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#1 Steen Nissen

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Posted 02 April 2014 - 04:27 AM

There are lots of reviews out there, on housings for the D7100, but I can not find any on the Hugyfot housing. 

Maybe somebody in here, using it, would like to share some input ?

 

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Posted 02 April 2014 - 04:55 AM

I can tell you some things about the Hugyfot D7000 housing as i have one (and a D800 too) and the housing for the D7100 won't be very different.

Basically a great housing, comfortable to hold, a wide choice of ports and the best,
the first vacuum leak detector and leak alarm ever made included in this well priced housing.

Some people complain that the buttons and wheels are not very ergonomic,

this is because the buttons and wheels are there where they are on the camera and that makes their function easy to remember.

Other complaint where that the have issues with manufacturing tolerances, i had on both housings no issues with manufacturing tolerances,

the only thing is that changing the port is somehow rough and need a bit of force to lock it in position, but once locked he stay put.

Another great thing is that the two half shells of the housings are bolted together with a allen headed bolt and that makes it impossible that it opens

by it self for whatever reason.

The HugyCheck, their vacuum leak detector works perfectly and should be considered as the best system on the market and without any doubt the oldest

and most experienced leak detection system, including also a water alarm if there should be a - from the user - undetected leak.

The vacuum inside the housing makes it also impossible to open the housing or that it snaps open and/or that the port become loose,

once the housing is depressurized it will stay closed until you unscrew the vacuum release valve

Hugyfot has a great customer service directly at their plant in Belgium and that makes it handy for us Europeans to ship it there for servicing.

If i should buy another housing i would buy a Hugyfot again!

Chris


Edited by ChrigelKarrer, 02 April 2014 - 04:57 AM.

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#3 Steen Nissen

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Posted 02 April 2014 - 11:55 AM

Thanks Chris.

 

I already know Hugyfot, as I am housing my D90 in one. Overall I have been very satisfied, but there are few things, I think needs to be improved. That's why I wanted to know about the housing for the D7100.

 

I am pretty sure my next housing is going to be a Hugyfot too.