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water buffalo

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Ikelite discontinues D500 200FL four lock housing

09 October 2017 - 11:06 AM

Ikelite announcement


Not really an announcement, more of a statement. If you are looking for one there are still a few around (eBay, Amazon, etc.).


Looks like I ordered one just in time. Makes me sad to think this will probably be my last housing. $800 for a port just ain't gonna happen even if it can be used with multiple lenses.


So far the D500 is the only camera I see the message under. Maybe there is just a problem with the system and I am overreacting?


What do you think? Did I miss some news somewhere or is my favorite budget housing manufacturer going high end?

Do you like having a vacuum system?

02 October 2017 - 11:47 AM

I just received a quote for an Ikelite D500 housing and they asked me if I also wanted a quote on the vacuum kit. I have owned Ike housings for the D70s, D80 and D300 and never had a problem. So I ask myself, is this leak detection system worth another $185?


It certainly makes sense to protect my investment, but never having owned one I wonder it it's a gimmick or a necessity. If you have one - for any housing - do you think it is a justifiable expense?

WTB: Ikelite port for Nikon 105mm Macro f/2.8G VR

01 October 2017 - 12:05 PM

Looking for an Ikelite 5505.46 FL Flat Port for Nikon 105mm VR. Anyone have one collecting dust?


Might be interested in the newer port system consisting of:


5510.35 Flat Front

5510.28 FL Extension for Lenses Up To 5.1 Inches




5510.35 Flat Front
5510.75 Extension
5510.22 Extension