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Any experience with the canon sl3/ikelite housing combo?

Discussion in 'The Canon Corner' started by deeper thoughts, Jun 26, 2020.

  1. deeper thoughts

    deeper thoughts Solo Diver

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    Thinking about buying the above in a few weeks
     
  2. deeper thoughts

    deeper thoughts Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
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    Not 2 popular i see
     
  3. moose_grunt

    moose_grunt NAUI Instructor

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    Did you end up getting it? I've been mulling over one, too, but a bit cautious as the only review appears to be a manufacturer-sponsored writeup by a store trying to sell it. Do like the idea of a (new) affordable setup that puts you into decent lenses and strobes (to carry over into the next upgrade) at a relatively low entry point. Be curious to hear your thoughts if you did get it.

    Jim
     
  4. deeper thoughts

    deeper thoughts Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location:
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    No looking at the epl10 olympus now
     
  5. Chris Ross

    Chris Ross Contributor

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    Read the fine print in the port chart for this system, it doesn't have a zoom knob on the housing, but relies upon a 6"dome port with zoom knob to support zoom lenses. This is probably OK for some lenses but depending upon which particular lens you want to use might be a limitation. For example the wide rectilnears like the 10-18mm will have soft corners in this dome and there are other limitations. You can fit the 8"dome but zoom is not possible with any lens and that dome. This may be Ok for your requirements, just go in with your eyes open. Here's the port chart: https://docs.ikelite.com/reference/port-chart-dlm-c-system.pdf
     
  6. Dannybot

    Dannybot Divemaster Candidate

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    I have the SL-2 set up. I am pleased with the set up at this pricepoint. I use the 10-18 in the supplied dome port. Yes it is soft around the edges, but the bang for the buck and the compact size of the set up is what did it for me.

    I have better bodies and lenses for land use, but just can't bring myself to put the R5 in the water.
     
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