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SEA&SEA announce new MDX-D850 Housing for the Nikon D850

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SEA&SEA have announced the MDX-D850 Underwater Housing for the Nikon D850 camera.

Using unprecedented precision machining, the dimensions of this new housing are similar to those of the camera. In addition, the revised internal design has also helped reduce weight. The MDX-D850 is approximately 11% (350g/12.3oz) lighter than the previous MDX-D810 housing.

The frequently used Main and Sub-Command Dials are now located directly on the right side of the housing for easier access. Compatible with the Optical YS Converter/N1 and a wide range of Sea&Sea accessories to tailor to your needs.

Features

  • The Port Lock prevents the port from turning or loosening and the Port Lock lever is specifically located to avoid being unlocked accidentally.
  • The housing is equipped with a lens-lock release button which makes it possible to change lenses easily, without opening the housing.
  • The camera’s diopter adjustment dial can be operated from outside the housing. This feature is useful when two or more people with different eyesight use the housing.
  • Pulling out the Focus/Zoom Dial gives sufficient room inside the housing to easily accommodate larger diameter lenses.
  • All controls have luminescence stickers which glow in dark environment.
  • Equipped with the Optical Viewfinder 0.5x as standard. Other optional viewfinders such as the VF180, VF45 and Optical Viewfinder 0.8x can be used.
  • Sync Cord 2-pin Connector enables use of conventional hardwired Sync cable (Manual mode only).
  • Accessory port enables use of Leak Sentinel (vacuum sensor).
  • Equipped with two sacrificial zinc diodes (one on the front case and the other on the rear) to prevent electrolysis damage.
  • Built-in leak sensor immediately alerts you to water ingress.
  • Tripod screw mount is located on the centre underside of the housing.

SRP: £3999.95

Full details at: www.sea-sea.com/diving/camera-housings/mdx-d850-housing.html

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SIZE MATTERS – Fourth Element make it personal

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Recognising the difficulty of knowing if a wetsuit or swimsuit is going to fit, Fourth Element’s team bares (nearly) all to help divers of all shapes and sizes find a suit that, well, suits.

Getting the right size wetsuit is not easy. Clothing sizes are far from standard – a size 10 from one brand is not the same as a size 10 from another. This is complicated yet further by different size charts in different countries, and for many women the frustration does not end there. If you can’t try a wetsuit on it’s almost impossible to know if it is going to fit and many dive shops don’t stock the full range of women’s sizes.

65% of the UK staff at fourth element are female, and like all women, they also face the daunting question when picking new gear of “what size do I need?!” whenever they are shopping. Where fourth element gear is concerned, they were determined to make things easier and give their customers the confidence they need. They compared their own experiences with customer feedback and decided to share their measurements and handy tips along with photos showing them wearing the products.

Of course, this is not representative of all body shapes but customers can now hopefully find a body shape and size close to one they identify with. They can also take advantage of the personal descriptions of the products and get an insider’s view of how the swimwear, undersuits and wetsuits feel to wear.

“Our philosophy has always been to create performance products which fit well and look great, and we are always striving to improve,” said Lauren Williams, Senior Designer. “Our design team is predominantly female; understanding how our products are worn and perform is critical to developing them in future.”

Fourth Element’s range of women’s dive wear spans from UK6 to UK20 but even this can be confusing, so the company is moving from the numbered size system to a universal system with sizes from XXS through to XXXL, to make it easier for customers across the world to identify the size that they need.

It’s not just the swimwear and dive wear that is becoming more accessible. The new Winter 2020 range of t-shirts and hoodies diverges from the usual classic shapes, into a range more relaxed and modern with simple designs that are wearable and flattering for all body shapes.

For a full line up of the team and the suits that they choose, visit https://life.fourthelement.com/size-matters/

For more information contact info@fourthelement.com

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Gear Maintenance: Episode 1 Masks – Sponsored by Dive Rite (Watch Video)

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Everything you need to know to make your scuba diving mask last a lifetime! Welcome to Gear Maintenance!

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A scuba diving mask is a seemingly simple piece of kit, but there are things that can wrong with it. Proper care, cleaning and preventative maintenance will help you keep your scuba mask in the best condition for years and years. We’ve packed this video full of hints and tips covering storage, protection, cleaning, defogging and maintenance to help you protect the investment you’ve made in your dive equipment.

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Good luck to everyone!

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James


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