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Hey guys. Just a quick note to let you know that I'll be catching up with posting DEMA coverage over the next couple of days.

 

Be sure to check out the coverage directory entry periodically for updates!

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Clarification for those of you getting upset: posts are in chronological order according to my movements in the hall -- random, at first, and then basically from booth 2400 to 0. No preference given.

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I'm finally done. Enjoy! I'm going to sleep for a few hours.

http://wetpixel.com/i.php/full/dema-2006-show-coverage/

 

Hope you had a good kip Eric, I'd say you earned it!

 

I did notice on the Sea&Sea and Nexus pages you seem to have made a bit of a mistake on the 5D housing controls summary.

 

I can't really speak for Nexus, but on the S&S DX-5D the black flappy paddle is mapped onto the * button, just like our old DX30/60s. I know this for definite because most dives I leave the custom function 4 on 3 so that I have 1-touch AF on the black paddle. I only shift it if I need AF Servo.

 

The button that's left on the back of the housing is the focus point select that I never use underwater.

 

Is suspect the Nexus housing uses the same mapping, as it does have a small black lever on the right side. It doesn't have such a huge lever under your thumb like the DX-5D, but I'd be surprised if that was the FP select control on that.

 

Feel free to surprise me though. If its the FP select on the lever I reckon Nexus should think about changing it.

 

Otherwise excellent coverage. It is nice to see so many housing companies thinking much harder about both viewfinder quality and control ergonomics. It's a shame Subal haven't moved the wheel control on the 5D housing like they have on the 30D one.

 

Martyn

Edited by Rattus

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So, Martyn -- what is the complaint, then? I wrote that you CAN reach the * button on the Sea & Sea, and that you CAN on the Nexus (but difficult on Nexus, when you actually hold the housing).

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great work Eric and Drew, you guys are tireless!

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My eyes are playing tricks with me or something. I managed to totally misread both of those sections. I guess I'd assumed you were listing problems, not problems and benefits. Please accept my humble apologies.

 

Anybody got a monitor dioptre I could borrow?

 

If can offer a bit of information in exchange, the DX-5D housing manual does actually list an enlarged control knob for the top knob (front command dial) that may make it easier to reach. I can actually reach the rear wheel control with my thumb, but my hands are large. I can also get my thumb to the top knob, but a larger knob would make it easier - as would better positioning as you imply.

 

:guiness: Martyn

Edited by Rattus

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