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Sea & Sea DX-2G
« on: 22 Jul 10, 23:13 »
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  • What do you guys think about this setup? Got a very good deal from DiveOutfitter. I am actually thinking of buying the S90 Ikelite setup with Inon strobe, after reading the other thread. But now, I am more reclined to this Sea & Sea. William from Dive Outfitter has been very helpful with all my queries and he recommended me this setup:

    Sea & Sea DX-2G
    YS-01 Strobe
    Sea Arm 8

    Its about $1960 for the setup and I think its a very good deal. However, I dont know much about Sea & Sea camera so any feedback will be helpful.
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    Re: Sea & Sea DX-2G
    « Reply #1 on: 23 Jul 10, 00:36 »
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  • The sea&sea uses ricoh cameras for their set-ups i believe. not sure the specs on the camera and the performance but i know you have manual controls and the ability to shoot RAW. seeing that the YS-01 is a basic strobe that retails for USD$400 or thereabouts, you're easily paying SGD$1k+ for the camera and housing set-up. Gotta decide if that's how much you're willing to fork out for that camera and housing.
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    Re: Sea & Sea DX-2G
    « Reply #2 on: 23 Jul 10, 09:20 »
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  • I believe the camera is a Ricoh GX200 - http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/specs/Ricoh/ricoh_gx200.asp

    But can't seems to get a good review site. ??? Don'r use Ricoh camera.... can't comment on it. But that casing looks much better then those OEM casing from other camera maker.

    Personal... for that price of nearly 2K.... I would still rather get a G11+OEM casing (less than $1K)... and a Inon D2000 Strobe ($740+)..... with ScubaCam's OEM Arm & Tray ($200+)....

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    Re: Sea & Sea DX-2G
    « Reply #3 on: 23 Jul 10, 10:48 »
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  • Without the arm and strobe, they quote me 1.3k+...
    if i had not bought my S90, i would have bought the Sea & Sea DX-2G straight. :)

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    maybe you'll change your mind again.

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    Re: Sea & Sea DX-2G
    « Reply #4 on: 23 Jul 10, 10:48 »
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  • Ricoh is a good camera. GRD models are good, although the early version was on the slow side.
    but as mentioned before, i'd rather go with canon (G11 or S90) since it's newer and in the same price range
    no more will my green sea go turn a deeper blue

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    Re: Sea & Sea DX-2G
    « Reply #5 on: 23 Jul 10, 11:44 »
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  • Camera and housing is about $1.3+. The rest are for the arm and strobe. I am in the canon and nikon generation so I have no clue about Ricoh. Need more reasearch.

    I do still think S90 to be a safe choice. G11 would have consider if not for the big ass casing.
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    Re: Sea & Sea DX-2G
    « Reply #6 on: 23 Jul 10, 12:14 »
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  • I believe the camera is a Ricoh GX200 - http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/specs/Ricoh/ricoh_gx200.asp

    But can't seems to get a good review site. ??? Don'r use Ricoh camera.... can't comment on it. But that casing looks much better then those OEM casing from other camera maker.

    Personal... for that price of nearly 2K.... I would still rather get a G11+OEM casing (less than $1K)... and a Inon D2000 Strobe ($740+)..... with ScubaCam's OEM Arm & Tray ($200+)....



    Are you using the ScubaCam's OEM Arm & Tray on for your current setup?
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    Re: Sea & Sea DX-2G
    « Reply #7 on: 23 Jul 10, 12:21 »
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  • Camera and housing is about $1.3+. The rest are for the arm and strobe. I am in the canon and nikon generation so I have no clue about Ricoh. Need more reasearch.

    I do still think S90 to be a safe choice. G11 would have consider if not for the big ass casing.


    While I understand the pain in carrying and traveling with a large camera.... your main concern should be the ability of the camera... not so much its size.  ;)

    Not much divers I know of around SE Asia uses Ricoh camera.... most, like you said, goes for the more common brand like Canon, Nikon, Oly, Fuji... etc. Not saying Ricoh is no good or anything... just that this brand isn't so well known around here. I would still suggest you stick to the more common brand here.... Canon, Nikon even Oly and Fuji made some very good PnS camera for Scuba. Cost is another thing all together  ;D


    Are you using the ScubaCam's OEM Arm & Tray on for your current setup?


    Yup.... they made some very good OEM arms and tray.... much cheaper than those from Ultralight.

    Also part of ScubaCam - http://www.sea-gadget.com/

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    Re: Sea & Sea DX-2G
    « Reply #8 on: 23 Jul 10, 12:51 »
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  • I agree its the ability of the camera that matters. I figure, if I am going for G11 setup, I will probably need to invest in the pelican and that might be a problem since I will have to carry on my reg onboard as well.

    The OEM tray is a very good prospect right now. Thanks. I will probably go down and talk to them.

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    Re: Sea & Sea DX-2G
    « Reply #9 on: 23 Jul 10, 14:13 »
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  • I agree its the ability of the camera that matters. I figure, if I am going for G11 setup, I will probably need to invest in the pelican and that might be a problem since I will have to carry on my reg onboard as well.

    The OEM tray is a very good prospect right now. Thanks. I will probably go down and talk to them.



    I believe u'll need to modify the OEM tray to fit Ikelite 2 screw setup.

    Were u there at the shop yesterday afternoon?  If you are, I think we met.   :D
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