UN, who design and manufacture the popular PT housings for Olympus consumer digital cameras, have released two new lenses.
The first is a macro lens to allow higher magnification than the cameras own built in close up facility provides. The new lens is perfect for tiny critters like nudibranchs and for detailed still lifes of corals.
The wide angle lens is a 0.58 reducer which provides a much greater field of view than the wide setting on the cameras own zoom. Digital cameras usually offer poor wide angle capability which is further impaired by being used
underwater behind a flat port which narrows the angle by about a third. Using the UN wide angle lets you get closer to your subject to reduce the water column and improve sharpness. It's also ideal for working in tight spaces like the confines of a wreck.
The UN lenses are made of glass for the best possible image quality. Both are wet lenses that can be easily attached and removed as required during the dive. Because they are manufactured by UN they are perfectly matched to the Olympus camera and housing range.
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