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In Topic: Best Vacuum System for DSLR Housing

Yesterday, 05:45 PM

I've been using various systems over 4 housings: hugyfot (on D7000 housing), then leak sentinel (v2 or 3, can't remember) on Nauticam EM5 housing, then backscatter simple airlock on same housing, then on nauticà D300s housing, then Nauticam's latest system on Nauticam D500 housing.

I've had various issues with the leak sentinel, like wrong orings delivered (things happen, why not) but then the leak sentinel flooded. I suppose user error, but to me not great design (which certainly has been improved since then).
However i looooved my backscatter airlock (basic version with manual pump and no led). It seems it can't go wrong, i even forgot the cap once and nothing flooded.
I am now using the nauticam electronic one (i still like the led, even if i am telling myself it's totally unnecessary) but i contemplate adding the backscatter one in another port of my housing, just for redundancy.

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In Topic: Can you use Nauticam silicone on Sea&Sea blue o-ring?

05 October 2017 - 01:32 AM

that is surprising, I am quite sure that S&S o-rings will be fine with the Nauticam grease, of course Zen might be trying to hedge against a flood (but not from the wrong grease)

Sorry memory confusion: i didn't get this reply from Zen but from Reef Photo, and it didn't seem like a black&white answer but more a word of caution:

Quoting Reef:
Nauticam grease is safe on the new Zen lighter blue o-rings, but I would recommend using the true Sea & Sea grease on the dark blue o-rings.

In Topic: Can you use Nauticam silicone on Sea&Sea blue o-ring?

01 October 2017 - 01:15 PM

To complement: some zen domes had been sold with sea & sea dark blue orings which are not good with nauti grease. In fact i've asked after buying a used zen dome, and been told by i think zen themselves to buy their newly produced light blue orings which are for sure compatible with nauticam gear. I did son 1 year ago and didn't have any issue.

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In Topic: improved zoom ring for tokina 10-17mm (nikon mount) on Nauticam housing?

01 October 2017 - 01:10 PM

Hi Jack, actually the nauti gear slipped because the sections of the tokina lens didn't hold together: it was the bottom part of the rotating tokina bit which disengaged, and the nauti gear with it.
So i got just same fix you it seems :)

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In Topic: Introducing Nauticamís WACP - The Wide Angle Corrector Port: Discuss Here

01 October 2017 - 04:19 AM

And my bonus question: any plan for a smaller WACP for APSC dslrs like the D500 or 7D serie?

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