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Thank you Uncle Subal.....My ND800 has finally arrived!!!!

Subal; ND800; housing

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#1 eyu

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 05:41 AM

Thank you Ryan, Richard, Kevin and the crew at Reef Photo.

After 9 months Uncle Subal came through, enclosed are pics.

I had the housing converted to port V3 from V4 since all my lens and ports are V3 compatible.
The port lock as a result is absent, but there are places where fittings can go. It would appear that a V3 lock can be added.
There is no iso lever (unlike the D4), just a button which is easier to get to than my ND2.
Otherwise the housing appears to have all the bells and whistles
Looking forward to playing with my new toy,

Elmer

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 05:58 AM

Here are pics of the inside of the housing, great mechanical work.

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 11:46 PM

congrats, looking good.
just for curiosity: can u use the existing zoom-rings? I am asking because for my new subal nd4 housing the old zoomrings do not work anymore, those are not thick enough and I will have to get new ones....(the zoom wheel of the housing gets into conflict with the AF/M-button of the camera and therefore wider zoom rings are necessary to make the contact).

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 12:15 AM

Shiny! My housing for the D800 didn't stay that way for long thanks to a first trip to Malpelo.

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 04:03 AM

Very nice Elmer; enjoy!
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Posted 21 September 2012 - 04:27 AM

congrats, looking good.
just for curiosity: can u use the existing zoom-rings? I am asking because for my new subal nd4 housing the old zoomrings do not work anymore, those are not thick enough and I will have to get new ones....(the zoom wheel of the housing gets into conflict with the AF/M-button of the camera and therefore wider zoom rings are necessary to make the contact).


Bummer Posted Image, my existing zoom gears do not mate. As you stated, they are not wide/big enough in diameter to mate with the gear on the housing.

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 08:47 AM

Very nice Elmer; enjoy!


Jeff,

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