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I have never had a spare body for any of my DSLRs (although I would if I earned more money) and I have never had a problem than has needed one.

 

It is not essential.

 

Alex

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you better knock on wood right about now there Mister

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I have never had a spare body for any of my DSLRs (although I would if I earned more money) and I have never had a problem than has needed one.

 

It is not essential.

 

Alex

I am not exactly flush with cash either and lack Dave’s masking abilities. I bought my daughter a D80 for Christmas and she kindly lets me borrow it for dive trips. That way I have two cameras.

Bob

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I had my shutter button break last year too with the Aquatica housing. Luckily it was under warranty. I was able to tape the button back on during the trip and was able to continue shooting.

 

Kirk

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I had to have my shutter button replaced in my Nikon D80. I had the D80 in an Ikelite housing.

 

I would love be able to fit the D90 replacement straight into my Aquatica AD90 without any mods. Maybe even just a rear end of the housing upgrade. Could be an idea for housing manufacturers to offer just the rear end upgrade instead of buying a whole new housing. I know I would buy one straight away.

 

Cheers Mark

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We did with the D200 to D300 since both had the same front, the D300 to D300s we couldn't since we meanwhile changed our approach from using casting to machining on a 5 axis machine from solid aluminum.

 

If possible we always try to work it in the line up.

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We did with the D200 to D300 since both had the same front, the D300 to D300s we couldn't since we meanwhile changed our approach from using casting to machining on a 5 axis machine from solid aluminum.

 

If possible we always try to work it in the line up.

 

hi Jean.

 

If its just the rear end upgrade what would you say the price would be say for the D90 to the D90 replacement?

 

Do you ever get to see the new models before they are released to the public?

 

Regards Mark

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hi Jean.

 

If its just the rear end upgrade what would you say the price would be say for the D90 to the D90 replacement?

 

Do you ever get to see the new models before they are released to the public?

 

Regards Mark

 

It is usually half if not more of the housing, the rear is by far the most complex of the two parts to manufacture, much more moving parts, holes to be drilled, shaft to be machined, so one has to be careful when calculating these factors, the rear of the housing, funny enough, does not gererally benefit from the same stature as the front does.

 

We never, ever, ever (or rarely :) ) get to see a camera before the public, not officially at least LOL, thruth is we have a very cordial and friendly relationship with the local sales rep, and they are often kind enough to supply us with their demo in the first few day that they get them so it can be scanned in 3D.

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I would love be able to fit the D90 replacement straight into my Aquatica AD90 without any mods. Maybe even just a rear end of the housing upgrade. Could be an idea for housing manufacturers to offer just the rear end upgrade instead of buying a whole new housing. I know I would buy one straight away.

Nexus did that with the D80 to D90, if memory serves correctly. I do not recall the price for the rear housing modification but it was much better than the price of a new housing.

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Nexus has a large acrylic window insert that lends itself to this kind of mods, In our case, because of extended depth rating issues, it is not an approach we can or will consider using so we have to make it out of solid aluminum and not just swap a back window.

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I have never had a spare body for any of my DSLRs (although I would if I earned more money) and I have never had a problem than has needed one.

 

It is not essential.

 

Alex

Thank you for the feedback. Now I know what to list at the top of my christmas wishes.... I am thinking of the Inon 45 degree viewfinder! And since I should see it in person first, I can add flying to Florida to see them at REEF...and add diving at Blue Heron Bridge.

Unless someone comes out with a D90 replacement that I cannot resist.

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Thank you for the feedback. Now I know what to list at the top of my christmas wishes.... I am thinking of the Inon 45 degree viewfinder! And since I should see it in person first, I can add flying to Florida to see them at REEF...and add diving at Blue Heron Bridge.

Unless someone comes out with a D90 replacement that I cannot resist.

We should know about the D90 replacement (D95?) before the 3rd week of this month or it will be much later in Nikon's fiscal year (ends Mar 2011). The Nexus replacement back entailed sending in the housing and the back was modified for the D90, therefore you can't use the D90 & D80 in the same housing. As best I recall the cost was about $1,600 to $1,800 USD. Though the D90 is a much improved D80, it was not worth it to me.

Bob

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1600USD off a 2800USD come up to what I was saying, a bit more than half of the complete housing, figure somewhere around +/- 900 to 110USD for our back if, and its a big IF its feasible. just don't get you hope up, Japan's photo industry has not this concern very high on their priority list, I doubt they would make subsequent camera model of the same layout just to make us happy :) still, it be nice to get a break once in a while.

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Japan's photo industry has not this concern very high on their priority list, I doubt they would make subsequent camera model of the same layout just to make us happy :unsure: still, it be nice to get a break once in a while.

Jean, I want you to be happy! I am buying into Thom Hogan's (www.bythom.com) and other's argument for a modular camera. Replace the innards like sensors, etc. but keep the same basic body configuration.

Bob

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The idea is attractive, still when you design something to be interchageable you have to add mechanical linkage and connectors of some sort, be it a primitive hinge and latch or a sophisticated mechanism and that will make anything small much bigger unfortunately. Think of it as your camera interchangeable battery compartment versus a built in battery. it be great if they could get it done without altering the size of the average DSLR, but I wouldn't want to end up with something the size of a medium format camera. :unsure:

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Here's Thom's commentary copied shamelessly from his site bythom.com:

 

Nikon has announcements scheduled for the week of August 16th (I believe there are two days of announcements: the 17th and the 18th, but I'm never invited so I don't know for sure, I'm getting those dates second hand). As Nikon Rumors has reported, we're going to get the fall Coolpix line (including a new P camera), a low-end DSLR (the D3000 replacement), and some lenses. Conspicuously missing from that list are the D90 replacement, the D700 replacement, and the mirrorless camera. I sort of doubt Nikon would make another announcement prior to Photokina (historically, Nikon doesn't do big announcements that close together--it overtaxes their subsidiaries, amongst other things).

 

So either he or Nikonrumors thinks no D90 replacement will be announced.

 

Cheers

James

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Here's Thom's commentary copied shamelessly from his site bythom.com:

So either he or Nikonrumors thinks no D90 replacement will be announced.

Cheers

James

James,

I have a different impression from following this rumon on these sites. Not a given, but quite possible there will be a D90 replacement announced before Photokina.

NikonRumors-D90

Bob

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I broke 2 shutter button, and I know another diver using a D90 and an Aquatica housing who had the same problem (Girelle).

My D90 is no longer under warranty, but my trick works.

The shutter button is made in a very poor plastic quality.

The problem comes from the trigger always pushing the exact same part of the button...

 

I explained my case to Aquatica and they provided me with a new trigger that I still have to implement to my housing.

 

send me a message with your email address on flickr and I'll doit.

 

Damien

 

We have the exact same rig !!!!

 

Glad to hear you guys had the same problem with a broken shutter button on the Nikon D90. I happened to me twice with the D80 and recently with the D90. Both times with the Ikelite housing. I agree that it must the poor plastic quuality of the button, in combination with the trigger of the housing that is not completely aligned with the centre of the button. A piece of tape on the (broken) button also helped me out (temporarily)!

Albert

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You keep the 1/2 press effect.

 

Some shots...

 

 

Thanks for the pics with the tape! Had the same problem with D80 and D90. The silvery Nikon button breaks of, but the press mechanism underneath is still working. Thats why when you replace the broken disc plus the little spring back on its original place with the tape, you may still be able to use the shutter release. I had the button repaired by Nikon for 158 Euro (!), but still use the tape as a precautionary measure against another break of the new button..

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Resurrecting an old thread here, as it seems that rumors are getting more reliable now. It seems like the replacement for the D90 will be announced within the next few days, it will be called D7000, will have 16mp and high def video capability. All the photo sites are a buzz about it.

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The Nikon D7000 announcement appears imminent for tonight. Assuming video is up to snuff and high ISO performance is as good as my D700 as rumored, this may be my next diving underwater camera.

For Nikon users this may be the ideal underwater camera, having everything one needs without some of the extra bells and whistles like higher frame rate that are of little use underwater, and of course a great price.

I may seriously consider going back to DX for diving so I can use the Tokina 10-17, and still stick to FF for the pool.

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The Nikon D7000 announcement appears imminent for tonight. Assuming video is up to snuff and high ISO performance is as good as my D700 as rumored, this may be my next diving underwater camera.

For Nikon users this may be the ideal underwater camera, having everything one needs without some of the extra bells and whistles like higher frame rate that are of little use underwater, and of course a great price.

I may seriously consider going back to DX for diving so I can use the Tokina 10-17, and still stick to FF for the pool.

 

 

Me too....do u know what is the price range?

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