Underwater photography specialist SeaLife has introduced a new ultra-wide angle dome lens for its Micro-series and ReefMaster RM-4K underwater cameras. The new lens increases the cameras’ field of view by almost 50 per cent, allowing photographers to get three times closer to the subject.
The wide-angle dome lens design uses high grade optical glass components arranged in a 4-element/4- group array that delivers crisp edge-to-edge sharpness. All optical elements are fully multi-coated to prevent internal glare and maximize light transmission. The lens has a 13.3mm film-equivalent effective focal length when used with the SeaLife Micro 3.0 and is waterproof to 60m.
The lens fits all SeaLife Micro-series cameras (Micro HD, HD+, Micro 2.0, Micro 3.0) and works with the SeaLife ReefMaster RM-4K, increasing the tiny camera’s shooting angle to a massive 196°.
The new lens is a ‘wet lens’ and easily attaches and removes underwater. A locking ring prevents the lens from accidently detaching when bumped or in rougher water conditions.
The SeaLife Dome Lens weighs 331g and is negatively buoyant. A lanyard is included to prevent loss underwater, and the lens can dock on SeaLife’s Lens Caddy when not in use.
The inner airspace is backfilled with nitrogen to prevent fogging in extreme temperature conditions. The rotatable light shade prevents unwanted glare from external lighting or sunlight, as well as protect the dome lens from bumps and abrasion.