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Member Since 04 Oct 2011
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In Topic: Olympus and Ikelite

10 May 2015 - 06:12 AM

The PT-030 housing will not work with the E-410 camera.  You need the PT-E03 housing.

In Topic: Second thoughts about vacuum systems

30 March 2015 - 10:00 AM

Thanks for the responses and the wealth of information. I want to stress that I have no intention of saying anything negative about the V3. I just realized when it flooded, I didn’t fully understand a vacuum systems limitations. Now I think I do. I also believe that temperature compensation is a must have to allow a lower vacuum in the housing. This should allow a smaller water intrusion to set off the alarm. A moisture sensor inside would be great. I also read where some have placed their wives maxi pads in the bottom to soak up water and prevent it from splashing around in case of a small leak. Unfortunately, I am still kind of new to this and never thought about manipulating all of the controls before submerging it. You bet I will from now on. I feel I really got lucky with this one since nothing was damaged except the housing and Ikelite took great care of me there. I may look into the V4 and will research moisture sensors some more. A couple hundred dollars spent to prevent is better than four thousand later. Thanks again.

In Topic: Second thoughts about vacuum systems

26 March 2015 - 04:46 PM

That is not what I am saying. I am saying it did not detect or alert me of the leak like I thought it would. I thought it would turn red underwater or at least above water if there was a leak.. Maybe I put too much faith in the concept. To add to that, i didn't think of this until typing this response, maybe the vacuum ascerbated the leak. I honestly don't know. That is the purpose of this post. I guess I really don't know what I should have expected. I thought if I got a green light above water I woud be safe diving with it. I also thought it would indicate if there was a leak underwater. I am not trying to say anything bad against a vacuum system, I just want to understand the reasoning of what happened.

In Topic: Olympus and Ikelite

06 January 2015 - 04:38 PM

Price lowered to $325

In Topic: Olympus and Ikelite

22 December 2014 - 02:52 PM

Still for sale and I am located in illinois