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  1. Thanks all for the advice. I hadn't really thought about working distance and obviously need to. I'll look into the lens combinations suggested. Although may just stick with current set up as not sure I want to more macro for a whole dive - the wet lens appealed as could flip it down. Sent from my ONEPLUS A3000 using Tapatalk
  2. Looking at getting a wet lens. I have a D500 in an aquatica housing. I usually use a 60mm lens for macro. It looks like the +5 will magnify 1:1.2 wheras the +10 will magnify 1:1.5 so thinking the 10+ makes more sense. Any advice on which to choose? Is a flip holder worth it? (The aquatica one is more than the lens!). Thinking I may go for the aquatica system but open to other suggestions. Sent from my ONEPLUS A3000 using Tapatalk
  3. I moved from. D300 in a subal housing to a D500 in an aquatica housing a year or so ago. Main reason for choosing the D500 was to keep using my Tokina 10-17 which I love for WA. I moved from subal as impossible to get serviced here (Canada). I still use my subal WA port with an adapter Aquatica made and it works well - only issue is I can't fully zoom out as i get the port corners as the adapter adds length. I might eventually get an aquatica WA port. Apart from that I've been very happy with this set up. I did look at changing to a mirrorless slr but it actually worked out more expensive as I would have needed new lenses. Sent from my ONEPLUS A3000 using Tapatalk
  4. Just wanted to let people know I got this sorted. Actually wide angle ended up working better for this trip anyway (thankfully!). I got hold of aquatica after the trip. The lens pushes straight down onto the port ledge (basically as far in as it goes). It only seals on the front o-ring really. Just taken housing for a test dive and seems good (although forgot how floaty empty housing is so judicious use of rocks required to make it comfortable to carry!). Thanks to everyone who advised. Sent from my ONEPLUS A3000 using Tapatalk
  5. Thanks for looking. Yes it looks like there are instructions if you buy glass. Hope aquatica get back to me today as we won't have internet after tomorrow. Sent from my ONEPLUS A3000 using Tapatalk
  6. Does anyone have instructions for how to replace the lens on the aquatica tapered macro port (port number 18430 – the tapered mini macro one)? I am on a trip and it somehow popped out in transit. I didn't even realise it was removable! I can't get hold of aquatica or find instructions online. Thanks, Claire
  7. Well I heard back from Aquatica today and they are going to send a replacement pump. Turns out there is a particular technique to pumping to depressurise so the breakage could have been user error - they have promised to send video instructions. Thanks Aquatica! Sent from my ONEPLUS A3000 using Tapatalk
  8. Thanks all. It is actually the whole black end of the pump that has come off and I have now managed to lose that bit (was out on the boat with me but has vanished). The white and black parts fell apart very soon after I got the pump but i have been holding it together and making it work. I know that the backscatter pump does fit the housing connection (tried a friend's) so at least I know what connection it is now! I guess I need to bite the bullet and just buy another aquatica pump. Hope it stays together this time! Sent from my ONEPLUS A3000 using Tapatalk
  9. The pump for my aquatica sentinel system broke. I need to replace it but it wasn't very durable so I am looking for another pump that would be compatible with the system. Does anyone have any suggestions? Someone suggested a wine making one might work......Picture attached. Sorry not sure what the connection is called. Sent from my ONEPLUS A3000 using Tapatalk
  10. I just contacted ikelite as the head of my similarly aged ds125 stopped working. They don't do repair for the 125 any more but they will give a substantial discount on the ds160 or 161 when you trade it in. Sent from my ONEPLUS A3000 using Tapatalk
  11. Sorry can't help with the flash issue but very interested to hear how you find your new set up - I'm considering same move (subal d300 to aquatica d500). Do you have a magnifying viewfinder? Sent from my ONEPLUS A3000 using Tapatalk
  12. Interesting Kraken! - oh dear might be time for a strobe upgrade too...... Sent from my ONEPLUS A3000 using Tapatalk
  13. Thanks guys. Got confirmation from Subal that it is indeed type 4. Sent from my ONEPLUS A3000 using Tapatalk
  14. Thanks Tim. Annoyingly I went through this before when I bought by dome port but I had an email clear out a while ago and can't find the sale info. I think I will contact subal just to be sure as the flat sides are worrying me. Claire Sent from my ONEPLUS A3000 using Tapatalk
  15. And photos. Sorry not great. Sent from my ONEPLUS A3000 using Tapatalk
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