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KatheK

Member Since 16 Sep 2011
Offline Last Active Oct 20 2011 03:21 AM
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Dark band in photos

18 September 2011 - 09:21 AM

I am new to underwater photography. I have a SeaLife dC1200 camera with a wide angle lens and a strobe. I have only made one dive and took dozens of photos. As one would expect, most of the photos were throwaways with a couple of nice shots that were purely accidental I'm sure. Even the good shots have a dark band of color across them.

I also bought The Underwater Photographer by Martin Edge. in his book he says, "Make sure the water drains from the lens and housing port first or you will have a dark line across the photo." Obviously, that is exactly what happened, but I don't understand what it means.

I attached the wide angle lens before I got in the water but I could have done it while in the water. How on earth does one get something to drain when one is underwater? I must be missing something...can anyone help?