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#1 aczyzyk

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 05:48 AM

I'm trying to decide which tray, handles and arms to get for Nauticam E-M5 housing.

I like Nauticam tray and handles, but someone at camera store showed me a broken Nauticam handle and advised against it claiming that there were more cases like that.

I have no information in what circumstances it got broken.

 

Anyway, I wanted to ask if you had any problems with these handles or is it just an isolated incident.


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#2 Alex_Tattersall

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 09:55 AM

We’ve had a total of 4 tray handles break in several hundred sold and these were replaced free of charge. The design was changed early to prevent any issues.


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#3 Thomas K.

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 11:03 AM

Hi there!

I would personaly choose Nauticam. Have been using it on EM5 housing since almost 2 years and I believe it will still next 10.

I use it often, my equipement is pretty heavy but it doens't matter. Tray is very solid. In my opinion it is a good choice.


Edited by Thomas K., 28 March 2014 - 10:09 PM.


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Posted 28 March 2014 - 05:18 PM

I have not broken any handles, but I have gone through a couple of trays where the screw holes have corroded away and no longer hold the handle in place.

 

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#5 aczyzyk

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 07:08 AM

Thank you for that info.

 

@Alex - re: design change

Does it mean that I should have no worries if I order brand new equipment from Nauticam?

Is there a way to tell if a handle is prior or after design change?


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#6 Alex_Tattersall

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 10:40 PM

The change was about 2 years ago so no problem now.


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#7 oskar

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Posted 03 April 2014 - 05:57 AM

What breaks, the handle itself? What's the weak point?

 

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