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    Nikon 7000
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    Stix Arms and floats, Inon viewfinder, Housing Sentry
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  1. If you ever get any information I also would be interested. BLibecap@gmail.com
  2. I am wondering if you dome had a coating on it. If so you are out of luck unless you remove all the coating using #3. I have had great success with Novis products, check out tutorial on their web site.
  3. Hello, I am interesting D80 housing, I from Taiwan, think you!

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    2. pininca


      Hi Sir, thinks for your care about me, but my English is very pool, I just want find housing and some parts for my Nikon D80, think you!

  4. Can you help me identify a housing? We would be happy to help you identify your housing. Please send the housing serial numbers along with photos of the front and back of the housing to us at ikelite@ikelite.com. The serial number is typically stamped on the top front corner and top edge of the back. Unfortunately we are not able to identify older film models and many older video models due to a lack of serialization tracking.
  5. Send pictures to ikelite and they will tell you what it is.
  6. Hi Mark i would like the Fluorodiving Kit. I have a verified paypal account. please contact me BLibecap@gmail.com
  7. Bill V It is my understanding that light behaves differently in water than it does in air. The light from the strobe travels a distance altho short before it reaches the diffuser and then after it goes threw the diffuser it is back in the water. Therefore comparing a strobe performance in the air is somewhat irrelevant to how it will preform underwater and then adding the diffuser in the mix really makes it irrelevant.
  8. Hey Bill This is cool, where can we find the stuff that backscatter did that you reference? Bill
  9. I don't think you want to cut the ends off as they are polished to enable as much light transfer as possible.
  10. I have done this before and had success. First of all, you have to treat this as a business transaction not loaned to a friend. You can find sample contracts on the internet and you need to have one. Figure out what your replacement cost for all items rented would be. In my case that was $4000. Then get that amount in deposit, not a check but actual cash deposit. Then the rent was $400 a week. I then spent about an hour of time with the renter going over the procedures and cautions and operation of the system. Once the system is returned check it all out and go through your normal testing procedures and post-trip procedures, clean it up well. Your contract should state that you have 30 days to return the deposit less any cost for damages or cost for missing items. I did this 3 times before there was a problem and I had to keep some of the deposit. I later sold the system to the renter. Bill
  11. Hi Timz I am the manufacture of this product. I can replace the dome, Please send me a email and we can discuss the procedure, Bill Libecap Info@UWCAmerastuff.com
  12. I have found two ways to do this. 1 is with a vacuum, Go to the store and get some ritz clothing die, black and mix it up with 5 gallons of water. fill your housing with crumbled up paper towels and a weight in the center. Pull a vacuum on the housing and put it into the black water. check on it occasionally so you can find the leaking area as the paper towels will be black in that area. 2 is with pressure. Remove the pump from the vacuum hose and pressurize the housing like blowing up a balloon. I believe that the leak sentinel valve will not seal so you will have to clamp off the hose to maintain the pressure in the housing. Dunk the housing in water and look for bubbles or spray the housing with a mixture of baby shampoo and water and watch for bubbles. To much pressure will force the housing half's apart so kept that in mind. and good luck.
  13. You will most likely not be happy with the light output from the ikelite ds51 strobes with the Tokina wide angle lens. I would suggest that you get at least one of not two ikelite ds-160 strobes. You will need a strobe cord also Sync Cord Two Ikelite Strobes to Ikelite Bulkhead Product # 4103.52 $ 160.00. You will also want Right-Hand Quick Release Handle # 4077.02 , Shutter Trigger Extension # 4077.93. You will need some floats to get the system neutral in the water and I would suggest STIX floats as the will fit the ikelite arms. you will probably need 8 large floats. I would also suggest that you purchase the Vacuum Pump with Gauge # 47011. I have an Ikelite D7000 system. Your next purchase should be a 60mm lens, 18-55 lens, and a flat port. Bill Libecap
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