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#1 dckiteboards

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 05:00 AM

Just picked up a ikelite housing for the 5d2 and i had it out yesterday shooting and i was in multiple lighting situations and I was getting lens refelection in the 8' dome port when i would go underwater. 

 

I emailed ikelite and well see what they recommend. 

 

sounds like everyone is using gaffers tape/socks etc.. Im pretty unimpressed with this situation as I have a 200 dollar ewa marine ziplock bag that yields better photos than this 2500 dollar housing /setup? I would never trust my ziplock bag however and i know ill work out the kinks but just a little erg'd

 

 

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 05:07 AM

im not using any filters or strobes curretly , FYI



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Posted 21 July 2014 - 11:42 AM

I'm curious in what light, I've only had this when using a strobe that was aimed a bit through the housing and then it was still a faint reflection.
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Posted 21 July 2014 - 06:00 PM

it seemed to be any light underwater. i emailed ikelite and he said dont shoot in the sun. I feel thats a real crappy response as they should be addressing this and offer neoprene sleeves or something at least to buy for your lens?

 

no strobes and no filters.



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Posted 22 July 2014 - 12:09 PM

Can you post examples?
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Posted 22 July 2014 - 12:12 PM

I had a similar issue with an acrylic lens port.  The black gaffers tape worked perfectly.  I only have this issue on my wide angle lens.  Hope that helps

 

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Posted 05 August 2014 - 12:24 AM

Are you using a shade on your dome port?



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Posted 20 August 2014 - 07:23 AM

A friend of mine had a similar problem. At my urging, he posted here...

 

In summary, there were two things going on... At the heart of it though, was strobe positioning. If it/they are too far forward, it really exasperates the problem it seems. I little experimentation might help.

 

Personally, I hate the thoughts of sticking Gorilla Tape or anything else on a lens. The things are works of art and this just seems abusive.

 

This is my friend Andrew's post...

 

http://wetpixel.com/...ite +reflection


Edited by Stoo, 20 August 2014 - 07:35 AM.


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Posted 21 October 2014 - 05:39 AM

what you can do, is to have the hood on the lens itself shaved off . this should stop it - even with my sea cam super dome I have a slight problem when shooting upwards



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Posted 21 October 2014 - 06:38 AM

i used neoprene sleeves glued together from a old wetsuit on the neck of the port, this helped somehow.
Gaffer tape or maybe better self vulcanizing tape as it is watertight/proof will do the trick also.

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