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driggett
04-15-2005, 08:29
I have been searching for a UW housing but can't really find one that is an exact match. I sent an email to ewa-marine to see what they recommended and here is the two emails they sent back. Interesting what they had said and at different times.
Cheers,
Chris


the one on March 18th:
Hello Chris,

I would recomand the U-F or the U-FX housing for this camera. The U-FX also supports the use of a mounted flash.

Best regards


Gerhard Leutschaft
ewa-marine GmbH
www.ewa-marine.de
Tel: +49 8171 418512
Fax: +49 8171 418510
----- Original Message ----- From: "ewa-marine" <[email protected]>
To: "Gerhard Leutschaft" <[email protected]>
Sent: Thursday, March 10, 2005 10:35 AM
Subject: Fw: Housing for an Epson R-D1


schau dir mal die kamera an, evtl. des D-A??
http://www.epson.de/product/imaging/epson_r-d1/index.htm#



Georg Pelger
ewa-marine GmbH
Blumenstr. 17
82538 Geretsried

Tel: +49 8171 418512
Fax: +49 8171 418510
www.ewa-marine.de
----- Original Message ----- From: "Christopher Driggett" <[email protected]>
To: <[email protected]>
Sent: Thursday, March 10, 2005 7:37 AM
Subject: Housing for an Epson R-D1


To whom it may concern,
I am looking for a housing for my epson R-D1. WOuld any of your
products fit my camera?
Thanks,
Chris


The one on April 12th.

Christopher Driggett schrieb:
To whom it may concern,
I am looking for a housing for my epson R-D1. WOuld any of your products fit my camera?
Thanks,
Chris
Hello Chris,

I`m sorry but we`ve not been able jet to test your camera with our housings.
So we can not recoamnd any housing.

Best regards

--
Gerhard Leutschaft
ewa-marine GmbH
Blumenstr. 17
82538 Geretsried

Tel: +49-8171-41850
Fax: +49-8171-418510
www.ewa-marine.de

Kin Lau
04-15-2005, 08:42
Urmmm.... How are you going to focus it? Don't forget that underwater, a 35mm becomes a 50mm, and then you have the 1.6 crop on top of that. You would pretty well need a 21 or 15mm stopped down to 5.6 or 8

driggett
04-15-2005, 08:50
Kin,
The U-F or the U-FX have a hand slot where you stick you hand in to manipulate the controls.

Here is the link.
B&H ewa-marine U-FX (http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=productlist&A=details&Q=&sku=17366&is=REG)

Cheers,
Chris

Honu-Hugger
04-15-2005, 09:03
Chris,
This may sound like an unorthodox solution, but one I am considering. I have a Sony DSC-V1 which when I purchased it one of the deciding factors was that Ikelite makes a housing for it. Shortly after I bought the camera Canon introduced the S70 with a wider zoom, higher MP, and RAW capability -- they also offer their own UW housing which is rated as deep as the Ikelite and is much more comapct. An S70 new is about $450 and the Canon housing can be found for less than $200 new; an Ikelite housing for my Sony costs close to $900. I'm going to buy the S70 and Canon housing instead of the Ikelite for my Sony.

Kin Lau
04-15-2005, 10:22
Nice... not a bad price either. I would try focusing with only the right hand to see how you'd like it, preferable with goggles on too. Of course, the housing would work for just about any camera, which is handy.

mtokue
04-16-2005, 05:15
I have 2 underwater housings, both were ordered and custom made. I would not consider the
ewa marine solution with a RD-1. A proper housing for the RD-1 would probably cost about the same as the Body. Not too long ago all housings were custom made, It is really in the last 10 odd years that the mass produced plastic housings have driven the prices down and caused the demise of some of the small companies that used to make the custom housings.
I would definitely go with Honu-Huggers suggestions. Another worth considering, is look for a NikonosIV or V they can be had for quite a reasonable price on the Bay. and they are very rugged and quite easy to use.
Mike.

mtokue
04-16-2005, 05:19
Woops theres even one of our own members selling a full Nikonos kit in the 35mm
Classifieds!!