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markhardy

Member Since 18 Apr 2004
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In Topic: For Sale: Subal N10 Housing for Nikon F100

27 November 2016 - 02:03 AM

Asking price reduced to EUR 200 OBO (or GBP, USD or HKD equivalent) + shipping from Hong Kong.


In Topic: air filled dome diffuser

21 November 2016 - 04:58 PM

From what I can understand of Hong Kong retailers description, the main differentiators are buoyancy and less reduction in flash intensity. Can't be sure there's much difference in beam angle, beam softness, or uniformity of beam compared to regular dome diffusers. Hoping someone will publish a review/comparison before long.

In Topic: swapping GS180 on subal

23 October 2016 - 05:03 AM

It seems my DP-FE is a type 2 or "early" type 3 which is why the adapter doesn't fit. Subal have proposed a not inexpensive solution which is that we replace the plate behind the dome to a new type 4 plate. Much cheaper than buying a new or secondhand DP. All my ports will then be type 4 with only my DP-100/3 requiring the adapter.

 

Having already gone off topic, I'll say this about the ND500... the button labels are tiny! Do you know anyone who makes bigger housing label decals? 


In Topic: swapping GS180 on subal

21 October 2016 - 07:21 AM

Yup, but it's gonna be a while before I properly test it out. Meanwhile I need to sort a few things out. A bayonet adapter connects my type-3 DP-100 and type-3 EXR-40 to the type-4 ND500, but oddly it won't fit my type-3 DP-FE which i really don't want to have to replace.

 

Build quality and ergonomics look good so far. Vacuum pump works and housing seems airtight, so that's a good start!


In Topic: swapping GS180 on subal

21 October 2016 - 06:15 AM

It turns out it's easy...

 

The GS180 needs to be unscrewed (using the removal tool or similar), while the current standard eyepiece just gets pushed out, after removing a plastic securing ring.