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Wira Wijoga

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    Bali, Indonesia

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  • Camera Model & Brand
    Nikon D750 , Nikon D850, Nikon D500
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    Sea and Sea

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  1. Hi Imacro, My answer are in blue : 1) how do you pack and travel on plane with the rig? In a carry on luggage, the provided Nauticam case or some special foam protected case? Housing, dome and port extension are in pelican case (foam protected inside). But your a7c housing is small enough, it might fit in carry on luggage such as thinktank backpack streetwalker pro, or thinktank airport take off (with rolling wheel) where i pack my camera, strobes, lens, and others i.e float. arm 2) how do you bring it to the dive boat and keep it safe esp the strobes the whole trip? a lanyard would be helpful and always tuck the strobe inward and keep the dome covered until you get in the water. 3) how do you carry it into the water? Get into the water first and ask someone to hand it to you after? unless it's a negative entry dive, it'd be better to get into the water first and ask someone to hand it to you 4) do you throw the rig into the gear water bucket in between dives? I’m concerned others will throw their gears in and may damage my rig. unless they have a separated watered bucket for cameras, it's better to keep where it's safe and a bit out of reach of other equipment and tanks ! I also keep the neoprene dome cover wet. 5) has anyone slipped and dropped their rig while they are on the water surface? Does it actually floaty enough for you to catch it? I try to always have enough float to keep the rig neutrally buoyant underwater in 10-15 meters. This way it will be just slightly positively buoyant on or near the surface just in case it slipped. Hope this useful and have fun !
  2. Hi Whipauee, On your test of the nauticam 180mm dome with the 16-35mm, what length of extension port did you use, and how did you like the balance and buoyancy of the setup ? Did you use the recommended length in the chart ? Thanks !
  3. Thanks for sharing the interesting insight from the design team Phil ! Makes me wonder even more that they did not opt with N100 when they launched the housing for z7ii last Jan. Knowing that nikon mirrorrless lens wide angle 14-30mm been launched since 2 years ago and 14-24mm nov 2020 and that nikon already announced the lens roadmap for their macro lens when the z7ii was launched last oct. (Nikon doesnt have native z fisheye yet, but neither does sony, and the F mount 8-15mm works well with the ftz). If to begin with, their setup was already travel oriented (i.e wide/fisheye dome 4.33, 140mm or even 180mm & macro port 60 with extension 30). As it is, with the nauticam Nikon z50 housing, Nikon apsc dslr nauticam shooters have the option to migrate to a much more compact travel friendly mirrorless apsc system N100 mount. (with only having to buy 1 port adapter N100 to N120, and still be able to use their already owned gears and ports) https://www.nauticam.com/pages/n100-nikon-z-mount-dx-format-port-chart . This option currently not available to nauticam Nikon FF shooters as the only option is the larger na z7ii/z6ii housing which was sized similarly W &H with the nikon's D850 instead of with i.e much smaller Sony a7siii housing that has m24 opening (camera body is only 4mm smaller W&H). Not unless changing to other housing brands, which currently uncomplicated for some with the help of port mount adapters that would negate the need of buying new ports.
  4. Interesting observation about the clamp mechanism chris ! The Nauticam a7c is a dream in term of compactness ! Which is very much in line with one of the benefit of having a mirrorless system. Maybe this type of housing n mechanism should be the way forward. I hope they have such compact housing for nikon ff mirrorless in the future ! I think they could have launched a much more compact housing for the z7ii. Knowing that they already could downsized it with the earlier-launched na z50 housing with N100 opening (that allows the use of the FTZ and legacy lenses, preowned ports and gears with just 1 additional port adapter extension N100 to N120) despite only slightly smaller camera than z7ii.
  5. I thought so too Phil, and agree those are the reasons when the z7 and z6 first came out 2.5 years ago. However with the mark iis launch and the scheduled Z lens roadmap, I thought it's a missed opportunity for Nauticam to not have a more compact housing for nikon's latest FF (Z7ii/6ii). It was encouraging at first when they launched a much smaller housing for the slightly smaller z50 cam (0.25 inch - W & H) while still allows the use of the FTZ and legacy lenses with an additional port extension). Im hoping their housing will be more compact for their future Z ff housing although i doubt that would be the case for the upcoming z9 considering that the cam will have a built in vertical grip.
  6. This had me puzzled too. The isotta housing for the z7ii is much smaller compared to the Nauticam regardless needing an extension ring for the ftz . What i dont understand is, most of the sony FF housing, i.e A7s iii (being just a fraction smaller than nikon), their nauticam housing is much smaller vs nikon. The sony a7siii housings are sized similarly between Isotta and Nauticam.
  7. They currently have underwater review for the z7ii by bluewater, but it is based on their original firmware which has been updated twice since to 1.1 and 1.2
  8. Hi Phil, Thanks a lot for the comprehensive info. Overall the A7C looks very attractive, being the most compact fullframe underwater setup !
  9. Hi Phil, Just a question, on the nauticam A7C, does the LCD view is 100 % visible ? it seems from the image above, the LCD view isnt 100 % visible? Thanks ! Wira
  10. Hi Chris, Thanks a lot, many useful info on the thread ! Im quite reassured now that the VF would be just fine as long as i dont try to rotate it and causing any movement on the o-rings side of the vf. It's an older model 45 VF, so im using the housing's vf lock ring to fastened it from the inside. I understand the newer model use a special ring lock (bundled) but essentially it functions the same. I did a soft pull of the vf but it seems like it's locked enough not to fall out by it self mid - dive, if anything as mentioned in the thread you suggested, the vacuum and the underwater pressure would be in favour of pushing the vf further inside and prevent any potential leakage. Thanks again Chris. Wira
  11. Hi Chris, Thanks a lot, appreciate for the info, was thinking the same n will try to find and try the socket head cap screws.. I would assume that it should be ok-ish for as along I dont try to rotate it underwater while still have it un-fixed. Just this morning, after i dried the vf (from rust-cleaning liquid), it is still not making that same clicking sound from before, when being rotate, but it does make a click (but not as reassuring as before it went rusty). And I tested it again on my housing and left it for hours with the leak detector on, and it stayed green for a good 3 hours before i turned the detector back off. Just wondering if anybody had any experience diving with their vf in this condition (without those two small metal pins on top and bottom) , and doing ok with it. Thanks, Wira
  12. Hi everyone, my inon 45 viewfinder has rust on both of the pins that slotted in to the housing and when i release the VF, the rusty pins fell off, so now the VF is without them. As i attached it back to the housing, it doesn't make the "clicking" sounds anymore when being rotate 90 degree to portrait /vertical position. I use it on my nauticam housing, and as i pump the air out of the housing, it still shows green (ok) light as if nothing is leaking. I have not tho, bring it underwater again with me. Just wondering if this won't leak if I go diving with it again... anyone has any similar experience ? Thank you for any information. (foto attached) Wira
  13. Hi guys, New member here from Bali, Indonesia. Been reading many useful information from this forum throughout the years, so decided to join ! Wira
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