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Chris Kippax

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  1. Don't use electrical tape, it will leave a nasty residue. Use cloth tape or an adhesive residue free tape, it is much better.
  2. With the invention of vacuum systems DIY service has never been easier
  3. If half of it was labour what was the other half? Where any parts other than o-rings replaced? People put crap on Ikleite housing's but at least I can service a housing my self for around $75 AUD
  4. No mate, just a single DS160 at 12 o'clock facing inwards using edge lighting
  5. I used a butter knife on its backside to remove the original Ikelite viewfinder. Be careful it is tight. Don't forget to order the Nauticam adaptor aswell! The other thing I did was replace the original tray with an ULCS tray with quick release handles. That improved the housing ergonomics %100 Happy shooting Unidentia Sp
  6. Well spotted mate The VF fouls if the rotary dials are not all the way in!
  7. Hi Mate I have a different housing, mine is the older style 6871.03 updated to house a Canon 5dmkiv. It is tight but fits and works fine. If Ikelite can confirm your rear door is similar in dimensions to my housing I would say you are good to go.
  8. Do yourself a favour and buy a vacuum valve kit. It will be the best investment you can make
  9. The Nauticam is an excellent design and it would take a phenomenal effort to pull it from the housing. I dive in a river quite often and it is extremely mucky, when removing the viewfinder to check the o-rings they are always spotless. From memory the Ikelite is a Inon. The below from https://www.uwcamerastore.com may suit your needs.
  10. I use a Nauticam 45 on an ikelite housing, cost $500 used and around $100 for the adaptor. Works perfectly
  11. Try 15 more pumps once the light goes blinking green and let us know what happens. My surveyor is a sort of hybrid, I use the surveyor electronics with an ikelite valve & pump. It is somewhat unreliable at around -5 in/hg but much more reliable at -10 in/hg
  12. Hi All Any ideas on this one? Found in Saltwater Mooloolah River QLD Australia 10mm 5.0M Depth 19 degrees C
  13. A Lovely retrospective, you have travelled to some gorgeous places. Your images took me on a great journey. Did you draw the original critters at Lembeh blue ring design?
  14. Hi All As the title says, I am looking to buy an Ikelite 5510.50 port extension. Posted to Australia payed via Paypal and happy to pay the %3 and shipping
  15. Well spotted, mine has the hot shoe sync connector mounted in it. If I didn't occasionally use a flash that would be the ticket. Congrats on becoming a Mod!
  16. Thanks Chris, I appreciate the comments. That is the correct type of housing I originally thought the back plate was the place to install it but after some consideration I am not too comfortable having a protruding object near the viewfinder, where my face/eyes will be while getting pounded in the surf. I am thinking the RHS has enough flat real estate and has less chance of poking me in the eye. Housing definitely seems thick enough to accept a decent thread. The ikelite valve also comes with a locknut. I will take some measurements to see if the thread will protrude out enough to accept the lock nut. Next issue will be sealing. As you say the housing is slightly textured, at least PE is easy to sand smooth.
  17. Hi All I am contemplating adding an Ikelite vacuum valve (#47003) to my Aquatech surf housing. This housing seals via o-ring and groove similar to Aquatica/Nauticam. The port system is threaded with an o-ring. I already use this valve on my scuba housing so I am familiar with it and already have the vac gun. So it makes sense to me to minimise cost/gear. I intend to drill and tap the housing to mount the vac valve. The housing depth rating is 10 Metres, what would you suggest for a vac pressure? 2-3 in/hg?? The OEM were not helpful when I asked them regarding this. Can you think of any pit falls I may have missed??
  18. That is pretty sad Tim, In all honesty one must have the most excellent technique to engage in macro photography without some impact on the surrounding area.
  19. Hi Mate

    I am chasing a 5510.24 port. Let me know if you will part it out.'

    Need postage to Australia but more than happy to pay that and paypal fees.

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    2. Chris Kippax

      Chris Kippax

      No mate just the 5510.24



    3. Msorougi


      I prefer to sell as a whole, or at least with extensions. But if I am unsuccessful I may just sell individual parts. How much are you offering for the lens? (USD) 

    4. Msorougi


      Hey I just posted the listing in EBAY with pictures and more details (split over two), looks like if I ship through them it would be much cheaper.



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