sony pc-350 housings-help!
Posted 06 October 2004 - 05:54 AM
I'm about to buy a sony pc-350. I could any information or experiences with the following housings: Light & Motion Mako; amphibico prowler; gates housing for pc 350.
Any info would be great-especially about the differences between them.
Posted 15 October 2004 - 04:58 AM
Posted 15 October 2004 - 06:52 AM
Posted 15 October 2004 - 09:27 AM
Posted 17 October 2004 - 06:31 AM
upon seeing the replies i realized i never explained my decision process. I've had a L&M tetra housing for a couple of years and a few hundred dives. That is my baby. Nothing but great things to say about L&M housings. This came down to the fact that after speaking with both companies, amphibico essentially offered me a deal i could not refuse. Sometimes it pays to speak with the company directly.
Posted 21 January 2005 - 08:53 AM
Posted 22 January 2005 - 12:59 AM
As for the ikelite housings, they are the cheaper housings due to generic casing where they put mechanical controls to suit each PC model. It uses the LCD from the camera. My experience with ikelite has been for a bigger camera and I was not too happy with the optics and the overall weight and balance of the housing. It is however significantly cheaper than aluminum housings.
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Posted 23 January 2005 - 11:49 AM
Posted 24 January 2005 - 09:10 PM
Ikelite is OK but a friend of mine's got a crack in his recently, radiating from one of the controls. It doesn't leak yet but housings that crack for no apparent reason are not good, and obviously he's knackered if he wants to sell it.
Amphibico is good but with electronics you're always running a slight risk of trouble. I used an Amphibico VX2K for a while. It leaked a bit once for no apparent reason and also the pause/record button was faulty.
My pick is Gates. Very strong and very reliable. I use their VX2K housing. I don't know the layout of their PC350 housing but I did notice that the controls of their TRV950 housing were poorly laid out and would have to be custom-extended if they were in my hands. The PC350 housing is probably fine but I haven't had my hands on it.
Posted 08 June 2005 - 08:00 PM
I'm thinking that having the electronics inside is the best way for me. Is 5 lux too high or does this unit do a good job in low light? Are the 3mb stills decent? At what depth does one need to have light(s) etc.?
I would appriciate any feedback on the camera and housing. Are the feelings still the same as the last post for this camera. Nobody mentions the Sea & Sea Housings... Any thoughts, I'm all ears!
Posted 14 June 2005 - 05:40 PM
Posted 14 May 2012 - 02:29 AM
Posted 14 May 2012 - 06:09 AM
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Posted 14 May 2012 - 06:56 AM
(Replying late here but do so in order to be able to post a question on regarding this housing)
Wow yes the last post before yours was June 2005, so nearly 7 years late!!!
Out of interest I once also owned a PC350. Great little camera