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Zoom clamp & Gear Sleeve Help

03 March 2010 - 09:25 AM

I finally have my Tokina 10-17 lens in for my 40D and the housing is all setup, however, I am having a terrible time with the zoom clamp/gear sleeve setup and am hoping maybe you guys can give me some advice. It is frustrating me enough that I am considering just removing the entire zoom capability all together and just setup the zoom at 10 or 11mm and call it a day.

Anyhow, the trouble is that the Tokina lens is extremely small as many owners may know, so I have to use the sleeve (rubber piece with bungies that fits around the zoom ring). The issue is that there is no way that I can see where you can set everything up on your lens and slide it into the housing. The clamp (clear plastic piece) has to be installed between your housing and dome port. This means that when I go to slide the camera into the housing, I am trying to line up the two lines on the sleeve on my lens with the two lines on the clamp perfectly to slide in the body into the housing. I have tried 10 times and every time I wind up with not a good alignment and it ends up pushing the sleeve up on my lens and as a result I don't have any zoom capability. Am I missing something here or is it really this complicated? Any help you guys can provide would be greatly appreciated.

Tokina 10-17 for Canon...

19 February 2010 - 09:54 AM

What is the deal with this lens? I have my housing ready to go and I can't find the lens anywhere. B&H, Adorama, Amazon... everyone is out of stock for the Canon one, and nobody has any dates of when it will be available. Anyone know what the deal is with the crazy short supply on this lens? I have a trip coming up in a couple months and my housing is all setup for this lens, but I can't find the darn lens!!

Housing straps...

16 February 2010 - 10:58 AM

I purchased one of these Op/Tech water proof straps for my housing based on someone's suggestion on the forums here. I can't figure out how to attach it to my housing. It is made to attach to a regular camera loops, so I am left to McGeyver something. How are you guys attaching the neck strap to the housing? I was thinking of just using a couple of light carabiners... attaching the strap to the biners and then hooking those around the base of my housing grips? Anyone have a better idea? TIA for your help.


Strobe diffuser.. do you actually use it?

12 February 2010 - 07:20 AM

Just got my DS-160 in, and I read about the diffuser on the thing. The 1 stop loss from the diffuser does not seem like a huge deal, but do you guys actually find it useful? Do most of you carry it with you in your pocket and throw it on underwater when you need it, or just leave it on for the dive?

Ikelite installation question

12 February 2010 - 06:50 AM

This is my first housing (Ikelite 40D) and I got the superwide port and 8" dome. Everything is the newer 4 lock design with the low profile locks. I am just wondering if I installed everything correctly, because when I connect the dome/port to the body, you just press it and it snaps into the low profile locks on the body. However, when I put the locking L bracket on that keeps it from popping off on accident, I still have about 3" of rotation play. In other words, I can rotate the dome/port about 3" clockwise/counter clockwise. Granted the lock is doing it's job and will not let me rotate it to the point where you can take it off, but is this normal or did I mess something up with the installation? It just seems like if you can rotate the thing, then water can get into it? The o-ring is there and provides some friction when rotating, but I just want to make sure I am not going to have a leak when I get it underwater. Thanks for any info other Ikelite users can provide.