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Viz'art

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In Topic: installing leak detector in Aquatica 7D housing?

29 September 2014 - 03:52 AM

:o yeah, my bad, I kind of sped past that one. we are working on a document that will be posted on our website to better explain the difference. 

 

Our digital housing legacy can be traced as far back back as the Nikon D100 and  D70 as well as  the original Canon 300D /Digital Rebel, that's a lot of housings and a lot of possible combinations, and it needed to be addressed. 

 

the one you would need is the Type B with the LED attached on a wire, or better yet, a 19227-A7D which tell us what housing it is going to be used, so the wires length are trimmed perfectly for your model of housing, FYI, that is valid for all models of Aquatica housings, 

 

The generic model has somewhat longer wire leads so it can accommodate a variety of housings (including third parties).


In Topic: installing leak detector in Aquatica 7D housing?

25 September 2014 - 09:51 AM

The new Surveyor vacuum/moisture sensor is available with a separate LED attached to accommodate earlier housing version, the newer housings have a built in "lens" and dedicated area for this LED to transmit.

 

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In Topic: Upcoming Panasonic GH-4K

04 August 2014 - 03:29 AM

I'd like to ask if anyone's aware of the Aquatica housing being backwards compatible with the GH3?  The GH3/4 bodies are by all accounts are the same, except for the taller mode dial on the GH4.  Not sure about clearances inside the housing, but hopefully that wouldn't be a problem?

 

The paperwork says yes, but I would still like to physically try it before going official on this, we designed using the GH4 camera and did not have a GH3, this being said, as you mention, both camera share the same physical property apart from the mode selector dial.

 

I have put this on top of the "to do" list of the engineering department. 


In Topic: Upcoming Panasonic GH-4K

01 August 2014 - 04:56 PM

Hi Jean,

I already invested in a Zen 8 inch dome with an Aquatica mount, can I use the same for your GH4 housing?
http://reefphoto.com...roducts_id=4569

I have the panasonic 7-14 and contemplating to buy the faster 12-35mm 2.8 cause it's faster. Is the above dome good for such lenses?

 

Thani, It should normally fit if the bayonet was designed properly, To be honest I have not put the 12-35mm f/2.8 on the optical bench, typically for this lens I don't foresee any problem, although, I would still recommend the SW8 as a more compact solution (the optical performance are equal to our regular 8'' dome port) and the lens has a much lesser field of view than the 7-14mm.

 

So far in the wide lens range for the Micro 4/3, the Olympus 9-18mm and the Panasonic 8mm fisheye do seem to have the upper hand. in mid range, both the Olympus 12-40mm f/2.8 and the 12-50mm (which has good close up potential) are the favorite. 

 

Let me check deeper on the 12-35mm and see if I can get a lens for the optical bench. then I will report back, honestly, I am not really a big fan of slapping things together just because they fit physically, I like doing my homework and seeing that everything is in the right place optically as well before going official.


In Topic: Upcoming Panasonic GH-4K

01 August 2014 - 08:02 AM

I recently compared Nauticam and Aquatica for the EM1 (only on land).

 

I found the Nauticam EM1-housing a slight advantage in regards of reaching the important buttons. However in case of the GH4 housing this could be different.

 

On the other side the Aquatica seems more solid to me, in regards to finish/coating, wheels (less plastic parts)and internal gears for the buttons.

I also find the Aquatica Domes nice - a 4 inch glass dome for the (mmFE) and a nice 8 inch Dome in small size with extensions which you can use with many different wide angel lenses).

 

If there would not have been the long distance between the handle and the Aquatica back wheel I would probably have choosen the Aquatica housing because it feels so solid.

So I think its important to take both in the hand to find out how you can reach the controls which are important to you.

 

 

Paratom, The AGH4 rear control is located differently than on the AE-M1, if you check the press release, there is a side view of the right hand side on which you can see the layout of the control