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#1 Scott Ferris

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 03:56 PM

Hi all,


Gear is:

Canon 5D mk3
Sigma 15mm/2.8 Fisheye
IKELITE housing
IKELITE dome 8" + wide angle adaptor/tube


Struggling to get over part of image focused, underwater part is well focused, is this a tube length focus issue or my stupidity?


Many thanks for any help.

Edited by Scott Ferris, 24 September 2013 - 03:57 PM.

#2 Tom_Kline


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Posted 24 September 2013 - 04:44 PM

You need to stop the lens down to maximize the depth of field. If your underwater subject is very close you will not be able to get near-infinity sharply in focus too.

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#3 Scott Ferris

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 05:17 PM

Thanks Tom, I am pretty sure that is my stuoidity, I just checked the EXIF and the test shots at an indoor pool (!) were f4.5, nowhere near enough to encompass both focus points.


Thanks again, Scott.

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 04:44 AM

I'm interested in trying some over under shots and have seen suggestions that an graded ND filter helps with over under pics. What value ND is recommended?