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#1 E_viking

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 11:08 AM

Hi,

 

SubSee are out of Stock on their Diopters. I have a trip to Indonesia before they are in Stock again.

I would like to add a +10 for the trip. ( I have the +5. )

 

Aquatica does a +10 Diopter that looks good as well. Is the optical quality up to the same standard as the SubSeas?

Any experience with it?

 

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 12:16 PM

Have you tried ordering the SubSee from Reef Photo and Video?

 

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 12:45 PM

@Jim: Good idea! I have not asked them yet. I will.

 

I would be interested if anyone here has tried the Aquatica version and even better compared it to a Subsea.


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Posted 13 March 2013 - 01:50 PM

They were out of them as well. It seems to be out of szock everywhere!


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Posted 13 March 2013 - 03:04 PM

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 03:23 PM

Or underwater visions in the UK

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 04:38 PM

All out I’m afraid.


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Posted 13 March 2013 - 10:02 PM

Thanks for the ideas, but all of them seem to be out of them.

 

Has anyone tried the Aquatica +10 Diopter?


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Posted 13 March 2013 - 11:49 PM

No. The FIT ones are good optically.

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 03:50 AM

Inon just released new lens with 3 elements similar to subsee and can be stacked

 

http://inonnews.blog...se-up-lens.html

 

It is on sale at UW fotopartner in Germany

 

http://www.uw-fotopa...-100-M67?c=2572


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Posted 14 March 2013 - 04:52 AM

I just talked to Sagadive and has at least one in stock:

 

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 05:34 AM

I have used the Aquatica +10 and +5 and found them to be quite good.  (FYI I also own and use the Subsee +10)  Subsee has an excellent reputation but there are other options, as mentioned above.  UCL/FIT are also quite good.  IMHO you really have to do serious pixel peeping to see a difference.


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Posted 14 March 2013 - 07:05 AM

As an Aquatica dealer, I shouldn't comment, but here's a review by Tim Rock about the Aquatica +10:  http://www.guammicronesiadivetravel.com/travelblog1/?p=1560 

 

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 09:27 AM

Hi,

 

SubSee are out of Stock on their Diopters. I have a trip to Indonesia before they are in Stock again.

I would like to add a +10 for the trip. ( I have the +5. )

 

Aquatica does a +10 Diopter that looks good as well. Is the optical quality up to the same standard as the SubSeas?

Any experience with it?

 

/Erik

Hi Erik, there is this Chap Matti, who has been shooting with them since they come out, his website is http://mattiovaska.com/gallery , you might to get in touch with him for feedback, Mauricio Handler also uses them, so you can get in touch with him as well. They are double elements, are air sealed and coated and have a 67mm thread on them and like Steward say, you can check Tim Rock, he is a long standing member of this forums, he has quite a bit of images taken with those as well.


Edited by Viz'art, 14 March 2013 - 09:28 AM.

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 10:27 AM

I just talked to Sagadive and has at least one in stock:

 

www.sagadive.com saga@sagadive.com

@ David: Thanks they had 1 on Stock. I have reserved and will order it now. Problem solved!

 

 

I am pretty sure that the Aquatica is pretty similar to the SubSeas.


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Posted 14 March 2013 - 10:30 AM

Thanks for the Infos from everybody!


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Posted 14 March 2013 - 03:19 PM

How do these compare for ease of use?  Does the Aquatica Close Up Kit have to be put on before the dive or can it be moved out of the way underwater like the subsee? Or changed out?   

 

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 04:45 PM

That was my thoughts as well.  I've had the Subsee that easily swings out of the way.  In contrast the Aquatica doesn't do so?  Any insights here? 


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Posted 14 March 2013 - 05:36 PM

Pam, The Aquatica close up lenses uses a quick snap mount, it can be installed and removed underwater within second


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Posted 14 March 2013 - 05:49 PM

Correct me if I'm wrong, but since the Aquatica has the 67mm threads, they should work on the Subsee adapter to swing in and out. Although I have not tried it. If a member can chime in at had tried this combo, I would sure like to know.

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