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In Topic: Is there an Ikelite socket that fits a Sea&Sea bulkhead?

30 December 2016 - 10:09 AM

Sea & Sea is metric, while Ikelite uses imperial, there are closes dimension wise but diferent enough, both in size and design that they cannot really be interchanged.

In Topic: reverse ring electronic adapter - Nikon

29 December 2016 - 05:48 PM

Keep in mind that unlike Canon who has electronically actuated aperture, Nikon uses a mechanical lever to actuate (closing) their aperture, once separated the lens is basically a stop down lens, so inverting a Nikon lens, not only do you forfeit the auto aperture linkage, but if doing it with a G lens with no aperture ring, well you have no aperture control at all 


There is a special mechanical adapter from Nikon that allowed the aperture to be closed by using a double cable release, but, I have considerable experience both in the field of camera repair and underwater housing and really can't see how you would be able to configure it to work properly, reliably... and economically.

In Topic: Aquatica housings rock!!!! Very happy!!!!

28 March 2016 - 04:21 AM

Haring, great shot! and thanks for the compliment! :-)

In Topic: Is there a female to female Ikelite cord converter? Problem, HELP! :)

05 February 2016 - 05:39 AM

Tursiops, first there was confusion on the description he was giving, turns out that the TTL converter was not a converter at all, which he taught he was getting and that is why he could not get it to plug as it should, once we had each opther on the phone, things got clearer, also having posted pictures of the components involved from the get go would also have made things clearer. In the end, its really not a pissing contest, I much prefer to have someone on the phone, work on resolving the problem and get them back in the water ASAP, even if in this case, it has nothing to do with the housing per say. 


Strobe connectivitty can and does get confusing at first, I would suggest, that if in doubt, contact the housing manufacturer or an experienced dealer to make sure that you get a properly working solution for your housing from the start.



Divenwolf, about the D500, already in the work, no firm ETA yet, 

In Topic: Is there a female to female Ikelite cord converter? Problem, HELP! :)

04 February 2016 - 12:49 PM

OK, had the gentlemen on the phone and things are much clearer now, turns out he has a TTL compatible sync cord, compatible being the key work here, so in the end, TTL is not an option with is camera (a Canon 1DX) .


This is a relatively frequent occurrence, TTL cords don't mean they are TTL, it just means that all their contacts are active, (sort of a throw back to the Nikonos and film cameras of heydays) there is not really any commercially available housing that would actually have requirement for such sync cords, housing with built in or external TTL converter would not use this cord anyway, unfortunately TTL with the Canon 1Dx n is case will not be an option. 


With digital cameras, unless there is provision to isolate the pins contact, or that the bulkhead are wired so that only the ground & sync are active, you should avoid these cable as they may conflict with the camera and freeze it. Ikelite has special two wires sync cord for digital cameras.


In Haring's case, all he has to do is put all of the switches on the switchboard in the down position, that will block off any unwanted or confusing signals.


Thanks for calling Haring, always here if you need more info.