Rating: Worth every penny
Reviewer: Rick Boyle,
I purchased this lens to go with my SeaLife DC1400. Ive used it several times now and it has made a huge difference in photo quality, especially with video. It makes the video shot appear steadier, takes advantage of the wide angle already present in the DC1400, lets in more light, and limits the auto focus blurriness that one gets from a digital camera. I will need to invest in diffusers for the strobe and video light to use with fisheye, because they are near useless without them with this lens. It is well made, easy to use, and worth the price.
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Rating: Best Fisheye Ever
Reviewer: Karen T., - View all my reviews
I love this lens. I usually use the old wide angle lens but his opens up another whole view. It gives you a total 3D look. Making the fish look bigger and still seeing the whole ocean behind your subject. Id recommend it to anyone who has the SeaLife camera.
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Rating: Sealife Fisheye Wide Angle Lens
Reviewer: Robert G., - View all my reviews
I really like the lens. I love the ease of mounting it to the camera. Pictures come out great. The included lens storage bracket is a must have. Overall very satisfied with product and delivery time.
Questions and Answers for Sealife Fisheye Wide Angle Lens:
WIMMTHIS LENS OPERAT WITH THE REBEL TI3 CAMERA ??
IS IT AUTOMATIC ???
Arthur (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com)
hello, this lens is specifically designed for sealife cameras.
Super Wide Angle Lens increases field of view by 80%
Waterproof to 200 feet / 60 meters
Fits all DC series SeaLife cameras
16mm Effective Focal Length on the SeaLife DC1400 underwater camera
Dome-shaped lens obtains maximum field of view underwater
Easily attach/remove lens while underwater
Includes lens dock, neoprene lens cover and safety lanyard
Includes Lens Dock Designed to hold and secure the Fisheye Lens when not in use. Lens slides into dock for storage and easy access.
SeaLife Fisheye Lens Specifications Optical construction 4 elements / 4 groups Angle of view DC1400: Increases field-of-view from 61° to 111° DC1200: Increases field-of-view from 44° to 86° (Also works with DC1000, DC800, DC600, DC500 and earlier DC models)
Optical coatings Air-to-glass surfaces fully multi-coated with anti-reflective deposition coating
Magnification ratio - 0.60x Attachment method - Snap-on lens ring attaches to all SeaLife DC cameras while underwater (Note: When underwater, purge air trapped between fisheye lens and camera) Focus ranges -Maintains camera's focusing range Lens weight (lens only) -392 grams / 13.8 ounces Lens dimensions- 1.8” x 3.8” x 3.8” (4.6cm x 9.7cm x 9.7cm) Depth Individually -depth tested to 200’ (60 m) Buoyancy Negative Warranty 1 year limited warranty Packaging dimension 3.5” x 3.5” x 4.0” 8.9cm x 8.9cm x 10.1cm Packaging weight 450 grams / 1 lb
Camera must be set to macro focus when using the Fisheye Wide Angle Lens
Sealife Fisheye Wide Angle Lens
Increase the field of view underwater by 80%
The Sealife Fisheye Wide Angle Lens gives divers and snorkelers the chance to bring more into their images. It is specifically designed to fit on any Sealife DC series camera and offers divers up to an 80% increase in their captured field of view without changing the camera’s focus range. For the average underwater photographer it allows the diver to get more of their scene into shots clearly. Rather than focusing on an image of a beautiful piece of coral it allows the chance to not only capture that coral but the sponge growing next to it and all the reef fish around as well. This new Fisheye Wide Angle Lens opens up the camera’s available field of view on the DC1400 from the standard 61 degrees to 111 degrees.
As with all new underwater photographers for example, the first thing we want to shoot is our dive buddy. And without fail we find that a choice has to be made of capturing a great shot of their upper body, or the subject being shot is so far away that all that is captured is a silhouette. With this lens not only can shots be taken close enough to make out the subject dive buddy clearly, but get the entire diver in the shot!
It is designed to attach underwater (don’t forget to purge any air bubble), and stows securely on the Sealife Lens Dock until you need it. Its depth rated to 60 meters and comes complete with a lens dock, a safety lanyard and a padded protective case for when its stowed in your gear between uses. Finally, one of the best features of the lens is that it works equally as well for either still photography or video, so don’t forget to use it with underwater video for some really exciting shots!