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g3cko

Member Since 27 Sep 2013
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In Topic: used aquatica 48456

07 May 2018 - 03:22 PM

Just to try to hit on these one by one..

 

The more correct term would be extension ring, they can be used adjust how close or far the port is from the camera and lens.  

 

If the housing isn't setup for Ikelite bulkheads, you won't be able to use those strobes without replacing the bulkheads (approx $150 each??? Been a while, I forget exactly).  Otherwise, if you are talking about ball mounts that go on your handles - Ultralight makes solid products, and they are friendly. 

 

I would always recommend vacuum systems, there are a few options.  I have used the Vivid leak sentinel and thought it was pretty solid.  I have also used the Nauticam, but I'm not sure those can be adapted to Aquatica housings or not. 

 

Generally, I don't think you'll find anyone who shoots the 105 behind a 8" dome. I suppose it's possible, but it's definitely not an optimal combination.  

 

There are several other options to get your housing serviced outside of sending it to Aquatica.  I've done it myself, it's not terribly complicated but it takes time.   I would estimate $300-500 for a full service (if you haven't noticed, not a cheap hobby).  


In Topic: Heinrichs-Weikamp Remote Slave Unit

25 April 2018 - 06:41 PM

I have one - I have a copy of the manual, if you pm me your email address I'll send you it.  

 

In my opinion - that doesn't sound normal.  Is your strobe on manual?  I haven't used it in a long time as it was unreliable for triggering, so it sits in a box (want another? hah) 


To add - the other obvious question, there isn't any water in your sync ports is there? 


In Topic: Nikon D90 + Aquatica housing + YS-D2 strobes + extras

28 February 2018 - 05:25 PM

For the record (won't be bumping this again), the only remaining item is:

 

110 degree wide angle wet lens

https://www.bluewaterphotostore.com/bluewater-wa110-wide-angle-lens  

 

Thanks!


In Topic: Nikon D90 + Aquatica housing + YS-D2 strobes + extras

02 February 2018 - 05:05 PM

Hi there - I'm assuming your referring to the Sigma 18-250?  I have personally never heard of someone using this underwater, or anything with a similar zoom range.. so take this with a grain of salt.   You "might" be able to use that at fixed focal lengths either behind a dome at 18, or flat port at longer lengths. 

 

This is definitely not a typical underwater lens though... a more recommended starter lens would probably be the Nikon 60 mm macro or Tokina 10-17, or if you are pretty experienced, the 105 mm macro.  It depends on where and what you want to shoot.

 

I would like around $700 for the housing, and $200 to $400, depending on the port and extension rings.   The mini dome and 8" dome require specific extension rings, where the flat port can be used as is (depending on the length of the lens).  

 

Feel free to PM me if you have more questions!


In Topic: Nikon D90 + Aquatica housing + YS-D2 strobes + extras

02 February 2018 - 02:34 PM

Bump.

 

Any interest in the housing + macro or dome port  (mini or 8") + D90 body + maybe a 60mm macro lens?  

 

I hate to leave this sitting around, I would rather sell to use the money to replace my dome ports.