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#1 tshepherd

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Posted 12 January 2003 - 07:26 AM

For those of you using one of the new Sea and Sea housings, has anyone found a way to improve the viewfinder on it? In the limited testing I've done, I've had a bit of a tough time seeing the whole viewfinder at once, and had to resort to moving around a bit to see the whole thing.

Any thoughts?

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Posted 12 January 2003 - 07:42 AM

Don't yopu get an optics kit with it?

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Posted 12 January 2003 - 08:07 AM

A what?

You can take that as a "no" since I've thoroughly played with every single piece that came with it....

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Posted 12 January 2003 - 08:17 AM

It's a No. The D100 version has problems here, too.
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Posted 12 January 2003 - 08:21 AM

Yeah, I was assuming the D100 had the same issue. There was an article on Backscatter reviewing it that mentioned it.

Now the question is, how to improve it?

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Posted 12 January 2003 - 08:28 AM

Jump onto the S & S site to see if they do an optics kit. This is basically to adjust the optics so the whole screen can be seen fromfurther back - ie the extra distance created by housing & mask.

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Posted 12 January 2003 - 08:31 AM

Thought of that, but didn't see anything. I also looked in the 2003 print catalog at my local dive shop, and didn't see anything.

There's an optic in the housing already, and I'm sure it helps, it's just not great. If they had just made it a tiny bit bigger than it is, it would be okay, but since it's a circle, and the viewfinder is rectangular, it trims off some of the view...

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Posted 12 January 2003 - 08:35 AM

MMMM' Is it fixed?

Maybe another manufacturer can supply something - try Ike, he should be able to help out.

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Posted 12 January 2003 - 08:54 AM

Sorry, should have clarified. There's an optic of some sort that is a non-removeable part of the back. I'm having issues with it installed, so no, it isn't fixed.

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Posted 12 January 2003 - 09:25 AM

The Ike "Super-eye" optics kit is about 1/2" to 3/4" long. It slides over the rails on the camera viewfinder piece. Would that fit in the Sea and Sea housing"

The diameter of the back of the supereye is about 3/4"

It works really well in the Ikelite housing.

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Posted 12 January 2003 - 11:38 AM

It might, but I suspect it wouldn't, as you have to remove even the rubber eyecup to get the controls to work properly, so there's not a lot of space. I'm going to see if I can get the Super-Eye anyway, just to try it out.