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Ya I was talking about the one you would have to alter and play with a little lol thats why I wont take the risk. I have used my point and shot in the housing many times and its worked fine.

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there is no more rish from altering the housing.

you either simply change the length of the levers, either cutting, bending or putting in longer ones.
so that does not change the risk one bit.

the second way you alter the housing is...
drill new holes in the housing for the appropriate control buttons.
You put in a O ring, just like the original control.
again, no increased risk.

Just a retrofit.

Either way, new or used/retrofit.
the housing can flood.
new housings have flooded 5000 dollar cameras, and you have no recourse, your camera is fried.
being new does not mean you can sue the housing company.

so best bet is to NOT use a camera you can't afford to lose.
not to believe that a New housing is safer than a retrofit one.

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Ya I agree with you tr6

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I've toyed with the notion of trying to build my own housing. Wonder if I could build it more water proof than the bought ones. One completely sealed in a simple cube with a remote for the camera sealed in a thin enough layer of silicone to allows for use of the buttons springs to mind as a possible way to go.


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you could make a housing that way, the hard part would be making a port for the lens, so the pictures do not come out distorted.
the problems.

its easier to find a used housing and retrofit or adapt it.

if you make something to hold the remote.
i'm not sure at what depth the remote signal stops working.
and at depth, the pressure will be pressing the buttons on the remote.

you could make a housing for the remote out of plexiglass or steel, with buttons just like they put on camera housings or a couple levers that can move around and work the needed buttons.

for a video camera.
all you have to do is have a housing that you can put a video camera in.
does not matter if the buttons don't line up.

you simply turn on the video camera, put it in the housing and dive.
won't be able to turn on or off, or use telephoto lens adjustments, but it will record what ever you see.

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Actually the last option you mentioned was my original idea. Just have a perfect cube and a very good seal. the lens is a tricky matter if you want to keep it good quality. If you were doing reef diving or something where you could just try your best to film from a set difference you could probably get away with manual focus in a set position (baring a gooood remote) and through trial and error come up with a good focus from say 2 feet away from the reef. Of course things swimming in and out of the focal point would blur, but you'd end up with some good shots to edit. maybe :roll:


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still, easiest thing is to find a used housing.
may even get lucky and find some of the buttons line up without having to retrofit them.
plus having the port will make the pictures and vid better.

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This is true. But I do enjoy pain in the arse projects :lol:


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yeah, but check out how much thick plexiglass costs.
thats why finding a used housing is better.

you can find used ikelite housings from 25 to 500 bucks, just depends.
and cheap does not mean its less water tight then the more pricey one.

I like projects too, thats why retrofitting is cool.

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Picked up a tub yesterday almost identical size as yours. Will come in handy for a quick setup when needed. I was wondering that because it doesn't have a top, how bad is the evaporation?


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Be careful with a heater in a plastic bin like that as I once had a heater that was toutching it and it melted the plastic and created a leak, all water came down on the floor. There were no fish as it was for aging my water but the succer for the heater never really hang long on plastic and if the heater toutch the plastic it can really melt that overnight.

Silicone hang well to it, so I would recommande to sillicone the heater holder to the bin and let it cure for 24 hours and that should hold the heater more securely.


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Picked up a tub yesterday almost identical size as yours. Will come in handy for a quick setup when needed. I was wondering that because it doesn't have a top, how bad is the evaporation?


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Thanks for the warning. Got to make up a special holder for the heater in the tub. It won't be setup all the time don't want a permanent location. A removal locate would be best.


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get yourself a PVC pipe larger then the heater.
drill a bunch of holes in it for circulation.
cap the bottom so fry don't try to swim up into it.

you can also get plexiglass sheet (like a tank) and build a small box for it.

you can also buy heaters like stealth that are plastic coated metal tubes, so no worries about melting or breaking.
course i think stealth only goes to 250w.
I only use stealth or titanium.
will never use glass again.

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Rena do a 300w plastic heater...i bought one a few weeks back- i think its excellent!!

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Thanks. I'll checkout the stealth and rena heaters. :cheers:


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