Available October 1, 2017, SeaLife’s new Super Macro lens allows photographers to shoot as close as 1.5 inches (3.8 cm) with the SeaLife DC2000. Without the macro lens, the DC2000’s auto focus lens can shoot as close as 4 inches (10.15 cm). Gaining that extra close-up shooting distance means macro shooters can capture stunning details of the tiniest sea creatures.
Philippe Eggert, of SeaLife Indonesia, has been testing the new Super Macro Lens — and the results are stunning.
With the new lens, you can capture the crisp details of these miniscule sea creatures, resulting in striking photos that will truly take your breath away.
The SeaLife Super Macro Lens
The Super Macro lens is constructed of optical-grade glass with broadband AR coating on the inner surfaces to maximize light transmission and prevent flaring. The two-element/two-group optics feature a +10-diopter lens that shortens the camera’s minimum shooting distance by more than 50 percent. All the optics are housed in corrosion-resistant, anodized-aluminum frame that’s depth-rated to 330 feet (100 m).
The lens has a 52mm thread mount for attaching to any underwater housing with 52mm mounting threads. Included with the lens is a 52mm thread-mount adapter that fits onto any SeaLife DC-series housing, including the new SeaLife DC2000. The 52mm thread adapter quickly and easily pushes on to the front of the SeaLife DC housing lens port for a tight, secure hold. Once you attach the thread adapter, simply thread the 52mm Super Macro Lens on. The same applies to any other third party 52mm lens or filter. This universal design gives divers the freedom to use the super-macro lens on other housings [with 52mm threads] or use other 52mm lenses on SeaLife DC-series housings.
SeaLife will also be launching the 52mm thread mount along with a 52-67mm step-up ring, so users have a wide variety of non-SeaLife branded lenses and filters to choose from.
“With the addition of the thread mount adapter and our new Super Macro Lens, the creative range of the DC2000 and other SeaLife DC Series cameras will be greatly enhanced” said Bjorn Harms, SeaLife’s VP and lead product developer.
The new lens and mount will be available on October 1st. The Super Macro lens with 52mm DC Thread Mount Adapter will retail for $129.95; the 52mm Threaded Adapter for SeaLife DC-series housings will retail for $39.95; the SeaLife 52mm to 67mm Step-up Ring will retail for $29.95.