Questions we see on the Internet:
I want to photograph subjects farther than 6 feet from the camera:
The special close-up lens included with the housing snaps out, allowing photographs from less than four feet to infinity. Photographing through more than six feet of water degrades the image regardless of what camera is used. The wide angle 28mm lens supplied with the Auto 35 provides more coverage at six foot distance than most standard lens cameras provide at eight feet. The Auto 35 is set to operate in the optimum 2 - 6 foot range underwater with the speccial close-up lens supplied.
Do I need to open the housing to turn off the camera?
No. The strobe powers down if the camera is not used for a few minutes, and turns "on" again automatically at the touch of the shutter release. All day power consumption is negligible. The instructions have conflicting information and do not explain this feature properly. You do need to wait a few seconds for the strobe ready light to come on before taking a picture.
Is the flash too powerful?
The SubStrobe A35 is one f/stop more powerful than the SubStrobe AQ/s to provide better exposure in most photographic situations. Photographs two feet from the camera may need a diffuser added to the strobe, but we feel this will provide more versatility than simply supplying a weaker strobe. The new diffuser is included now.
How does the DX coding operate?
The DX code feature in any camera with fixed aperture, shutter speed and focus can only decide what light level the strobe is to be activated. The SuperView camera supplied with the Auto 35 housing utilizes the flash for every photograph to assure consistent underwater operation. This consumes more battery power, but improves both the above water and underwater photographs.
Is the housing adaptable to other cameras?
No. We are unaware of any alternative camera that operates in this installation.