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  1. They are able to maintain their pricepoint by improvements in their manufacturing process. The front half of the housing is machined from Billet ( a block ) Aluminium while the rear half is much thinner by design and is able to machined from a much thinner Flat stock.


    Aquatica have a commitment to giving excellent value for money.

  2. Another thread that will not die.

    Peter, time to get a Harley. Glad you're not hurt though maybe the ego is a bit bruised.



    Hey Steve take a closer look. ( 2008 Buell )

    No damage to me ( not even a piece of skin off or a bruise ) because I had used my experience to be properly prepared (full leather , gloves & boots)

  3. Following the logic here - I should be able to get a new bike seeing the manufacturer didn't tell me I could fall of if I went to fast around the corner last weekend.

    Adding to this I wonder if the tyre company will accept responsibilty for my crash seeing the super soft sticky tyres they sold me clearly were not sticky enough.



  4. The only way to be sure of escaping Customs Duty and VAT is to

    1) smuggle the goods in yourself

    2) don't travel First Class or Business Class

    3) don't be black

    4) don't carry a guitar case

    5) never take the item back out of the country and try to reimport it

    6) be prepared to pay the duty and a big fine



    so Pay Up and Be Smart!



    More good advice from Mr Bantin.

  5. Thanks for the understanding - please don't mistake my empathy for your situation vs the reality.


    Reality is that this piece of equipment went into the water and shortly thereafter had a moisture issue.


    Empathy say's my pocket book and budget's feel for you.


    At the end of the day it has little to do with the housing company and a lot to do with the user.





    Get over it - you have had a partial

    Now get ready for your next one - hope and pray it's as minor as this one.


    If your really bothered about the possibilities you could always install ( and use ) a Gates Seal Check

    or even safer leave your camera and housing the boat.


    Doesn't matter how you look at it, or the excuses you make the user is always responsible for ensuring the equipment is waterproof and ready to dive with.

  7. Hey Bruno - Welcome to the club. ;):D


    Flooding cameras is never fun, still you have to be prepared for that each time you take one into the water.


    As the user of the equipment you are absolutely responsible for ensuring that it is watertight. This means prior to every dive you need to check the unit and be satisfied that everything is in order.


    It's just like crossing a busy road - just because you didn't get run over yesterday doesn't mean you don't need to look each way today.


    My 2 cents.


    PS - Sorry about your camera

    PM me if you want to sell the water damaged unit.

  8. These items are listed for a friend - he can be contacted on rpiesse@bigpond.net.au


    FOR SALE, complete package, including housing, camcorder, lights and extras.


    Camera: Sony DCR VX 2100E handycam, with two extra large NP F970 long life info lithium batteries.


    Housing: Amphibico PD 170 underwater housing with flat port and external LCD colour monitor.


    Lighting: Amphibico Ultra Pro Power Pack intergrated with housing and two Discovery II arc lights, each 30 and 50 watt HD. Power Pack is loaded with Lithium batteries. Light arms are anodised aluminium extending up to 52cm


    Pelican carry cases included for both lights and housing.


    All components in good working condition, never been flooded.


    images to follow.

  9. On paper these lenses appear to physically the same - certainly they share the same zoom gear.



    Products Comparison from the Nikon site


    AF-S DX NIKKOR 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED AF-S DX 12-24mm f/4G IF-ED

    Lens Construction (Elements/Groups) 14/9 (2 ED glasses, 3 aspherical lenses) 11/7 (2 ED glass elements, 3 aspherical lens elements)

    Picture Angle with Nikon DX Format 109°-61° 99(deg)-61(deg)

    Minimum f/stop 22-29 22

    Closest focusing distance 0.24m (through the entire zoom range) 0.3m/1 ft.

    Maximum reproduction ratio 0.2x 1/8.3

    Filter Attachment Size 77 mm 77mm

    Lens Cap Snap-on --

    Lens Hood HB-23 --

    Lens Case CL-1118 --

    Dimensions (approx.) 82.5 x 87 mm 82.5 x 90mm

    Weight (approx.) 460 g 485g

  10. I currently have a Sea&See and so I have ports for that.

    I don't know if my ports are useable with Aquatica .. one thing in my mind is if Aquatica looks nicer and costs less .. as long as it is fully functional .. then it is defo the best value for money in my mind.


    Wonder if there are any on island i could borrow to try out .. unlikely :)


    Aquatica have a adaptor in the works for Sea & Sea Ports - this makes the choice for you very simple. :)

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