Hi Anders & Wolfgang,
I think the weight issue is really only for those that need to pack lite for travel. As I do 95% of my shooting locally so I dont need to compromise my setup for size and weight restrictions. When I do travel I have started to travel more smarter with ditching the large pelican case and packing the housing/ports in carry on (Bubble wrapped and in a padded cooler bag) and things like strobes, arms, and rechargers in my check in baggage. Most flights out of Australia these days offer 40kg check in and 7 kg carry on (even on the budget airlines).
I find the weight of a DSLR setup underwater not an issue as I use bouyancy arms and use a 8 inch dome to get a perfectly neutral bouyancy. The the case of the D500 and Aquatica housing I will have to add car wheel stick-on trim weights which they use to balance the wheel to get that perfect weight as at the moment the setup is a fraction positive.
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