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In Topic: Panasonic LX-100 Nauticam housing

22 January 2015 - 05:32 AM

I used successfully the GoPro Hero2 clamped with 2 ball adapters about 10 centimeters on the top of my Hugyfot D800 Housing and she don't see the dome.
When you get 2 ball adapters; 1 cold shoe -> Ball and and ball -> GoPro and one clam (or additionally the shortest arm you can get and another clamp)

you will be able to move the camera in the right position, including in front in case that she see the Nauticam port.



P.S. this setup works very well, but as the LX100 is certainly the better camera i don't see a real need for such a setup.
       I used this mainly when i had the 105mm micro lens to be able to shoot big stuff (who always appear when you have the macro lens attached ...)

In Topic: The Ethic of Ikelite and their dealer

19 January 2015 - 11:38 AM

I bought in December 2008 at Leisurepro a Ikelite D90 housing and a DS-125 strobe and moved to Costa Rica to overtake a dive operation.

Due the new situation i had no time to use the housing and strobe till May 2008, and when i started to use it i discovered that the strobe was not fire.
After several searches and tests it seemed to be the strobe tube not working and Ikelite told me the same thing;
send it prepaid to us and we will repair it for free and we will pay shipping back.
This is basically fine with me, BUT this is a real pain if you live abroad and need to pay expensive courier services and export/import declarations and here

in Costa Rica again import duties or a expensive reimport handling.
So i paid 120$ to ship it from Costa Rica back to Ikelite, the discovered that it had a faulty strobe tube and fixed that and i spent another 200$ to have it shipped to Roatan

where i needed it during my holidays.
On the end i paid 320$ more for a faulty strobe...

Ikelite states: In order to maintain a superior level of quality control testing and assurance, we request that items be returned to our facility in the USA for evaluation, service and repairs.


Their return policy may be fine in continental US, but for people living outside US it is not very useful as shipping/import/export costs will be a massive sum as Ikelite require that you send it back

to Indianapolis as they don't have repair centers outside the US.

This is the main reason why i would not consider or recommend a Ikelite strobe or housing to people living outside the US.



In Topic: DIY rebuild

19 January 2015 - 09:56 AM

and you will definitely send one or two spinning off into space and never see them again.



Yeah, somewhere out there is a c-clip shaped black hole where they disappear with light speed, the end of most c-clips...



In Topic: Panasonic LX-100 Nauticam housing

14 January 2015 - 06:03 PM

Thanks Moses for this nice review.
I am ready to order the housing for my LX100 and i feel that it will be this one!


Do you have any plans to try it under water soon?



In Topic: 140mm minidome on Nikon D750 FX format

15 December 2014 - 04:55 AM

I would recommend shooting this dome on FX at f/14 with a fisheye lens. If you can. If you have enough light etc.


If you have to open up, say to f/10, you will loose corner sharpness. If you are shooting a subject in open water - with nothing but blue in the corners of the frame - then this is not an issue. But in other situations you should be aware of the compromise to image quality - and consider this in your composition. 




Ah ok, then i was misinterpreting your post.
I use the Hugyfot 127mm glass minidome with the Sigma 15mm on my D800 and it works fine with apertures f/9+ (as long there is enough light)