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Fantasea and AOI Release Macro and Wide-Angle Wet Lenses
By Ian Bongso-Seldrup, January 25, 2017 @ 11:30 PM (EST)
Source: Fantasea Line

Fantasea has joined forces with AOI to introduce a new range of macro and wide-angle wet lenses. The lineup includes the UCL-05LF and UCL-06LF macro lenses, which have +6 and +12 diopters, respectively; the UCL-09F super-macro lens, which has a +12.5 diopter; and the UWL-09F wide-angle lens.

The lens barrels are made from hard-anodized aluminum with black hard coating, while all glass elements have anti-reflective multilayer coatings. Each of the lenses has a standard 67mm thread, so they can be attached to the majority of compact, mirrorless and DSLR housings either directly or via an adapter. The UCL-05LF and UCL-09F both have front 67mm thread mounts as well, allowing them to be stacked. All four lenses are depth-rated to 200 feet (60 meters), and come with covers, carrying cases, secure straps, and microfiber cloths.

The lenses are shipping now. For local pricing, contact your authorized Fantasea dealer or email info@fantasea.com.
 



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PRESS RELEASE

FANTASEA AND AOI INTRODUCE HIGH QUALITY WET LENSES
Available Now

Fantasea and AOI have just released a selection of new quality macro and wide angle lenses, designed to dramatically upgrade your underwater photography experience:

Read below for further information on each of these lenses.
 

UCL-05LF +6 Macro Lens

UCL-05LF is a quality wet macro lens with a +6 diopter. UCL-05LF magnifies the subject and enables the camera to focus short distances, creating sharp, detailed and impressive images. It is perfect for shooting close-up images of tiny creatures, fish, corals, textures and more.

The lens mounts on the housing lens port and can be installed and removed during the course of the dive. It can be mounted on 67mm threaded lens ports and other dimensions by using an adaptor.

High Optical Performance

UCL-05LF is a super sharp lens which consists of quality AR (anti-reflection) multi-layered precision optic elements (4 elements organized in 3 groups). Images captured with the lens are detailed and extremely sharp on the corners. Professionally engineered elements eliminate chromatic aberration and the AR coating on all glass elements assists in avoiding undesired reflections from the sun or artificial light sources.

Durable Construction

Lens barrel is made from durable Aluminum alloy with black hard coating. This coating protects the exterior of the lens, 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.

Universal Compatibility

The lens features a 67mm thread mount, compatible with most housings available in the market today. Perfect to be used with compact or mirrorless 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.

Accessory Package

Lens comes with a secure strap and quick release secure line to ensure the lens is safely secured to the system even when removed from the housing lens port. Velcro secure 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 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. In addition, Fantasea offers a professional and responsive service program.

UCL-05LF Specifications

  • Description: +6 diopter close-up lens 
  • Bezel Material: Hard anodized aluminum with black hard coating 
  • Lens Construction: 3 groups and 4 elements 
  • Lens Coating: AR multi layer coating 
  • Threads: 67mm (front and rear) 
  • Dimensions: 74 x 41.1 mm / 2.9 x 1.6 inch 
  • Weight: 254 g / 9 oz 
  • Included in Box: Front and rear lens covers, lens pouch, Velcro secure strap, secure line and microfiber cloth 
  • Depth Ratio: 60 meters / 200 feet 

Comparison Images

 


 

UCL-06LF +12 Macro Lens

UCL-06LF is a quality wet macro lens with a +12 diopter. It magnifies the subject and enables the camera to focus short distances, creating sharp, detailed and impressive images. It is perfect for shooting close-up images of tiny creatures, fish, corals, textures and more. 

The lens mounts on the housing lens port and can be installed and removed during the course of the dive. It can be mounted on 67mm threaded lens ports and other dimensions by using an adaptor. 

High Optical Performance 

UCL-06LF is a sharp lens which consists of quality AR (anti-reflection) multi-layered precision optic elements (6 elements organized in 4 groups). Images captured with the lens are detailed and extremely sharp on the corners. Professionally engineered elements eliminate chromatic aberration and the AR coating on all glass elements assists in avoiding undesired reflections from the sun or artificial light sources. 

Durable Construction

Lens barrel is made from durable Aluminum alloy with black hard coating. This coating protects the exterior of the lens, 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.

Universal Compatibility

The lens features a 67mm thread mount, compatible with most housings available in the market today. Perfect to be used with compact or mirrorless 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. 

Accessory Package 

Lens comes with a secure strap and quick release secure line to ensure the lens is safely secured to the system even when removed from the housing lens port. Velcro secure 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 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. In addition, Fantasea offers a professional and responsive service program. 

UCL-06LF Specifications 

  • Description: +12 diopter close-up lens 
  • Bezel Material: Hard anodized aluminum with black hard coating 
  • Lens Construction: 4 groups and 64 elements 
  • Lens Coating: AR multi layer coating 
  • Thread: 67mm 
  • Dimensions: 74 x 54.1 mm/ 2.9 x 2.1 inch  
  • Weight: 365 g / 12.9 oz  
  • Included in Box: Front and rear lens covers, lens pouch, Velcro secure strap, secure line and microfiber cloth 
  • Depth Ratio: 60 meters / 200 feet 

Comparison Images

 


 

UCL-09F +12.5 Super Macro Lens

The Fantasea-AOI UCL-09F is the finest wet super macro lens available. With a +12.5 diopter, the UCL-09F surpasses the competition in respect to image clarity, sharpness and detail.

The UCL-09F wet super macro lens magnifies the subject and enables the camera to focus short distances, creating impressive images that are sharp on the corners and great on the details. It is perfect for shooting close-up images of tiny creatures, fish, corals and textures.  

The lens mounts on the housing lens port and can be installed and removed during the course of the dive. It can be mounted on 67mm threaded lens ports and other dimensions by using an adaptor.

High Optical Performance 

UCL-09F 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 from the 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 +12.5 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

Lens barrel is made from durable Aluminum alloy with black hard coating. This coating protects the exterior of the lens, 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. 

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 less than 280g (9.8 oz) and featuring an ultra compact build of 70 x 38.6 mm (2.7 x 1.5 inch), UCL-09F is a streamlined and easy to handle lens. Due to these mini measurements, it's also the ultimate lens to pack and transport.

Accessory Package 

Lens comes with a secure strap and quick release secure line to ensure the lens is safely secured to the system even when removed from the housing lens port. Velcro secure 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 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. In addition, Fantasea offers a professional and responsive service program. 

UCL-09F Specifications 

  • Description: +12.5 diopter super macro lens 
  • Bezel Material: Hard anodized aluminum with black hard coating 
  • Lens Construction: 2 groups and 5 elements 
  • Lens Coating: AR multi layer coating 
  • Threads: 67mm (front and rear) 
  • Dimensions: 70 x 38.6 mm / 2.7 x 1.5 inch  
  • Weight: 278 g / 9.8 oz  
  • Included in Box: Front and rear lens covers, lens pouch, Velcro secure strap, secure line and microfiber cloth 
  • Depth Ratio: 60 meters / 200 feet 

Comparison Images

 


 

UWL-09F Wide Angle Lens

The Fantasea-AOI UWL-09F is the finest wet wide angle conversion lens available. Built from quality materials and featuring the most impressive optic specifications, the UWL-09F delivers stunning results that have no competition. 

The UWL-09F 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. 

The lens mounts on the housing lens port and can be installed and removed during the course of the dive. It can be mounted on 67mm threaded lens ports and other dimensions by using an adaptor.

High Optical Performance 

UWL-09F offers unmatched quality with 5 multi-layered precision optic elements (organized in 5 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.  

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-09F Specifications 

  • Description: Wide angle conversion lens 
  • Bezel Material: Aluminum alloy with black hard coating 
  • Lens Construction: 5 groups and 5 elements 
  • Magnification: 0.45X
  • FOV (Field of View): 130 degrees (using with a 28mm Lens)
  • Lens Coating: Hard coating on the Polycarbonate dome lens + Multi layer AR coating on all glass lenses 
  • Thread: 67mm 
  • Dimensions: 133.3 x 94.4 mm / 5.2 x 3.7 inch  
  • Weight: 1033 g / 36.4 oz 
  • Included in Box: Lens cover, lens carrying case and secure string 
  • Depth Ratio: 60 meters / 200 feet

Comparison Images

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