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In Topic: Broken port clip on ikelite housing

23 October 2014 - 05:55 AM

Keep in mind that when 'deep' that water pressure is doing much more to hold your port in place than the port locks.


Replacements are very inexpensive.   Ikelite part # 9072.24  You should be able to find these 'local' to you now that you have the part number.


Details on page 9 in this Ikelite document for their 8 inch dome.

In Topic: does anyone know what these are for?

19 August 2014 - 09:30 AM

The bottom item (with Roman numeral 2) is to attach a Nauticam right handle to the second (newest) version of Flexitray or Easitray.   All right handles now come with the part to mate with the original or a part to mate with the newer one.   So in your case, you probably have no need for that part.

In Topic: Help Please!

28 April 2014 - 10:07 AM

I have not found that lens on the Olympus housing port charts, which leads me to believe that there is none from Olympus.


Olympus makes a nice dome port for 8mm and 7-14mm

Zen Underwater makes glass port for the 9-18mm, and the 7-14mm, and even the 8mm Panasonic.  


The 20mm "pancake" lens does not stick out very far, so I expect it will be useless with the Olympus port or any of the Zen ports (you will be taking pictures of the insides of the port body.)



The PT-EP03 housing with standard port is compatible with (according to Olympus website)

I suggest you look into the cost of getting the 9-18 lens plus zoom gear and compare that to the cost of finding a port to work with your 20mm pancake lens (if a compatible port exists).    The 9-18mm lens will not be as wide when used with the standard flat port, compared to one of the dome ports, but it would be less expensive way to get into wide angles.


The Olympus 9-18mm lens is very nice and this week there is an Olympus "Instant Rebate" on it, so it's only $600, then add the zoom gearfor $90.  So for $690 you would have a nice lens and zoom gear.   You could then go to one of the dome ports sometime in the future when you want to get the widest angle performance out of the lens.

In Topic: UW (not diving) project

25 October 2013 - 10:38 AM

Would a simple mirror do?  Then you would not even need to get your camera wet.

Another possibility is to build a periscope (using two mirrors).  Then you could operate your camera 'topside' and still see underwater.


Here is an example.  Someone made a periscope to shoot video underwater without getting the extremely high-speed video camera wet.