I had the pleasure of giving a slide presentation (What are "slide" presentations called nowadays anyway???) to a group of business leaders 10 days ago. My intention was to run a canned show with music, but they asked so many questions, that I shut the thing off, and went though the pics one at a time, and we talked about most of them. It became very apparent, very quickly, that these otherwise intelligent and successful people knew very little when it came to things "oceanic".
They knew virtually nothing of shark-finning, or that commercial fishing is utterly devastating for the most part, or that farmed fish create a whole new set of problems and on and on. They didn't understand how changing climate can have a major impact on our oceans.
I don't know about you folks, but about 99% of my good friends are active divers, so I had forgotten that my circle of friends doesn't represent the "Average Joe" when it comes to this sort of thing.
As photographers, we have a unique ability to show the public a side of our planet that most people will never see. As a direct result of that talk, 82 people know a bunch of stuff that they didn't before. That talk also led to two more talks on the calendar. I have decided to dramatically shorten my "pretty picture" component, and provide a little more emphasis on the talk/education part in the hopes of expanding a few more minds.
Having said all that, one guy, who runs a successful business came up to me after my presentation and challenged me on my comments about climate change. He had seen "a scientist" on TV and "the scientist" said that it was all BS. I'm going to go out on a limb here and suggest that he probably say the guy on "Faux News"!
Ok, so I guess maybe a educated only 81 out of 82, but that's ok I guess.
Stoo suggested that it might be that exact problem. I brushed him off thinking it was impossible, because the port itself is black (not letting in any light), and the space between the lens, and the port body is soooo small that I figured it was impossible that was causing the issue.
But now here you've confirmed that it may just be that. Of course, Ikelite will not admit to that! Their housings are just perfect!
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.