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#1 seafan

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 10:38 AM

I am looking at housings by Patima and Isotta right now (while waiting to find out if nauticam will be making one for my camera) and would like feedback from anyone that has used either of these.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 01:39 PM

Howdy,
Which camera are we talking about?

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 01:46 PM

It's for a Canon G15.

I know it's not a DSLR but figured I might get feedback from people with DSLR's that have used either of these housings. :-)
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Posted 18 January 2013 - 03:13 PM

Sorry I can't help you with the Patima / Isotta feedback. The Italian one sure looks cool though. I'd be thinking about how we'd get support for those housings. I can't find anyone close to us that's listing them. I did notice that our friends at Bluewater in LA are showing a placeholder for the Nauticam G15 on their site. Scott may know something about the near term release.

It will be interesting to see how the manufacturers support the stacked dials on the G15. Ergonomics is always a big deal on the smaller housings. My advise is to hang in there for a little while until you can hold a Nauticam and a Recsea or others in your hands.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 03:21 PM

I'll have to check with Scott, they were supposed to give me a call if they heard anything. My preference is for nauticam simply because they do have US exposure.

If you go on Patima's facebook page, they have a photo of the manual for it which shows a picture of the front of the housing... controls look very easy to access.

Recsea sent me several photos and the manual back in early december... even before it was shipped to the stores here. Nice housing but they're the highest priced one out there and the only one that doesn't come with a glass lens in the port... not quite sure why they did that.

I actually bought the oem housing from canon as I have a trip in march so am not in a rush and want to check out my options before clunking down that much $$.

Edited by seafan, 18 January 2013 - 03:23 PM.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 12:56 AM

Yes, a Nauticam housing is in the pipeline.
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Posted 19 January 2013 - 06:41 AM

Great! Have you seen pics yet? Do you know if it will have a round port or square one?
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Posted 19 January 2013 - 07:51 AM

Ikelite's G15 housing is available now.

#9 seafan

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 08:32 AM

Ikelite's G15 housing is available now.


I know, it's been out for some time now but I'm only interested in aluminum housings.
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