In this video, see how to properly assemble the amazing Ikelite underwater housing. The Ikelite underwater housing is perfect for photography and videography/filmmaking underwater due to the mechanical button correspondence with each bit of the camera and lens. Picture this as an extension of the camera itself–all the buttons and functionality still there–but submergible! This a bit too basic for you? Check out the ‘How to Assemble an Ikelite Underwater Housing 2‘ to see the Ikelite with the Canon 5D MkIII and 16-35mm F/2.8L II lens.
To Sum Up: Assembling the Ikelite Underwater Housing
1. Locate all 3 o-rings. Remove and inspect for dust, dirt and imperfections.
2. Put a small amount of (included) lubricant on a finger and your thumb and run each o-ring through your fingers to lubricate being very careful not to stretch the o-rings. Then reapply all o-rings.
3. Gently slide the back into the front of the housing until they are seated together and the o-ring has no gaps and snap the two sides together and then the top.
4. Insert the small end of the port into the housing and lock in place by sliding the tabs.
5. Thread the dome onto the port. Hold the port and snug the dome, but not too much!
6. Slowly submerge into a pool, bathtub, or any bucket full of water and slowly spin top to bottom looking for bubbles. If lots of bubbles are showing up, there may be a gap in one of the o-rings. Be sure to look at the back of the housing and see that the o-ring is dark black and fully compressed all the way around. If there’s still water getting in, check the 2 o-rings on either side of the port to be sure they’re seated properly.
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