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#1 brannon67

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Posted 03 December 2014 - 05:49 PM

Are any of you photographers familier with MEIKON housings? I know they are (even come close) no on par with IKELITE, Nauticam, or any other aluminum housings that cost over $1000.00, but I was wondering if any of you photographers know anything about them. If they are any good or not?

#2 zooxanthellae

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Posted 03 December 2014 - 10:44 PM

I'm not familiar with the brand, but I will say when it comes to underwater housings, you get what you pay for. I have a few old cameras knocking around that I wouldn't mind placing in an off brand housing such as this. I wouldn't let any new camera or lenses come anywhere near one of these however. Just ask yourself if you are ok with possibly losing your camera, if you are, go for it, if not, consider spending a bit more on a name brand or at least on one with better reviews.

#3 brannon67

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Posted 03 December 2014 - 11:15 PM

Yeah, Im really leary of this brand for some reason That little voice inside my head is telling me to go with either the Nauticam, or the Sea and Sea housing. I dont know, thats just my gut feeling for some reason.

#4 Isaac Szabo

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Posted 04 December 2014 - 12:18 AM

If you can afford $2000+, then obviously the Nauticam or Sea & Sea housings are much better. If you can't afford that, then the $180 Meikon is a decent and affordable option (though it's certainly more limited). But really, these are in such different leagues that it seems silly to compare them. If you can afford a Nauticam, then why even consider a Meikon (and vice versa)?

#5 trygon

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Posted 04 December 2014 - 08:34 AM

Isaac is correct, but not all name brand housings are crazy expensive. What kind of camera are you wanting to house?
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#6 brannon67

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Posted 04 December 2014 - 04:04 PM

I understand both sides guys, thanks for the input and help. Im using a Sony A6000.

#7 brannon67

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Posted 04 December 2014 - 04:08 PM

I would rather save up, and get a really good, top grade housing, for performance, and reliability. The Sony is not a $1000 or more camera, but I still dont want to take a chance on it flooding by using a China made housing. I dont know, and like you guys said, it may be fine, but I dont know. I jut may save up and get the Sea and Sea housing, or the Nauticam, and be done with it for a long time(a vewry long time).

#8 brannon67

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Posted 04 December 2014 - 04:21 PM

Guys, by no means am I rich, or even close to it. Im just a working stiff, with a decent job, and making decent money, that pays the bills, but I have to plan, research, and be frugal with my money. I love to buy the best I can possibly afford, for the quality and reliability of a product sometimes. Sometimes I have to sell stuff Im not using, or really save up for something I want.. Just saying, but I love diving, snorkeling, photography, so I try to adjust accordingly to my budget. These days, I do more snorkeling then actual scuba, because scuba is so expensive...

#9 Isaac Szabo

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Posted 04 December 2014 - 05:04 PM

Sounds like a good plan.

#10 brannon67

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Posted 04 December 2014 - 08:49 PM

Cool, Thanks for the advice guys.




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