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Member Since 19 Feb 2009
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In Topic: New 5D Mark II - indecisive on a housing

07 October 2009 - 08:59 AM

I have Ikelite housings and love it. however, since the 5d Mark II has video and audio, there's something i don't like about the housing. it creaks! when viewing video, i can hear the housing creak quite a bit. now i even notice it while diving. might be something to consider if you're shooting video.

In Topic: Ikelite Dual Sync Cable

19 September 2009 - 05:57 AM

ok. i figured it out. my connector must be different. my grommet is attached to the connector and cannot be pulled back. it is like a rubber compression fitting. the black plastic housing with pins can only come out in the direction away from the wire-out the front of the connector.

i had to cut the wire close to the grommet, and push the wire through the grommet and pull the black pin housing out the front.

before reassembly, i slipped on surgical tubing and two sizes of heat shrink tubing. one that goes over the metal end cap and surgical tubing, and a shorter piece to go over the surgical tubing and cord, since the larger tubing wont shrink down tightly over the cord. i hope this minimizes the bending.

In Topic: Ikelite Dual Sync Cable

18 September 2009 - 03:07 PM

OK... me again. ;)

I have moved the grommet and exposed the wires.

Do I remove the pins from the connector? If so, how? If not, how do I fix the wiring?

D'oh... I worked it out. You pull them out.

how did you remove the grommet? does it slides out from under the metal connector? my grommet feels like it is attached to the metal connector. it wont budge!

In Topic: Ikelite housng for Canon EOS 40D and DS 125

15 September 2009 - 07:51 PM

dont forget you can practice on land, before your dive.

if you're shooting Manual with TTL, as Lee outlined, then using your normal flash (580exII) will give similar results as the DS125.

I always shoot Manual with TTL flash, unless the ambient light is enough for me to shoot in Av with enough shutter speed for the subject (and i want a balanced shot).

I also program the Custom modes so i can quickly switch between flash and no flash.
Manual with flash (lower iso)
Av with no flash (higher iso)
Av with flash (medium iso)

I find TTL works great. So i suggest practicing on land and understand the above relationships before diving.

In Topic: Ikelite 8" Dome/Super Wide Port Question

06 September 2009 - 08:32 AM

i've had a dslr ikelite housing where the ports 'clicked', but the pin was not all the way down. i would have to push the clip towards the port with a bit of pressure and push the pin down.

the dome port rocking is normal, but at depths, i can't even rotate the dome/port. the key is to look closely at those clips and make sure they are in the locked position.

if locked, i dont think the dome/port can come off unless the housing threads gets stripped or something breaks. i bet all incidents of the port coming off is from the locks not in 'fully' locked position.

only 1 of 3 of my dSLR housings have needed this attention. the others are looser and lock upon hearing the click. but i always do a visual check to make sure the locks are down, and a physical check to make sure it cannot be moved out (without pulling the pin).