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Nauticam 550D and 8.5" dome with tokina 10-17mm

27 August 2010 - 06:18 AM

Hi guys,

for fellow members of the forum with the above combination (of course and the 20mm extension ring as well), light from the internal flash does escape into and reflects off the dome port, casting a "ring shadow" on the image.

This only happens at the widest end of the tokina - 10mm. I've attached a sample down-res image straight out from raw.

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My diving buddy and I managed to gaffer tap the flash such that it doesnt leak out to reflect off the dome, which is a temporary solution while I was diving at Bali. Until there is a more permanent solution, you might want to do the same as well.

Brand new Nauticam 550D housing flooded due to rocker button fault

09 August 2010 - 09:56 PM

Hey guys,

Just want to share about what happened to me. I bought a brand new nauticam housing for my Canon 550D as soon as it was released and went on a 8 day diving trip to Bali. At my last dive of my 4th diving day at Tulamben, to my horror I found my housing flooded with water
trickling in as I was doing my safety stop... and drowned my SLR and tokina as well.

The fault appears to be the focus point selection key of the rocker button, which leaked when pressed during my subsequent dive when I brought down the empty housing for evaulation. Brought the housing back after the trip and the local nauticam dealer notice that the screw holding the button on the back was loose.

Needless to say, I was rather upset about damaging my camera with my brand new housing. I have sent it back to Nauticam for them to take a look and I am still waiting for them to get back to me.

A word of advice to everyone: should the housing flood and damage the camera, keep the camera as proof. Or at least that was what my local dealer informed me, or else there will be very chance of any compensation.

Right now I am keeping my fingers crossed as I have another dive trip coming up in September and I hope Nauticam will resolve the problem in time. This will be a test of their after sales service.
Will keep you guys updated!