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#1 Gwangi

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Posted 10 January 2006 - 01:42 AM

HI All,

FYI...

Ikelite have updated the 8" Dome page with parts number and more info... The link is

http://www.ikelite.c...dabigadoma.html

Just to let you all know...

Ike, when can you take order...

Thanks

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#2 Ferg42

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Posted 10 January 2006 - 04:15 AM

Thanks for the info, Gwangi,

I'm just at the point of trying to decide whether to go for a 20D or 5D in an Ikelite housing. I already have the Sigma 12-24 for above-water use & it should work fine on the 5D, but I know its diameter makes it too big to fit in most ikelite ports. 8" dome looks great & I'll be getting one whether it's for the 20D or 5D.
Just wondered if there's any news from Ike on accomodating this lens in a port (even if I don't have the zoom, it's better than nothing). Last I heard they were trying to squeeze it in! If there's no chance of getting it in, I might go for the 20D with Sigma 10-20, as the options for full-frame wide zooms which will fit in a port seem to be pretty limited.
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Posted 10 January 2006 - 08:52 AM

YEEHAH!

I'm very pleased to see that the dome works with both the fisheyes (10.5mm) and the WA zooms (12-24mm)! The original info I saw last week had Da Bigga Doma on the port chart indicating that the fisheyes would not work. This is the way it should be as you really want the 10.5 for over/under shots which are easier with the bigger dome. And its a lot easier to carry less ports. Thanks Ike!

It looks like you will need different latches to get the dome that close to the housing for the 10.5mm.

"#5510.82 port is supplied with #9072.24 low profile port locks to install on the housing. These low profile locks can be used with all Ikelite ports."

"We will also offer flat port assemblies and a compact dome to mount on this new stalk system."

This is also a welcome development. Perhaps this new port system will become the standard, just like the other housing manufactures. Just when I thought I was done buying ports.

Good News!

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Posted 10 January 2006 - 09:34 AM

Thats the new I was waiting for!!!!

Well done Ike... :D

One question: I want to use the 8'' dome with the Nikon 12-24 and the Nikon 10,5 fish eye, sop I need:

For the 12-24:
The dome - ref: 5510.40
The 12-24 stalk - ref: 5510.12


For the 10,5:
The dome - ref: 5510.40 (the same of course -;) )
The Super Wide Stalk - ref: 5510.10
The low profile port locks to install on the housing - ref: 9072.24

Is correct?
The low profile port needs especial installation?
Is easy remove it?
It can be in the housing with other lens or only with the 10,5 fish eye?

Too much questions? :(

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Posted 10 January 2006 - 03:44 PM

I think this is great news and a very valuable addition to the Ikelite port system. Especially since there are wider lenses for crop cameras available and digital full frame cameras become more popular for underwater shooting.

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#6 ikelite

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Posted 10 January 2006 - 08:40 PM

Don't take that port information too seriously for another week or so. I seem to change the numbers and combinations every few days. May get first small batch assembled yet this week............

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Posted 11 January 2006 - 03:29 AM

Ike- Any solutions for the Sigma 12-24 on the horizon?
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Posted 11 January 2006 - 05:37 AM

The Sigma 12-24 is probably too fat. Just guessing but I have one and it is a FAT lens.

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Posted 12 January 2006 - 02:51 AM

Like Ike says they change the info in the web. Now we can read:

"5510.81 Dome Port is positioned for the new zoom lenses like 12-24mm Nikon and 10-22mm Canon. It can also be used with most lenses that use #5503.50, #5503.55 and #5503.80 dome ports. ...... $400

#5510.82 Super Wide Port is required for very wide lenses like the 10.5mm Nikon and 15mm Sigma fisheye lenses. The dome is positioned at the closest position for these super wide 180 degree lenses. The Nikon does not vignette, but the Sigma may exhibit the slightest vignetting in the corners with the full frame sensor Canon 5-D. ...... $400

#5510.83 Extended stalk 3/4" longer than supplied in #5510.81 for longer zoom lenses. ...... $425

#5510.84 provides the dome assembly with stalks used in #5510.81 Zoom, #5510.82 Super Wide and #5510.83 Extended ports. "

"Component Numbers:

#5510.10 Super Wide Stalk only .... $ 125
#5510.16 10-24 Zoom Stalk only .. $ 125
#5510.24 Extended Stalk only ....... $ 125
#5510.40 Dome assembly only ...... $ 300

#5510.82 port is supplied with #9072.24 low profile port locks to install on the housing. These low profile locks can be used with all Ikelite ports."


If I want to use the 8'' dome with the Nikon 12-24 and the 10,5 fish eye i need the
#5510.84 or I must buy the #5510.10, #5510.16, #5510.40 and the #9072.24 low profile?
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Posted 12 January 2006 - 09:27 AM

"Nutsy" is still changing the page every day. Now the knowledgeable types say we can no longer refer to it as "Da Bigga Doma." They take all of the fun out of this nonsense. The #5510.84 choice, which was to include dome and all three stalk lengths, has been removed to eliminate confusion.

Mariano's supposition would require #5510.82 Super Wide port and #5510.16 stalk for the 12-24. Or the #5510.81 for the 12-24 and a #5510.10 stalk for the 10.5 lens.

These stalks simply unscrew from the base plate of the dome so change is easy. If anyone understands this, feel free to email <ike@ikelite.com> if you can suggest a better way for me to describe the system.

#11 james

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Posted 12 January 2006 - 10:25 AM

Hi Ike,

You should refer to your stalks by their length. If a stalk extends the dome by 15mm then call it the 5510.15

If the dome extends by zero inches (like it's as tight as you can squeak it in for the fisheye lenses) then call it 5510.0

Just my advice as suggested.

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Posted 12 January 2006 - 12:25 PM

One more suggestion. On the finished product there should be some form of labeling system for the stalks. A simple sticker indicating the product number will do. That way users like me with WAAAY too much equipment and who don't use the equipment all the time won't get the stalks mixed up without comparing lengths. :lol:

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#13 peggy'sbubbles

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Posted 12 January 2006 - 03:04 PM

Hi Ike,
I just got my d70s and have been waiting for the dome to be finished to buy my housing. I've only got the 17-70 kit lens now. Should I get the dome in anticipation of additional lenses? I've been pouring over the lens/dome list. Help!!!

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Posted 12 January 2006 - 03:22 PM

Ike,

Will you have a dome port shade available as well or does another one already on the market fit the "Da Bigga Doma."

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Posted 12 January 2006 - 09:52 PM

Dome port shade is next. Have been too busy changing the web site information. It is evident that we have done a poor job of explaining after receiving more questions. Changed again tonight. This simple project has had so many promises and delays it is embarrassing.

#16 Gwangi

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Posted 13 January 2006 - 04:40 AM

A silly question to ask... Does if come with a port cover?

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Posted 13 January 2006 - 07:54 AM

This simple project has had so many promises and delays it is embarrassing.



Not at all Ike. You're doing a great job so far. Keep it up!

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Posted 13 January 2006 - 08:25 AM

After doing a little late night traveling a few hundred miles and some spying, not only have I seen the port cover for my-soon-to-be-new-toy, I've seen the transportation system for it....


ikedomecover.jpg

I'm going to have to upgrade all my carry-on now :lol:
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Posted 13 January 2006 - 08:33 AM

Good stuff Joel.
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Posted 13 January 2006 - 08:34 AM

After doing a little late night traveling a few hundred miles and some spying, not only have I seen the port cover for my-soon-to-be-new-toy, I've seen the transportation system for it....
ikedomecover.jpg

I'm going to have to upgrade all my carry-on now  :lol:

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