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Scubanomad

Member Since 08 Oct 2012
Offline Last Active Mar 18 2014 03:06 PM
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In Topic: FS: Nauticam NA-EM5 housing with Easy Flex tray left handle for Olympus OM-D...

17 February 2014 - 02:49 PM

SOLD.


In Topic: Went with Backscatter's Airlock

20 May 2013 - 02:46 PM

got the Aquatica 5D III, installed that Airlock and well it's leaking after pumping it to -5 after 5min I have -3 then 15min later nothing. I tried listening where the pressure leakes but nothing.

Strange, I can't keep it to hold the -5 for more than 2min.


In Topic: 5D Mark III Nauticam or Aquatica?

02 May 2013 - 05:20 PM

 

@ Scubanomad, if ever you are in Montreal, I will be my pleasure to give you a tour of our manufacture, we are minutes from the airport and its aerospatial complex and my office is directly attached to the shop. (but come in the summer, winter can be a shocking experience up here  :o).

Thank you very much Jean, I gladly take your invitation and will contact Aquatica via email in regards to a visit this summer, not certain if you sell from the factory as well vs me having afterwards to visit one of your authorized dealers. Thanks again and you'll hear from me soon.


In Topic: 5D Mark III Nauticam or Aquatica?

02 May 2013 - 05:17 PM

I’d suggest a Nauticam factory visit Scubanomad, as your opinions are woefully ill-informed.

where's the address? In Room 2203 in your Telekom Tower? You're joking right? Like I said, look at reputable companies, they are not hiding behind a room number in a tower! Aka Mercedes, Canon, Nikon, Aquatica, Subal they all have a true address I can go visit.


In Topic: 5D Mark III Nauticam or Aquatica?

25 April 2013 - 07:41 AM

I can make my choice based on whatever reason I SEE FIT. Yes the photo site and Flickr acct are associated with me. And yes, I had an Olympus OM-D E-M5 for a good 6 months incl. the Nauticam housing. Had nothing really against that particular housing, just the camera, hence I sold it. As in my opinion the OM-D was overhyped and had various flaws (incl cracked screen bazel)  that nobody seemed to want to write about, it slowely all came to light. Whether you have a Apple product or not and like it, fact is some western companies choose to make their products now in China and with it goes the quality and cheap labor to rake in HUGE profits without regard to the laborers (aka Foxcomm comes to mind). I do not support such companies if I have a choice. And I can choose and make my decision how I see fit. I don't have local dealers to walk in and test housings out, hence I have to rely on information that is available, photos, videos, specs, reputation.

I like to see a company that has a REAL business address (the headquarters where they actually engineer and or make their product) and not a hidden office in a tower that when you go there you have just a name on a door bell. Shows me a lot. Ever looked up Canon? http://www.canon.com/corp/list.html

 

Mercedes: http://www.daimler.c...-0-0-0-0-0.html

 

AQUATICA
Corporate Headquarters

3025 De Baene
Montréal, Québec, Canada
H4S 1K8

 

I will not engage in a political discussion here, I made up my mind based on mainly Drew's great review, information I had already gathered, reputation from the past, photos and videos (not dive videos but actual housing reviews and they are scarce). I had my hopes on Nauticam based on the optical trigger option but that is just prototype still 6 months + later. Extra cost is another thing I could not justify and having discovered the made in China for sure that broke the straw for good.

So long, Drew, Rocha and famorim thanks for the feedback and helping.  Moderator if you like close the thread.