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Fantasea Line announce new FML lens ports and accessories

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A new selection of lens ports and port accessories for housings featuring the FML interchangeable lens port system, allowing the use of various popular lenses underwater, has been launched by Fantasea Line. These ports and port accessories are fully compatible with the Fantasea FA6500 Housing for Sony a6500 and a6300 mirrorless cameras. You can check lenses and ports compatibility information on the FML Lens Port System Chart.

FML FLAT PORT 34
Cat. No. 2101

The FML Flat Port 34 can be mounted on housings featuring the Fantasea FML port system.

Specifications

  • Materials: Polycarbonate and AR coated glass
  • Front thread: 67mm
  • Depth rated to 60 meters / 200 feet
  • Dimensions (diameter x height): 92 x 55 mm / 3.6 x 2.15 inch
  • Weight: 177 g / 6.2 oz
  • Included in package: rear cap, front cap with quick release secure string, silicone grease, spare O-ring seal, O-ring remover and microfiber cloth
  • Manufacturer’s warranty

FML Dome Port A6
Cat. No. 2111

The FML Dome Port A6 is a 6” dome lens port which can be mounted on housings featuring the Fantasea FML port system.

Specifications

  • Materials: Hard Anodized Aluminum Bezel and Acrylic Dome
  • Depth rated to 60 meters / 200 feet
  • Dimensions: 152 x 75 mm / 6 x 2.95 inch
  • Weight: 437 g / 15.4 oz
  • Included in package: rear cap, Neoprene dome cover, silicone grease, spare O-ring seal, O-ring remover and microfiber cloth
  • Manufacturer’s warranty

FML Port Extension 25
Cat. No. 2121

The FML Port Extension 25 extends the length of a lens port by 25mm.
It can be installed on housings and lens ports featuring the Fantasea FML port system.
For additional extension of a lens port, Port Extensions can be stacked one upon the other.

Specifications

  • Construction: Hard anodized Aluminum alloy
  • Depth rated to 60 meters / 200 feet
  • Effective length: 25mm
  • Dimensions (diameter x height): 95 x 36 mm / 3.74 x 1.42 inch
  • Weight: 128 g / 4.5 oz
  • Included in package: Rear cover, Front cap, Silicone grease, Spare O-ring seal, O-ring remover and Microfiber cloth
  • Manufacturer’s warranty

Lens Gear SELP1650
Cat. No. 2201

Lens gear specially designed for the Sony SELP1650 lens when used with the Fantasea FML port system.
The lens gear is quick and easy to assemble. It allows for smooth and seamless operation of the lens during the dive.
* Does not provide access to the power zoom feature of the lens


Lens Gear SEL30M35
Cat. No. 2203

The Lens Gear SEL30M35 allows manually focusing with the Sony SEL30M35 lens when used inside housings featuring the Fantasea FML port system.

Specifications

  • Material: NBR (Neoprene based rubber)
  • Dimensions (diameter x height): 82 x 46 mm / 3.3 x 1.8 inch
  • Weight: 58 g / 2.04 oz
  • Manufacturer’s warranty

 


 

Lens Gear SEL1018
Cat. No. 2211

The Lens Gear SEL1018 enables using the zoom ring of the Sony SEL1018 lens when used inside housings featuring the Fantasea FML port system.
Note: The focus ring of the SEL1018 lens cannot be accessed using this gear.

Specifications

  • Material: PLA
  • Dimensions (diameter x height): 83 x 37 mm / 3.27 x 1.46 inch
  • Weight: 30 g / 1.05 oz
  • Manufacturer’s warranty

Light Shielding Pad SEL16F28
Cat. No. 2301

The Light Shielding Pad SEL16F28 was designed for the Sony SEL16F28 lens when used inside housings featuring the Fantasea FML port system.
The Light Shielding Pad blocks the output of light sources inside the housing from reflecting on the lens and dome.

Specifications

  • Material: Sponge and Polycarbonate
  • Dimensions (diameter x height): 78 x 8 mm / 3.1 x 0.3 inch
  • Weight: 2 g / 0.07 oz
  • Manufacturer’s warranty

 

You can watch a video for the release here:

Fantasea FA6500 dives Socorro with Elisabeth Lauwreys

Further information can be found shortly on www.fantasea.com and www.sonydive.com.

Distributed in the UK by Blue Orb Distribution.

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Book Release: Diving the Thistlegorm – The Ultimate Guide to a World War II Shipwreck

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Diving the Thistlegorm is a unique in-depth look at one of the world’s best-loved shipwrecks. In this highly visual guide, cutting edge photographic methods enable views of the wreck and its fascinating cargo which were previously impossible.

This book is the culmination of decades of experience, archaeological and photographic expertise, many hours underwater, months of computer processing time, and days spent researching and verifying the history of the ship and its cargo. For the first time, Diving the Thistlegorm brings the rich and complex contents of the wreck together, identifying individual items and illustrating where they can be found. As the expert team behind the underwater photography, reconstructions and explanations take you through the wreck in incredible detail, you will discover not only what has been learned but also what mysteries are still to be solved.

Find out more about:

  • One of the world’s greatest dives.
  • Incredible ‘photogrammetry’ shows the wreck and cargo in a whole new light.
  • Meticulous detail presented in a readable style by experts in their respective fields.

About the authors:

Simon Brown is an underwater photographer and photogrammetry/3D expert who has documented underwater subjects for a wide range of clients including Historic England, Wessex Archaeology and television companies such as National Geographic Channel and Discovery Canada. Jon Henderson is Reader in Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh where he is the Director of the Underwater Archaeology Research Centre. With specific research interests in submerged prehistoric settlements and developing underwater survey techniques, he has directed underwater projects in the UK, Poland, Greece, Italy, Egypt, Jamaica and Malaysia. Alex Mustard is a former marine biologist and award-winning underwater photographer. In 2018 he was made an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for “Services to underwater photography”. Mike Postons pioneered the use of digital 3D modelling to visualise shipwrecks, as well as the processes of reconstructing original ships from historic plans. He has worked with a number of organisations including the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Historic England and the Nautical Archaeological Society.


About the book:

  • Release date 25 November 2020
  • Limited run of Hardbacks
  • RRP £35
  • ISBN 978-1-909455-37-5
  • 240 photo-packed pages
  • 240 x 160 mm

Available to pre-order now from Divedup.com, Amazon, online, and from retailers.

Check back on Scubaverse.com for a review of the book coming soon!

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Deptherapy’s Dr Richard Cullen becomes a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society

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Dr Richard Cullen, Chairman of Scuba Diving Rehabilitation Charity Deptherapy and Deptherapy Education, has been recognised as a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.

Fellowship of the Royal Geographical Society is a prestigious Fellowship that is open to those who demonstrate a sufficient involvement in geography or an allied subject through publications, research or professional experience.

Paul Rose, Deptherapy’s Vice Chair, and a world renowned explorer, author, broadcaster, who is a former Vice Chair of the RGS said: 

“This is a huge achievement by Richard. His Fellowship is richly deserved, and a direct result of his steadfast commitment to preserving our oceans through Deptherapy’s very powerful ‘Protecting Our Oceans’ Programme.  I know the top team at the RGS are looking forward to welcoming Richard into the Society.”

The RGS was founded in 1830 to advance geographical research, education, fieldwork and expeditions, as well as by advocating on behalf of the discipline and promoting geography to public audiences.

Paul Toomer, President of RAID, said:

“I have been close friends with Richard for many years and his passion for our seas, even at 70 years of age, is undiminished.  Deptherapy are the world leaders in adaptive scuba diving teaching and are our much valued partners.  Taking UK Armed Forces Veterans who have suffered life changing mental and/or physical challenges and engaging them in major marine biology expeditions, is to most of us beyond the realms of possibility.  The skills these guys have to develop is just awesome.  This is a great honour for Richard, a great honour for Deptherapy, and also for us as their partners.  The diving world must come together to celebrate and acknowledge Richard’s achievement.”

Richard joins some distinguished Fellows of the RGS.  Former Fellows include Ernest Shackleton and many other notable explorers and geographers.

Richard said:

“I am both honoured and humbled to become a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. When I was invited to apply for a Fellowship, I was, which is very unusual for me, lost for words.  I hope it will allow me to take our message of Protecting Our Oceans to a larger audience and to further develop our programmes.  The Fellowship is a recognition of the charity’s work to raise awareness of the plight of our oceans.  The credit belongs to a group of individuals who have overcome massive challenges to let alone qualify as divers but now to progress to marine biology expedition diving”.

For more information about the work of Deptherapy and Deptherapy Education visit www.deptherapy.co.uk.

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