SeaLife, a leader in underwater photographic equipment, has announced the introduction of its new Fisheye Wide Angle Lens, the company’s widest angle and most advanced external lens to date.
The SeaLife Fisheye Wide Angle Lens allows the underwater photographer to come very close to the subject and capture all of its amazing surroundings by increasing the field of view by an astounding 80 percent. With its universal-fit design, it quickly and easily snaps onto any SeaLife DC-series camera for breathtaking seascape images, and it creates a 16mm effective focal length when attached to the DC1400 digital underwater camera. That’s an increase from 61 degrees to 111 degrees with the Fisheye Wide Angle Lens attached to the DC1400. On the DC1200, you can almost instantly increase your standard 44-degree field of view to 86 degrees.
The aspherical Fisheye Wide Angle Lens features fully multi-coated and anti-reflective deposition coated precision optics on all of its air-to-glass surfaces for maximum light transmission. With four elements in four groups, its dome-shaped objective lens maintains maximum field-of-view underwater. Simply snap the lens onto your camera housing’s external lens ring while purging any air bubbles, and you’re ready to go wide.
Individually depth tested and guaranteed waterproof to 200 ft., the Fisheye Wide Angle Lens also includes a Lens Dock that quickly and securely attaches to your flash-mount base, and there is a lanyard that attaches to the camera to ensure you don’t lose the lens. When topside, you can store your lens in the included neoprene lens cover. With slightly negative buoyancy, the Fisheye Wide Angle Lens weighs 13.8 ounces above water, and it measures just 1.8 X 3.8 X 3.8 inches.
The SeaLife Fisheye Wide Angle Lens (SL975) is available for pre-order now, and will be delivered this September. To place your pre-order, locate an authorized SeaLife dealer near you by visiting www.sealife-cameras.com/dealer/index.html.
The lens has an MSRP of $299.95, and it is backed by a one-year warranty.
For additional information on SeaLife, visit www.sealife-cameras.com, call 800-257-7742, or write to SeaLife, 97 Foster Road, Suite 5, Moorestown, NJ 08057. Visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SeaLifeCameras.
SeaLife DC1400 (SL720) Specifications:
|Optical Construction:||4 elements / 4 groups|
|Angle of View:||DC1400: Increases field-of-view from 61° to 111°; DC1200: Increases field-of-view from 44° to 86°(Works with all SeaLife DC-Series digital cameras)|
|Optical Coatings:||Air-to-glass surfaces fully multi-coated with anti-reflective deposition coating|
|Attachment Method:||Snap-on lens ring attaches to all SeaLife DC(Note: When underwater, purge air trapped between fisheye lens and camera)|
|Focus Ranges:||Maintains camera’s focusing range|
|Lens Weight:||392 grams / 13.8 ounces|
|Lens Dimensions (LxWxH):||1.8 X 3.8 X 3.8 ins. (4.6 cm x 9.7 cm x 9.7 cm)|
|Depth:||Individually depth tested to 200 ft. (60 m)|
|Warranty:||1 year limited warranty|
|Accessories:||Lens Dock (SL97502), Neoprene lens cover (SL97508), Lens-retaining lanyard (SL95010) and Instruction Manual (SL97506).|