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  1. As an update, I was able to order a set of o-rings (not including the main o-rings) from Fantasea to replace on every button. I hope to receive it soon so I can try this repair and hopefully take underwater pictures soon again.
  2. Hello everyone I heard a rumour, by now about three times from different sources (incl. Ikelite), that Ikelite is working on a new strobe project. Does anybody know more about it? At least a timeframe, when to expect any official information? I'm in the market for new strobes but if it's a reasonable waiting time, then I'll wait. One rumour said that they will be top of the line, comparable to other manufacturers but smaller and lighter than the DS161... My alternative would be the Inon Z330. Thoughts? Patric
  3. Thanks for your replies. So far I exchanged both o-rings of the door for new ones, and checked everything I could see without disasembling. No luck... I contacted Fantasea, no response yet, I do hope to get the size of the o-rings and replace them on each button. Will keep you updated.
  4. Hello Recently my Fantasea FG16 housing started to leak. As for now it seems that the camera is fine (but it will probably corrode and die at some point). I cleaned and rinsed the housing, checked the two o-rings and took the housing alone on a check dive (with some weight and paper inside it). It was leaking again but I am not able to tell where or how. What would be a good way to find out or do you have any suggestions on how to proceed with this? How to find the leak? Thank you.
  5. Yes that is of course correct. I wanted to say that is the distance you need for the 2:1 magnification and that of course would be from the sensor plane.
  6. Thank you everybody for the replies. It seems to be a specialty lens so I guess for now it's not worth it for me. The aperture can be controlled by the camera, not for all mounts but for Canon definitely. The lens does get a bit dark when zoomed very closely, at least that's what one of the video reviews shows. The 2:1 working distance is 24.8cm so about 5cm closer than the Canon 100mm macro with 1:1. I expect the DOF to be around half a mm or so. That would be very tricky to get right. Any tips on how to calculate that properly? I saw some DOF calculators but I plan on getting the Canon RP and they don't list it. Based on the discussion I'll get the Canon 100mm and since the Laowa is not crazy expensive get one when I'm more familiar with everything.
  7. Venus Optics came out with a new macro lens, the 100mm macro with a 2:1 magnification. I was wondering how difficult it is to use a lens like that? I read one (land-based) review where they said a tripod is needed. I read another report that showed examples of hand-held pictures. Now I'm confused. For those who don't know the lens here a quick introduction: Available for Sony, Nikon and Canon. 100mm focal length Manual Focus only Min. focusing distance: 24.7cm (for the 2x magnification) Price: 449 USD. Here is a link from the manufacturer: https://www.venuslens.net/product/laowa-100mm-f-2-8-2x-macro-apo/ Anybody around that uses this lens? Anybody aware of a housing / port that the lens fits in and has a gear sleeve for the manual focus? Does it even make sense to try or is 2:1 magnification too difficult to shoot handheld underwater? I'm debating if I should try that or go with the 100mm macro 1:1 from Canon. Looking forward to hear opinions and facts!
  8. I'm not an owner but planning to get a Nimar housing for my next camera. I do know 2 people who use their housings, one a very good experienced photographer and the other is a professional. It seems that they can be trusted.
  9. Hello everybody My name is Patric, I live in the Caribbean and try to dive and photographs as much as possible. Looking forward to be impressed and learn.
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