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In Topic: packing and transporting my rig

Today, 03:03 PM

Something that I've been looking for in the "packing" category is how to keep dirt, dust & junk out of the inside surface of my dome port while it is broken down into pieces for transit, since it is a bit of a nuisance to clean the interior surface & Murphy prioritizes things that are hassles.

Ideally, there would be a low profile screw-in plug that would fill the hole. But barring that, does anyone have any suggestions specific for an 8" Ikelite dome?


Hi Hugh


If you still have this problem please PM me.  I have the right part for that. 

In Topic: Tokina 10-17 FE + 1.4x TC in 100 mm mini-dome

Today, 12:51 PM

This is a well discussed subject, but I found a new twist that I didn't find any previous post about.

In many previous posts it is suggested that when you use then Kenko 1.4x TC you should also add a 20 mm extension ring. So far so good.

But when I read Aquatica's guidelines (for Canon 1.6 crop, in my case) on how to combine lenses, ports ans extension rings, I get confused. I read that when using Tokina 10-17 FE in the mini-dome I should add the 16.5mm extension ring (18456) and when I add the Kenko 1.4x TC I need to replace the previous extension ring with the 28.5mm extension ring (18453).

Now, the difference between these two rings is only 12 mm, which is significantly less that 20 mm. Is this OK?
Is there anyone out there who has experience in using the Tokina 10-17 FE + 1.4x TC in 100 mm mini-dome with the 28.5 mm extension ring and who can confirm that it works fine?


How much length does your 1.4x TC add to the lens? Can you supply a manufacture and model number for the tele-converter? 

In Topic: FIX Neo Mini 500FS Light

25 July 2016 - 11:00 AM

Hi Mike

I am very happy with my sola 600 photo light. The smallest one the make now is a 800. you can find information here: http://www.lightandm.../sola-photo-800


In Topic: CAnon G12 with WP-DC34 underwater housing and red filter for sale

22 July 2016 - 03:03 PM


In Topic: Choice of Strobes For EPL1

20 July 2016 - 05:19 PM



I guess you need some help. My advice would be to buy ttl fiber optic strobes but here is a alternative solution. I made this part to hook up two ikelite ds-51 strobes and use them in ttl mode with the olympus housing. You will need a digital adapter and a new strobe cord as well as the part that I made for my system. I think the pictures will explain a lot. 


Here is a link to the digital adapter: http://www.heinrichsweikamp.com/?id=34


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I hope this helps.