Apr 28, 2012, 1:47 PM
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My Opteka Ninja Lens moves quite a bit when I'm filming in freefall as well as on the ground. When stationary the edge of the lens is barely visible. Between the lens and camera there's a stepring from Opteka, made of what I believe is aluminium.
Do you have any advice of how to avoid this movement?
At my local DZs I've been told that it can either be the mount, the stepring or the lens.
My setup: - Sony cx115 camera - Opteka Ninja Lens with stepring (http://opteka.com/ninja.aspx) - Tonfly 3x topmounted helmet (http://tinyurl.com/7kesgmr)
I've attached two images from a video, which is taken less than two seconds from each other. As it can be seen the lens has moved from one side to the other.
My helmet is setup for different still cameras. When I'm using the Cannon G-10 with a Lensemate filter adapter, the filter adapter moves as you've explained. I simply wrapped a pack band around the filter cover where it threads to the camera base.
Not only does is solve this problem, it also seals the joint from wind/moisture. I'll try to send you a pic.
Looking at your pics... a bigger problem is the vigneting from the Wide Angle lens?
(This post was edited by skyjumpenfool on Apr 28, 2012, 2:56 PM)