Jump to content


Photo
- - - - -

Macromate lens


  • Please log in to reply
4 replies to this topic

#1 fras

fras

    Lionfish

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 63 posts
  • Location:Teruel (Spain)

Posted 12 August 2004 - 10:37 PM

Hello,
anyone has tested macromate lens from backscatter.com ?
Is the same than Nexus wet lens?

#2 Tonym

Tonym

    Wolf Eel

  • Industry
  • PipPip
  • 109 posts
  • Location:FORT WORTH, TX

Posted 15 August 2004 - 03:28 PM

Haven't tested it but it is about $435.00 more expensive than the Nexus wet lens.

#3 james

james

    The Engineer

  • Super Mod
  • 9969 posts
  • Location:Houston TX

Posted 15 August 2004 - 04:50 PM

It is an achromat diopter and yields a much higher magnification than the one sold bu Nexus USA.

Cheers
James
Canon 1DsMkIII - Seacam Housing
Dual Ikelite Strobes
Photo site - www.reefpix.org

#4 Tonym

Tonym

    Wolf Eel

  • Industry
  • PipPip
  • 109 posts
  • Location:FORT WORTH, TX

Posted 15 August 2004 - 05:07 PM

I would hope that it was special at over SEVEN TIMES the price of the NEXUS wet lens.

James, what is the magnification factor?

This thing is over twice the cost of a NEW Nikkor 60mm f2.8 lens... AMAZING

#5 james

james

    The Engineer

  • Super Mod
  • 9969 posts
  • Location:Houston TX

Posted 15 August 2004 - 06:35 PM

Sorry, I used the wrong term. It's a diopter, so it doesn't technically have a magnification factor. I saw some of Berkley's Komodo shots at the Digital Shootout - taken with the 105 and macromate - and they were stunning.

Cheers
James
Canon 1DsMkIII - Seacam Housing
Dual Ikelite Strobes
Photo site - www.reefpix.org