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In Topic: Switching to Olympus - a few specific questions

Today, 09:52 AM

I am shooting the em-1-II and have shot the em-1 and the em-5.  I am shooting with the Inon 45 finder so I suspect that your nauticam dealers were trying to sell you the nauticam finder. I have the Nauticam 45 as well (often take two housings along). In fact you can buy the Inon 45 finder for Nauticam housings from Divervision for $500.



Cheers Bill

In Topic: RETRA Strobe Thread

17 October 2017 - 07:57 AM

This is an interesting discussion that most people in product development can relate to. If I tell you I will have your product on Tuesday and give it to you on Wednesday you are very unhappy; if I tell you you will have your product on Thursday and you get it on Wednesday you are happy.  Unfortunately it appears that what should have happened was that Retra should have said "we will get you your strobes by the end of the year" when in fact it appears that they kept saying "10 days" when they surely knew that 10 days was a complete joke.  We all know that things take time and that new products take a lot of time but managing perceptions of your customers is the job the marketing guys and these guys didn't do that very well.  


In Topic: Motorized slider

16 October 2017 - 08:43 PM

Getting the bits into and out of the Meikon could be a bit tricky. I was thinking of a very simple nylon gear escapement with a stainless steel spring. No housing needed. There are even lego ones.


In Topic: Motorized slider

14 October 2017 - 09:28 PM

The cheapest and best escapements might be from music boxes (constant rate drive). Getting the Meikon housing to work might be harder than you think.


In Topic: Motorized slider

11 October 2017 - 09:56 AM

Depends on what you are really trying to do. If it were me rather than make a complex housing for a motor I would get an Aluminum (aluminium for the rest of the world) slider and build an elastic/spring driven gear system from nylon parts. No need to make anything waterproof.