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Housing Issue - Button nipples need extension

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#1 CDesperado


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Posted 10 September 2003 - 05:47 AM

Howdy gang... I am looking for some suggestions/comments/ideas to help me resolve an issue I am facing. There are NO bad ideas here....

Here is the deal: I have a brand new housing. Inside the housing, the button have a typical little rubber nipple that would push up against the camera buttons and allow you to access things like the histogram and other digital information.

Unfortunately, the buttons on the back of the housing sometimes reach the back of the camera and a few times did not. Since the buttons reached the camera a few times, I know they are vertically lined up properly, therefore, my guess is that the camera itself shifts slightly while inside the housing, putting the buttons just out of reach. (Basically, I think left side of the camera is shifting slightly forward and the right side of the camera is shifting slightly backwards.)

Right now, I am going to experiment with placing some cork in front of the camera to prevent the left side from creeping up and have also thought about using a felt pad on the back of the camera to provide a slightly extended reach for the buttons.

Does anyone else have any ideas or suggestions that they used to address this issue?

I will keep you posted...

#2 Rattus


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Posted 10 September 2003 - 06:13 AM


Just one thing to check, did you make sure to remove the rubber eyecup from the viewfinder? This may not be an issue on your camera/housing, but on the Sea&Sea DX30/60 and the D30, if you leave the eyecup on, then the camera is pushed forward ever so slightly, so that the buttons near the top of the back panel don't work.

This may help, it may not, but it was my mistake that hopefully other may learn from (I noticed someone else did the same thing, might have been Tom).

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Posted 10 September 2003 - 06:36 AM

my wife's 4040/Ikelite housing had a similar issue........I added some extra "cushion" on the spacer inside the housing.......this pushed the camera toward the buttons for a better fit..........doesn't take much to make them work

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#4 CDesperado


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Posted 10 September 2003 - 10:17 AM

Rattus, yes... the eyepiece was removed.

Kdietz.... What did you actually use for the cushion? I am experimenting with felt and cork.

#5 Stewart L. Sy

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Posted 10 September 2003 - 11:53 AM


Is this for your 10D housing? Which one did you finally end up getting? I'm getting very, very ready to order the Jonah 10D housing



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