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SimonQudos

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About SimonQudos

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    Male
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    UK

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  • Camera Model & Brand
    Nikon D7200
  • Camera Housing
    Nauticam
  • Strobe/Lighting Model & Brand
    Sea & Sea YS-110a
  1. I am selling my Nauticam NA-D7100 housing, along with Nikon D7200 camera, Sea & Sea strobes, 8.5" Nauticam acrylic dome port and lenses (Tokina 10-17mm, F3.5-4.5 and Sigma 17-70mm, F2.8-4mm lens). Asking price is £2,500 + postage costs. I am open to reasonable offers. If you already have the camera (this housing will accept both the Nikon D7100 and D7200) then I will sell without the 7200 and Sigma lens - message me for a price. The housing has a number of marks and scuffs on it, but these do not affect its use. The camera, lenses, ports and strobes are all in great condition. The Sigma lens has only been used on land, so I do not have the zoom gear required for this. I found the 8.5" dome port to be positively buoyant which is why the adhesive weights were added. This solved the problem and although not neutral, it's fairly close. Open to questions! (email: simonqudos@mac.com) My reason for sale is because I want to upgrade, but this must sell before I order the replacement.
  2. Nice solution.... I'm not sure I'd be brave enough to start drilling holes in the dome shade. Me and DIY do not go well at the best of times! I've now managed to source some adhesive wheel weights, so will try those... if that fails, I will be looking at your instructions again.
  3. Thanks. I also found their "how to" guide which is great.... I just wish mine was as easy to twist and remove.
  4. I thought the dome would be a good place to start, and the price was good too... had I have known that I would have these problems, I definitely would have purchased a zen dome. I've got the Stix floats and I've tried different arm configurations, but the floaty dome is still a problem for me. I'm also using sea & sea strobes, which I understand now are a slightly negative weight under water whereas the inon's are a positive weight. I'll be adding the M10 ball mounts to the housing as soon as I can remove the plastic filler plug thats there. I haven't got the removal tool, and they're stuck in pretty tight! I also have the Sigma 17-70 lens, and at some point in the future I will use that in my underwater set up too. Right now, I'm just keen to start taking some photos with the Tokina lens, once I resolve this issue with the current dome.
  5. I'm using the same camera in a Nauticam NA-D7100 housing - what port are you using? and how did you attach your gopro? I have the opposite problem, I've found my 8.5" port to be positively buoyant which is a real pain as I need to find a way to counteract this.
  6. Hi all, Next newbie question! I have purchased the M10 strobe mounting ball for my Nauticam NA-D7100 housing. I have seen a couple of helpful "how to install" guides on the net and realise that I do not have the plastic plug removal tool... these things seem impossible to remove and after a good hour or so yesterday I gave up on both sides! Can anyone suggest a good method? my fear is damaging the plug and failing to remove it which would mean the handle cannot be attached to it anymore. I have searched these forums and found similar topics, but no clear instructions on how to remove the plug without the tool that I do not have. Any suggestions welcome. Thank you!
  7. Hi all, I've searched the forum and found a couple of suggestions to this problem, but wondered if there were any other suggestions available? I'm a newbie when it comes to underwater photography, and have just purchased my first set up - Nauticam housing for the Nikon D7200. I also purchased the Nauticam 8.5" acrylic dome port, which I have found to be very positively buoyant when testing in the pool - the housing just flips port up as soon as its in the water which is very frustrating! Suggestions that I've read about are taping wheel weights to the underside of the port, but these are not available where I live, or making a weight using an inner tube to hold shot weight which can then be placed around the extension ring. I'm sure this is a problem that others have encountered.... please let me know your solutions because its driving me crazy! I just want to get in the water and start taking photos. (other than Nauticam NA-D7100 housing and 8.5" acrylic dome, using sea&sea YS-110a strobes mounted on 8" & 12" arms)
  8. Hi, I'm Simon. I'm from the UK and live in Bermuda. I've been diving since 1999 and qualified as a PADI instructor in 2012. Since moving to Bermuda my yearly number of dives has dropped considerably, mainly because the dives are generally very shallow and very repetitive. I decided to get into underwater photography as the shallower dives will make ideal conditions for learning. My set up is: Nikon D7200 Nauticam NA-D7100 Nauticam 8.5" acrylic dome Sea & Sea 110a strobes x2 iTorch c92 video lights x 2 At the moment, I'm using the Tokina 11-16mm lens with my underwater set up. Once I'm more familiar with everything, I will consider other lenses and a different dome port. My only experience with the above is experimenting in the pool with the set up (that's how new I am!). I am surprised at how positively buoyant the 8.5" dome is! it flips port side up all the time and I am now looking for ways to weigh it down to counteract this. Does anyone have any suggestions?
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