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#391159 D850: Nikonos RS 13mm conversion or Nauticam WACP?

Posted by DocTock on 11 January 2018 - 04:25 PM

@DocTock: thanks a lot for the advice! Which port are you using or is the Nikonos used as a port? But how is then the connection to the camera? Do you have a photo how this looks like? Lots of questions but thank you for every piece of information!!!

Regards, Sascha

To the OP @oneyellowtang - the advantage for me to the RS conversion is it allows me to carry a full macro and WA kit in my photo-backpack.





The Nikonos RS lens is a port with a lens. 


In the image below, you can see there is a dark metal ring between the Nauticam housing and the RS lens (dome portion).

That is the adapter (has o-ring on inside) that is needed for this Nauticam - RS solution.


To attach the lens, you first mount the adapter to the housing and the camera to the housing.

Then you attach the RS unit (it has it's own o-ring) to both the housing and the camera body at the same time.



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#363269 Drowned Inon Z240 - anything worth salvaging?

Posted by DocTock on 15 July 2015 - 11:30 AM

Look into Inon's trade-in situation through an authorized dealer (I used a Reef Photo) before you go chopping things up or selling on EBay.
I flooded a Z240 last year & was able to get a decent discount on a new replacement Z240 with return of my flooded strobe.
Only caveat (per Inon) was that the serial number plate must be intact with the number intact.

#339629 Definitive Nikon vs Canon Underwater Shootout

Posted by DocTock on 18 November 2013 - 07:13 AM

Given some of the comments, perhaps this "showdown" should have been saved for an April 1 posting...

#334304 New Housing "Airlock" Vacuum from Backscatter

Posted by DocTock on 14 July 2013 - 11:17 AM

John - That posting  :goodpost: is a classic! I would love to use it as my Signature!



I just added a Housing Sentry vacuum check with no electronics. 

The vacuum added a level of comfort/ security; decreasing the level of risk of a catastrophe. 

I used a hand pump as it has an attached gauge (and yes, everyone on the boat HAD to make a joke about the hand pump).

Prior to each dive I would check the state of the vacuum by simple insertion of the hand pump.

After checking the status, it became routine to re-plug the bulkhead, especially as the pin is chained to the bulkhead on a very short chain.


The biggest advantage for me is I ended up using my camera out of the housing more than I have in the past.