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Fantasea and AOI Introduce UWL-09Pro Wet Wide-Angle Lens
By Ian Bongso-Seldrup, August 1, 2018 @ 09:00 PM (EST)

Following the introduction of the UWL-400F and UWL-04F wide-angle wet lens for compacts with built-in lenses that are 24mm and 28mm (equivalent), respectively, at their widest, Fantasea and AOI have released a new professional-grade wide-angle wet lens designed for use with compact, mirrorless and DSLR housings.

According to the specifications, the UWL-09Pro offers a field of view of 130 degrees when used with a 28mm lens—making it ideally suited to capturing expansive reef scenes, wrecks, and big animals—while a zero minimum focus distance opens up the possibility of close-focus wide-angle imagery.

The lens has a hard-anodized aluminum barrel with black hard coating, and internal glass elements have multi-layered anti-reflection coatings. Unlike other lenses in the Fantasea-AOI lineup that have polycarbonate domes, the UWL-09Pro has an optically superior glass dome with a scratch-resistant hard coating. The lens features a standard 67mm thread and weighs 27oz when submerged.

The lens is available now and ships with cover, carrying case, secure strap, microfiber cloth, rear lens cap, and two adaptors. For local pricing, contact your authorized Fantasea dealer or email info@fantasea.com.
 



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PRESS RELEASE

Fantasea and AOI Introduce the UWL-09Pro Wide Angle Lens

Available Now

The Fantasea-AOI UWL-09Pro is the finest and most professional wet wide angle conversion lens available. Featuring a quality optical glass dome and offering the most impressive optic specifications, the UWL-09Pro delivers stunning results that have no competition.

The UWL-09Pro wet wide angle lens provides an exceptionally wide field of view and a zero minimal focus distance, allowing to shoot breathtaking wide-angle and close focus images that are super sharp corner-to-corner and great on the details. It is perfect for a wide variety of compositions, including seascape, divers, ship wrecks and schools of fish, without moving further away from the subject, thereby still taking full advantage of water clarity and artificial light sources.

High Optical Performance

UWL-09Pro offers unmatched quality with 6 multi-layered precision optic elements (organized in 6 groups). Images captured with the lens are exceptionally detailed and feature impressive overall sharpness. The combination of a super wide field of view (130 degrees) and zero minimal focus distance provide unlimited opportunities for image framing and creative compositions, including close focus wide angle and over-under (half/half) split images. Professionally engineered elements eliminate chromatic aberration. The AR (anti-reflection) coating on all glass elements assists in avoiding lens flare from the sun or artificial light sources.  

Optical Glass Dome

A quality optical glass dome with multi-layered AR coating reduces flare in images shot against the sun and minimizes reflections produced by artificial lighting. As the glass dome better sheds water, impressive and clean split images (over-under) are easily produced. The optical glass dome is also exceptionally durable.

Durable Construction

Lens barrel is made from durable aluminum alloy with black hard coating. The dome is covered with hard coating as well, protecting it from easily getting scratched or damaged. During development, the lens was thoroughly tested in extreme conditions (depth, temperature, salinity and radiation) to ensure resistance and durability on the long run.

Rotatable Wings

Lens wings feature an improved design and can be rotated anytime underwater according to image composition without using any tools. Vertical and horizontal images can be easily captured without having the sun or strobes reflecting on the dome and interfering with crystal clear images.

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. Two different adaptors are included with the lens, to ensure the best fit with all type of housings, sparing the need to solve ahead any compatibility issues or source additional adaptors separately. The base of the mount is covered with a rubber ring, providing a firm grip of the lens during installation and removal. Its narrow design allows using the lens with most lens holders, adaptors, bayonet mount converters, flip mounts and quick release adaptors.

Accessory Package

Lens comes with a secure loop installation kit and quick release secure line to ensure the lens is safely secured to the system even when removed from the housing lens port. Non corrosive front and rear lens caps are included in the box. A quality padded carrying case 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. If damaged, the dome of the lens can be replaced with a new one for a discounted price during the 1-year warranty period. In addition, Fantasea offers a professional and responsive service program.

UWL-09Pro Specifications

  • Description: Wide angle conversion lens 
  • 67mm thread mount 
  • Bezel Material: Aluminum alloy with black hard coating 
  • Lens Construction: 6 groups and 6 elements 
  • Lens Coating: Multi layer AR coating on the optical glass dome lens and all other glass lens elements
  • Depth rated to 100 meters / 330 feet
  • Magnification: 0.45X
  • FOV (Field of View): 130 degrees (using with a 28mm Lens)
  • Minimum focus distance: 0mm from glass dome lens
  • Thread: 67mm 
  • Dimensions (diameter x height): 139 x 99 mm / 5.47 x 3.89 inch
  • Weight (on land): 1408 g / 49.7 oz
  • Weight (underwater): 770 g / 27.2 oz
  • Included in the box: Neoprene dome cover, rear lens cap, UWL-09Pro type-B adaptor kit, secure string, microfiber cloth and lens padded carrying case

Comparison Images


For pricing information and orders, please contact a Fantasea authorized dealer in your area – http://www.fantasea.com/s.nl/sc.34/category.1462/.f

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