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Chris Kippax

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About Chris Kippax

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    Wolf Eel
  • Birthday 09/14/1983

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    Male
  • Location
    Queensland Australia
  • Interests
    The underwater world, wildlife photography and mechanical engineering

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  • Camera Model & Brand
    Canon 5dMKii
  • Camera Housing
    ikelite with Nauticam 45degree viewfinder
  • Strobe/Lighting Model & Brand
    2 x DS160 with dome diffusers
  • Accessories
    ULCS arms/clamps, vacuum valve, aquatica surveyor,

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  1. DIY service is very important to me. Don’t want or need to be sending my housing thousands of miles for a somewhat basic exercise of service. ask Isotta if the supply a service kit. If not let us know as others will be interested to know. a vacuum valve is an important part of DIY service in my opinion.
  2. What is the housing Part Number? i just removed the mode dial on my Ikelite FL DSLR housing but on my Aquatech housing I drilled and tapped in an Ikelite 3/8 vacuum valve, works perfectly. The plastic on the Aquatech housing actually tapped quite well. The thread pitch was 3/8 UNF and it torqued down nicely.
  3. Is the camera in macro mode. That's how I always used my Dyron wide angle port with my G12 years ago.
  4. Not sure if anyone is interested but I just tapped a 3/8 Unf thread in the top of the housing and mounted an Ikelite 3/8 vacuum valve, seemed to be the most robust way to do it with adding minimal failure points. Tested it today, held 5 in/hg for 24 hours and survived a swim in the pool.
  5. Yep aquatech surf housing Might be best to get a M16 and enlarge the hole if required.
  6. Thanks Chris Appreciate the considerations. I think I could make most brands of valves work with a trip to Pirtek, but I was hoping something may be available off the shelf. This unit from Mangrove looks like a possibility. Not sure of the quality though https://www.aditech-uw.com/en/shop/4396-mangrove-m14-vacuum-valve-pld-m14.html
  7. What would the best vacuum valve be for a 16mm unthreaded hole. It will need A seal on the outside that is clamped on between the valve and outer housing Needs about 15mm of thread to protrude through the housing Needs a jam nut Preferably would have a gauge on the hand pump Thanks for the help
  8. I recently took this shot on a trip to the Souther Great Barrier Reef. It is my best example of balancing flash & ambient so far. I put my lower strobe on a very low power setting tucked in close to the left handle and had the upper strobe on a high power at full rabbit ear position. Hope you enjoy looking as much as I did making it Thanks,
  9. Fair points mate and I greatly appreciate the info. If I had of looked a bit harder to begin with I could have saved some time. https://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/4379406
  10. Hi All Has anyone tried the Canon 1.4 III EXTENDER on 8-15mm fish eye lens with a 12mm EXT Tube on a FF camera? (the extension tube is required due to the Canon extender protrudes quite a way out on the front element and the 8-15mm's rear element is almost flush) Quite a mouthful but I was hoping it would yield better results than the KENKO 1.4 TC on the same setup. I am looking to pick up a Canon 12mm tube and I will give it a go and see what happens. Concerns will be maximum focus distance but hopefully IQ is improved over the KENKO. My goal is a portable rig so I can travel with both a CFWA option and a dedicated macro port option for places like Lembeh or Anilao (travelling with a 230mm dome and macro gear seems a bridge too far). WAM in lower viz conditions so black or negative space backgrounds will be what I am looking for when possible. Thanks,
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