Underwater Cameras : SeaLife Adds Underwater Fisheye Wide-Angle LensJuly 9, 2012
With a universal-fit design it snaps onto any SeaLife DC-series camera housing’s external lens ring for seascape images. It creates a 16mm effective focal length when attached to the DC1400 digital underwater camera—an increase from 61º to 111º—and on the DC1200, users can increase the standard 44º field of view to 86º.
The aspherical fisheye wide-angle lens features fully multi-coated and antireflective deposition coated optics on all of its air-to-glass surfaces to maximize light transmission. With four elements in four groups, its dome-shaped objective lens maintains maximum field of view underwater.
Individually depth tested and guaranteed waterproof to 200 feet, the lens includes a lens dock to securely attach to the flash-mount base, and there is a lanyard that attaches to the camera to ensure the lens doesn’t get lost. With slightly negative buoyancy, the fisheye wide-angle lens weighs 13.8 ounces above water and measures 1.8x3.8x3.8 inches.
SeaLife’s fisheye wide-angle lens (SL975) with a neoprene lens cover is available for preorder and will be delivered in September. It has an MSRP of $299.95 and is backed by a one-year warranty. sealife-cameras.com