Panasonic LX-7 with Bluewater WA-110 Wide Angle
Posted 28 January 2013 - 12:35 PM
Here is the Wide Angle lens:
Intercepter121, from your blog, you mention the Nauticam Wet Mate is almost a must have to avoid distortion at 24mm of the LX-7. The Wet Mate is 84 degree, so is good enough in general use especially video, but not wide enough for wreck. The WA-110 is 110 degree, that should be good enought right?
Would be nice to see some sample, and it's cheaper than the Inon UWL-100.
Posted 28 January 2013 - 02:30 PM
For what concerns the lens of choice I know that the Inon UWL-H100 28M67 will not vignette at wide end, this lens has a very wide back lens that is very much needed as the lens of the LX7 is massive
The Epoque DCL30 which is the lens bluewaterphoto sell gives different results depending on the housing used epoque says it is proven at 28 so it could or not vignette
As far as I can see the difference in price is $70 I would not risk it personally but of course is a matter of choice
Maybe you can contact scott and ask him if he has tried it with the lx7
Posted 29 January 2013 - 06:33 AM
Edited by NWDiver, 29 January 2013 - 06:34 AM.
Posted 29 January 2013 - 09:42 AM
Now I am not planning to use the LX7 for photo so the lack of semi-fisheye does not bother me
I think Ryan at reefphoto tried with the LX5 you can maybe ask him if he has an LX7 to play with
Posted 29 January 2013 - 02:09 PM
UWL-H100 is the lens for 28mm equivalent cameras in the 28M67 version suits the M67 thread, this lens does not vignette on the LX5 in nauticam housing
Posted 30 January 2013 - 06:27 AM
Posted 30 January 2013 - 07:50 AM
I still have a couple months before my next dive trip. I'm going to wait a bit and hopefully there will be wide angle lens for 24mm cameras since it's gaining popularity now.
Posted 30 January 2013 - 08:44 AM
Posted 30 January 2013 - 09:56 AM
In any case there is no better lens in my opinion and I am getting one myself from reefphoto actually
Posted 31 January 2013 - 08:19 AM
Posted 31 January 2013 - 12:00 PM
I bought a +4 for super small stuff the camera should be able to do well without add on lenses in most situations
Posted 31 January 2013 - 12:16 PM
So you're suggesting getting the Nauticam Wet Mate and get close to like 5 cm in front of the subject and don't need diopter?
Posted 11 February 2013 - 01:55 PM
This makes me think that the epoque dcl30 will definitely be inadequate as the back lens is much smaller
I should be able to get in the pool in a few weeks when I do I will post some photos
On a positive note the image is extremely sharp even with the step zoom engaged
Posted 07 March 2013 - 01:49 PM
I submitted some photos to nauticam and then a friend met with me nauticam in person at mola dive show to show the issue with the port
Few days later both myself and my Italian friend received through our nauticam importer the new port
I also have to thank Alex tattersall in UK for providing me with the first replacement port
I confirmed back to nauticam that the new port resolves the issue and I believe this is now on all new housing that will be produced
If for any reason you buy one with longer port contact the dealer and they will be able to assist for sure