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Member Since 08 Jun 2004
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In Topic: My First Video with The 7D

17 November 2014 - 10:48 PM

I was going to ask at what distance did you set your focus to?  Also, was the video shot all at the same focal length?  I'm setting up a 7D for u/w, I'm used to a video camera where it can be in constant focus, so here, the trick is to keep the distance constant, but you can't do that.  Do you stop shooting, re-focus, then shoot again?


I assume the lack of sharpness is due to all the compression you had to do to get the video to fit inside three minutes, correct?


Nice -  Jim

In Topic: Canon 7D "Cannot communicate with battery" problem fixed.

15 November 2014 - 10:28 PM



You contacted me recently on the fix,that you made a video.  I've been spreading the fix on as many forums as I can, giving credit to you.  Apparently there were a couple more screws that could be removed that make it easier to remove the bottom plate, although using a plastic knife seems to save from scratching the plastic.  You may not know it, but you have received a bunch of kudos for your video.


I plan on being in Cozumel in January, I'll try to look you up.


Jim H.

In Topic: ikelite 7D housing + complete package for sale

15 November 2014 - 03:42 PM



I know it's quite late, do you still have any of the equipment for sale?  If so, I'm in Sacramento.  I don't check this site often, so if you could email me, I'd be thrilled!


Jim  emptech@surewest.xxxxx where all thoses xxxx is .net

HI everyone.

I am selling my ikelite 7D housing and complete package to get your canon 7D shooting underwater.  This equipment is about 2 years old and has around 30 dives on it.

This equipment is in like new condition and and has been treated with the utmost respect. There are no dings, dents or scratches on the housing, the dome port, or the macro port.

I use the 8" dome port and port body with a Tokina 10-17mm fisheye lens but this port is compatible with many other lenses

I use the glass modular flat port and port body with canon 100mm macro lens but as it states its modular which can be used with many other lenses when you change the port body.

Im also selling an ikelite pro 2800 video light with flex arm and charger which is amazing.  its crazy bright underwater.

Im also selling ikelite strobe arms and strobe sync cord which simply connect to the housing tray arms that carry the strobes.

i have floats for the arms that make the whole set up more buoyant in the water.


if someone is interested in this equipment i will take the time to list all the product numbers and original purchase prices and the new discounted prices along with nice clear photos for you to look at.  I have all paper work, accessories, o-rings and spare parts that are original to the housing.

get in touch with me if your interested.


regards paul.