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Lewis88

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  1. On 2/6/2022 at 9:23 AM, ScottAudette said:

    I've taken the cord on mine apart to see if I can help folks out BUT the board is glued in. The dummy load should be pretty easy to build BUT finding a battery that fits is the bigger issue.  The ones that are thin enough tend to be too wide. We can move this to Lighting and maybe we could source/build these ourselves?

    If we can figure out the wiring, I am confident we can figure out a mounting method. The original pack's mounting arms are held on with a few screws that could be repurposed into a 3d printed mount to fit the slightly thicker batteries.


  2. On 8/9/2021 at 10:14 AM, Captain Fathom said:

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    Any concern about the weight of the system on the Nauticam float arms when on the surface? 

    With my NA-6400, I used a lanyard the same as you, and over the course of a week had a float arm come loose and the end pop off. But they were no name Chinese specials from amazon. 

    I am debating getting more float arms and changing their position, ie. out by the strobes with solid arms with Stix next to the housing, or just going with standard arms and more stix. 


  3. 7 hours ago, TimG said:

    Picking up Joss' point, do have a search around on WP for views on the YS-D3 before you buy......

    Most of the hate on S&S seems to be WP group think based on the D2's bad reputation. They just did a firmware update to fix the D3 triggering issues. 

    Never had a S&S strobe flood, but have had 2 different inons flood. their battery compartment o-ring design is garbage IMO. 


  4. Pictures: https://imgur.com/a/osmNM14

    All optical surfaces are free from imperfections or scratches. Items located in Indianapolis, IN, USA.

    Included:

    -         Seafrogs A6xxx Housing

    -         Stock Port

    -         6” dome port with neoprene cover

    -         Short Macro Port

    -         Leak sentinel v5 + pump

    -         16-50 zoom ring

    -         10-18 zoom ring

    -         Dual Handle Tray with shutter trigger extension and 3d printed handle risers (1 extra included)

    -         3d printed tokina 10-17 zoom ring prototype (not tested)

    -         2 housing o rings

    -         4 port orings

    -         All seafrogs accessories (grease, straps, etc.)

    -         Manuals, documents, original boxes

     

    $500 + shipping


  5. 6 hours ago, gobiodon said:

    and it's also good enough for Howard to propmote the big movies. Actually that convinced me that my next upgrade will be a A6400 (from A6000).

    Just as an aside, Might want to look into an A6100 in an A6400 nauticam housing. The A6100 has a lot of AF improvements and features from the A6600, and it looks to be identical in dimensions. I shoot an A6100, and will be ordering an a6400 nauticam housing soon to try it.

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  6. 30 minutes ago, rgilkes said:

    If you are gonna go FF, Sony E-mount is one of, if not the best to do so if cost is a major consideration. Sigma, Tamron and other third-parties have a LOT of glass for e-mount that is very cost effective and performs extremely well, in some cases better than native Sony glass.

    I absolutely agree. The question is if the extra cost of going FF is really needed for most of us.

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  7. 15 hours ago, Dutch_Diver said:

    Great development to see the overall size decrease. After a few strong & unexpected current during diving in Indonesia, I'm sticking with a small(er) rig. Yet coming from an aging Oly Pen, I'm unsure what would be a proper successor. And preferably for an aging land camera at the same time (Nikon D80)

    Phil, on your second photo from the top (topside view) it appear the A7C has only a very small "grip depth" when used on land. How is your experience in that regard? Can you wrap a hand around it properly?

    In addition to the cost aspect, I'm eyeballing the Nikon Z50 for that reason. (with option to add a WWL) From what I read on the Nauticam website, this Sony A7C housing is just slightly small than the the Nikon Z50, correct?

    Before jumping into FF, seriously consider the cost of the camera, lenses, housing, ports, etc. 

    A7c is physically similar to A6xxx series in size, but the glass cost for FF is very expensive. Depending on your use case, APS-C may save you thousands on glass alone.

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  8. 15 hours ago, DorsetBunkers said:

    Ah, sorry mate, just realised I've messaged you on scubaboard too, please ignore that one. That's a shame, was really wondering how practical it was underwater, yeah C-19 has a lot to answer for! Glad to hear the 10-17mm works on the mc-11 though.

    Hopefully we can all get back in soon.

    No worries! I was wondering if you were the same person! 

    I'll answer your zoom gear question from SB. There is no native zoom gear. I have been working on a design for a 3d printed zoom gear, and have gone through many revisions. I think I finally have one that will work, but I need to order some hardware and then test topside. 

    Now that I plan to upgrade to Nauticam, I have kinda stopped development on the gear for now. Here is the last update: Sea Frogs Salted Line A6XXX - Zoom Gears | ScubaBoard

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  9. 20 hours ago, DorsetBunkers said:

    Oh really? That's interesting, do you mind me asking what housing/dome you have it in?

    Also, any chance you could share some pics you've taken with it?

    Thanks, Jon

    Currently in a Seafrogs housing with a 6" dome, Likely moving to Nauticam with their 4.33" dome.

    Haven't had the chance to dive it yet though (damn pandemic). 

    So only pics I have are topside. I've owned this lens for a long time and it shoots on my A6100/MC11 as it does on a native Canon DSLR.

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  10. 17 hours ago, DorsetBunkers said:

    Not wanting to hijack the post, but I'd not heard of anyone successfully running the Tokina 10-17mm on the mc-11 adapter?

    I'm looking to mount that lens on my sony a6000 but all the successful pairings with the sony mount I have found seemed to use the metabones adapter? (Would love to be corrected on this).

    http://www.divephotoguide.com/underwater-photography-special-features/article/sony-e-mount-lenses-for-underwater-photography-part-2-fisheye/

    I use my MC-11 with a Tokina 10-17 on a Sony A6100. Works perfectly.

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