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Need Wet Lens advice

Discussion in 'Tips and Techniques' started by togatown, Mar 15, 2019.

  1. togatown

    togatown Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Saratoga, NY
    After a few years of shooting mediocre underwater video with just a Gopro, I've decide to up my game to the next level, while still trying to keep it fairly simple. As a result, I recently got a great deal on a used Canon G16 and an underwater housing. My interest is in photographing larger mammals such as rays,turtles and sharks. I am not so interested in macro shooting small images up close, and don't want to carry around more than one lens.

    As a result, I am thinking of getting a wide angle wet lens and want to ask some of the experienced photographers on the forum, if something like this would work with my housing/camera?

    Fisheye Wide Angle Lens 67mm Shade Underwater Dome, free shipping from USA | eBay

    Here is a photo of the housing, as it has 67mm threads on the lens casing.

    Attached Files:

  2. Chris Ross

    Chris Ross Barracuda

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Sydney Australia
    It will fit assuming your housing has a 67mm thread on the port and should remove the flat port magnification factor meaning you will be 28mm at the wide end instead of about 36mm that you have through a flat port. The lens you link is just a dome with no wide angle optics as far as I can tell, the description is rather vague.

    The problem is 28mm is not very wide, I would think you should aim for at least 100 deg field of view. I would suggest talking to the UW camera specialty stores who have a variety of wet wide options available like this one: Dyron Super Wide Angle Lens If you are talking big animals you need to be very wide so you can be close enough for a decent image.
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  3. togatown

    togatown Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Saratoga, NY
    Thank you for the feedback and suggestion!
  4. rwe

    rwe Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Palm Coast, FL
    Has anyone got any info on comparison of Fantasea UWL-09F and Kraken KRL-01?

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