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Fantasea and AOI Introduce UCL-900F Super Macro Wet Lens
By Ian Bongso-Seldrup, November 12, 2018 @ 09:30 AM (EST)

This year has seen Fantasea and AOI release a slew of high-quality wet lenses, including the UWL-400F and UWL-04F wide-angle wet lenses for compacts, and the pro-grade UWL-09Pro wide-angle wet lens for use with compact, mirrorless and DSLR housings. Now, with DEMA just days away, Fantasea-AOI is introducing the UCL-900F super-macro wet lens. With its +15 diopter, the lens is designed to allow shooters to capture pin-sharp images of the ocean’s tiniest inhabitants.

Like the recent offerings, the lens has a hard-anodized aluminum barrel with black hard coating, and anti-reflection coatings have been applied to all the glass elements. The lens features a standard 67mm thread for compatibility with most compact, mirrorless or DSLR housings, while a front 67mm thread makes possible lens stacking or the attachment of filters.

The UCL-900F is available now and ships with pouch, strap, microfiber cloth, and front and rear lens caps. For local pricing, contact your authorized Fantasea dealer or email info@fantasea.com.
 



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PRESS RELEASE

Fantasea and AOI introduce the UCL-900F +15 Super Macro Wet Lens

Available Now

The Fantasea-AOI UCL-900F is the finest Super Macro Wet Lens available. With a +15 diopter, the UCL-900F surpasses the competition in respect to image clarity, sharpness and detail.

The UCL-900F +15 Super Macro Lens magnifies the subject and enables the camera to focus short distances, creating impressive images sharp on the corners and great on the details. It is perfect for shooting close-ups of tiny creatures, fish, corals and textures.

The lens mounts on the housing port and can be installed and removed during the course of the dive. It can be mounted directly on 67mm lens ports, as well as other threads using an adaptor or with a QRS Bayonet system

High Optical Performance 

UCL-900F is an ultra sharp super macro lens offering unmatched quality with 5 multi-layered precision optic elements (organized in 2 groups). The AR (anti-reflection) coating on all glass elements assists in avoiding lens flare caused by sun or artificial light sources. Images captured with the lens are exceptionally detailed and sharp over the entire frame, including the images outer edges. A powerful +15 diopter provides great magnification with unlimited opportunities for image framing and creative use of depth-of-field. Professionally engineered elements eliminate chromatic aberration.

Durable Construction 

The lens barrel is made from durable Aluminum alloy with a hard black coating. This coating protects the barrel from getting scratched. During product development, the lens was thoroughly tested in extreme conditions (depth, temperature, salinity and radiation) to ensure resistance and durability.

Universal Compatibility 

The lens features a 67mm thread mount, compatible with most housings available in the market today. Perfect to be used with compact, mirrorless or SLR housings. The base of the mount features a narrow design, allowing to use the lens with most lens holders, adaptors, bayonet mount converters, flip mounts and quick release adaptors.

Stack & Enhance 

A front 67mm thread allows for stacking additional macro lenses and/or color correction filters on the lens.

Compact & Lightweight 

Weighing about 270 g (9.5 oz) and featuring an ultra compact design - 70 x 38.6 mm (2.7 x 1.5 inch), UCL-900F is a streamlined and easy to handle lens, convenient to pack and transport.

Accessory Package

The UCL-900F comes with a secure strap and quick release safety line to ensure the lens is safely secured to the system even when removed from the housing lens port. A Velcro strap enables mounting and dismounting the lens without having to detach it from the housing system. Non corrosive front and rear lens caps are included in the box. A lens pouch allows safe storage and transportation.

Warranty & Best Service

The lens includes warranty against defective materials and workmanship under reasonable use for a period of 1 year. In addition, Fantasea offers a professional and responsive service program.

UCL-900F Specifications 

  • Description: +15 diopter close-up lens
  • Bezel Material: Hard anodized aluminum with black hard coating
  • Lens Construction: 5 elements in 2 groups
  • Lens Coating: AR multi layer coating
  • Threads (front and rear): 67mm
  • Dimensions: 70 x 38.6 mm / 2.7 x 1.5 inch
  • Weight: 270.5 g / 9.5 oz
  • Included in Box: Front and rear caps, lens pouch, Velcro secure strap, secure string and microfiber cloth
  • Depth Ratio: 60 meters / 200 feet

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