Today is a very special day. I feel like a kid with a new toy! I finally got my hands on my Sea & Sea D3 housing (albeit not underwater yet). This is one of the first ten housings in the US, and I'm looking forward to getting it in the water next week. After shooting with the D300 for the last month (all Wakatobi underwater shots were with the D300, topside with the D3 - you can see examples here), which was also in a Sea & Sea MDX housing, I am so psyched to get in the water with the D3. But that's still aweek away. I'll be testing the D3 underwater in North Sulawesi , Indonesia, and of course I'll have a full report when I return.
As you may have heard already, one of the new features of the MDX housings is the ergonomic angled buttons, like the review and delete button, which are easy to access with one finger while still holding the handle. From my experience shooting with the D300 housing, this feature can be invaluable, as it allows you to review and adjust at moments when otherwise you may not if it were more cumbersome.
Sometimes it is that extra split second that allows you to make that one fine tuning adjustment to nail the shot.
Even on the large D3 housing, a small hand can easily access the controls while still holding the handles. Although it's a little stretch, I found that it is the smallest stretch available other than maybe the Sea Tool housings - but they don't have plans for a D3 housing.
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