Sealife Wide Angle Lens SL970 068597

Video: Sealife Wide Angle Lens for DC800/DC1000 Underwater Cameras Video Review
Mfg Part #: SL970
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  • Free Padded Protective Lens Case included
  • 50% increased field of vision
  • Depth of field 12 inches to infinity - get as close as 12 inches to your subject
  • Easily attaches on and off - even underwater
  • Compatible with only DC300/310, DC500, DC600, DC1000 and DC1200 SeaLife digital cameras (NOT needed for the DC1400)


Customer Reviews for Sealife Wide Angle Lens:

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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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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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273 out of 563 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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313 out of 634 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

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158 out of 310 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 347 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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425 out of 801 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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437 out of 936 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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380 out of 792 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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Questions and Answers for Sealife Wide Angle Lens:

  • joe:

    I have the reefmaster DC310 camera. will the SL970 wide angle lens fit it. I had talked to a reefmaster rep and he says no but I see you have it and it says it`ll fit ?? Who do I believe before I order something that might not work??

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    Hello Joe, I have just gotten off the phone with the Sea life Tech support. They say that yes it will fit your housing. If you would like to place an order or have any other questions please feel free to give us a call at 1.800.347.2822.

  • Aidan:

    Will the sealife Wide angle lens fit the DC1400 modle camera?

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    Hello Aidan, no the wide angle will not fit the DC1400 camera. The DC1400 has a built-in wide angle lens. If you have any other questions please feel free to give us a call at 1.800.347.2822.

  • Tom:

    Is there a wide angle lens that will fit my DC800 (by any manufacturer)? I noticed Sealife makes a lens for most of the DC series, but not the DC800.

    Bob  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    The DC800 was built with an internal wide angle lens and no peripheral one was ever designed for it.

When you need to get everything in the shot
With the SeaLife Wide Angle Lens, you can stay within the shooting range of your flash and still fit everything in the shot. The Wide Angle Lens will take a full-frame picture of a 5 foot shark within a 5 foot shooting distance.

Note: Not compatible with the SeaLife DC1400, pictures will vignette.

24mm Wide Angle Lens increases shooting angle by about 50%

Easily snaps on and off your SeaLife camera, even while underwater

Sharp focus from 2' (60cm) to infinity without any adjustments

Fully-multi coated optical glass

Waterproof to 200' (60m)

Includes neoprene lens covers

Mounts to SeaLife Lens Dock (sold separately)

Note: The Wide Angle Lens is compatible with all DC series of SeaLife underwater cameras, except the DC1400 and DC800. Although the Wide Angle Lens will fit, the pictures will vignette.

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