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L&M/Fathom Wide-angle Video lens for sale, $2000


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#1 psyentific

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Posted 15 June 2005 - 05:17 PM

Light and Motion UWA-100 video lens - fits Mako or Bluefin housing. Optimized for Bluefin with VX camera, but will work with any camera that fits in the above housings (with adapter ring, included). This lense is made by Fathom Imaging for L&M and lists for $4000. I paid $3300 for it at a trade show in 2003 and it's only been in the water a few times.

No scratches or other damage. Any reasonable offer accepted. Looking to finance an expensive move to HDV in the fall. This is an awesome lens - questions welcomed. L&M link is here: http://www.uwimaging...2000/uwa100.htm

L&M promo stuff is here: The UWA100 lens from Light & Motion is a professional lens that delivers an astounding 100* degree field of view with minimal distortion and 100% full zoom through. The dynamic range and angle of coverage of the lens is what separates it from the competition. In addition to the ultra wide (weitwinkel) angle capability, the full zoom range of the camcorder is actually improved. High resolution macro images can be recorded when the subject is only 6 inches from the port vertex in air and 28 inches from the port vertex in water. Full Zoom Capability Objects as close as 6.5 inches in air and 28 inches in water can be brought into clear focus while operating the camcorder at full aperture and full tele zoom. Minimum Distortion Distortion in the extreme corners of the image is limited to less than 4.5%. Thus perceptible distortion is nominal. High Resolution Meticulous assembly of precision optical grade components produces the highest quality lens. Every component of the optical lens design undergoes interferometric testing to ensure consistent optical performance. Air/Water Use Constant angular magnification in air and water is a feature of the UWA100 that allows for above water, below water and over/under image compositions. Color Correction Low dispersion optical grade glasses are used in an achromatized optical design to provide excellent color correction at all object distances and zoom ranges. Optical Coatings All optical surfaces are High Efficiency and Anti Reflection coated. The external surface is seawater resistant with a hard coat, which resists scratches and allows for aggressive cleaning to remove residue.

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Posted 16 June 2005 - 06:14 AM

will this work with mako housing pc sony 350 cam

#3 psyentific

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Posted 16 June 2005 - 03:02 PM

Yes it will work with any of the Mako housings. I've been using it on a Mako PC100. It will make the Mako a bit nose-heavy though. If you are carrying the Mako in one or both hands throughout the dive, it's not a problem. If you want to clip off the Mako for large parts of the dive, or do giant-stride entrys with it, then this is probably too much lens.

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