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funkyspelunker

Member Since 09 Oct 2005
Offline Last Active Jan 31 2016 11:53 PM
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In Topic: Subal or Nauticam?

09 January 2016 - 08:07 PM

I'll second what Elmer says; trying them out is a better way to decide than just looking at them. I also love the controls on my Subal. If the Nauticam's are clunky in comparison that might send me back to Subal again. Also the strong dollar sure helps.

In Topic: Subal or Nauticam?

08 January 2016 - 07:36 PM

What kind of sync cables are you using for those? As long as you have that type of bulkhead in the new housing then it should work.

If you prefer Subal then it would be worth it to contact them to see about timing and such. For me I wouldn't go with a different brand just to have it sooner, but only if I liked that brand of housing better.

I am a longtime Subal user and am looking to switch to Nauticam this next time around. They have some really nice looking improvements that differentiate them from Subal, whose build quality and ergonomics I've always liked but things like vacuum seals I would have to go aftermarket.

In Topic: Subal or Nauticam?

08 January 2016 - 06:54 PM

Nauticam is typically MUCH faster in coming out with housings for new camera models than Subal is, and I think it's realistic for you to hope to get one in time for your trip in June. It might be worth it to start thinking about all the odds and ends like sync cables that you'll need to go with it, sooner rather than later, in anticipation of it.

In Topic: Issues/Problem with Sea&Sea YS D2 Strobe?

05 January 2016 - 06:44 AM

Sorry to hear that you had this problem and on a trip to Raja Ampat of all times.

Please let us know what ends up happening.

In Topic: Subal or Nauticam?

28 December 2015 - 08:03 PM

I'm on my 3rd Nauticam DSLR housing, my current has the Nauticam vacuum system as did one other. My first had the Backscatter vacuum.

Both work great. I do like the gauge on the Backscatter vacuum a lot, but I prefer the valve setup Naticam uses.


Thank you, this is useful info. I wouldn't even consider a housing without a vacuum systems these days.