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In Topic: acrylic vs. glass domes

24 April 2014 - 12:46 PM

Thank you Chris for all the informations.

 

I don't know exactly when but in June my wife and me will be in Orosei for a holiday week.

Beautiful place, wonderful sea and incredibly white mountains (Supramonte!!)

This year I plan to swim with dolphins in Cala Goloritzè ...

 

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In Topic: acrylic vs. glass domes

23 April 2014 - 11:44 AM

Yes Tim, 

You tell the truth, but I'm not sure that a port like the 230mm Glass super-coated Zen dome can give me a really appreciable quality improvement  (compared with the good S&S 240mm). Probably after one or two year of use my acrylic dome will be ready for the trash bin, probably. I'll be happy to restart this discussion at that time!

 

There is another factor: in any case our systems (dome+ extension) are an approximation. The correct optical "centrature" needs a specific calibration. There are some systems (ie, Seacam) that offers a wide choice of extension rings (with a very complete lens chart) but not the Sea&Sea System, in other words for s&s users this kind of calibration is absolutely approximative. 

In this contest the research of the pure highest optical quality could became a Chimera.

 

But I'm very curious, I'd like to compare a Zen 230 to the S&S 240 on MDX D800  with my favorite lens the (old) Nikon 17-35 using a different set of extension rings.

Ok, I've the housing, the camera, the rings, the acrylic dome, the Nikon zoom and a friends of mine ... the swimming pool  :)

 

Missing only the Zen 230 Dome for S&S, sorry  :aggressive:

 

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In Topic: acrylic vs. glass domes

21 April 2014 - 02:53 AM

Ok guys,
I've read all the discussion, but I don't understand why no one makes the consideration that if an achrylic dome is completely scratched you simply have to change it with a new one! With the price of a glass dome you can purchase 4 achrylic S&S 240 mm.
This is mathematic, no opinion.

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This is my 240 on mdx d800 the picture showed the 17-35/2.8 setting. At the time my dome is in good condition and allows me to make direct sunlight picture.

Chris, are you in Orosei in June?

Bye

In Topic: Second connector port for strobe

05 April 2014 - 12:56 PM

Hi Guillaume,

finally I realized the second connection. It's a very simple operation witch needs only a few instruments and some patience.

I've told about this on my blog here:

 

http://fotobestiali....a-mdx-d800.html

 

You have to go down at the end of the post. Here you can find a lot of pictures explaining "how to do".

Sorry but at the moment the description is in in Italian and I've to confess that it was just hard to explain every passage even in my native language!!

 

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In Topic: Sea & Sea MDX-D600 - problems

31 March 2014 - 02:43 AM

I've some problems with the push button on the back of my S&S MDX D300, but only using the Sigma 8-16. For this lens I use a zoom ring modified to fit the body lens, so the problem is link to the particular configuration. But I recognized that S&S have a very very little tolerance in the camera position inside the housing.

 

Have you removed the plastic rear display cover from the camera body, and the rubber eyepiece too?

This is very important to make a correct "accommodation"  of the camera inside the housing.

 

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