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#1 Garrethe

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 06:58 PM

So just took my new 9.25 Aquatica dome in the water. At end of dive took some over/under shots that were ruined with water beading on the dome. How do I solve that particular problem?

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 12:10 PM

On glass domes you can use RainX. On acrylic domes, you can use mask defog or something similar. There are tons of threads on this.
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Posted 04 December 2012 - 11:08 PM

Spit on the lens and rub it around. It will only stop beading for one to two shots but it works

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 05:29 AM

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#5 Michael T.

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 11:28 AM

take the over/under at the beginning of the dive... i tried Rainaway as well as spitting on the dome.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 10:52 PM

Don't try Rainex on Ikelight Domes. The Dome will totally crack within seconds. Half in half out shots are best taken in calm conditions, ideally when you can stand up and have a soft tissue to dry of your lens.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 08:47 AM

Cee Bailey makes water repelant for aircraft and motorcycle windshields.

This stuff should work for you.

http://store.ceebail...pellent max.htm



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Posted 21 February 2013 - 06:04 AM

just do it before the dive, that's the easiest way to go



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Posted 14 April 2013 - 05:32 AM

I am not kidding, but take it at the beginning of the dive before you have had the camera under water.....not getting it wet is the best solution



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Posted 16 April 2013 - 10:38 AM

I find that the easiest solution is to simply dip the Dome into the water.

The water drops take a little bit of time, until they show up.

 

Technique:

1: Get the Camera settings correct, preferably AF as well.

2: Tilt the Dome down in the water.

3: Pull it up and shoot.

 

I find it the easiast way to do it. The hint is from the book of Martin Edge.

It works very well!

 

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 02:25 PM

Spit, rub around, dip under, then shoot as you're lifting up.

 

Works for me.

 

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