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Jensm

Member Since 08 Nov 2012
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In Topic: Sony Rx100 Housing Choice

18 November 2012 - 07:25 AM

Wow, don't you think that is rather waste of money if maximum wide angle is what you are after.
I just read about ur lens, it is actually for 35mm yah ?
http://www.inon.jp/p...ens/lineup.html

Holy cow, so many variations and Inon should code it more obviously differentt. Inon seems to love to use description which if 1 digit or alphabet is missed, we could end up buying the wrong product.
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I got it second hand for a fourth of the store price. If not, I'd have got the 28 mm variant. It's not a problem, just means I have to zoom to about 32 mm.

Jens

In Topic: Sony Rx100 Housing Choice

17 November 2012 - 01:52 AM

do not get any black edge at 28mm ( 10.4mm ) on RX100 with Nauticam + Inon H100 type 2.


I think that's just because what I've got is the Inon UWL-100 which isn't actually made to suit 28 mm equivalent lenses.

In Topic: Sony Rx100 Housing Choice

16 November 2012 - 10:13 AM

Hi again

Got the Patima housing, here are a couple of first impressions.

Build quality
Very convincing. I'd use it as weapon any day. The latches on the sides don't seem flimsy or unreliable at all, actually it seems to me like a simple and efficient solution.

Controls
- Front ring is controlled by dial on top. No slip, easy to turn. Can actually be done with one right hand finger while holding the housing (probably not with gloves, though)
- Mode dial is controlled by dial on top. No slip, you can easily feel the stops where it clicks into place. Takes two fingers.
- Rear dial is controlled by separate dial on back. Diameter of knob is very small, could be difficult to grab with gloves. No slip, but a little hard to turn
- Rear buttons (and rear dial) are very close. I think this is where "you get what you pay for" comes into play. Would be difficult with thick gloves. Still, perfectly useable without gloves, just not as nice as could have been.

Lens compability
- I tried it with an Inon UWL-100 Achromat type II. Need to zoom in to about 32 mm avoid vignetting, but that's as expected. Even when doing so, distance to lens is still short enough to remain sharp (at least centre is very sharp, need to judge the edges in full daylight). Close focus until literally touching the front element to the subject.

I haven't tried it diving yet, and won't get to until a trip in about a month from now, but so far I'm very happy with the price/quality compromise. I trust this much more than I would the Ikelite, and it's more compact (but a little bigger than Recsea and Nauticam).

Jens

In Topic: Sony Rx100 Housing Choice

16 November 2012 - 02:07 AM

It will be interesting how well the patima housing works with wet-lenses and how well the controll works, keep us posted!

Where did you buy it from?

Cheers
/O


Hi

Got it from here: http://www.uw-fotopa...kt-Kameras/Sony

/Jens

In Topic: Sony Rx100 Housing Choice

14 November 2012 - 11:18 AM

My thoughts on the subject
http://wp.me/p2QoIB-1E


Hi

Thanks for the post, very informative. As for the Patima option, you state that it's only 7,5% cheaper than Nauticam, but here in Europe it's different with Patima being 35% below Nauticam, making it a relevant option. Nauticam was too pricey for me, and Ikelite seems to flimsy, so I ordered the Patima, but didn't receive it yet.


Housing Price Percentage cheaper than next option
Recsea 999 0.00%
Nauticam 859 14.01%
Patima 559 34.92%
Ikelite 359 35.78%

Jens