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I assume you have the 9" Zen. That one doesn't have interchangeable port adapters, if I remember correctly?

 

The o-ring sealing diameter of Zen DP-230 is exactly the same for both Sea & Sea and Nauticam. The port can be installed on a Nauticam housing only by changing the inexpensive plastic bayonet ring

 

Our service department will retrofit domes to other housing mounts by replacing the base plate. Different base plates are available for Subal Type 4 and Hugyfot, and will be available for Ikelite in a matter of days.

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same here. getting my D4 in few days, I hope. Subal has already confirmed to me that the new housing for D4 will be ready by around June this year. I am first in their order list.

 

Will sell my d3s and Subal housing after April.

 

and no, no interest in D 800, only D4 as upgrade of D3s.

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I got a reply from Shuya Koda from S&S. They still make housings for DSLRs and will continue to do so.

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That's 2 questions! :D I just asked him about the rumor.

If their own dealers don't jump out to deny this, I doubt I'd get any more info than their dealers no? :D

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Allow me to apologize on behalf of WP. We don't allow unsolicited sales pitches via PM from dealers/manufacturers! We will deal with such nonsense. Let us know if anyone else bothers you.

 

I assume you have the 9" Zen. That one doesn't have interchangeable port adapters, if I remember correctly?

 

Srećno with the housing hunt.

 

Drew...don't worry! Everything I sorted out with private messages :D Thank you so much for WP support :D

Srećno :)!

 

Concerning the D4 housing...I will wait for final announce from producers...I am looking forward for best choice! For some urgent shootings I will take from my friend S&S housing for my D3!

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This is picture of my ZEN mount for S&S. Is it possible to change it (I am thinking yes...but I don't know how look any other mount for some other housings)?

P.S. I didn't get still yet any answer from S&S company about my question about UW housing for D4!!!

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Finally I got answer on my e-mail from S&S:

 

Hello-

SEA&SEA is certainly still producing housings, however, the next new

housings are for the Nikon D800 and Canon 5DMKIII. There are no plans to

make a Nikon D4 housing, we are sorry.

 

Best Regards,

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SEA&SEA U/W Imaging

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Well so much for confidential information! :grr:

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This is picture of my ZEN mount for S&S. Is it possible to change it (I am thinking yes...but I don't know how look any other mount for some other housings)?

P.S. I didn't get still yet any answer from S&S company about my question about UW housing for D4!!!

 

This is educated guess work - I've not done any of this.

 

I think to change it from Sea & Sea to a Nauticam then you just undo the allen key bolts around the side and bolt on a Nauticam adaptor instead. There is probably a o-ring in there too.

 

To change to other mounts it probably requires a new backplate on the port. Which would be much cheaper than buying a new port. I am sure Ryan or someone from Reef Photo (who are the guys behind the Zen dome series) can confirm this is possible and give an indication on price.

 

The other option is to sell your existing port (quality domes tend to hold their value well) and buy a new one. I know that your dome is in perfect condition (I even have photos) - better than new. No tape anywhere! :-)

 

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To get back to the main question - I think for the time being the best option is to wait. It is easy to identify the 3-5 housing companies that are doing D4 housings - that you would consider. And I am sure we'll start seeing housing designs very soon.

 

I don't see the D4 being hugely popular underwater (I see far more people using the D800, for many well documented reasons). It will be adopted by those who recognise and need its specific abilities. As a result - I don't think there will be big waiting lists on D4 housings, so there is time to see the options and then make a choice.

 

I have not seen any D4 (or D800) housing renderings yet. But I suspect that we'll see some housing designs on the front page of Wetpixel coming out very soon.

 

Alex

 

p.s. Good to read the clarification on Sea & Sea's position.

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First piece of SUBAL ND4...is in my hands smile.png Also super professional SUBAL team fixed my ZEN port from Sea&Sea to SUBAL and now everything is ready for first dives...I can't wait smile.png

P.S. This housing is on MUCH, MUCH higher level then all other housings!

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So Subal have gone over to the dark side. Looking forward to seeing some spectacular D4 images!

Does this housing have any additional bulkheads besides the two that are visible for video out / tethering etc?

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So Subal have gone over to the dark side.

 

I think they look better in black than in their typical grey...

 

Does this housing have any additional bulkheads besides the two that are visible for video out / tethering etc?

 

It must have many more since "This housing is on MUCH, MUCH higher level then all other housings!" tongue.png

 

Joking aside, it seems like it does on the bottom right hand side?

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I think black is back too! That creamy beige gray color they had before did not do it for me

 

Jeff, if I remember correctly, there were 2 port holes on the left side too. But this was the prototype so the final could well be different.

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They are still yet in their grey color. This housing is custom made for me (that's reason why is black :) ).

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There is at least one more socket on the side of the housing. More easily visible in the photos on the WP frontage:

 

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Alex

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Yes...two more sockets on the side..

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Advertising "SUBAL" shooting from yesterday...with my new black toy smile.png

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