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In Topic: Nikon D500

06 January 2016 - 10:50 AM

Great camera (on the paper). The most interesting points are the wide af sensor coverage (very very usefull!!), great iso performance and, probably, a good viewfinder (similar to the D2x series I suppose).
No popup? No problem: old style cable but more compact housing design good for best packaging (have you seen the Sea&Sea MDX-D810? The tallest housing ever made for compact DSLR )

Now, who will be the first manufacturer to create an housing for this camera?
I guess Nauticam, the faster housing maker on the market.

"Bravo Nikon", but in Italy we say "Brava Nikon" becouse (I don't know why) we associate the female gender to all Camera Manufacturer.

In Topic: Nikon D5 in Nikon D4S housings

21 December 2015 - 04:23 PM

At first look, inspite of the few images to see, it's quite hard to suppose that the new nikon flagship camera can be fitted in D4 housing 'cause there are more differences by D4-D5 cameras than in the previus D3-D4. The main body at right and left of the prism appears higher than in D4 design and we know that few mm can make the differences.
I hope I'm wrong, but at this moment only housing manufacturer can be happy: new business opportunity in the horizon offered by nikon R&D dep.

In Topic: Nikkor 85mm Macro Vs 105mm

09 October 2015 - 12:57 PM

No don't make the "upgrade" if you shot with DX cameras. 85 is better, more usable in any conditions. 105 is very long and offer a shallow deep of field. I normally use the 60 afs on my D300. Last summer I' ve switched to a 105 afs: very hardly compared to my previus combo. A lot of shot out of focus and an hell mantaining the target inside the frame, especially in drift movement. I have olso tested 105+tc14, very very long option inside the water, in a natural pool river, no drift no uncontrolled movement, a perfect situation. In any case 85 is good solution, in my opinion.
Bye

In Topic: Re-use aquatica domeports for Aquatica 80 housing

09 October 2015 - 12:31 PM

Jaen has the answer,
but I remember that I' ve read about these kind of ports where made using an industrial standard screw type,

A few years ago I contacted the Italian manufacturer Isotta, they have the tecnology and the materials, but the production costs are too high and the finally results could be not satisfying. 8 inchs are anought for wide angle but today we use wide agle zooms that need the correct extension. Every housing system need different extension, it's hard to think about a serius market for any manufacturer. The only one colud be Aquatica, having his system for target. But they made different choices and that' s the end of it.
The only way we have to bring to the digital era the old A80-sport System is in the future ML slim cameras.

In Topic: Re-use aquatica domeports for Aquatica 80 housing

26 September 2015 - 10:41 PM

Jean,
You tell the truth nonedeless it is very sad for me to lay unused my old Aquatica system in the boxes. A80 was an essential sturdy housing, I stll hope to fit any new mirrorless inside, at the moment it is impossible but in the future ... Never say never.

Bye