• Welcome to ScubaBoard


  1. Welcome to ScubaBoard, the world's largest scuba diving community. Registration is not required to read the forums, but we encourage you to join. Joining has its benefits and enables you to participate in the discussions.

    Benefits of registering include

    • Ability to post and comment on topics and discussions.
    • A Free photo gallery to share your dive photos with the world.
    • You can make this box go away

    Joining is quick and easy. Login or Register now by clicking on the button

Seafrogs Salted A6xxx housing too tall for normal trigger arm-levers? Solved!

Discussion in 'Sony Snappers' started by TheDMV, Jul 6, 2019.

  1. TheDMV

    TheDMV Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Australia
    7
    1
    3
  2. Matteo z

    Matteo z Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: italy
    5
    0
    1
    I didn't know nothing about that kind of lever for the housing! Thanks for sharing That info, can you please tell me the name of the lever for the salted line housing? I searched on ebay and I found many of that, thanks
     
  3. Barmaglot

    Barmaglot Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Israel
    692
    264
    63
    Neat. I've been using this one for over a year now, and I ran into the same problem when I received it, but I went at it another way, adding a metal block with screw holes drilled through it between tray base and right handle, raising the handle so that the trigger extension would reach the lever on the housing.
     
  4. TheDMV

    TheDMV Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Australia
    7
    1
    3
    Barmaglot: Wow, that's about twice what I paid for mine, but it does look nice :) And - nice solution! I might consider something similar; I've found the 7cm arm a bit too long, and so I don't "use" all of it, so part of it is a bit lower than the screw/bolt/attachment point - which gets in the way of the door latch.
     
  5. stuartv

    stuartv Seeking the Light

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Manassas, VA
    8,439
    4,052
    113
    Interesting. I did not know such triggers existed. Had I seen this before, I might have gotten one for my Meikon housing.

    But, it looks like it would make it where you could no longer (easily) use back-button focus? I guess with a trigger like this, you always have to use a half-press of the trigger to acquire focus? And with this kind of trigger, making and holding a half-press is easy and reliable?

    With my Meikon housing and my Oly E-M10, I could never reliably do a half-press, so I use back-button focus, instead. Fortunately, with that housing, it has pretty good ergonomics to hold the housing with my right hand, thumb to press for back button focus, and 1 finger to press the shutter release. I simply do not hold onto the right hand grip of the tray at all. It is only there to attach a strobe to.
     
  6. Barmaglot

    Barmaglot Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Israel
    692
    264
    63
    That's what I do - hold both tray handles, half-pull to focus. The trigger ends up with a fairly long pull, so a half-pull is easy to do.
     
    stuartv likes this.

Share This Page