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TimG

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In Topic: Need help hugyfot D7000 cannot removed ext. port

15 August 2017 - 03:23 AM

No worries, tapitt

 

I hope you can get it sorted out quickly and simply. It sounds an utter pain!

 

Best wishes

 

Tim


In Topic: Need help hugyfot D7000 cannot removed ext. port

15 August 2017 - 01:58 AM

A few thoughts tapitt

 

I wonder what has caused the problem. Maybe, as swgdesign suggests, it's dried salt. You could then try soaking the housing/port seal area with a mix of white vinegar and water (say 50/50) overnight - and see how that goes. The vinegar is usually easy to find in a supermarket and very cheap. You may then want to replace the port o-ring as the vinegar might weaken it. Not sure if WD40 will soften dried salt - but it is a bit of a miracle worker so worth a go. Again, might be wise to replace the o-ring after.

 

In either case I'd try and minimise the area that is soaked by the vinegar or WD40.

 

The other thing you might try is a something for vehicle maintenance such as an oil filter remover (if you google that you'll see what it looks like). You might be able to take your housing to a garage and they might be able to do it for you - or lend you the tool for a few minutes. You may well want to wrap something soft around the port to protect it from damage from the tool.

 

If the vinegar or WD40 doesn't shift it, the garage tool should do the trick. But if the problem is that the port is cross-threaded (it doesn't look like that from the pic) using the garage tool may well crunch the housing thread which would be, errr, less than helpful. If you think it is that, and sending the housing back for maintenance is problematic, I'd suggest talking to a reliable, truth-worthy mechanic and see what he reckons.

 

Good luck!


In Topic: FS: [UK] Nauticam RX100ii with INON macro and wide angle wet lenses, arms, cl...

09 August 2017 - 07:51 AM

Hi sinetwo

 

If it's any help, by my experience, arms and clamps are possibly one of the easier things to sell on WP. And, generally, you get a decent price for them compared to what you paid for them - well, better than a housing anyway!

 

Just thought I'd mention it.

 

Tim


In Topic: House d7200 or reinvest in rx100 MK V?

09 August 2017 - 02:56 AM

Just here to help, swgdesign.

You KNOW you want that D500.

My work here is done...... NEXT!

In Topic: Best value backpack roller as carry on luggage?

09 August 2017 - 02:18 AM

Seems to me getting a camera bag is like the Quest for the Holy Grail. We should run a poll to see how many we have all gone through/own/have sold/have given up on.....

 

Big backpacks are fine for lugging gear but they sure get heavy - and a combination roller/backpack seems, to me, to be the way to go. But then two issues: yep, they are REALLY expensive; and they are heavy. The TT ones empty weigh almost as much as Pelican case (I've just been comparing them having lugged gear around Myanmar last month).

 

I guess it depends on where you are going; what you are doing; who you are flying with; what class of travel; liveaboard, day boat, shore diving; boat to hotel transits..... blah, blah, blah.

 

So you need several. Or a hybrid. Or a porter.

 

Like I say, Quest for The Holy Grail.

 

Those TT bags sure look nice though  :crazy: