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#1 scubamarli



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Posted 05 March 2004 - 12:04 PM

I have two hoods for my new Aquatica A100 housing: one for wide angle lenses, and one for fisheye. As the former is humoungous, I was wondering if anyone has shot with a 20mm lens and the hood for the fisheye, ( with the A90/A100/F5) and had acceptable results. Will I get flare? I just thought it would be better for travelling to take only one shade along.

Marli Wakeling

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#2 james


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Posted 05 March 2004 - 12:09 PM

The fisheye dome shade does less "shading" than the Wideangle shade. So your thinking is correct - if you must take only one, take the fisheye shade.

Yes, the potential for flare is higher when using a 20mm lens w/ the fisheye shade. Since the shade only blocks a little light from above and almost none from the sides.

Give it a try but just be careful when shooting w/ the sun in the hemisphere of water in front of the dome.

Good luck!

On my digital camera, I shoot everything w/ the wideangle shade - but that's because of the digital crop.

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