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Housing Nikon d7000

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#1 Chappo94

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 06:24 PM

Currently shooting with Nikon D7000 and have a Ewa-Marine U-BXP100 Soft Underwater Housing, but want to move to something more ridged and control user friendly.

 

Anyone have good advice on housing for D7000? (enter level)

 

Anyone used this case below or think its any good?

http://www.ebay.com/...=item417fa972ea

 

Thanks in advance

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#2 okuma

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 06:54 PM

I would look at a mid level used housing : Aquatica, Sea & Sea, Subal. Try for a complete package - housing, strobe, arms, ......

Each of these are well made and are from reputable companies, and spare parts are available for periodic overhauls.

If possible, buy from this board as I believe most, if not all are reputable and the sellers knowledgable..

The housing you referenced on EBay: what brand is it, are there interchangable ports available, does it have strobe connector/ports,  .........?

Look closely at the various views of it; it is designed the same as a $100 case for an inexpensive point & shoot camera.

It is only rated to 130 ft - implying it is not very robust.  I believe the three I suggested are all good to 300 ft.

 

Lastly, you get what you pay for - some times! And you will not get much for $448.

 

Good luck


Edited by okuma, 22 July 2014 - 06:56 PM.

Underwater Photography:
If it is so easy every one would be doing it!

Nikon D 7000, Subal Housing, Inon Z 240 strobes.

#3 blibecap

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 08:13 PM

I also would advise against this purchase. You should look at the used market and get something that can be repaired, serviced and upgraded. 


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Posted 23 July 2014 - 06:28 AM

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#5 Chappo94

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 04:54 AM

Thanks for good feedback 



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Posted 30 July 2014 - 02:03 PM

Look for a used Nauticam. You can find them for around the same price as an Ikelite from time to time. 


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