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After sometime producing not so attractive housings (big, heavy), Sea&Sea is coming back to the market strongly by producing nice and compact housings for the Nikons D200 and D50 and the Canon 5D. Their latest new product is a glass dome port:

 

http://www.seaandsea.jp/press/releaseopdome.html

 

Their previous fisheye dome port was made of acrylic. These are the advantages of this new port (according to Sea&Sea):

 

* Greatly reduces peripheral aberration (distortion) so images are clear from corner to corner.

* Efficient light transmission sharpens images.

* Greatly reduces flare when shooting into light.

* Made of glass so it sheds water droplets, excellent for clear over/under shots (half above water, half below).

* Aged deterioration more resistant than an acrylic dome port.

 

In addition, a Sea&Sea housing for the D80 is in the works:

 

http://wetpixel.com/forums/index.php?s=&am...st&p=101338

 

Luiz

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This glass dome was rumoured in a previous post where it was said to be exactltly the same dome as sold under the Athena name for Sea & Sea housings.

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Apparently Athena will stop selling the dome when Sea and Sea start selling it (it's the same dome). I also heard that the price would of course go up!

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Apparently Athena will stop selling the dome when Sea and Sea start selling it (it's the same dome). I also heard that the price would of course go up!

 

Then I'm glad I got the Athena dome while it's still available... :blink:

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After sometime producing not so attractive housings (big, heavy), Sea&Sea is coming back to the market strongly by producing nice and compact housings for the Nikons D200 and D50 and the Canon 5D. Their latest new product is a glass dome port:

 

http://www.seaandsea.jp/press/releaseopdome.html

 

Their previous fisheye dome port was made of acrylic. These are the advantages of this new port (according to Sea&Sea):

 

* Greatly reduces peripheral aberration (distortion) so images are clear from corner to corner.

* Efficient light transmission sharpens images.

* Greatly reduces flare when shooting into light.

* Made of glass so it sheds water droplets, excellent for clear over/under shots (half above water, half below).

* Aged deterioration more resistant than an acrylic dome port.

 

In addition, a Sea&Sea housing for the D80 is in the works:

 

http://wetpixel.com/forums/index.php?s=&am...st&p=101338

 

Luiz

 

 

 

I just placed an order of this new fisheye optical domeport today.

i should received it next week :D

 

i can't wait too see and hold it :blink:

 

Andree

Lampung, Indonesia

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This is the Athena dome port that we've been selling quite successfully for over a year, rebadged w/ Sea & Sea labeling and a less substantial lens shade. As stated above, the Athena OPD-170V for NX housings is no longer available.

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