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Ol Dirty Diver

Member Since 05 Feb 2007
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In Topic: Nikon D810 in D800 housings: Compatibility check

Yesterday, 05:25 PM

"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?"

 

One of the great things about Nauticam is it shares very similar geometry with Sea&Sea.  By changing the "rings" on back of ports you can use most if not all on Nauticam.  Nauticam also makes an adapter gear for using S&S gearing (and other brands).  I switched over from S&S a few years ago for this reason.
 

 

Thrilled to learn this!  Thanks so much.  I'll inquire with Nauticam to learn whether I can acquire one of their housings in time.


In Topic: Nikon D810 in D800 housings: Compatibility check

Yesterday, 02:32 PM

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 

 

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?


In Topic: Nikon D810 in D800 housings: Compatibility check

14 August 2014 - 07:48 PM

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