Does anyone know by chance how the ports are installed into the non-dslr camera housings? I have a new Ike housing and while I understand it is not recommended to remove I need to in order to make a new one? Nem
What thread size are you looking to put on the outside? I know the engineer that makes the ports and can ask if he will cut a prototype?
Karl, that might be an interesting thought. I have not yet decided what thread diameter would be best. The port will need to be slightly shorter so that it remains closer to the camera lens and it will also have to be smaller diameter. Let me consider on that. I was thinking on an OD for the port of 54mm.
Bob, I am not having a "problem," I purchased the brand new housing with the express purpose and fore thought that I would modify it. I just have not come to my final thoughts on how I wnat to modify it since I just got it in my hands two days ago.
There is no problem with this Ike housing, it is just fine, very heavy duty and sturdy . I simply want to install a different port diameter, smaller diameter so that I can adapt the AD lenses uses a modified AD adapter affixed to a threaded ring. I may also have to make the port shorter (which s excessively long for my purpose) as well. I knew all of this beforehand and intended from the get go to make this modification. ;D
What I was really asking is not how to remove the port--with a strap wrench sounds like a plan but I was actually asking how the port is installed, is it threaded, it is glued, is it bonded, is it a slip fit, is there an O-ring--what attaches the port to the housing?
This is not a pressing project, I went ahead and got the housing now since I figured it might be discontinued shortly since the 570IS camera is apparently being replaced with the 590IS. The physical dimensions are differrent.
I cannot say about the new Ikelite housings, but if they are like the old ones, they are very simple to remove. They have an O-ring seal, and two or three or four clips which hold them in. These clips need to be either rotated or pushed down to move them away from the lip to remove the pressure on the port, then they can simply be removed by pulling it off. I re-grease my O-ring whenever it has been out for awhile, or if it gets dirty or sandy. Again, I'm not sure that this is what yours is, but you can tell by looking at it and seeing whether you can see the O-ring and the clips.
The link goes to a page titled "Detailed instructions about Zoom Clamp & Sleeve Installation in pdf format." It seems to be the same as my old ones, so I don't quite know what to say. Can you put a photo of it up for us to see?
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