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T.J.L.

Member Since 28 Dec 2013
Offline Last Active Apr 18 2017 03:25 PM
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In Topic: DIY housing for E-M5

02 April 2017 - 09:11 PM

Awesome work! Saw this a few months ago when I was tinkering with my own diy project and gave me a couple of ideas. Mind if I ask a couple of questions about your Dome? I'm looking at making my own...hopefully avoiding the use of threaded parts...

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Greetings from Honduras!

 

I'll be happy to answer any questions.

 

I've had the housing with me now on about ten dives on this trip and it has worked decently. I've had a couple of drops of leakage, probably because I never got to improving the partly DIY latches. They could compress the back cover oring a bit more on the surface. Water pressure takes care of compressing the oring properly when going deeper. Another problem is the shutter button. For some reason it sticks if its oring is not cleaned and greased often. This probably has something to do with the fact that this button has that horizontal 3D printed extension which causes some torque on the button but I am not sure what the problem is exactly.

 

I did buy a dive light and mounted it to the camera housing. I'll add some pics from the dives and of the dive light arm a bit later.


In Topic: DIY housing for E-M5

21 January 2017 - 12:52 AM

Long time no see. I wondered back here to look for ideas on how to make a cheap blue dive light for fluorescence diving and noticed this old thread. 

 

A small update on the camera housing. After the Philippines trip I had the camera with me on another 6-week trip to Indonesia in 2015. The housing worked excellent. If I remember correctly I machined a new even thicker polycarbonate back cover to replace the slightly cracked old one. Next month we are leaving to Mexico and Central America for three months and I am not yet sure if I'll take the housing with me. We may not be diving as much as before and the housing is kinda bulky to carry in my 45 liter backpack. Fortunately I am still using the E-M5 so no need to update the housing due to a new camera. 

 

I did plan to make an optically synced strobe for the housing but never got to it and definitely do not have the time before the next trip. I might buy a decent dive light and fix up an arm to attach it to the camera. That might already improve the photographs a little.