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  1. As Isotta uses a bigger port-hole-diameter (102mm) the N85-Nauticam-ports do not fit (havent seen an adapter neither). This might be different with the 120mm version for the bigger MIL/DSLR housings. I have bought the acrylic dome plus an extension ring for the fisheye. The macro port was sold with the housing. So far I have not used any zoom gear so I dont know if the Nauticam ones fit (I would guess not).
  2. Dear Wolfgang, I have switched from a Nauticam to an Isotta housing due to an upgrade of my camera (EM5-->EM1 Mk II) at the End of 2019. I was totally satisfied with my Nauticam housing so I was first planning to get the Nauticam housing for the EM1 II. A disadvantage that I saw was Nauticams small port-system-diameter, with the bigger MFT-lenses you have to dissemble the whole gear just to change batteries of the camera. The second concern was my Nauticam 45° viewfinder. For my EM5- housing I had to use the old DSLR-Version. Nauticam seems to have changed the connection on MIL-housings and my viewfinder is not convertible. Neither a chance to use an adapter. At the end I decided to give Isotta a try. Since now I have done about 50 dives with it and have not regretted the purchase. The housing is really sturdy. #1 Ergonomics are very good, shutter-trigger und back-button-focus are right at thumb and index-finger and I can reach them perfectly while having my hands on the handle, but I would recommend to try before buying. #2 I have bought a leak sentinal xtb. It has the battery inside the housing an therefore easy to change. You dont have to open the housing to switch it on and off. It has a memory function. I assemble my housing in the evening, put on the vacuum til the leak sentinel flashes green and turn it off afterwards. I usually then only check once in the evening or morning, and when everything is all right I turn it off again. I suppose there will not be much battery consumption. #3 The mechanics are quite simple. I have to admit that I had to do a little bit of finetuning on alignment, but I could fix this on my own just by loosing and fasten some screws. I think this is a good thing especially when being on a remote trip. #4 Isotta offered me a cheap custom-made rear window to fit my Nauticam viewfinder. It works flawlessly. Best regards, Oliver
  3. Hello dear diving-colleagues, after one wonderful week of diving in Madeira I have recognized a tiny, almost unnoticable crack in the anodized surface of my new Nauticam housing. It is located at the inner side of the rear door just near the main O-ring and is continously in contact with saltwater while diving. Can anyone give me a hint if this is something to worry about in terms of corrosion of the aluminium body or just to forget, as ist does not affect functionality. Thanx in advance and have a nice weekend, Eismann
  4. Hi kc_moses, please type "h2o tools optimierung set für Inon Blitze" in google, you should find some offers and photos. greetings, Eismann
  5. Hi bvanant, thanx for your comment on both strobes. Your experience displays exactly my concern. Both are great strobes, but with the YS-D1 there is a little risk to get a faulty one. And as the strobe is quite new, no one knows about That´s why i have choosen the Inon, where the reliability is far better. Additionally, there is a Inon set of bigger knobs to stick on the Z240 and make handling better. greetings, Eismann
  6. Hi folks, I just ordered the Z240. My dealer recommended the strobe due to its well known reliability and excellent TTL-mode. The reports on the YS-D1 stopped me from giving this one a try, as we are heading for Curacao in November and I need a working strobe for the trip. I will tell how it worked out, greetings, Eismann
  7. Thank you for your answer Aquapaul, I have heard about the superb controls of the YS-D1. The YS-D1 seems to be easier to operate than the Z240. The higher GN of the YS-D1, though due to a smaller beam, is as well appealing, as for macro you could step down the output and achieve a short recycle time Can anyone comment on the auto-mode of the Z240? Is this an advantage over the YS-D1 in manual mode? Which one has the more secure locking mechanism of the battery-case? Is the battery-case of the Z240 water-sealed towards the electric as well? Greetings, Eismann
  8. Hello dear community, in order to expand my underwater photographic gear, I´m going to replace my old manual flash with a TTL-capable model. As Im planning to replace my compact-camera (to date a panasonic TZ25) with a mirroless camera in the future as well, I want a strobe which will satisfy my needs for the next years. The Z240 and YS-D1 seem reasonable candidates. Right now, I find difficult to decide which one to choose. The Z240 is the established model of the two, but the YS-D1 seems very appealing because of the higher output and the overall easier use, though some people reported problems with the battery status and flooding the battery case. So maybe I can get some advice here. Is the YS-D1 reliable in use, does the DS-TTL II provide as good results as the Z240 or even better? What are the compared advantages/disadvantages of the two? Any other things I have to think about? Thanx to all in advance, Eismann
  9. Hello guys, thanx for sharing your experience. So the 12-50 port with zoom gear is still a good opportunity. Can someone comment on the 4-inch domeport for macro-pictures and maybe provide pictures? Greetings, Eismann
  10. Dear wetpixel-community, a big hello from a newby in the system-camera world. As Im thinking about getting an OMD in a Nauticam housing. I have tried to gather as much as information about this system over the past weeks i could get. My aim is actually more on macro, but in the near future I would like to expand the system with a wide-angle lens, like the Oly 7-18. For economical reasons, I will start taking pictures with the 1250 kit-lens. Therefore Im searching the best port-solution to get the maximum of versability and performance out of the system. So far I have figured out two options: 1. Take the 12-50 Port and Zoom-gear. which would enable to use the macro-function underwater. As I have seen the gear needs to be time-consumin installed. As I want to use the lens above the water, I would like to ask if it can be used with the gear installed. alternatively I could use the 65 makro-port with the austrian zoom-gear. I realize that the macro-modus is not available. Does manually zooming involve rotating the motor of the zoom passively? 2. Take the 4 inch semi-domeport combined with a flip diopter an a macro-lens. My concern is that the macro-capabilitys suffer from this combination. Can anyone comment on this and maybe show some pictures taken with that system? Thanx a lot in advance for you help, Greetings from Germany Eismann
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