Underwater versatility – wet lenses

March 27, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

Cuttlefish, Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote.

  Most 'serious' underwater photographers aspire to using a large sensor camera like a modern DSLR or Mirrorless interchangeable lens (MILC). The image quality and lens choices are significantly better than with a small sensor compact camera. If you have built up dedicated underwater compact system, however, there is one significant advantage with a compact – you can change lenses underwater.

The recent introduction of a high quality wet wide angle lens from housing manufacturer Nauticam opens this versatility to systems other than compacts. This is seriously compelling for mirrorless users, so I decided to put it to the test on a recent trip to Lanzarote. I bought adapters and port fittings for my existing Inon wet lenses that I use on a compact Canon S110 outfit. The images in this blog post were all shot on a single dive with Safari Diving Lanzarote and show that the versatility of being able to change lenses during a dive opens up a world of possibilities...


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