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Is there a reason behind Ikelite not making a d3s/d3 housing? I shoot with a D3 and I love ikelite. Wish they would just make a D3 housing. I know there are alternatives but those are too pricey. Now I just use a d70s underwater.

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Numbers. Nikon sells many, many more D300 and D7000 cameras than D3/D3s. Housing manufacturer's focus on the cameras likely to sell the most housings, as designing building a new housing is expensive.

 

Alex

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Is it not size. They are also not offering housings for the canon 1D series models. These cameras have an integrated vertical grip / battery pack that will make fitting them in the housing mold impossible. Ikelite used to have an MD size housing (I still have an old one for a Minolta camera) that was considerably bulkier then the current lineup.

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I see. So i guess they are also going to pass on the D4? Its almost identical in size to the D3 series. Imagine an ultra high ISO/ hd camcorder combo underwater coupled with DS strobes, wouldn't that be great? I hope they make one.

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If I had D3 or D3s I wouldn`t be brave enough to put it in Ikelite housing... But this is just my opinion!

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Same reason why there wasn't a D2x Ikelite housing, the cameras are too big and the housing for them is gigantic.

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I really see no call for that. Strictly Ikelite housing career, my only housing leak was when an oring was twisted, i spotted it because i could see triclets of water, in a "better" aluminium housing, the camera would've been lost

(without alarms).

 

If I had D3 or D3s I wouldn`t be brave enough to put it in Ikelite housing... But this is just my opinion!

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expensive big cameras in cheap Ikelite or Sea&Sea housings? No way, did not happen with D3/D3s nor with D4. Buyers of such cams go with Subal or Seacam, maybe Aquatica if at all. just my opinion.

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Considering the relatively short "lifetime" when a digital camera is "top quality", after which you may want to upgrade, a relatively inexpensive housing, like Ikelite, makes sense. Maybe a lot more sense than putting a two thousand dollar DSLR into a five or six thousand dollar housing.

 

Fred

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Considering the relatively short "lifetime" when a digital camera is "top quality", after which you may want to upgrade, a relatively inexpensive housing, like Ikelite, makes sense. Maybe a lot more sense than putting a two thousand dollar DSLR into a five or six thousand dollar housing.

 

Fred

 

I totally agree with you. Although, somebody did sell me once a Nexus D300 housing for $400 but still I opted to go with the ikelite instead. They have ports for most of the lenses that I own. No regrets. I have been happy with the Ikelite. Still, a D3 housing would be nice though, for me at least since I do own one for land use.

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