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  1. I actually do have a spare acrylic piece and am now just trying to figure out how to remove the old one and replace it given the instructions you kindly linked to.
  2. I've removed the deeper scratch from my Recsea flat port using P400, P600 and P1200 sandpaper (following a YouTube video) and the surface 'looks' and feels glossy after polishing with Brasso, but I cannot for the life of me remove the large 'mass' of small hazing scratches that now cover most of the small flat port resulting from sandpapering out the scratches, rendering it unusable in this state. Any suggestions please? Has anyone had success fixing Recsea (or other compact) flat ports with micro mesh and Novus, or anything else? I'm wondering whether there's a different technique / tools required for compact flat ports, or whether Recsea ports can't be de-scratched? Is this port now cactus, or can it somehow be saved? Grateful for all advice asap - thank you.
  3. Hi Friends, I'm wanting to buy a Recsea housing for a Canon G12. Please contact me if you have one you are looking to re-home. Please note that I am not interested in any other brand of housing. I am also looking separately for the circular plastic dial that plugs fibre optic cables into this housing. Thank you.
  4. Looking to buy a Canon G16 Nauticam housing in excellent never leaked condition (with or without camera). Please contact me.
  5. Such a perfect solution! Now why didn't I think of that? I can't quite see on my 7D Nauticam housing where I would mount a GoPro (which I already have - though despise the fact that there's no zoom capacity ...) Would you mind posting a photo please of how you've mounted yours? Thanks so much.
  6. You make a lot of sense and will now send me off to Camera Decision to check out the differences between G12 and G16 Though I'm not a fan of anything Ikelite - all too big, heavy, bulky and rugged for me I think it will be worth me investigating other housing options. For me Canon colour is life and other brands just fail in the colour department as far as my eye is concerned. After my video test on the Canon 7D yesterday with all the autofocus issues, sadly, it's gotta go. Maybe I'll be a compact shooter and a Canon shooter for life - only a successful trial of the RX100 next week is likely to convince me otherwise.
  7. Yes - this is all what has kept my head spinning - thinking now maybe I'll just secure a new housing for my G12 - every year I try to upgrade and can never find something that I think will tick all my boxes so I just give up ...
  8. I was scared you might say something like that - who has time for that when an octopus is doing a cartwheel in front of you? :-( Thanks so much for the feedback ... Thank you for the feedback - honestly, I don't want a logistical nightmare every time something exciting happens underwater that just needs an instant 'Hit and Record' - so sad as the video quality is pretty nice ... when it's actually focussed :-(
  9. I'm struggling with video focus on the Canon 7D which will be make or break for me keeping or selling it off. I shot this video of a calamari squid hunting yesterday: As you can see, whenever the squid moves closer to the camera, the footage goes out of focus. I switch regularly back and forward between video and stills, mainly filming marine animal behaviours which can be unpredictable. Are there any not-overly complicated solutions to this or is my 7D about to have a 'For Sale' sticker put on it? Thank you in advance for your advice.
  10. Interesting parallel - and I would be certain this kind of experience would not be uncommon - the 7D Nauticam housing is a dream! Personally I find a 60mm lens way to restrictive for the sites I dive regularly and I've been a bit more experimental with the 18-55 and even the 10-22. I've been talked out of mirrorless by people who know my shooting style and priorities as there's not a huge amount of benefit to me to making that exchange, so again I'm gravitating to maybe the Canon GX7 Mark 2 - maybe losing a quarter of my shots per charge will just force me to shoot more selectively.
  11. Thank you. I think in all honesty I need to explore the large sensor compact options - maybe Canon GX7 Mk 2 despite the battery life reduction from the G12. Funny enough, my damaged hand is from carrying the huge rig with the (now banished) twin Ikelites the 200 metres from my car to the water on my regular dives 4-10 times a week. With a Single Sea and Sea rather than 2 whopping Ikelites it's now 6.7 kgs which is much more managable. Underwater the rig is just slightly negative with buoyancy arms already - but thanks so much for that comment.
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