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Detonate

Member Since 28 May 2004
Offline Last Active Dec 01 2008 11:15 AM
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Sony A1U - A Year & 1/2 and still no housing....

20 March 2007 - 07:04 PM

Well, it's been almost a year and 1/2 since I picked up my Sony A1U. I tried to wait out the initial urge to pick up the first housing on the market so I could pick the one that was right for me, but after hearing all of the quirks other users were experiencing, one never stood out of the crowd.

So after waiting and waiting, I decided maybe a new camcorder would hit that would make me jump, but the FX7 and HC7 don't seem to be any better than what I already have.

So now I have another trip coming up in April and I'm dying to shoot some video.

So as I see it, I can rent a L&M Package with lights and the whole nine yards for roughly $900 for a week. Assuming that this will be the one and only time this camcorder gets wet and Sony will finally bring me a HD camcorder the size of the HC3 with the features of the VX2100, and I'll purchase a housing for that.

Or I've seen a used S&S Housing for $1,250.

A used Seacam housing with HC1 included for $2k.

I could go with the new Amphibico Dive Buddy that has a monitor back....

Anyone know of any better options I'm missing? Should I just go ahead and house this camera cheapest way possible, house this camera with the intention of keeping it (i.e. a better housing), or just bite the bullet and rent and wait for the 'next big thing'.....

Any suggestions welcome, or if anyone has seen some used gear for sale they could point me to, that would be great.