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Nauticam or Isotta Housing

Discussion in 'Underwater Videography' started by shmuggy, Oct 16, 2020.

  1. shmuggy

    shmuggy Barracuda

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: virginia
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    I am researching my next video camera for a trip in January and would like to know the pros and cons for the two brands of housing. Both appear to be well made. I primarily want to shoot video- not still- and I am looking at the Panasonic LX10 and the Sony RX100 VII. I will have two lights which I have already.

    Any insight will be appreciated.
     
  2. Hoag

    Hoag Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Ontario - Just outside of the GTHA
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    Both manufacturers make very good housings. Of the two, I would probably go with Nauticam, but that is simply because if the time came that I ever did need service, it is from North America so there would be a little more ease of access to them. They are, however more expensive.

    To be honest, I think that you would likely be happy with a housing from either company.
     
  3. jmark18

    jmark18 Rebreather Pilot

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    Location: Dundas,Ontario
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    I used to have a Hugyfot housing that I loved for ergonomics. Then it needed service in Belgium. Got lost in Belgian post office for more than 6 weeks. Actual service took 1 day. I now use Aquatica since they are just a 5 hour drive away. Go by both quality of product and ease of access to a service centre as eventually you will need some kind of service or access to parts.
     
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  4. Hoag

    Hoag Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Ontario - Just outside of the GTHA
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    Another nice thing about Aquatica is (and I could be wrong) I believe their housings are all CNC. This means that if you want a housing that is discontinued, they may be able to load the CNC specs for that housing & mill you out a new one. The catch will be whether they still have the hardware such as o-rings & buttons to make a new one for you.
     

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