The New Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM Underwater
The new Canon EF 11-24mm f/4 L USM is an incredible lens, both in terms of wide angle field of view, and in how amazingly well the distortion is controlled at focal lengths this wide. Canon has seriously upped their lens design game, and some of my favorite optics from any manufacturer (including Zeiss and Leica) are the 24-70 /2.8L II, 100mm /2.8L IS, and 8-15 /4. Is the 11-24 good enough to make that list?
Read the results and see the test images from our in-water test here.
One, Two, Three, THREE Close-Up Lenses in One !
The new Saga Trio is three close-up lenses in one. Some might count it as four lenses in one.
The Saga Trio contains two close-up lenses (diopters) in a sealed unit. Two easy to use levers allow you to select just the right amount of 'power' you need in just a second or two. One lever operates a +5 diopter lens, the other operates a +10 diopter lens. This innovative device allows you instantly to select any one of four combinations of close-up lens strength.
- 0 power (no close-up lens)
- +5 diopter
- +10 diopter
- +15 diopter.
See the Saga Trio here.
When You Want to "Shoot Everything"
The Nauticam WWL-1 is a full zoom-through wide angle wet-mount lens. This means you can zoom as tight as your camera lens will allow without needing to remove the wet-lens.
When the subject is asking you to photograph even smaller than your camera lens will allow, simply switch to a Nauticam macro converter.
Learn how these wet-mount lenses can help you be prepared for the extremes that can surprise you underwater in our knowledgebase article: Olympus 14-42mm EZ Lens With Nauticam WWL-1 and CMC
Fix Neo Light Review
Divers, dive instructors, and world travelers, Hergen Spalink and Kerri Bingham write reports from dives throughout the world at www.GotMuck.com. The reports are entertaining, informative, and each is accompanied with numerous excellent underwater photographs.
Their August article tells us what they think of one of Fix' new lights, the Fix Neo 1500 DX SWR. We think you will be interested!
Read the review: Kerri and Hergen Review the Fix Neo 1500 DX SWR.
Fix Neo 1500 DX SWR
A Guide to Nikon DX Lenses
Confused? Lost? Overwhelmed with lens choices?
Our photographers travel the world shooting in all types of underwater environments and share with you the knowledge you need to choose the proper lens for the job.
- Super Wide Rectilinear
- Mid-range Zoom
- Specialty Lenses
In the Nikon DX Mount Lens Choice Guide we explain the choices and provide sample images for each type of lens.
Canon 8-15 /4L Fisheye Test Shots
Moments after our friendly UPS driver Ron dropped the package on our door step we were taking measurements and cutting metal to get this impressive new lens in the water!
Our goals were to sort out whether or not this lens is a good choice for close-up wide angle shooting with a small dome, and to get an idea of how its performance stacks up when compared to the popular Tokina 10-17 Fisheye Zoom. The complete writeup, along with sample images, is available here.
In short, we are impressed. The 8-15 has less purple fringing and is sharper in the corners than the Tokina lens. Its AF system is very fast, and very accurate. This is a great addition to the arsenal of a Canon user.
New versions of our popular Zen DP-100 4 Optically Coated Glass Fisheye Dome Port are being constructed with integrated spacers to support this lens.
DP-100-AC for Aquatica
DP-100-HC for Hugyfot
DP-100-NC for Nauticam
DP-100-SC for Sea & Sea
Owners of DP-100-S3 or DP-100-S4 for Subal housings can use a 20mm Subal Extension Ring to support 8-15 in those ports.