Monday, January 25, 2010

Ikelite housing port upgrades

Ikelite recently announced 2 upgrades to their housings - the addition of 2 port locks (for a total of 4) and a threaded mounting point for a focus light. The 2 new port locks are a welcome addition as it has long been noted that the old port locking mechanism is flimsy and does not inspire confidence. The threaded mounting point is also nice as it simplifies mounting a focus light (previously had to be mounted on a strobe arm). I sent my housing back to Ikelite last week for upgrading. After transit time and 3 week turnaround time, I'll probably get my housing back in March.

Read more about it here.

Nikon 105 mm f/2.8 macro lens

My wonderful friends bought me a Nikon 105 mm f/2.8 macro lens for my birthday. This lens is highly specialized and will be awesome for shooting nudibranchs, slugs, and intricate details on other marine life. I'm not sure when I will get to use it yet as I have not yet planned my next diving trip, but I am really looking forward to it.

I will need to buy the Ikelite flat port to go along with the lens.