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subpilotpaul

Member Since 01 Mar 2006
Offline Last Active Oct 17 2011 04:06 AM
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In Topic: Flip UltraHD

06 December 2009 - 02:13 AM

I just ordered one. I thought it would be nice to put on top of my DSLR housing. Might get another year or two out of my D70s now.

Paul

In Topic: My dome fell off

03 December 2009 - 02:07 PM

I like the idea of a vacuum check for housings. We use a vacuum pump on the electronics pods on the ROV's I have worked with to ensure we have a seal. A small fitting with a small hand pump would be ideal for a camera housing.

Paul

In Topic: My dome fell off

03 December 2009 - 03:03 AM

I believe he was using the 8" dome. It is also the acrylic housing. I don't really know what happened but he was on the surface and a large wave crashed over him and the housing. Next time I looked over to him the housing was in two pieces and he was struggling to keep the half with the camera out of the water. The housing was for the Olympus E-410 which I think may be an older camera but the housing is fairly new. I believe the clips either broke or just released. I do find it odd that when the housing is together the dome spins freely on the housing but I'm told that's just how they are and it needs water pressure to really lock it on to the housing so swimming with it on the surface in bad conditions is less then ideal for this design. I have been working with manned subs and ROV's for 20 years and I have never seen a seal like that. Because it took some time to get back to the boat and get the battery out the camera is toast. The 8mm fisheye is still out for repair. I will dig through my emails looking for the brand of silicone but I do remember it was only available in Canada.

In Topic: organization

28 November 2009 - 08:50 AM

I was thinking of doing it as you say Steve/Karel, saving my raw images somewhere else and adjusting them through Aperature and then just importing jpegs into iphoto.

Paul

In Topic: My dome fell off

26 November 2009 - 02:55 AM

Just a follow up. Although I wasn't able to find the correct silicone I managed to find something that worked. I took my camera to Aliwal Shoal and the conditions were pretty horrendous. The 2 to 3 meter swell was going against the current which made the swells stand up a bit and break out in blue water. On returning to the boat several waves crashed over me with no issues to the housing. Unfortunately I was with someone who had a ikelite housing and their dome popped off at the surface when one of the wave crashed over us since there was no water pressure to hold it on. The operator said he had seen this before with the ikelite housings. I think I will stick with the bayonet style housing. Thanks for all the help.

Paul