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Ikelite Lens Extension Stuck In Precision Dome Port...problem?

13 November 2015 - 08:44 PM

I have a precision dome port (Ikelite) for my tokina 11-17 fisheye and as i was going to disassemble it for cleaning, I could not remove the modular lens extension tube from the dome port.  What would you guys suggest?


Would it be dangerous (chance of flooding) if I were to leave it stuck in place without taking it apart to lube the o rings? I have no idea if I'm better off leaving it without risking damage to the dome port or trying to remove it with a rubber wrench.   If there is no chance of it flooding as long as I dont mess with it I wont touch it.  Please let me know if you have any suggestions!



Even more restrictions at Three Sister's Spring?!

20 August 2015 - 05:09 AM

This is all getting a little ridiculous  now, and i thought the proposed restrictions last year were bad!



Specifically, the new measures proposed in the draft EA’s preferred alternative (Alternative C) include:

  • Reducing the number of special use permits issued to in-water tour operators from 44 to five at Three Sisters Springs with each permit limiting the number of swimmers to four plus a certified guide per allotted time per visit. This means that no more than 29 swimmers will be allowed in the springs at a time. This may include: 20 swimmers supervised by five guides. It also provides for two photographers supervised by two guides. As manager of the springs, the Service may authorize additional in-water access for research and management purposes on a case-by-case basis.
  • Requiring special use permits for commercial photography and videography at Three Sisters Springs. Flash photography would be prohibited.
  • Barring any swimming into the Three Sisters Springs using the narrow spring run during manatee season. Kayaks, rafts, canoes or other floating craft will not be allowed into Three Sisters Springs.
  • Requiring swimmers to enter the springs only from a new floating platform attached to the boardwalk.
  • Requiring all in-water visitors to only wear black wet suits and barring the use of fins.
  • Instituting a standard of conduct for all in-water visitors to promote responsible, sustainable wildlife viewing.
  • Barring swimmers from using the Pretty Sister and Little Sister areas of the water. Only manatees will be allowed in those two lobes.
  • Requiring all special use permits holders to have a City of Crystal River business license.
  • Prohibiting pets on the boardwalk.
  • Building an elevated viewing platform to enhance wildlife viewing and make the boardwalk compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • Supporting the upcoming Southwest Florida Water Management District bioengineering project to stabilize the spring’s shoreline.


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?