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treehugger

Member Since 25 Oct 2009
Offline Last Active Oct 05 2010 11:43 PM
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In Topic: Sea & Sea YS-250 Pro Strobe leaking

20 September 2010 - 09:37 AM

Thanks for the heads up. Got my 250's just a couple of months back, will definitely be watching out for anything like this.

In Topic: Hugyfot vs Aquatica for 5D mark II

29 October 2009 - 12:58 AM

Finally decided on the Hugy. Will get the housing in 2 to 3 weeks time :uwphotog:

In Topic: Hugyfot vs Aquatica for 5D mark II

27 October 2009 - 08:26 AM

I think it's impossible to answer your question unless you get your hands on a housing and try it out for yourself. It depends on the size of your hands. A qualified guess though, would be that you can't reach all controls on the Hugyfot with a handle without moving your hand; unless you have huge hands. The Hugyfot really is designed for one hand to be held directly on the housing. If you want the extra ball joint, you could off course add an extra handle for that and still hold your hand directly on the housing.

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Thanks! I'll go check out the dealer here tomorrow.

In Topic: Hugyfot vs Aquatica for 5D mark II

27 October 2009 - 07:13 AM

You can buy and mount an extra handle, so that you have two, on the hugyfot. But if your hand "fits" the hugy-housing, it is very nice to handle it by holding your hand directly on the housing – the original idea mr René Hugenschmidt had, was that it should be like handling a camera on land. An extra handle will however provide an extra ball joint and the one on top of the housing can be used for a focus light or you can mount three strobes.

Personally I don't use an extra handle. If I want symmetrical positioning of two strobes, I simply use a slightly longer arm segment for the strobe mounted on top of the housing.

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Thanks! The local distributor explained this to me earlier as well. Now what I'm wondering about is with the extra handle, will I still be able to reach all the controls on the Hugy? I notice that the Aquatica has all the controls moved to the side of the housing where they'll be within reach from the handle, but on the Hugy...

Its actually boiled down to just that. Hugycheck makes that housing a real winner, but I would still consider the Aquatica if it would prove to have better ergonomics than the Hugy. Hoping to reach a decision by the end of this week. LOL.

In Topic: Hugyfot vs Aquatica for 5D mark II

26 October 2009 - 06:11 AM

Great to have found this thread. I'm also in the same situation right now, Aquatica vs. Hugy for my 5DMkII. Most of my friends have recommended the Aquatica for one reason or another and haven't really mentioned the Hugyfot, so I've been inclined to buy that since. But when I met some people from Hong Kong who had suggested the Hugy and explained the Hugycheck, I'd started having trouble deciding.

The only thing keeping me from getting the Hugy now is actually the single-handle design. I noticed that the second ball is mounted over where the hotshoe should be, as compared to the Aquatica that has 2 arms and therefore 2 symmetrical mounts for the strobes. I'm not entirely sure if this is even an issue, but is this going to have any effect underwater when I use it?