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Fantasea and AOI Introduce UWL-400F Wet Wide-Angle Lens for Compact Housings
By Ian Bongso-Seldrup, May 25, 2018 @ 06:00 AM (EST)

Fantasea and AOI continue their productive partnership with the release of a new wide-angle wet lens especially designed for compact camera housings: the UWL-400F. The attachment is compatible with most cameras featuring built-in lenses that are 24mm (equivalent) at their widest. According to the specifications, the UWL-400F has a field of view of 120 degrees when used with a 25mm lens and a magnification of 0.50X.

Like the macro and wide-angle series of Fantasea-AOI wet lenses released at the beginning of last year, the new lens has a barrel made from hard-anodized aluminum with black hard coating, while all internal glass elements have anti-reflection coatings. The dome is polycarbonate and has a scratch-resistant hard coating. To maximize compatibility, the lens features a 52mm thread, but there’s a 52mm-to-67mm adapter included for attaching to housings with the standard 67mm thread.

The lens is shipping now and comes with cover, carrying case, secure strap, microfiber cloth, and the EyeDaptor M67-F52 lens adaptor. 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-400F Wide Angle Lens

Available Now

The Fantasea-AOI UWL-400F is a SUPER SHARP quality "wet" wide angle conversion lens. Featuring a wide field of view and zero minimal focus distance, the UWL-400F produces breathtaking wide angle and close focus images that are super sharp corner-to-corner and great on the details.

UWL-400F attaches to the housing lens port thread and can be installed and removed during the dive. The lens is compatible with most all cameras featuring a 24mm lens (or a higher focal range) and can also be used with some cameras featuring a wider lens by zooming in to avoid a vignette.

High Optical Performance

UWL-400F features an FOV of 120 degrees (when used with a 25mm lens), a magnification of 0.50X, a zero minimal focus distance and exceptional overall sharpness. It is perfect for a wide variety of compositions, including seascapes, divers, ship wrecks, schools of fish and close focus portraits, all without having to move further away from the subject, thereby still taking full advantage of water clarity and artificial lighting. Images produced with this lens are sharp corner-to-corner with minimal distortion.

Durable Construction

Lens barrel is made from a durable Aluminum alloy with a black hard coating. The dome is coated as well, helping to protect it from getting scratched or damaged. During R&D, the lens was thoroughly tested in extreme conditions (depth, temperature, salinity and radiation) to ensure long term resistance and durability.

Anti-Reflection Design

The AR (anti-reflection) coating on all glass elements assists in avoiding lens flare from the sun or artificial light sources. Lens wings feature an improved design and can be rotated anytime underwater according to image composition without need of 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 52mm thread and can be mounted directly on any lens port with a 52mm thread or on lens ports featuring a different thread, by using a compatible adaptor. Its design allows for use with most lens holders, adaptors, bayonet mount converters, flip mounts and quick release adaptors. 

The EyeDaptor M67-F52 lens adaptor is included in the box and allows mounting the lens on housings featuring a 67mm threaded lens port.

Compact & Lightweight

The UWL-400F is compact and lightweight, allowing for easy storage and transportation and comfortable handling of the lens during the dive.

Accessory Package

Lens comes with a Neoprene dome cover, rear lens cap and a quality padded carrying case for safe storage and transportation. A secure line ensures that the lens is safely secured to the system at all times. The EyeDaptor M67-F52 lens adaptor included allows for mounting the lens on housings featuring a 67mm threaded lens port. The microfiber cloth can be used to clean the lens prior installation, thereby also reducing lens flare, often caused by light hitting spots on the lens.

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-400F Specifications

Description Wide angle conversion lens
Bezel Material Aluminum alloy with black hard coating
Lens Construction 5 elements in 5 groups
Magnification 0.50X
FOV (Field of View) 120 degrees (using with a 25mm Lens)
Focus Distance 0mm from the dome
Lens Coating Hard coating on the Polycarbonate dome lens + Multi layer AR coating on all glass lenses
Thread 52mm
Dimensions 121.8 x 76 mm / 4.8 x 3.0 inch
Weight (on land) 591 g / 20.8 oz
Weight (underwater) 200 g / 7.1 oz
Included in Box Neoprene dome cover, rear lens cap, EyeDaptor M67-F52 lens adaptor, secure string, microfiber cloth, O-ring remover and lens padded carrying case
Depth Ratio 100 meters / 330 feet


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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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