Depth rating for Ikelite
Posted 23 February 2008 - 12:44 PM
I have recently upgraded my Aquatica housing to the stiffer spring set, and according to Aquatica the housing should now be good for 130m at least.
I have a friend who has a Ikelite housing and I was wondering whether the quoted 60m depth rating for Ikelite housings is a result of the actual housing construction/strength, or otherwise because of a limitation on the strength of the springs (weaker springs will result in buttons remaining "pressed" at depth). If the latter, do Ikelite supply the required replacement springs?
Posted 23 February 2008 - 08:30 PM
I'm waiting for my 40D Aquatica to arrive, but I used to have a 350D w/ Ikelite. I regularly had it to 50m, and found it had issues with the control shafts past about 40m. ie. the main index finger dial would get pushed down by the additional pressure and wouldn't engage properly. On that particular housing camera combo, stiffer springs wouldn't have made a difference.
I had it to 70m ish a few times where it seemed just as functional as 40-50m. I can't say I wasn't scared though.
Canon 5DmkIII + 7D. Aquatica Housing. Ikelite + Inon Strobes. Canon + Tokina Glass.
Posted 26 February 2008 - 12:10 AM
Thanks for the info.
Posted 26 February 2008 - 02:22 AM
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