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colinm

Member Since 21 Nov 2009
Offline Last Active Jan 22 2013 05:25 AM
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In Topic: does new canon 500d/t1i fit in 450d/xsi housing?

22 January 2013 - 05:24 AM

I like to resurrect this old thread and go back to the original question.

I can get a used RDX450D at a decent price and have a 500D

So you who had these housings please remember back in those days ;-), what can't I do with the RDX450D housing?

Cheers
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I sold my RDX450D to a guy who had a 500D. From what I remember both cameras have exactly the same buttons and button locations and so will fit in the 450D housing. I think the problem comes with the 550D as the camera is ever so slightly bigger.

In Topic: Help with flooded Fisheye FIX LED48DX

28 November 2012 - 05:38 AM

I had a single drop of water which came through one of the switches on my FIX LED48DX now problems with circuit board with light not turning off and not all the LEDs lighting uniformly. Can't find out to dismantle it, i.e. get the circuit board out, switches off. Or is their anyone in the UK who repairs these lights?

If I can get it repaired any way to routinely re-greese the switch O rings?

Hi Chas

I had a similar issue with my Fix500LED earlier in the year. I contacted FIX in Japan, and my light was fixed without any issues
The service was great.
Might be worth contacting them.

I've figured out how to get the rotary switch apart on mine, but it is not easy to figure out how to do it. Once you know, it's easy, but you could easily damage it trying to figure it out. You basically have to make a thin 90 degree tool that you can slide under the edge of the rotary switch in order to push the face off. Once you do this, you can start to unscrew and dismantle the switch.

Have fun!

In Topic: Flooded FIX LED500

02 August 2012 - 05:38 AM

I'd like to thank FIX Fisheye for repairing my flooded light. Even though it is a number of years old it was repaired at no charge.

Great service!

In Topic: Flooded FIX LED500

18 June 2012 - 09:39 AM

Thanks for the replies guys.

I'll contact FIX and see what the go is.

In Topic: packing and transporting my rig

17 June 2012 - 07:48 AM

I've heard that you are not supposed to travel with your camera inside the housing... Do you subscribe to that theory? I'm carrying on (or at least I hope so)


I always travel with my camera inside the housing. Always make sure you remove the 'O' ring from the groove before closing it up. Otherwise, opening the housing when you land again can be very hard due to the housing equalising to the lower cabin pressurre at altitude and then being held shut by he higher external pressure when you land.

Pelican cases have a pressure equalising valve to counter this.

I always put bits of coloured paper beween the housing halves to remind me that the 'O' ring is not in its groove!