Inon UCL-165M67 with ikelite Canon G10 housing

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Postby flammableyurt » Fri Nov 05, 2010 2:57 pm

I've got the Ikelite housing for the Canon G10 and I've decided to get a macro lens for it. From what I've read the Inon UCL-165M67 would be the way to go, I just want to make sure that it's compatible via the Ikelite macro adapter http://www.helixcamera.com/uw/ikelite/access/930682.html before actually buying it.

Also, is the Inon M67 lens holder compatible with Ikelite ball & socket arms? If not, or even if it is, do you have any other suggestions on how to carry lenses while not in use?

Thanks!

Josh
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Postby bvanant » Sat Nov 06, 2010 3:00 pm

flammableyurt wrote:I've got the Ikelite housing for the Canon G10 and I've decided to get a macro lens for it. From what I've read the Inon UCL-165M67 would be the way to go, I just want to make sure that it's compatible via the Ikelite macro adapter http://www.helixcamera.com/uw/ikelite/access/930682.html before actually buying it.

Also, is the Inon M67 lens holder compatible with Ikelite ball & socket arms? If not, or even if it is, do you have any other suggestions on how to carry lenses while not in use?

Thanks!

Josh

Josh: The lens that you reference has 67 mm threads and the adapter will work fine for the lens. You might think about 2 lenses since stacking will get you a LOT more magnification along with a lot more headaches. The lens holder will not fit on IKE arms AFAIK, but you can get a suitable holder from
http://www.gbundersea.com/order.htm

This will zip tie to your arms and should work fine.
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Postby flammableyurt » Sat Nov 06, 2010 3:56 pm

Thanks for the response! I figure I'll start with one macro lens. If I find myself wishing I had more magnification, I can always add another later. And thank you for the information about lens holders - the website you linked says they are not shipping orders due to Hurricane Katrina, however... I'll send them an email, though.

Thanks again!
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Postby flammableyurt » Sat Nov 06, 2010 6:18 pm

First up, I contacted gbundersea and apparently they are no longer making/selling the digital lens dock.

Secondly, I realized I'm not sure that would be a great solution anyways. I have the Ikelite WD-4 wide angle conversion dome, and if I get a macro lens (with the macro adapter), it would be convenient to have someplace to keep the lens not in use. With a holder that only works with threaded lenses, I would have nowhere to keep the macro adapter or the dome.

I'm thinking that a lens-sized bag or pouch (neoprene?) might be the best solution. Then I could keep the macro lens connected to the adapter (no need to screw/unscrew mid-dive), and I would have someplace to store whichever lens isn't being used. Downsides are that it might not be as secure, I suppose. Any thoughts on whether this would be a good solution?

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I just got a pair of wet suite cargo shorts made with large cargo pockets. Works Great!
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Postby bvanant » Thu Jan 13, 2011 1:35 pm

I use small neoprene bags all the time. Hang them from the housing itself. Magnetic closures work great.
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