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D7000 Ikelite, buttons on camera not working while at depth

08 December 2014 - 01:15 PM

Just took my Ikelite D7000 rig on its first salt water trip today.  After a few minutes into the dive, the back camera buttons would not function, even though the camera was able to take a photo.  I could get Live View to come on but the "INFO" and [ | > ] buttons would not respond to pushing.  It worked fine in the pool a week ago.  As soon as I released the vacuum (underwater camera stuff vacuum) and took the camera out of the housing, the buttons were functional again.  Any reason this could have been an issue or has anyone experienced the same thing?

Any suggestions: Travelling with an Ikelite D7000 and looking for a safe way to travel...

06 November 2014 - 03:35 PM

I have been doing some research on previous posts and have seen that a lot of people suggested the Pelican 1510.  I have heard that getting the ikelite into the case is a tight squeeze, does anyone currently use this setup to travel with their Ikelite SLR housing? I have a Lowpro backpack to transport my camera already but I was wondering if anyone has come up with any other carry-on options to fit an Ikelite rig.  I really don't want to have to check the housing. 


If you have pics of your setup in a Pelican 1510 I would love to see it to get a better feel for the size of it/what I could fit in it.  Thanks! 

WTB: Light & Motion Sola 600 Photo or Sola 500 Photo USED

12 October 2014 - 03:07 PM

Looking for a used Light & Motion Sola Photo 600 or Light & Motion Sola Photo 500.  (Would prefer the Sola 600 for its red light vs the 500 but open to offers)  Not interested in new, I have a limited budget so I am only looking for used models right now. 


Please PM me any offers and I'll get back to you as soon as possible, Thank you!!

Ikelite fiber optic use from strobe connector?

11 August 2014 - 05:33 PM

Just thinking out loud here but was just wondering if there would be a way to somehow make a converter that screws into the Ikelite strobe connector and converts the electric signal to fire an LED instead (and then attach fiber optic cables to trigger the strobes)? I shoot in manual mode anyways with 2 YS-110a's so just trying to think of ways to lessen the risk of flooding the strobes. 


Anyone ever try anything like this?

Bad idea to go to Galapagos this summer? (El Nino)

07 August 2014 - 07:51 AM

Was thinking about spending a few weeks in the Galapagos this summer (June/July most likely) but unfortunately it seems like they are predicting an El Nino.  Has anyone been to Galapagos in El Nino conditions and would advise against it?  Would it still be worth it to go on the off chance El Nino doesn't happen? I didn't know how much it would affect wildlife viewing there next summer.  Thanks for the help