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DX-1G housing for a 2G Ricoh camera

Discussion in 'Sea&Sea Society' started by Jackie Cousteau, Dec 3, 2009.

  1. Jackie Cousteau

    Jackie Cousteau Angel Fish

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    I currently have the DX-1G, and I am wondering if I could just buy the 2G Ricoh camera and use my existing housing. The housings on the Sea & Sea site look the same except for differences in colour.

    I have checked with several dive stores in Toronto, and no one has been able to give me a difinite answer, and Sea & Sea have not answered my e-mail.

    Thanks
     
  2. JackConnick

    JackConnick Optical Ocean Sales ScubaBoard Business Sponsor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Sea & Sea told me no, it won't fit.

    Jack
     
  3. hammerhead man

    hammerhead man Manta Ray

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    This topic was discussed in the Sea&Sea manufacturer's sub-forum a while back and we were told that the buttons to not line up correctly in the housing. Too bad, I would have liked to do the same thing but, unfortunately, it's not possible.

    Regards,

    Bill
     
  4. Sortsol

    Sortsol ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Will the 2G Ricoh camera fit the DX-2G case?
     
  5. hammerhead man

    hammerhead man Manta Ray

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    The camera fits in the case but several buttons on the camera do not align correctly with the buttons on the housing. Thereby making the functions on the camera not useable.

    Regards,

    Bill
     
  6. Sortsol

    Sortsol ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Thanks for the info. Just wondering what to do if the camera breaks. I've heard you can't buy the camera without the case ....
     
  7. hammerhead man

    hammerhead man Manta Ray

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    That is correct. Sea&Sea sells the camera with the housing, you can't get them separately. I have seen some Ricoh GX-100s for sale on ebay and that is the camera currently used for the DX-1G. So, if the camera breaks or is flooded you might be able to find a replacement there.

    Regards,

    Bill
     
  8. Sortsol

    Sortsol ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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  9. hammerhead man

    hammerhead man Manta Ray

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    You can find a Ricoh GX-200 on ebay for approximately half that price and the DX-2g uses the GX-200. I would consider that as an alternative.

    Regards,

    Bill
     
  10. daphna

    daphna Garibaldi

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    The ricoh 100 will fit. I have it in my camera after I flooded the Dxg. however I am having a lot of trouble getting it to white balance deeper than 40 feet. I wonder if anyone else is having this problem. I bought my from Amazon.
    Laurel
     

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