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AlexDawson

Member Since 18 Dec 2005
Offline Last Active Sep 04 2014 11:10 PM
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In Topic: Nikon D810 in D800 housings: Compatibility check

02 September 2014 - 10:04 PM

I will do that later this month with some wreck images from Croatia :) 


In Topic: Nikon D810 in D800 housings: Compatibility check

02 September 2014 - 09:52 PM

Hi,

 

I have made a dive with the setup now and I chose to remove the live view leveler just in case... The dive was to about 33 meters and I did experience a little bit of tribble with the ISO leveler but solved that problem with changing the iso in the menu's instead. In general the camera works perfekt!

From the first results I do not se any difference on sensor quality between the D800E and the D810. I shot my images in the 100-1000 ISO range in almost no natural light. 

 

 // Alex


In Topic: Nikon D810 in D800 housings: Compatibility check

24 August 2014 - 08:26 AM

 

"Perseverance pays off."  Thanks, Alex, for your continued help.  I'm happy to report that I have now acquired all of the functionality that you originally reported!

 

Thanks Kurt! I am happy for you and please give us a trip report when you are back. 

 

I did not get the chance to try mine yet but hopefully on saturday... I might remove the live view leveler just in case, since it does not work anyway. 

 

 kind regards // Alex


In Topic: Nikon D810 in D800 housings: Compatibility check

22 August 2014 - 11:16 AM

 

Thanks, Alex, for the additional advice.  I was hopeful that I had tried it before with housing's on/off button switched unfavorably, but following your instruction unfortunately did not change the compatibility for me…Same as before.

 

Big trips coming up in two weeks and I've no idea whether Sea & Sea will ever even release an updated housing for the D810, so I'm in quite a pickle!  I see that Nauticam may offer theirs in my time frame so I'm tempted to switch over after 7 happy years with Sea & Sea gear.  I've never even used any other brand of housing, so I've no idea whether my Sea & Sea ports would be compatible with the Nauticam, or if I should be looking forward to acquiring all new ports?

Hi,

does your D810 fit in the housing without the back on? Can you get the base plate to align as it should be? Or does you problem start there? I have to push mine a half millimeter in on the right side, but very gentle. And after that the housing back fits easy... 

 

 kind regards // Alex


In Topic: Nikon D810 in D800 housings: Compatibility check

20 August 2014 - 06:14 AM

Since AlexDawson described so much compatibility of the Sea & Sea D800 housing with the D810 I went ahead and acquired that housing.  Sadly, I cannot corroborate nearly as much functionality as he described.

 

Among the important functions that didn't work for me: rear command dial, info/menu/play/trash/mode buttons (these are in addition to the ones he said didn't work for him).  However, I actually could hit the shutter release.  Not sure why his gave him so much more functionality.

 

Many here have mentioned modifying their housings.  Can anyone direct me to some guidance on this?  I've never needed to do it, but would consider it for the time being.  Some of the buttons appear to almost reach, even depressing buttons slightly but not enough for camera to notice.  All I can think of is wrapping tape around inside button ends to bulk them up?

 

Thanks,

Kurt Chambers

Big Island, Hawai'i

Hi,

I just checked my functions again and aperture and shutter works perfect without any adjustments on my MDX-D800 with the Nikon D810 

I will not modify anything on my housing unless I rely think I need the mode selector but usually I shoot in M. 

Remember to place the camera in the housing with the switch on the housing to "ON" and turn the camera to "ON" before placing the camera inside the housing. 

 

Good luck! 

 

 Kind regards // Alex