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Member Since 02 Jun 2008
Offline Last Active Apr 30 2013 12:00 PM

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In Topic: Identifying Oring Materials from different Manufacturers

30 April 2013 - 11:55 AM


I can not figure out, why you need different lubricants for all your o-rings, when only one can do the job.


It is very important to use the proper lubricant for the type of o-ring you have. The wrong lubricant will swell or dry out the elastomer and the o-ring might not seal anymore. Swelling is not that bad usually, though it will weaken the material. Drying out the o-ring will make them brittle like an old rubber band.

In Topic: What lens???

05 July 2012 - 08:41 PM

I'd throw the Tokina 12-24 into the mix. I've never used it for video, but I use it a lot for stills both u/w and topside and have been very happy with it. http://www.dpreview....ina_12-24_4_n15

In Topic: How long can I keep my housing sealed without affecting the o-rings?

05 July 2012 - 08:33 PM

A couple days at room temp are no problem at all. You'll need to heat the o-rings to about 200-250F before compression set becomes a concern.

In Topic: San Miguel critters

14 May 2012 - 06:47 PM

Thank you! Always a pleasure do learn something new.

In Topic: Port "throat" sizes Ikelite/Aquatica/Subal etc

10 May 2012 - 06:16 PM

It's a no-go for Ikelite as well. The Ike ports are ~85mm ID without the zoom ring and ~80mm with the zoom ring.