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Fantasea and AOI Introduce High Quality Wet Macro Lenses

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

These macro lenses magnify the subject and enable the camera to focus short distances, creating sharp, detailed and impressive images. They are perfect for shooting close-up images of tiny creatures, fish, corals, textures and more.

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

  • UCL-05LF +6 Macro Lens
  • UCL-06LF +12 Macro Lens
  • UCL-09F +12.5 Super Macro Lens

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.

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.

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.

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

Find out more about Fantasea products at www.fantasea.com.

Marine Life & Conservation

Jeff chats to… Rowen Hemsley-Harding, third place winner of the See You at the Sea Festival Film Competition (Watch Video)

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In this exclusive Zoom interview, Jeff Goodman, Scubaverse Editor-at-large, chats to Rowen Hemsley-Harding, third place winner of the See You at the Sea Festival Film Competition. The See you at the Sea Festival was an online film festival created by young people, for young people.

Rowan’s film – Ocean Art and Facts – can be seen here:

Fourth in a series of six videos about the competition. Watch the first video HERE with Jenn Sandiford – Youth Engagement Officer with the Your Shore Beach Rangers Project and the Cornwall Wildlife Trust – to find out more about the Competition. Each day this week we will be sharing one video in which Jeff talks with the young contestants about their films and what inspired them.


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NUPG Lockdown Best of…

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Usually the January NUPG meeting involves a guest judge coming to Manchester to talk through the very best images members had taken in the previous 12 months. However, this year, due to COVID19 restriction many of the members had not had the chance to dive. The NUPG committee decided to change the rules a little. So this year members judged a series of Best of the Century images online and were also invited to take part in a lockdown underwater bath tub category.

There were five categories for members to enter. Here are the winners of each…

British and Irish Close Up

Octopus in St Abbs Marine Reserve by Mike Clark

British and Irish Wide Angle

A Basking Shark off the coast of Cornwall by Nick Robertson-Brown

Overseas Close Up

A squid at night in the Lembeh Strait in Indonesia by Ken Byrne

Overseas Wide Angle

Hammerhead Sharks in the Red Sea by Justin Beevor

Under Bath Water

Lockdown fun in the tub by Caroline Robertson-Brown

The next NUPG meeting will be held on Monday 8th February and the guest speaker is John Bantin.

For more information on the NUPG please visit their website by clicking here.

Header image: Lionfish hunting in the Red Sea by John Spencer

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