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Yorkie88

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About Yorkie88

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    Melbourne, Australia

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  • Camera Model & Brand
    Sony A6000
  • Camera Housing
    Seafrogs A6XXX Salted Line
  1. Ok, thankyou for checking but I think that rules me out. Good luck with the sale!
  2. Do you know roughly what shipping to Australia might be? Cheers
  3. Do you know what shipping to Australia might be? Any issues mixing type 3 and 4 together? Cheers
  4. @Barmaglot apologies for piggybacking in this thread, but would those settings also apply for an a6000? At least as a starting point for a newbie?
  5. Good to hear it's been fine for you in the water, most of my dives are pier dives under 10m so it should be fine aswell. I noticed the lid has an o-ring so thought it must seal - I'd prefer to keep it on during the dive aswell. I first tested it by stopping as soon as it went green, then it went red but I assume it was a temperature drop in the room as it was at night, pumped a few more times and it held for over an hour. I wish you could switch it off without releasing the pressure but you can't have everything at that price!
  6. Thanks for the replies, I'll be trying it out this weekend! By removing the vacuum, I mean removing the actual systems attachment as it suggests here (precautions number 2):
  7. Hi all, I recently bought a new seafrogs salted line housing, it has the double main o-ring so seems a step up in design from the old version and I've also put the VPS-100 vacuum system on it. It held the vacuum for over an hour when testing, so would this suggest I'm good to go or should I still take it out empty to test? I think I'm meant to take the vacuum off before diving.....but I remember someone saying they'd asked seafrogs and they suggested it would be ok to use in the water. What's the recommendation on that? Cheers!
  8. Would you be interested in selling the Samyang separately (it is e-mount isn't it?)? If so, how much would you be looking for with postage? I'm in 3188, VIC if it helps calculate any postage Thanks!
  9. So they don't sell the back on its own, or aren't willing to due to me not buying it direct from them (which I expected really), and they also don't sell the housing with any other ports, you always have to get the standard one. They did say I can buy the dial that I suspect is the issue and some spare o rings so I'll try that out. If that doesn't work then I'll just have to buy a whole new one.
  10. Yeah, couldn't really see where it was from but the guy I bought it from did say it previously leaked from one of the dials on the top. I've emailed seafrogs to see if they sell the back half separately but I doubt they will! Next time I can test it in the pool, will see if I can get something that will show up where it leaks, maybe some cereal box cardboard around the edges or something - should go dark where it leaks then hopefully
  11. The weight in a pouch worked! The housing leaked though It was half expected, just need to decide whether to try and fix it or just get a whole new one now. Probably about 10-15ml after a 45 minutes dive at 4-5m, pushing all the buttons while down there
  12. Yeah I had wrapped in a couple of socks to avoid that but was dubious about it anyway. I have a neoprene pouch from my sealife, maybe I'll stick it in that and thread it on to the lanyard, see how that looks/feels. Shame I don't have any ankle weights to clip round the port
  13. Too large (would stop it closing) and it doesn't have any holes. Might be doing a pool session in a few weeks so that is probably a better place to test it.
  14. Annoyingly the weight I borrowed from the shop is a bit too big (they don't have soft weights as far as I know) so I might have to postpone the test. I'll take it along anyway and see if the DM reckons I'd get by with it floating around if I just wear the extra weight...... doubt it though. Probably a better idea to just do it next time and arrange some soft weights in advance
  15. Thanks Chris, good to know - the shallow test dive may be more useful than I gave it credit for. Hopefully it won't leak anyway........but if it does then I'll look at stripping the relevant controls out and reassembling it myself, then testing again. Worst case scenario is that I have to buy a new housing (which I was going to do before I got this one anyway) and I have this one for spare parts....maybe seafrogs could sell me one with the macro port or a dome and no standard flat port
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