How long do you leave your housing closed?
Posted 12 February 2013 - 01:44 PM
Reason is simple: I usually dive once a week, and if I shoot the same configuration, why going through the hassle of opening/closing? I just put the housing in a freshwater tank for a few hours when going back from the dive.
This has the drawback of preventing pictures download, but it saves me time!
Posted 12 February 2013 - 04:28 PM
When on a trip I only open the housing when necessary. When I do open the housing I grease the rings and reassemble the night before when I have time to do it carefully.
I've never had a o-ring failure. Ten years with Ikeite and Aquatica housings.
Posted 13 February 2013 - 06:12 AM
I don't know if the o-rings used in more modern housings are made of the same material or not. They are black, mostly, though
Posted 20 February 2013 - 01:12 PM
I am on my fourth housing now: Ikelite N90 (had it for 2 years), Ikelite F100 (2 years), Sea&Sea F100 (3 years), Subal D2x (10 years). I have never removed any o'ring and always left back of the housing closed, no port though. No floods (knock on wood!).
Luiz Rocha - www.luizrocha.com
Nikon D800, Aquatica AD800, Ikelite strobes.