Another instalment of Dave Yamaya’s Tutuorial series has dropped, in this episode he takes us through the loading and preloading checks and the differences between the 3 main types of housing made here at Liquid Eye.
We here at Liquid Eye are constantly at the design table, always researching and developing the what we feel are the best ways to provide full function and protection of your camera, even in the wildest of ocean conditions.
In this process there have been three major housing designs created.
The smaller Sony ones, the C6000’s, have inbuilt moulded tabs to secure the relevant camera to its housing, these are specific to each model of the Sony 6000’s, with the exception being the a6300 and a6400, these can use the exact same housing. This method of supporting the camera allows for the smallest possible size and the lowest possible weight for the housing, making the most of the compact but strongly featured a6000 range.
The slightly larger Sony housings, the C2060II, and the Canon 1dx and Nikon D5/D6 range, the C2500, have removable chocks inside the housing, allowing people to upgrade or convert their housing with ease. This is for the professional grade shooter who always wants to keep their gear up to speed with the latest releases. It allows people to upgrade their equipment without getting a whole new housing, an advantage for the shooter that needs to stay ahead of the game.
The third kind is for a wide range of Canon, Nikon and Panasonic cameras. This involves a camera tray specific to the camera and also allows a simple upgrade/conversion to a new camera tray and backplate if required to use a completely different camera. One housing could easily be set up to work with two completely different cameras.
Check out the youtube video for the whole run down, including a great bunch of pre-load and loading checks to do with your camera and housing that will make sure you have the right settings you need and the camera secure and safe for your time in the water.
Until the next time – Happy Shooting!!