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Adrian

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For Sale: Aquatech D2 Housing for Nikon D300, Ports & Accessories

22 April 2014 - 02:22 AM

Putting this up for sale on e-bay in a couple of days.

If you'd like to make me an offer before it's listed (oiro £1250), the details are below.

If it doesn't sell privately before it's listed, I'll add a link to the ebay auction.

Thanks for looking!

 

Aquatech D2 (Water) Sports Housing 
Designed For Nikon D300
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Your chance to get your hands on a top quality housing for your Nikon D300 dSLR.
The Water Housing is constructed from solid epoxy, making it lightweight to handle in the water and durable in use.
Perfect for use around, in, or under-water up to a depth of 10 metres.
 
Camera installation is quick and simple thanks to the quick release clips which also feature safety latches to prevent flooding.  
The backplate places control at your fingertips allowing the housing to look, feel and operate your camera as you would ordinarily do on land, using tactile controls.
 
The housing is in excellent condition, having been rinsed in fresh water after every use.
The backplate does have a few cosmetic surface scuff marks and scratches, but nothing that affects the integrity, operation or usability of the unit.
The housing has never flooded or leaked, metal parts are not corroded.
O-Rings are in good condition.
 
Included with the housing:
 
The 3 ports that are the most useful and usable to give you a good range of shooting options:
 
LP-3 8" Dome Port:  Used with wide-angle and fish-eye lenses.  This port is the one you'll need if you wish to shoot under-water, or a combination of over/under-water.  This port has only been used in a swimming pool environment and is therefore in excellent condition, pretty much as new.  Suitable lenses include (but not limited to) - 16mm f/2.8 Fisheye, 10.5mm f/2.8 DX Fisheye,18mm f/2.8, 20mm, Tokina 10-17mm, Sigma 8-18mm f/2.8
 
LP-1 6" Dome Port:  Used with wide-angle and fish-eye lenses.  This port is suited to above water use (curvature of port too shallow for underwater use).  This port has been used in the ocean, but is still in a good condition, having minor scratches which I do not believe affect optical quality.  Suitable lenses as for the LP-3.
 
LP-5 Flat Port:  Used with standard lenses.  Probably the easiest port to use - small surface area is easy to keep clear of water drops.  This port has been used in the ocean, but is still in a good condition, having minor scratches which I do not believe affect optical quality.  Suitable lenses include (but not limited to) - 18mm f/2.8, 20mm f/2.8, 24mm f/2.8, 28mm F2.8, 35mm f/2, 50mm f/1.4, 50mm f/1.8, 85mm f/1.8
 
ND-900 Flash Housing:  Using an external flash/strobe unit really opens up the creative opportunities the water housing can offer you.  Essential for shooting underwater, or above the surface in low-light conditions, or use it as a fill-light when shooting in the direction of the sun.  Specifically designed for the Nikon SB-900 Speedlight, the housing provides full control of all flash functions including iTTL - making accurate results much easier to achieve.  Please note that although currently functioning, the in-housing sync cord cable is frayed and should be replaced.
 
Pistol Shutter Release:  This makes the handling of the unit much easier - I preferred to hold the housing using the pistol grip, rather than the hand grip on the side of the housing, although I still trigger the shutter from the shutter release on the top of the housing.
If you wish to use the pistol grip shutter release, you will need to replace the 3-pin connector on the end of the cable as the end of the wire has frayed.  You do not need to replace the entire cable as this is still sound.  
Leash attached to Pistol Grip, allen key, spare short bolts (used when flash housing not required) , flash sync cord, D300 fixing plate and spare bolt.
 
IMPORTANT
 
Please note that as with any water housing, the seals are only as water-tight as the operator makes them - for this reason I will not accept any returns on the equipment.
 
If you're local to West Wales, I am happy for you to view the item before bidding, to demonstrate that it is fully water-tight.
 
If you are a successful bidder, you will need to fully familiarise yourself with the method of attaching the lens ports and back-plate and take responsibility for cleaning, re-seating and maintaining the O-rings before and after every use.
It is good practice to assemble and disassemble the housing a few times, dunking the unit in a bucket of water or the bath to make sure you've correctly understood the procedure before you fit your camera and take it out in the "real-world".
 
If you don't have a Nikon D300 and are interested in purchasing one to fit the housing, please contact me. 
 
I am willing to ship internationally, please contact me for a direct quote.

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