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#121 Viz'art

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Posted 12 April 2005 - 05:51 AM

Go to http://www.aquatica.ca/catalog.htm#

go to product category then click on dome shades & covers

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Posted 12 April 2005 - 06:45 AM

Here's a photo of me using the 8" dome and wideangle shade (photo Eric Cheng):

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The fisheye shade is much more minimalist, but doesn't provide as much coverage. I recommend the WA shade for the 12-24 and 10-22

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Posted 12 April 2005 - 09:07 AM

1. Thanks for the pictures guys. I like the big shade for the protection it offers.

2. Karl, does the wide angle shade vignette with the Aquatica port on the Ikelite housing when using the Sigma 15mm Fish Eye?
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Posted 12 April 2005 - 12:43 PM

Peter, I'm having a senior moment :D ....I just can't remember if I used the WA shade with the 15mm...it flooded on the first shark dive so I didn't get to use it but once....my housing is off to Ikelite or I would check it out for you tonight....I'm fairly certain that I had the shade with the 15mm, but I'm not 100%

James, do you remember if the shade was on when I handed you my flooded housing?

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Posted 12 April 2005 - 12:46 PM

I don't think it was on there Karl.

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Posted 27 May 2005 - 10:45 PM

So how much is the dome and the shade together? How do you put the two together are there screws or is it some kind of bayonet mount? Karl, did you get your 8 inch from Ryan? I also notice on Ikelite's page now that this is the "recommended" dome for the 12-24, I had not seen that before.

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Posted 28 May 2005 - 03:45 AM

Tony, you can get the 8" dome from Ryan. The shade is secured with 4 set screws. I bought the shade from B&H for around $50, but I'm not sure they still have them at that price...you'll have to check.

I use it with the 12-24 and the Sigma 15.....much better corner sharpness IMO

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Posted 28 May 2005 - 09:20 AM

There is an 8" Aquatica Dome Shade on eBay at this time. It is at US$24.00 at this time. This is the same one I have. It has 8 set screws. 4 are close to the edge and allow the shade to be rotated but prevent the shade from coming off. 4 are lined up with the edge of the dome and will lock the shade to the dome.
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Posted 04 June 2005 - 03:34 PM

Well I got the shade from ebay and it looks pretty good. I haven't received the dome from Ryan yet so don't know if it will fit. He tells me there has be quite a bit of variation in size of the WA shades. If it doesn't fit, out comes the dremel motor. It didn't come with any set screws, anyone know where to pick some up or which size to get?

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Posted 07 June 2005 - 02:04 PM

Hi Tony, the thread size is 6/32 but better yet contact Blake or Norma at Aquatica info@aquatica.ca and they will be happy to send you some along with the small allen key.

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Posted 07 June 2005 - 07:11 PM

Turns out the set screws were in the little holes of the shade. Real dinky..so it looks like I am all "set" just waiting for the dome to arrive tomorrow to check it out.

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Posted 16 April 2007 - 03:45 PM

Anybody got one of these yet?

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I have one that I used for a week on a liveaboard diving the GBR and Coral Sea. I really liked it. It works with both my 10-22 lens as well as my 28-105.