Former Film Equipment

At the end of the 70's, when Borut Furlan started to take an interest in underwater photography, almost all of the Slovenian underwater photographers were making their own camera housings. Borut started his career with a simple EXA-1a camera, building his first housing for it from parts of Ikelite company.  But soon he encountered the limits of this system, and he stopped using it in 1981.
In 1980 he bought his first professional camera, Nikon F3, for which he built two underwater housings. The first was built from polyester resin, but Borut was not satisfied with its performance, so he built another, much better one from aluminium.
In 1991 he started to use auto-focus system – he bought a new camera, Nikon F4, for which he built his last aluminium underwater housing.

In 1996 he bought a brand new Nikon F5, which was much better in general than F4, and had also much better auto-focus system. Almost at the same time he was invited by his old friend Gianni Pecchiar, a Slovenian underwater photographer living in Trieste, Italy, to Voitsberg, Austria. There Gianni introduced him to Harald Hordosch, the owner and constructor of the Seacam company, which manufactures underwater photographic equipment. They talked mostly about plans for an underwater housing for the new Nikon F5. When Harald Hordosch showed him his quality products, and even accepted some of Borut's ideas for the new housing, Borut realized it was time to stop making his own equipment. Besides the F5 housing he bought also some other accessories, including two dome ports, macro port system and two underwater strobes Seaflash 200 TTL. He used this equipment from 1998 till 2006, when he switched to digital technology.


The first housing for Nikon F3 The second housing for Nikon F3
Nikon F4 housing Nikon F5 and Seacam system