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Securing of UW Casing
« on: 13 May 13, 14:04 »
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  • I recently just bought NB Housing Pro for Canon S100 (http://www.fun-in.com.tw/oc/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=1279)

    They only have a lanyard to secure on the hand but I don't feel safe securing only on the hand. prefer a 2nd level of securing to the BCD. wondering how do you guys secure & what do you all use?

    Thanks in advance!

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    Re: Securing of UW Casing
    « Reply #1 on: 13 May 13, 14:48 »
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  • Using with Strobe ??

    Or just bare camera housing ??


    Add a Stainless Steel Carabineer to the housing... can hooked to your BCD D-Ring... or use COIL LANYARD - http://www.oceanicasia.com.sg/accessory.html
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    Re: Securing of UW Casing
    « Reply #2 on: 13 May 13, 15:31 »
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  • I believe the coil lanyard is the more popular choice

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    Re: Securing of UW Casing
    « Reply #3 on: 13 May 13, 17:59 »
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  • I won't recommend the coil lanyard. Have seen a few broke.

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    Re: Securing of UW Casing
    « Reply #4 on: 13 May 13, 20:36 »
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  • Broke as in snap off at the coil part??

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    Re: Securing of UW Casing
    « Reply #5 on: 13 May 13, 20:51 »
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  • Broke as in snap off at the coil part??

    Yup.   Snapped at the joint usually.  Just my last week trip in Maldives another buddy broke his.

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    Re: Securing of UW Casing
    « Reply #6 on: 13 May 13, 21:24 »
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  • I'm using this, which doubles up as a housing handle. Very secure.

    http://www.fun-in.com.tw/oc/index.php?route=product/product&path=58_197&product_id=780

    Alternatively you can look for something like this. It's a s/s wire internally and stitched so that it doesn't break like the normal plastic buckle ones.

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    Re: Securing of UW Casing
    « Reply #7 on: 13 May 13, 23:18 »
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  • U never show your invention???
    Multiple uses... Lol...

    Yup.   Snapped at the joint usually.  Just my last week trip in Maldives another buddy broke his.

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    Re: Securing of UW Casing
    « Reply #8 on: 13 May 13, 23:35 »
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  • Using with Strobe ??

    Or just bare camera housing ??


    Add a Stainless Steel Carabineer to the housing... can hooked to your BCD D-Ring... or use COIL LANYARD - http://www.oceanicasia.com.sg/accessory.html
    I like to caution against using 'carabiner' kind of clips. These can be difficult to remove when u need to (such as handling the rig to the boat crew before you climb aboard) or in an emergency. I suggest a bolt snap instead.

    Also, no matter how precious your rig is, refrain from securing it with anything steel. u should preferably be able to cut these lines when u need to.

    I personally do not have any line attaching my rig to my bcd. I use a bolt snap secured to my camera housing handle with a short line and clip the whole rig to my left chest D-ring if I need to free my hands.

    GrBenji is right in that those coiled lanyards can break unpredictably thus increasing the risk of losing rigs.
    « Last Edit: 13 May 13, 23:42 by siaokao »
    So they call it a 'FACT' coz someone made some statements on a 'FACT SHEET'? hummm...

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    Re: Securing of UW Casing
    « Reply #9 on: 14 May 13, 00:04 »
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  • U never show your invention???
    Multiple uses... Lol...

    Wait after I patented it first. LOL