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seclo

Member Since 20 Apr 2012
Offline Last Active Apr 14 2013 11:21 AM
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In Topic: Fujifilm X10

07 February 2013 - 10:36 PM

Since I realised I could get a Nauticam RX100 Housing, strobe, AND the camera itself for the price of the X10 housing, and strobe I went with that instead.


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In Topic: Re-use Gates housing with new cam?

30 May 2012 - 12:38 AM

We feel your pain. Most of us on this forum have experienced this issue at some time, usually about every 2 years... It is part of the cost of underwater photography.

There are some housings designed with some flexibility to accommodate future camera models but (a) there is usually a trade-off in functionality or ease-of-use and (b) there is no guarantee that the future models will fit or work as the manufacturers refresh their range to entice upgraders.

In any case, camcorders have come a long way since the PC350, so you will be better results with one of the new models.

Just gotta bite the bullet and dig into the pocket...

regards
Peter

Thanks Peter,

notice you live in Singapore which is where I lived when I bought my system. Good location to "bite the bullet" - cheap and plentiful electronics... Saw your whale shark video from Batu Katoka - here's a link to video of whale shark at Seven Skies where I am sure you have dived

In Topic: Re-use Gates housing with new cam?

21 May 2012 - 12:53 AM

Hi all and thank you for your comments,

I got an answer from Gates Tech Support (Very promptly) that I want to share:

"Im sorry to tell you but each housing is camera specific. Only the camera designed for the housing will work do to control placement as well as optical alignment. Im afraid once your camera dies your housing is obsolete.

Please let me know if you need more assistance."


Since I don't have the time and inclination to modify the controls myself I will just have to accept that my housing will useful only with my Sony PC-350, and nothing else.

In Topic: sony pc-350 housings-help!

14 May 2012 - 02:29 AM

I have a Gates housing for the PC350 and I am very happy with it. (Replying late here but do so in order to be able to post a question on regarding this housing)