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Viz'art

Member Since 06 Jan 2004
Offline Last Active Mar 27 2015 02:24 PM
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In Topic: How robust is your housing?

03 March 2015 - 07:25 AM

Maybe start by removing the air from my head, but to my defense, it was a late December dive, it had blustery wind and was snowing like hell, and I was wearing a wetsuit, so brain freeze... I guess!!!


In Topic: How robust is your housing?

02 March 2015 - 12:05 PM

Forgot my housing for my Canon F1 with macro port and two SB-103 on the car roof, realized they where there when I hit the +/- 60mph mark and heard a loud thumb from the back of the car (rig hitting the trunk before flying off on the road. The housing got some serious paint surface modification and the macro port had a fat lip, but pressure testing it showed that it was 100% dry, the camera was not harmed, but the two SB-103 where trashed (lucky for me, two monts later, Nikon replaced them for two brand new SB-105 :-)!!!)

 

Also got a wind surf board smack in the dome port on a sport shoot, aside from the three stiches gash on the head and the scratch (like a big one this time) on the dome, all was good.

 

I can think of a lot of much more fragile gears than the average housing. that is no excuse to abuse them, but it is good to know they can survive a bit of trashing.

 

Also recently saw a housing that spend a whole year lost in 300ft of water , camera was still in top condition when retrieved.


In Topic: fIber optic and/or electrical connections

07 February 2015 - 09:07 AM

Pam, happy to help, just getting ready to board the Belize Aggressor III boat for the week, it will be good to get back in the water :-)


In Topic: fIber optic and/or electrical connections

07 February 2015 - 08:28 AM

Pam, the optical connectors of the AD7100 can be installed in the field by anyone, in a matter of a few minutes, so I would recommend getting the standard -NK version with dual Nikonos, and later, if you want to go optical, just get the bulkhead connector(s). FYI, any service center will be happy to install them for you, but truth be said, they are so simple to install, it would be a waste of good money to do so, unless the housing would be going in for periodical maintenance, then it could be done at the same time.

 

Cheers


In Topic: Nikonos UW 15mm f2.8

28 January 2015 - 05:11 AM

Try Mike at:

 

UNDERWATER CAMERA REPAIR
Mike Mesgleski
21912 SW 95 Place
Miami, FL  33190
Tel: 305-234-0903
mikem@underwatercamerarepair.com 
www.underwatercamerarepair.com

 

He has been doing maintenance on those since he was in diaper.