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#21 thetrickster


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Posted 03 January 2014 - 01:05 PM

Olympus sell 'shading rings' for their lenses, which as correctly pointed out, stops the light from come from behind the lens.


A cheap option is to buy step up filter rings from say 67mm to 72mm or similar to reduce the space between the front of the lens and the port :)

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#22 tdpriest


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Posted 04 January 2014 - 05:06 PM

I once used rings cut from soft black plastic, pushed onto the barrel of my lenses. Most alloy housings seem to have avoided this problem, except with fisheye lenses behind large domes.

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 11:48 AM

I just cut the bottom out of a bleach bottle, cut in to size, and painted it black. Works great when I slip it over my fish-eye.

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 09:36 PM

Yes, take off the filter.


I, too, had similar issues. I went the Sharpie route (didn't work), and now have a piece of an old wetsuit as an "extension" to my hood. Problem solved.

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 07:31 AM

You see, I'm more than just a pretty face... ;)


Stoo suggested that it might be that exact problem.  I brushed him off thinking it was impossible, because the port itself is black (not letting in any light), and the space between the lens, and the port body is soooo small that I figured it was impossible that was causing the issue.


But now here you've confirmed that it may just be that.  Of course, Ikelite will not admit to that!  Their housings are just perfect! 

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 04:53 PM

Does anyone have advice for those encountering this with compact cameras and wet lenses? Is this an inherent part of using a dome lens of any sort? 


I've run into this fairly often using an RX-100iv with a UWL-09f wet wide lens. 

Edited by Freedivephoto, 16 February 2018 - 04:55 PM.

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Posted 18 February 2018 - 12:48 PM

I feel your pain.