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#1 seadweller

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Posted 10 May 2009 - 08:39 PM

hey guys. was at the store today and saw the new canon t1i i was comparing it side by side to the old xsi and they look to be identical in size and button placement. was wondering if anyone knows if xsi housings will fit the new t1i or if i will need to buy a new housing for it. thanks!

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Posted 11 May 2009 - 02:09 AM

hey guys. was at the store today and saw the new canon t1i i was comparing it side by side to the old xsi and they look to be identical in size and button placement. was wondering if anyone knows if xsi housings will fit the new t1i or if i will need to buy a new housing for it. thanks!


I'll let you know - I'll be taking mine to the pool tomorrow evening. Also, I've already got some ideas for making access to the rec-button easier. Got to experiment a bit first, though.

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Posted 11 May 2009 - 07:09 AM

good question!!!!! i cant wait to see your results Lauri!! please dont forget... which housing are you using for the test Lauri???
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Posted 11 May 2009 - 07:21 AM

We've had the T1i camera in Seatool, Watershot, and Sea & Sea housings, and all function perfectly.

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Posted 11 May 2009 - 07:42 AM

We've had the T1i camera in Seatool, Watershot, and Sea & Sea housings, and all function perfectly.



WOOHOO!!!! :)
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Posted 11 May 2009 - 03:19 PM

We've had the T1i camera in Seatool, Watershot, and Sea & Sea housings, and all function perfectly.


Are you talking about the Sea & Sea RDX-450D housing? That is the one I have, and it would be great if I could also use it with the new model camera.

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Posted 11 May 2009 - 07:26 PM

i was thinking of getting the sea and sea rdx 450 housing and was wondering how u liked it. also has anyone tried the t1i in an ikelite housing

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Posted 12 May 2009 - 01:43 PM

good question!!!!! i cant wait to see your results Lauri!! please dont forget... which housing are you using for the test Lauri???


Perfect fit! I'm using the Ikelite XSi/450D housing. Reaching the rec button wasn't a big problem, even with dry gloves. BTW, the 18-55 IS kit lens seems to work fine with the .22 stalk of the 8" dome, Ike's site lists .16 for it. I haven't had time to check the video or pics on my computer though, got to sleep sometime...

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Posted 12 May 2009 - 10:17 PM

Perfect fit! I'm using the Ikelite XSi/450D housing. Reaching the rec button wasn't a big problem, even with dry gloves. BTW, the 18-55 IS kit lens seems to work fine with the .22 stalk of the 8" dome, Ike's site lists .16 for it. I haven't had time to check the video or pics on my computer though, got to sleep sometime...

Hi Guys sorry to butt in but im in the process of purchasing a canon 500D and are looking for housing recommendations and lenses as well. What are your thoughts.?

Edited by xNARCOSISx, 12 May 2009 - 10:21 PM.


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Posted 12 May 2009 - 10:30 PM

Hi Guys sorry to butt in but im in the process of purchasing a canon 500D and are looking for housing recommendations and lenses as well. What are your thoughts.?



I have researched this a lot on this forum and the set up im going for is the sea and sea rdx 450 (i would rather have seatool but its twice the price), 60mm macro lens, and the tokina 10-17mm.

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Edited by HappyBubblz, 12 May 2009 - 10:37 PM.

Canon 500D, 60mm, 2x YS-90DX, Sea and Sea RDX 450, 8.5" dome, tokina 10-17mm, SOLA 600. http://www.flickr.co...57620514074484/

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Posted 13 May 2009 - 08:39 PM

You may want to do some more figuring before you finalize your decision. The Canon 60mm macro and the Tokina 10-17mm are popular lenses and are rarely found for much less than a good sale price from a reputable dealer. When you start adding up all the bits and pieces the Seatool is not that much more expensive considering your overall investment. Adaptor rings, extensions, zoom rings, handles etc all play in to what it costs in getting a camera UW. Call and ask specific questions of sponsors as to what exactly it is going to cost to put different configurations UW. You might be surprised that for $4-500 more you can get into a aluminum housing. Nothing against S&S but it's something to think about considering your investment.

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 08:58 AM

You may want to do some more figuring before you finalize your decision. The Canon 60mm macro and the Tokina 10-17mm are popular lenses and are rarely found for much less than a good sale price from a reputable dealer. When you start adding up all the bits and pieces the Seatool is not that much more expensive considering your overall investment. Adaptor rings, extensions, zoom rings, handles etc all play in to what it costs in getting a camera UW. Call and ask specific questions of sponsors as to what exactly it is going to cost to put different configurations UW. You might be surprised that for $4-500 more you can get into a aluminum housing. Nothing against S&S but it's something to think about considering your investment.

Jeff


So are you saying that with the seatool all the accessories like tray handles, adaptor rings etc... turns out to be only 4 or 500 more then the sea and sea with the equivalent setup?

Cheers,

Fontaine

ADDED:

Ok so i just did some calculations and to get the Sea and Sea set up with all accessories for the tokina and 60mm is roughly $2954 and seatool $4468. The seatool housing alone costs only 300 less then the entire sea and sea set up, i can get the standard port with the Sea and sea which supposedly fits the 60mm in it... Also seatool only seems to have optical glass ports which are far more expensive then s and s acrylic (i would rather have acrylic as i can fix the scratches)... Anyway I dont know if im missing something in my calculations or you are but 4 or 500 dollars more for the seatool set up sounds great but from my calculations seems highly incorrect. Pease let me know if i am doing something very wrong...

Edited by HappyBubblz, 14 May 2009 - 01:10 PM.

Canon 500D, 60mm, 2x YS-90DX, Sea and Sea RDX 450, 8.5" dome, tokina 10-17mm, SOLA 600. http://www.flickr.co...57620514074484/

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 01:45 PM

Fontaine, My guess was off by approx. $200 dollars. Putting glass in front of the Tokina makes up a big difference. If you go with acrylic than it's a much bigger gap in favor of the RDX. If you add up just the ports(glass for both), focus and zoom gears, extensions etc for both housings the Seatool eqp is approx. $600 cheaper. That savings brings the Seatool to about $700 more expensive. Your numbers are correct if you go with a acrylic dome. If you want glass than you just need to decide if another $700 is worth it to you to get the Seatool. This is where I started thinking about all the money I had already spent and decided it was. Certainly a personal choice. I plan on having this housing for a long time and now that we know the T1i fits in it I like my decision to go with the aluminum housing even more.

I hope this helps and sorry for being off with the numbers.

Jeff

Edited by JBriggs, 14 May 2009 - 01:46 PM.

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 05:04 PM

Fontaine, My guess was off by approx. $200 dollars. Putting glass in front of the Tokina makes up a big difference. If you go with acrylic than it's a much bigger gap in favor of the RDX. If you add up just the ports(glass for both), focus and zoom gears, extensions etc for both housings the Seatool eqp is approx. $600 cheaper. That savings brings the Seatool to about $700 more expensive. Your numbers are correct if you go with a acrylic dome. If you want glass than you just need to decide if another $700 is worth it to you to get the Seatool. This is where I started thinking about all the money I had already spent and decided it was. Certainly a personal choice. I plan on having this housing for a long time and now that we know the T1i fits in it I like my decision to go with the aluminum housing even more.

I hope this helps and sorry for being off with the numbers.

Jeff



Dont be sorry Jeff,

I just wanted to make sure I wasnt doing something wrong... I guess the question now is, is optical glass really that much better then acrylic? I have a inon glass 165 degree port lens on my p and s and love it!!!, but i was caught in a hairy situation in the galapagos with an extremely strong current and a reef hook and managed to scratch my lens and it now shows up in close up shots and also in some other shots that are far off... Im not sold yet on acrylic but it seems to me that it would be hugely beneficial to be able to repair any scratches rather then replace a whole lens that costs over 1 grand (although to replace just the lens on my inon only costs about 130 bucks, do you know what it would cost to replace just the dome lens on the seatool?). what are your thoughts?????

Cheers!
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Posted 15 May 2009 - 07:34 PM

The advice I received about acrylic and glass domes was that glass was optically better, less prone to flare, and heavier which can be beneficial in offsetting the boyancy of the dome itself. I was also told by someone that they didn't know of anyone who hadn't gotten a shot just because they had an acrylic dome. I have no idea if the glass can be changed on the Seatool if needed. Maybe one of the sponsors can answer that for you. Once I decided on the glass I also took into account that I know several people who have Seatool housings and they love them. I know another guy who has the RDX and likes it just fine too. I feel your pain about trying to make some of these decisions. Send some e-mails to one or several of the sponsors. I sent several out and received great advice and some other information to consider.

Good luck!

Jeff

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 06:01 AM

I like to resurrect this old thread and go back to the original question.

I can get a used RDX450D at a decent price and have a 500D

So you who had these housings please remember back in those days ;-), what can't I do with the RDX450D housing?

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:24 AM

I like to resurrect this old thread and go back to the original question.

I can get a used RDX450D at a decent price and have a 500D

So you who had these housings please remember back in those days ;-), what can't I do with the RDX450D housing?

Cheers
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I sold my RDX450D to a guy who had a 500D. From what I remember both cameras have exactly the same buttons and button locations and so will fit in the 450D housing. I think the problem comes with the 550D as the camera is ever so slightly bigger.