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Leak Sentinel V3 placement options

20 September 2014 - 11:54 AM

Here is the Leak Sentinel V3 I had installed by Ikelite on my 70D housing.  Since I didn't want to lose any control functions on the housing, I sent the housing and the V3 to Ikelite asking them to drill a new hole and install the unit.  The unit can be easily seen from the back and is not in the way of any controls.  Ikelite charged $75 to install it and the housing maintains the warranty.  I just wanted to present some options to those with an Ikelite housing thinking about ordering the Sentinel.  Since I just switched from a P/S to a DSLR and am waiting on ports, I have not had a chance to get the system underwater yet to test it.   

Ikelite lens ports

27 August 2014 - 07:00 PM

I know the question of glass vs acrylic has been asked a few thousand times but all of the searches seem to apply only to dome ports.  Does this also apply to the flat ports since the area is much smaller and the cost is considerable cheaper?  What do you use (glass or acrylic) and why?  Ikelite points out weight on their port finder website but I can't imagine there would be much difference in the flat ports but I could be wrong.

Airlock/Vacuum system

06 July 2014 - 01:04 PM

Is anyone using an airlock/vacuum system on their Ikelite housing?  If so, what are your thoughts?  I have searched the Ikelite website and don't see where they offer one, so I guess it would have to be an aftermarket purchase and install.  From what I have read, it sounds like a pretty sensible item to have.  I found that it is standard on the Nauticam housing (for my camera) but it is over double the price of the Ikelite housing.  I am wavering between the Ikelite and the Nauticam housings.  I thought maybe installing the airlock/vacuum system on the Ikelite as a possibility too. 

WTB - 1" ULCS buoyancy arms

28 February 2014 - 12:45 PM

I am looking for the old style (1” diameter) ULCS buoyancy arms in 8” – 12” lengths.  All I can seem to find is the new style which is the 2” diameter.