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#1 Paulmcmurrick

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 08:51 PM

For goodness sake. Wouldnt have dreamt

 

http://www.dpreview....s/nikon-1-aw1/2

 



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Posted 18 September 2013 - 08:59 PM

49 ft operating depth and max wide of 28 mm equivalent

A good system for snorkelers and humping through the jungle, but not a Nikonos
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Posted 18 September 2013 - 11:35 PM

49 ft operating depth and max wide of 28 mm equivalent

A good system for snorkelers and humping through the jungle, but not a Nikonos

Absolutely. Really just a splash unit, but one wonders if they may continue the trend.

 

Wont be offloading my original Nikonos bodies in a hurry !



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Posted 19 September 2013 - 01:23 AM

I wonder if it floods as regularly as Nikonoses did?


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Posted 19 September 2013 - 05:31 AM

http://www.europe-ni...ikon1AW1_launch

 

In-house tests have demonstrated JIS/IEC Class 8 (IPX8) waterproofing; can be used at depths of up to 15 m (49 ft) for up to 60 minutes.
 

IPX8 - Protected against water submersion - the equipment is suitable for total immersion under the conditions identified by the manufacturer.


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Posted 19 September 2013 - 05:56 AM

I wonder if it floods as regularly as Nikonoses did?

 

It helps that you don't have to open it up after 24 or 36 shots.


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Posted 19 September 2013 - 07:27 AM

I wonder if it floods as regularly as Nikonoses did?

Rephrase that one: "as Nikonos users did"  Wasn't the fault of the camera


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Posted 19 September 2013 - 08:11 AM

I wonder if it floods as regularly as Nikonoses did?

 

My own Nikon-nose sneezes, but rarely floods...



Wont be offloading my original Nikonos bodies in a hurry !

 

I did...

 

... and was glad with the sudden improvement in my images after investing in a housed camera!



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Posted 19 September 2013 - 08:18 AM

........ and humping through the jungle, but not a Nikonos

 

Humping through the jungle ???



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Posted 19 September 2013 - 08:25 AM

 

 

Wont be offloading my original Nikonos bodies in a hurry !

 

I doubt you would have any easy time offloading them except to an antique dealer so it is a good thing you are keeping them for now LOL.


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Posted 19 September 2013 - 08:34 AM

I truly loved my Nikonos V with dual SB-103's.  A modern digital version would be very cool and this one is *almost* there, but it fails on two fronts, one which can be fixed:

 

- 20meter max depth.  Really?  That kills it as an U/W camera.

- They should have released it from day one with the 6.7-13mm W/A waterproof lens.  That would seem to be a no-brainer, but apparently not.  Perhaps they will release it later.

 

On the "easy to flood" thing for old Nikonos, well I never had a problem with mine - it was pretty simple and I had to change rolls after every dive.  I owned both a Nikonos IV and Nikonos V.


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Posted 19 September 2013 - 09:09 AM

The cool thing about it would be the extremely compact footprint.  But of course, it will likely be overpriced. 

 

The thing is, you could buy this:
 
 
and this:
 
 
For $348 and have an underwater setup that could actually go down to 40m.  
 
I do wonder sometimes who is calling the shots at Nikon.  They have lots of "almost" great ideas that with just a little extra thought in the design process could be fantastic.

Edited by johnspierce, 19 September 2013 - 09:10 AM.

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 03:52 PM

I'm sure the quality on the AW-1 is better but the depth is almost the same as my AW100



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Posted 20 September 2013 - 02:51 AM

 

Humping through the jungle ???

 

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 03:36 AM

Close to my dream setup, just misses:

-a higher depth rating, let's say 60m

-an included vacuum check: soon everyone will have one on underwater housing, it will become difficult to accept a setup that is not protected by this

 

ah wait, even better setup:

-same thing with a full frame camera. After all, my Nauticam housing for Olympus OM-D is about the same size of my Nikon D3...

 

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Posted 21 September 2013 - 03:38 PM

Close to my dream setup, just misses:

 

:martini:

 

Misses by a mile, if you ask me...



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Posted 22 September 2013 - 03:13 PM

It would be nice to have a lightweight d800e with lenses that is waterproof to 10ATA without a housing. One day......soon????

Tired of 45 pound carryons.



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Posted 22 September 2013 - 09:43 PM

Misses by a mile, if you ask me...

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 05:58 AM

Interesting, but IMHO it would have needed the same rating as the Nikonos to matter really, i.e. 60m.  Then there's some margin for sports diving depth and a clear delclaration of the dive-proofness from Nikon.

 

But who knows, maybe it's around the corner.

 

Then we just need a 15mm equiv fish eye with dome or water adapted optics...

 

/O