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Member Since 12 May 2008
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In Topic: Stacked UCL-165 M67 / G9 / Ikelite Housing

27 June 2008 - 05:29 PM

Thanks for all the info. I am certainly planning on a strobe, but it will be a few months before I can swing it. In the mean time I am just doing the best I can with what I've got (which sometimes involves a buddy holding a dive light on my subject for me!).

In Topic: Stacked UCL-165 M67 / G9 / Ikelite Housing

26 June 2008 - 10:08 PM

Woo hoo! Nice result. Okay, that's gonna be my next purchase. In your opinion what's the best online merchant to buy INON glass from? I'm in Hawaii, so shipping pretty much sucks no matter what. In other words, location does not matter!

In Topic: Stacked UCL-165 M67 / G9 / Ikelite Housing

26 June 2008 - 06:14 PM

I bought two INON UCL-165 M67s today for use with my G9 and Ikelite housing. I have the short port on my housing as I have the Ikelite W/A adapter.

Okay, maybe you can help me understand how the INON close up glass works with the G9 Ikelite housing. If I get the short port for the Ike housing, will the INON glass 67 thread work or do I still need the INON mount base?

I'm still strobe-less for now :D and shooting with just the camera's flash for macro shots. I have the C1 setting on the camera set up for macro and it's programmed to extend the lens to exactly the point where the housing (standard port lens) no longer creates a shadow on the image. I'm hoping the 165 glass will shorten the focal distance enough that I can get a more satisfying macro result.

I'm fumbling my way along just trying to figure it all out so any suggestions you have will help.

Thanks, Kerry

In Topic: G9 Battery temperature

14 May 2008 - 04:36 PM

Fogging is an issue I experienced for the first time last week.

I closed my G9 and Ike housing in ambient conditions - warm (probably 20 celcius plus) and sunny. Almost immediately after immersion into 9 celcius water the glass port fogged so I don't believe it was neccessarily due to the internal flash.

The battery? Probably not as I havn't noticed any heat generated when using the G9 topside.

Because of the large volume of the Ike housing, I have not been using silica gel bags. Now I have two secured with a rubber band under the tray...

Hope that does the trick! I was most concerned with what I heard about fogging from the heat generated by the camera's operation. I know of other people that have experienced this with p&s cameras. But I haven't been able to corroborate this information, so I'm not too concerned now. I'll keep dessicant on hand just in case though. Thanks.

In Topic: G9 Battery temperature

14 May 2008 - 04:31 PM

If you've got the XTi already, I'd say house that ... but the total cost of SLR ownership both above and below water is a lot higher than the G9.

That's the issue - cost. Yes, I already have the XTi, but the for the cost of the Ike housing alone (w/o a port lens) I could have the G9, housing and one strobe. I figure if I like it great, if not, it seems like a popular enough rig that I could sell it fairly easily. Thanks for your input.

I notice you are using an Ikelite housing but not the TTL strobes. Any reason why not? Just curious...