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In Topic: Sea & Sea vs Ikelite

05 February 2013 - 06:40 PM

Ike's service is legendary. My last experience with Sea & Sea service was like 10 years ago and all I will say is that it is not Ike's.

Was doing some research and came across this thread.

I want to confirm that Sea and Sea's customer service is still shocking. I'd never be buying any of their stuff again.

I bought a YS-02 strobe a couple of months ago from a US authorised dealer, which was faulty. I tried to contact their customer service several times but they never even replied back. Then I made a fuss on their Facebook page and got a half baked response to send it back to a supplied address which I did.

That was a month ago. Never heard anything back. Emails remain unanswered and don't know whether they received it, or when I should expect it back.

I'm considering it $500 lost. Lesson learnt, never buy Sea & Sea products again.

In Topic: OMD - Olympus or Nauticam housing advice

09 December 2012 - 01:46 AM

So.... Got the housing, port and 45mm Leica. OM-D will be here in a couple of days.

I can't find a decent tray that I like. The Fantasea I had doesn't fit. The Nauticam flexitray is over engineered, too many bolts and pieces, and feels too flexible, not rigid.

I bought an iDas tray which doesn't fit either. Right way up won't fit because of the lip, and upside down I can't fit the extensions.

I want one that can adjust the tray extensions downwards with a spacers like the UCLS one, but both sides, not right hand side only. I like it to be symmetrical.

I won't be needing ball joints as I'll be using a pair of loc-line arms with the tray.

In Topic: OMD - Olympus or Nauticam housing advice

05 December 2012 - 11:56 PM

Here are a couple with the pany 45mm in a nauti port.

How did you find focusing? Unlike the Olympus 60mm it doesn't have a focus limiter to macro only and am worried it will hunt a bit in close ups.

In Topic: OMD - Olympus or Nauticam housing advice

05 December 2012 - 11:52 PM


Here are a couple of photos from the dives on the weekend with the 60mm lens in the Nauticam housing.

The Seahorse is the one we saw on the ropes at the Rockingham Wreck Trail:


Cheers Karl. Looking great. Can't wait to get mine. I ordered the OM-D Panasonic 45mm and two new strobes (Sea & Sea YS-01) with the TTL and focus lights. This Saturday after the dive I'll get the Nauticam housing and port. Also new tray and arms. Big credit card dent for sure......

It should be a huge improvement over the G12, and the crappy stiff Fantasea arms.

In Topic: OMD - Olympus or Nauticam housing advice

30 November 2012 - 06:08 AM

I just did a quick test with the 12-50mm and my Subsee and found I got LESS macro magnification with the lens's macro mode i.e. 43mm (example a, below) then I did without access to the macro mode, but with the lens zoomed to 50mm and my Subsee in front (example b, below).

That is quite interesting Alex. It also confirms what Guy found. I can't understand how the Olympus got the specs wrong.

May I ask what was the distance between front glass to subject with 12-50mm zoomed at 50mm with the diopter on. Though I have an Inon 6x so my get different distance)