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cpadiver

Member Since 08 Jul 2006
Offline Last Active Apr 19 2014 04:51 AM
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In Topic: DS-160 not working anymore

01 February 2012 - 01:10 PM

During my last dive i switched one off then later when i tried to turn it on only the modeling light would work so i though maybe the battery was nearly flat.
I charged the battery and turned it back on and the flash still didnt work and then it was making some weird noised as it was charging up then made a popping sound and now the modeling light wont work either.

It doesnt look like any water has got in and the red "ready" light still works if i switch it to on.

Any thoughts?


I'm thinking that needs to go back to Ikelite.

The red light is an indication of battery strength, not the strobe.

Good luck with it.

In Topic: To anyone who has upgraded their DS-125

10 November 2011 - 12:59 PM

I did the upgrade.

The upgraded strobe looks exactly like a DS-160. It says DS-160 on the side, the pwoer knob is a DS-160 power knob.

I can't speak to reasle.

The price is determined after they examine the strobe. My guess would be a newer DS-125 would be on the lower end of the price range for upgrading, but that is a guess.

In Topic: 15-85mm ikelite port

04 November 2011 - 05:31 AM

IKelite says no go on this. The diameter of the 15-85 is too large for the zoom gear to fit is what they say.

In Topic: 40D in 30D SPL Housing

04 November 2011 - 05:29 AM

The 30D and 40D are very different cameras.

As you have seen the size is different, but the biggest issue you will face is the placement of the buttons (not shutter) are very different.

Good luck on your efforts, please report back on your success.

In Topic: 5d housing to fit 5d ii?

29 October 2011 - 06:50 AM

I think you will find that the two cameras are very different and thus to the extent you can get the MKII in the housing, you have very limited functionality. I think the differences are so large that no one has really undertaken the effort with much, if any success.

I would suggest you look a the 5D MKII review on dpreview. They have a body comparison and you can see how much the buttons have moved. Memory tells me the MKII has a larger LCD as well.

Good luck on your efforts, I am sure there are others that would be interested in the success that you have.