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  • Ikelite | Snell's Window
    up to produce the rounded image we now call Snell s Window The resulting underwater image can be a full circle with a fish eye view or a partial curve across the corner of your frame all depending on the angle of the lens in relation to the surface Looks can be deceiving Snell s Window often appears to be a level view but if you see the curved effect and textured surface of the water you know the lens is pointing straight at the surface Composing with Snell Viewing and composing these images can be difficult Looking up will send any water in your mask straight into your nose Looking straight up can also be disorienting making it hard to tell if you are descending ascending or about to run into something To experiment with Snell s Window try taking your wide lens and shoot from the hip Hold the housing out in front of you lens pointing up and sight over it instead of through the eyepiece This will allow you to get in close to a subject without touching the reef As you get used to the angle of your wide lens you will get better at judging the composition of your frame before seeing the post shot preview It may help to imagine the angle of coverage that your lens sees as a 90 angle It is probably wider than this but a right angle is easy to visualize coming out of your dome port There are helpful aspects to working with Snell s Window For instance by pointing the lens up and into the light you will be able to use a very small aperture i e large f number like f 22 This yields a very wide depth of field At these smaller apertures

    Original URL path: http://www.ikelite.com/support/articles/snells-window.html (2016-02-17)
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  • Ikelite | About Wide Angle
    but don t touch Light can be tricky underwater in another way the way it bends When light passes from water to air through a flat lens it bends in a way that magnifies the resulting image So your 2 3 ft close up is now SUPER close up That s great for little critters but bad for things like wrecks sharks and the occasional selfie That s where our wide angle lens comes in A wide angle lens bends the light underwater in a different way allowing us to fit even more into the frame than usual Squeezing more into the picture means more color more definition and a more complete view of our environment Win win And since most of our wide angle options are wet lenses we can easily switch between wide and close up throughout a single dive Wet lenses are waterproofed independently and are actually designed to have a small amount of water between the front of the housing and the lens After making a safe controlled descent remove the wet lens from your housing and use your hand to sweep away any trapped bubbles from the housing lens port and the back of the lens Then replace the lens and start shooting Close Focus Wide Angle The funny thing is wide angle lenses are not only good for wide angle shots Shooting a small macro subject can actually be more interesting by including more of its native environment A wide angle lens allows you to get extremely close filling a large portion of the image with the smaller subject while still showing its surroundings for scale Very cool A good wide angle lens can turn a mediocre camera into a show stopper All of the images on this page were taken with the Ikelite

    Original URL path: http://www.ikelite.com/support/articles/about-wide-angle-wet-lens.html (2016-02-17)
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  • Ikelite | Assembly and Maintenance Checklist
    lights up the way it is supposed to Check the resolution your camera is set to record in and make sure your memory card or hard drive has enough space for the amount of shooting you plan to do Assemble everything in a cool dry environment To prevent fogging due to trapped moisture avoid humidity when opening and closing your housing Connect everything and fire a test shot at something close by If using strobes make sure that the strobes fire when you take a photo Look at the photo to confirm that the strobes fired at the right time Slowly submerge your system in a clean rinse tank watching for small bubbles which may indicate a minor leak Remove the system from the water and confirm that everything is perfectly dry inside Never leave your gear in the rinse tank the vast majority of equipment damage and floods are the direct result of being banged around by the boat or other people s gear Protect your system from sun heat and other divers whenever possible After the Dive Rinse your gear in fresh water Quickly work all of the controls while submerged in fresh water to flush out any

    Original URL path: http://www.ikelite.com/support/articles/assembly-care-checklist.html (2016-02-17)
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  • Ikelite | Remembering Ike
    With a molding and hand poured plastics cured in his kitchen oven he figured a way to make an inexpensive light of very high quality The word got out about Ike s Light and other dive shops around the Midwest began calling in orders for resale Ikelite was born While dive lights remained integral to the Ikelite formula underwater photographers came to know Ikelite the company and Ike the man through their innovative strobes and camera housings I remember writing about the housings back in the early 1980s for Skin Diver and got my first letter from Ike gently reminding me that these housing were not Plexiglas but were Lexan A subtle distinction to me but it spoke to Ike s desire to use the very best materials to create the very best in affordable see through housings My first Ikelite housing was for a Nikon F2 and my first rental housing in my Key Largo studio was for a Canonet G3 rangefinder camera back in 1978 I had two of those in rental and it was no doubt the revenue they provided that got me through those first few years of struggling to start an underwater photo business Ike working at his trademark cluttered desk and drafting table circa 1970s Ikelite has grown dramatically since those early days They are one of the most innovative and dynamic companies in underwater imaging The housings are still made of Lexan but they are thick walled and extraordinarily robust with circuitry allowing TTL with digital cameras This TTL integration with digital cameras was a massively difficult hurdle to overcome and Ikelite was the first with a solution and remains probably the best The Ikelite strobe particularly the extraordinarily popular series started with the DS125 is found in the travel kit of most

    Original URL path: http://www.ikelite.com/support/articles/remembering-ike.html (2016-02-17)
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  • Ikelite | New Website Launch
    FAQ Last but not least WHERE TO BUY links to our complete Authorized Dealer network of the finest dive photo and recreational sports retailers worldwide A search bar powered by Google is consistently found at the upper right hand corner of every page And no matter where you are on the site you can always come back home by clicking on the Ikelite logo What s New We release new products and updates on a regular basis so keep checking in to stay up on the latest and greatest from Ikelite Products Our products are the real showpieces of the new site The product page has been designed to keep all relevant product info within quick scrolling distance Find spare parts instruction manuals and documentation popular accessories and alternative options if applicable This launch commemorates our 52nd year in business and in that time we ve seen a few products come and go All models of digital still cameras are represented in the Housings section whether they are current or discontinued Un check Show current models only under any camera series to reveal discontinued models In an attempt to keep this project within the limits of our sanity we ve put to rest pages referencing discontinued lighting products and camcorder housings Wherever possible we continue to offer replacement spare parts and service maintenance on many of these products Please Contact Us if you have a question about one of these older products and we ll do our best to help In the case of camcorder housings please be prepared with either the Ikelite product number or camcorder make and model when you email or call We apologize for the inconvenience but we have no means by which to identify housings based on photos DSLR Lens Ports The new DSLR Lens

    Original URL path: http://www.ikelite.com/support/articles/website-launch.html (2016-02-17)
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  • Ikelite | Submit Your Photos
    not been paid for their submissions Want to see your photo on our website Email us with the subject Ikelite Customer Photos Please observe the following requirements Include full name location and equipment used Scale images no larger than 1600 pixels on the longest side We get a lot of email every day so please leave room for other customers by sending no more than 2MB worth of images total

    Original URL path: http://www.ikelite.com/support/galleries/submit.html (2016-02-17)
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  • Gallery | Customer Photos June 7, 2015
    FAQ Service Repairs Who We Are Product Registration Where to Buy Customer Photos June 7 2015 Click any photo to see the full image and open slideshow view Share your work with the world in the next Customer Photos Gallery Find out how Ahmed Yahya Nikon D7000 Ahmed Yahya Nikon D7000 Ahmed Yahya Nikon D7000 Alex Zeni Canon PowerShot G16 Alex Zeni Canon PowerShot G16 Alex Zeni Canon PowerShot G16 Bill Anderson Bill Anderson Devin Hume Canon EOS 5D Mark III Devin Hume Canon EOS 5D Mark III Don Costanza Canon EOS 70D Don Costanza Canon EOS 70D Don Costanza Canon EOS 70D Giny Smith Canon EOS 5D Mark III Gonzalo Vidal Nikon D90 Gonzalo Vidal Nikon D90 Jack M Bernstein Canon EOS 5D Mark III Jack M Bernstein Canon EOS 5D Mark III Juhani Väihkönen Canon EOS 5D Mark III Juhani Väihkönen Canon EOS 5D Mark III Juhani Väihkönen Canon EOS 5D Mark III Luis Pérez Suárez Luis Pérez Suárez Luis Pérez Suárez Luis Pérez Suárez Luis Pérez Suárez Mario Lahoud Canon PowerShot G15 Mario Lahoud Canon PowerShot G15 Miguel A Córdova C Nikon D7000 Miguel A Córdova C Nikon D7000 Miguel A Córdova C Nikon D7000 Mike Grebler

    Original URL path: http://www.ikelite.com/support/galleries/customers-2015-06-07.html (2016-02-17)
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  • Gallery | David Haas Canon PowerShot G7X
    Arms Trays Handles Fiber Optic TTL Cords Batteries Chargers Compass Maintenance Spare Parts OEM Components T Shirts More Inspiration Photo School Articles Photo Galleries Videos Ambassadors Support Contact Us FAQ Service Repairs Who We Are Product Registration Where to Buy Canon PowerShot G7X David Haas Diving with the Ikelite Housing for the Canon PowerShot G7X in Grand Cayman All images copyright 2015 David Haas Click on any photo for an

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