I'm hoping to be in mangroves with clearish water at the weekend and wanted a way to support a Nauticam D800 housing with the 16-35 and 230mm dome at roughly the right level for half and half shots. This inexpensive Pool School life vest from Toys R Us (in Phuket) even has holes for the housing handles. I added a hard foam collar to the port extension for a little extra buoyancy.
Half and half rig flotation
Posted 19 April 2017 - 06:05 AM
GENIUS!!!!! Thanks for sharing, I've been trying to figure out something similar to this for some time now, (btw, foam noodles are really great for their intended purpose, which does not include cradling my housing like a baby....)
Would love to see what kind of shots you got with this set up
Katy Danca Galli
Atmospheric UW Photography
Posted 19 April 2017 - 06:34 AM
A cracking idea! Well done!!
(PADI IDC Staff Instructor and former Dive Manager, KBR Lembeh Straits)
Nikon D800 and D500, Nikkors 105mm and 16-35mm, Sigma 15mmFE, Tokina 10-17, Subal housing
Posted 21 April 2017 - 12:56 PM
Half and half in mangroves sounds fun - different from the Menai today anyway.
Paul Kay,Canon EOS5DII SEACAM c/w S45, 8-15, 24L,35L, 60/2.8 (+Ext12II) & 100/2.8 Macros - Sony A7II SEACAM 28/2 & 50/2.8 Macro - UK/Ireland Seacam Sales -see marinewildlife
Posted 22 April 2017 - 10:55 PM
That looks like a brilliant solution - i hope you can let us know if it works
My Video: Panasonic GH4, Nauticam Housing, 7-14mm, 12-35mm, 45mm, & Olypmus 14-42mm, 12-50mm 60mm. Archon W42VR x 2, Inon LF800-N
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Posted 23 April 2017 - 05:48 PM
In the picture the vest in a litle to the front of the dome.
Does it not gets into the field of view? Or do you need to zoom in to avoid it?
Never-the-less, great idea!
Posted 04 May 2017 - 07:39 AM
Hi Pedro, I imagine with a fisheye I would need to shuffle the lifejacket back a bit not to vignette, but these are with 16-35 and split +2.
Posted 04 May 2017 - 07:41 AM