-16 and Nikon 1224 and came up with this. Please note this will only work on lens that have the zoom ring positioned directly underneath the housing gear wheel. It's very solid and I still have enough material to build plenty more.

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#2 okuma


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Posted 02 September 2012 - 06:00 PM

Housing, camera, lens, strobes about $6.000
So why are you unwilling to part with $100 to insure a functional system?

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 06:09 PM

Because for $15 now I can use two additional lens, which would have cost me about $300. For $15 and 10min of work, I think is worth the try.

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 12:46 PM

I love the idea- as someone who is probably going to have to part with $500+ to replace the $500 worth of gears that I already have for the older version of Aquatica housing that I am upgrading from- I might just consider doing something like this. Anybody need any 18xxx series Aquatica gears- I have lots of them that just became likely worth less than $15 each

#5 JimSwims


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Posted 05 September 2012 - 04:35 AM

Nice DIY job and certainly worth a try. Had many discussions/whinges with buddies about the high price of focus/zoom rings and I wish
I could make one for the Nikon 105mm. The $250USD price tag for such a simple piece of equipment is vexing to say the least.

My only concern with yours is the possibility of particles dislodging from the velcro strip, then getting into where you don't want them.


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Posted 31 October 2012 - 03:14 AM

if that work its aa GOLDEN ideal.. good work!