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Help! Nauticam lubricant for blue S&S o-ring?

03 August 2014 - 10:26 AM

Hi, I've managed to loose my o-ring lubricant for my (new) Sea&Sea YS-D1 strobes. I'm leaving to Indonesia tomorrow, and realised that I might not have the correct lubricant for the blue o-rings. Sea&Sea stresses the user to use their own yellow tube with a blue cap. What I do have is quite a few tubes of Nauticams lubricant. White opaque, with the text "Suitable for Nitrile and Silicone rubber o-rings".


Will it be OK to use Nauticams lubricant on the blue Sea&Sea o-rings, or will they swell and potentially break?


I've tried searching, but mostly found threads talking about Tribolube.


/Best regars, Björn


Changes in Nauticams 5dmkIII v2 housing (17315)

30 July 2014 - 03:29 AM

Hi Wetpixel.


I just got the new v2 housing with the new number 17315, whereas the old was 17305.
When I first asked around about the differences (still no info about that on Nauticams webpage), I was quoted it was only a weight reduction thing.
After receiving it, and with all the extra equipment along with it, I have found out the following:


  1. It does come with two handle balls.
  2. It does come with the Handle Brackets (25055).
  3. It has the new vacuum test circuit installed, not just leak detection (the v1 did not). You still need the vacuum valve for it to work though.
  4. It has the new strobe prism (26312) for use of YS-D1 with fiber optics installed.
  5. It has an extra M16 port.

There is also a slight change in the position of the Info-button, which have moved slightly to the left.
So I have sent a few things back to my dealer, and just wanted to let the rest of the community know this for future reference.



New Canon 16-35 f/4 IS

14 May 2014 - 05:43 AM

I just saw that a new WA lens has been announced ( http://www.canonrumo...tal-slr-camera/ ) . I'm currently looking for a setup for my 5dmkIII. Having sold my ikelite setup, I'm starting fresh, and considering lenses and ports. Have initially been thinking about a Nauticam, and then buy the Canon 8-15 to use. However, this being a fullframe camera, that would go from circular crazy wide to wide. Unless your shooting whale sharks, Im thinking that might not be the ideal lens. I was in Coccos last year, and looking back at my shots and my gopro shots, extreamly few times did I wish for wider shots. More tele on the other hand...


I have already the Sigma 15FE and Canons 16-35 f/2.8 II, but I also read up that you need a very big dome to get good corner sharpnes, and preferly a 82mm +2 diopter. I'm using the 16-35 for other things (indoor concerts) so I'm not getting rid of it, but if this new lens, for a quite decent price, could outmatch the 2.8 version, and possible let me use a smaller dome, it would be something to consider.


Does anyone have a guess on what dome it would perform best in, and how small you possible could go? I'm doing all my diving traveling, and a dome take up very much space in the carry-on. And thinking of going with glas, does add quite a bit of weight.


Any feedback would be appreciated.