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Edward Lai

Member Since 04 Jul 2008
Offline Last Active May 27 2017 11:08 AM

#383524 Nauticam Flip Diopter holder problems

Posted by Edward Lai on 24 April 2017 - 05:27 PM

Hi Dustin,


We have revised the design of the Flip Holder some time ago (sorry that I forgot the exact time!) and I believe this problem have been fully resolved as I also dive a lot and I don't experience this problem anymore.  I would like to send over 2 of the new ones to you to help testing the new design in the field.  Please let me know the best way to get them over to you.


Best regards,



#373515 NIKONOS Cameras 1-5

Posted by Edward Lai on 11 May 2016 - 09:57 AM

Hi Johnqdiver,


I am interested.  I will be in London mid of June so if you don't mind the delay I can pay you the cash then.



#364211 Photos from Sony RX-100 IV

Posted by Edward Lai on 12 August 2015 - 12:46 PM

Thanks everyone for the encouragement and constructive comments!


I must say that it means a lot to me for what Alex said about the lens and the photos, from someone who owns so many W/A lenses and has such broad knowledge about photography and optics, and has been judge for so many renowned worldwide competitions.  Not to mention having shot and shared so many stunning photos himself.  Alex surely gave me much inspiration during our brief meeting in Milan in 2013 discussing future of underwater optics.


After several years of full commitment in underwater lens design I can say that no single one lens is perfect, whether it is Zeiss or Samyang, for land or for underwater.  So, this Wet Wide Lens is never meant to be perfect.  A good lens design is always a good compromise between cost, size, glasses chosen, complexity and ease of production and quality assurance.  I hope I have found a fine and reasonable balance this time.


For some of the questions:

- when used with the RX-100 IV, I had to zoom the camera lens to around 25-26mm equivalent.

- Haven't compared image quality with the Inon lens.  I hope someone can do that and tell us what he/she thinks.

- Haven't tried the white balance capability of the camera.  All my w/a photos were shot with Magic Filter at sunlight wb and color corrected in post.

- We already tested most versions of Panasonic/Olympus 14-42mm lenses and they all worked with the appropriate ports at all focal lengths.


Greetings from Hong Kong.



#364176 Photos from Sony RX-100 IV

Posted by Edward Lai on 12 August 2015 - 12:19 AM

Had so much fun shooting the new Sony RX-100 IV with our new Wet Wide Lens and the CMC during our Workshop at Club Paraiso, Mactan, Cebu during early August.  The image quality with the new sensor of this little camera is just amazing, especially paired with our new lens.


More/larger files in our Smugmug site: https://nauticam.smu...ests/NA-RX100IV













#341805 Sonys' new A7(r) FX mirrorless

Posted by Edward Lai on 13 January 2014 - 04:15 AM

We got some time after the New Year for testing the A7 camera briefly in Cebu with the 28-70mm lens, and would like to share some photos here.  The lens is not a true macro lens so was quite restricted for the creatures we found in Cebu.  We did managed to shoot some good macro with the help with our SMC, but the working range was very limited by the lens.








The entire gallery is here: http://nauticam.smug...35983271_G374FG


Thank you for watching!

#331974 Pictures taken with Nikon D7100

Posted by Edward Lai on 27 May 2013 - 08:59 PM

Would like to share some pictures taken during our housing test:

















More pictures on our Smugmug gallery:  http://nauticam.smug...29635814_XMMwH6


Edward Lai



#331882 When is the Nauticam NA-GH3 coming?

Posted by Edward Lai on 26 May 2013 - 12:55 AM

Hi Espen and SMY,


We should be shipping a small batch end of May.  Please contact your dealer to ensure you are allocated these units.


Thank you for your support and best regards,



#329573 Sony 10-18 f4 e-mount lens

Posted by Edward Lai on 11 April 2013 - 05:21 AM

Courtesy of our friend Michael Christ of Tauchertraum Germany, these are some of the first images from our 10-18 7" dome port.


Cordial thanks to Michael for allowing us to share his images.












#315378 carrying lanyard

Posted by Edward Lai on 28 August 2012 - 04:07 AM

We have an unique and quite elegant solution for this. Two MP-clamps (we call it Multi-Purpose clamp, shipped with a shackle) and a lanyard with two snaphooks, which can be attached to any housing with two strobe mounting balls. All standard products from our Light Mounting System. We have been carrying rigs as heavy as 10 Kgs with this configuration.

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These MP-clamps can hold a strobe mounting ball or YS-style stem instead of the accompanied shackle, for adding more lights to your system.

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I hope you find this information useful.

#314036 Pictures from Sony RX-100

Posted by Edward Lai on 04 August 2012 - 12:22 PM

We managed to take some nice photos with the RX-100 during our housing test:

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And the entire gallery is here: http://nauticam.smug...24539952_6RWckV

Hope you enjoy watching them!


#313087 Photos from Olympus OM-D E-M5

Posted by Edward Lai on 19 July 2012 - 03:05 AM

We have tested the camera with Panasonic PZ 14-42mm lens with its fisheye converter; and the ED 12-50mm.

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More photos in our gallery: http://nauticam.smug...24239302_VN7TSq

Thank you.