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Housing for Nikon CP-8400 needed badly!

24 May 2016 - 03:17 PM

Leaving in 2 weeks and need a housing for this old Nikon camera.

Please let me know if you have one or a line on one!


Lionfish in Cayman?

29 April 2016 - 11:19 AM

For the last few years, I have seen the Lionfish infestation devastate the fish and ecological systems in the Caribbean.

They were trying to teach sharks and groupers to eat them in the Turks and Caicos.  One great solution!


I'm probably expecting too much, but can anyone tell me if they have impacted the fish systems in the Cayman islands?  I am so looking forward to a photo shoot there and hope to see the plethora of fish and healthy reef that I had enjoyed a few years back.

GREAT board folks!  VERY well done and thanks to all in advance!

Which AA rechargable batteries should I buy?

19 April 2016 - 10:38 AM

I'm looking to move into rechargable batteries for my Sea and Sea YS-D2 and Nikon SD-N10 strobes.  Each take 4 AA batteries.

I',ve never had much success with the battery life of the rechargables, but taking a couple of dozen batteries on a dive trip SUX.

So...who has had great successes with what brand, what amperage size, and where to buy them?

I already have an Anmann 8 & 16 cell charger so just looking for the batteries.

All right experts, let me know!

Needed-WTB. Housing for Nikon coolpix 800

17 April 2016 - 05:10 AM

Need a housing for my good ole Nikon 800 coolpix. Any help or leads appreciated!

Sales numbers for UW gear manufacturers? How do they do their business?

17 April 2016 - 05:06 AM

I know we are a small exceptional niche group to the multi-billion dollar world of the camera manufacturers. Or, are we?
When a manufacturer decides to build a housing for a particular camera, how many do they build to satisfy demand? How many do they sell?
For,example Ikelite. Say they decide to,build a housing for the new Nikon D5. How many do we think they will sell worldwide? Do they build "some" and then warehouse them waiting for,orders? What about the mass priced mirror less cameras?
Sea and sea....how many of the new YS-D2 strobes will they build and expect to sell?
Hugyfoyt (forgive the spelling) is very small. How many do they build, sell, and warehouse?
Nikon...(just my gear of choice). They have "built" (outsourced) 3 housing for their UW cams and are now dumping their third. The Nikon SB-N10 strobe is the Sea and Sea YS-D2 in a white jacket. How many did,they buy and sell?
I'm just trying to get an idea of the size of the UW photography marketplace and try to understand how,they do,their business.
Where to get this info? Any input would be welcome?