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In Topic: 45 Degree View Finder

23 February 2015 - 04:35 PM

It is not electronic, but it is far more than a magnifying glass. The high end viewfinders are just as complicated optically as the lens in from of the camera. (And just as fragile.) The standard housing viewfinder is nothing more than a single lens to move the focal position back to where your eye should be with a mask.


After using an enhanced viewfinder I would find it hard to go back to the standard housing viewfinder. To chose between a 45 dgree or a straight viewfinder is really personal preference, though I have listened to convincing arguments that the choice is 45 degree for macro and straight for wide angle. I wish I could afford both for comparison.

In Topic: Mold in Nikon 105 vr please help

03 February 2015 - 11:40 PM

Not entirely on topic, but how would one go about avoiding this?


Mold spreads. Don't store infected equipment with the rest of your lenses.

In Topic: The Ethic of Ikelite and their dealer

25 January 2015 - 08:59 AM

In America Ikelite's support goes far beyond what is required by law, since in the States there are very few laws except for life threatening defects. Many stores and companies in the US have a no return policy. Their mistake or your mistake, once it goes out the door it is yours.


I can't speak about Europe's return policies, but I would be shocked if it were uniform in all countries.


As for "Authorized Dealer" of "Official Dealer" that just means you will get warranty support from the manufacturer if you buy there, It does not make them a manufacturer's representative.


Stop expecting others to bear the financial responsibility for your mistakes.


Guys form US, you don't understand that what ikelite does in your country is required by the law, so no wonder! In Europe Ikelite must do even more!

In Topic: The Ethic of Ikelite and their dealer

21 January 2015 - 06:58 AM

I have been an Ikelite customer for more than a decade. I have used an Ikelite housing (F5) and have used Ikelite stobes of many designs with a pair of DS-161's as the latest. They have always gone far beyond their responsibilities in providing support. In fact, Ikelite has one of the best reputations in the business.


To expect them to refund you the profit made by the dealer and distributor as well as what they made because you purchased the wrong part is just silly. Return it to the dealer. If you can not do that, then you have a problem with the dealer, not Ikelite.


There are many reason for a dealor not to accept a returned part. I there are electronics most will require proof of it being defective. If the part has scratches its obvious why not.

In Topic: Your Favourite/Best Image of 2014

06 January 2015 - 04:22 AM

Taken in Bonaire last September.