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#1 oceansblue

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 09:21 AM

I have bought Ikelite's SLR focus port 5508.46 for canon 100mm IS. A flat head is screwed to it so tight that I can't open it to check the o-ring and if it is tight enough. I was wondering if they come factory sealed and I only have to worry about the hind o-ring and connecting it to the UW case. If I need to open the head and check the o-ring then can you please advise how I should unscrew this without hurting the whole port?

I also have another port for my 17-40 and looks like the dome head is fixed. Do I need to check that out as well or I can use it safely.

Thank you for sharing your experience.
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#2 JackConnick

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 09:36 AM

Just the oring that's on the end of the port that goes into the housing.

Do a "dry" run of the hosing without the camera and a couple of weights in it.

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#3 oceansblue

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 09:42 AM

Just the oring that's on the end of the port that goes into the housing.

Do a "dry" run of the hosing without the camera and a couple of weights in it.

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How to put weights inside the housing prior to test? diving weights will hurt inside the housing won't it?
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Posted 02 June 2010 - 10:14 AM

Not if you wrap them in a towel or t shirt.

But to be honest I have never bothered with the weights myself - even empty my previous housings have not been a problem 'empty' ( Ikelite & Subal ).



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Posted 02 June 2010 - 11:30 AM

Not if you wrap them in a towel or t shirt.

But to be honest I have never bothered with the weights myself - even empty my previous housings have not been a problem 'empty' ( Ikelite & Subal ).



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How deep should I test it Paul prior to use it with my digital camera?
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Posted 02 June 2010 - 11:32 AM

How deep should I test it Paul prior to use it with my digital camera?


Just do a typical dive with it empty. Test it how you intend to use it.

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 01:10 AM

Just do a typical dive with it empty. Test it how you intend to use it.

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