Sealife Wide Angle Lens SL970 068597

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Average Customer Review: based on 24 reviews.

Rating: It has its ups and downs
Reviewer: Joyce P.  -  View all my reviews
The lens definitely does its job, there is a significant difference with the field of view. It can attach underwater which is great. My only criticism is that when you take pictures with the lens on, it leaves a black ring (from the lens) on the corners of your pictures. It still is a great lens, I like how is has a clip that attaches to the camera. If your looking to save money on your camera system, maybe hold off on this until later. I still recommend it, Im just not "crazy" about it. Little bit of an inconvenience to crop a lot of my pictures down to get that dumb black ring out of the corners.

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151 out of 283 people found this review helpful.

Rating: I use it for almost every shot
Reviewer: Scott Michael  -  View all my reviews
One of the things that I disliked about my DC800 was that I couldnt use the W/A lens without vignetting the pictures. I tried it out on my new DC1200 yesterday and it works great! My biggest problem has always been getting everything in the shot. With the W/A lens, you can get close so that theres less loss of color and sharpness, better light form the flash and still have a good field of view.

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254 out of 529 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Sealife Wide Angle Lens
Reviewer: Edwin C.  -  View all my reviews
Excellent product! I only wish that I would have purchased prior to going to the Bahamas this summer. It takes great pics, very clear and in focus. Does show the inside corners of the lens barrell though...but easily cropped out.

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310 out of 627 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Sealife SL970 wide angle lens
Reviewer: david sisson
I use the SL970 wide angle lens with my Sealife DC500 camera. My wife and I frequently dive in Cozumel, famous for large walls, and towering coral formations. The SL970 was able to capture the scale of the large coral formations very nicely, giving you a sense of what its like to be there. It also allows you to get close to subjects while capturing the surroundings, and allowing the flash to illuminate the subjects, eliminating those blue looking shots you get without a wide angle. The lens snaps easily on and off the camera housing making it easy to change your shooting modes. A lens storing dock is available too, which easily stores the lens when not in use. On the down side, the lanyard which tethers the lens to the camera housing, has an awkward plastic clip, which sometimes becomes un-attached, requiring some vigilance. Overall, a great tool for improving your underwater photos, and I would highly reccomend it.

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256 out of 540 people found this review helpful.

Rating: GREAT
Reviewer: MICHAEL HESS
NICE

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158 out of 307 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Sealife Wide Angle Lens
Reviewer: Clarence S.
This is actually a must for any Sealife underwater camera. With the distances you are shooting, you need a wide angle lens.

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178 out of 346 people found this review helpful.

Rating: nice wide angle lens for underwater
Reviewer: scott oliver  -  View all my reviews
i used this extra lens on a sealife dc600 on 15 dives in bonaire. it does help extend focused depth of field in photos and allows you to get closer to fish/coral/etc to get good details and still fit the main object in the photo. there was occasional darkened areas in the corners of some photos, but they were easily cropped out of the photos. it also gives interesting results on photos taken above water almost circular frame with fish-eye effect.

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416 out of 781 people found this review helpful.

Rating: EASY TO USE!!!!
Reviewer: John Matthews  -  View all my reviews
LOVE that this lens can be put on and taken off underwater!!! The docking station can be mounted right to the cameras bottom but only if you buy a longer screw for it yourself, no big deal. Wide angle lens blocks the cameras flash.

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425 out of 911 people found this review helpful.

Rating: A must have for the DC600!
Reviewer: David T.  -  View all my reviews
While I give the camera itself somewhat mixed reviews, the wide-angle lens is AMAZING! Pops out of the holder and onto the camera in seconds, even underwater (so no topside decisions on which lens to go with). Funny thing is I ended up taking almost all of my shots with the wide-angle in place. Allows you to capture more of the subjects surroundings (coral, sponges, etc) as well as large subjects without being out of the cameras optimal focal point (I captured a 110-ft wreck almost in its entirety from <10 ft off the port-side bow). You will definitely want to add the lens holder that attaches to the bottom of the strobe base.

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369 out of 768 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Exelent
Reviewer: Jarda Novotny  -  View all my reviews
I did have the lens bedore and I did sold it with my old camera, but I did mist it very much and when I did buy New SeaLife...I buy it again

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248 out of 546 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Wider the better
Reviewer: Geoffrey Wilson  -  View all my reviews
I bought this along with my dc500, I am glad I did it has in my opinion given me a better range of pictures. Especially for the price it beats the competitors prices and in my opion is just as good. The only draw back is a shadow in the upper right corner but all you have to do is adjuste the wide and telephot lense and it goes away. Thumbs up

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302 out of 659 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Better View
Reviewer: Andrew Britton  -  View all my reviews
The lense gave me better pictures of objects closer. No more fish cut in half.

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237 out of 433 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Sealife
Reviewer: Jarda Novotny
I always want it. And I did fine it for the best price on Scuba.com. Made my day and I love it

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230 out of 465 people found this review helpful.

Rating: lens
Reviewer: CJ Wirschingneiuser  -  View all my reviews
wide angle lens is so often needed to get those great pictures. connects easy to the underwater housing of the camera

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245 out of 501 people found this review helpful.

Rating: What a difference!
Reviewer: Josh Hamilton  -  View all my reviews
With the flash, this setup has really helped me improve the quality of photos that I take.

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330 out of 708 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Sea life wide angle lens
Reviewer: Charles Robinson  -  View all my reviews
The lens works excellent.

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289 out of 570 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Wide eyed and wonderful
Reviewer: Brian J.  -  View all my reviews
This makes underwater photography more fun for me because it puts more depth and color into the picture and if I get too much in the frame I can just crop it out later. Its great.

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202 out of 392 people found this review helpful.

Rating: great lens
Reviewer: Teresa N.  -  View all my reviews
Great addition to the camera. Has a nice cover to protect the lens.

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294 out of 584 people found this review helpful.

Rating: plongee.nemo
Reviewer: Richard R.  -  View all my reviews
Very good qualitée price.

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378 out of 712 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Wide angle lense
Reviewer: IRA GREENBLOTT  -  View all my reviews
This is a must have lense, I took a shot of a rainbow above water and cpouldnt get the whole thing in fram without it. Also underwater it helps with large fish up close.

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215 out of 432 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Great Lens
Reviewer: Ian Reid  -  View all my reviews
This is a great lens and really the only one you need for hte camera. My only problem has been I had to return the first one sent out as the focus lens was damaged (small crack on inside)

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189 out of 390 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Lens
Reviewer: Rodney Holbrook  -  View all my reviews
The lens worked very well, I like the way you can pop it off and on. I took nice pictures with it, nice equipment

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227 out of 466 people found this review helpful.

Rating: sealife wide angle lens
Reviewer: Jim Mulcahey  -  View all my reviews
works well

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255 out of 518 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Gotta have it!
Reviewer: Lecia Elzig  -  View all my reviews
Awesome addition to the camera bag. Get incredably close and get so much in each shot. Couldnt do without it!

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228 out of 469 people found this review helpful.


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