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#1 Kari Post

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 03:01 AM

Is it possible to modify an Ikelite 5D housing to fit a 5D Mark II and/or use a 5D Mark II in a classic 5D housing (Ikelite) with some limitations? What are the primary differences between the two housings?

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 05:30 PM

Is it possible to modify an Ikelite 5D housing to fit a 5D Mark II and/or use a 5D Mark II in a classic 5D housing (Ikelite) with some limitations? What are the primary differences between the two housings?

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Kari,
I'm not an expert on the original 5d but I do have a mark ii ikelite housing. You for sure would be missing the functions for most of the video functions. I also believe the left hand buttons, like menu, info, play button are off slightly. Also the LCD screen is bigger on the mark ii. I would say that doing a retrofit would be difficult if not impossible. Now that the mark iii is out and the housing are coming out....including ikelite, I would expect to see quite a few used ones come up for sale in the next couple months. Just keep an eye out in the classified ads on wetpixel, scubaboard or eBay. Hope that helps.
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Posted 25 June 2012 - 04:36 AM

Hi Kari,

Yes, you can- I've done it and the housing is still working fine. It took a day or so with access to a workshop- details and pics are in this thread
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Posted 25 June 2012 - 12:12 PM

Hi Kari,

Yes, you can- I've done it and the housing is still working fine. It took a day or so with access to a workshop- details and pics are in this thread


WOW! That is impressive! That would scare the hell out of me. Of course, I am not the slightest bit handy. LOL!

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