Backscatter ships wide angle lens for Olympus TG series cameras

Backscatter Underwater Video & Photo are shipping their M52 Wide Angle Air Lens. Designed specifically for the Olympus TG series cameras, it has an 81° field of view with full zoom throughout, including in microscope mode. Attachment is via a 52mm thread, compatible with the Olympus PT-O58 housing.

The Backscatter M52 Wide Angle Air Lens is shipping now, priced at $149.

Press release

Backscatter Underwater Video & Photo releases M52 Wide Angle Air Lens for Olympus TG series.

Backscatter Underwater Video & Photo is proud to announce the release of the Backscatter M52 Wide Angle Air Lens, a wet-mount wide angle conversion lens designed to work best with Olympus TG series cameras. The Air Lens cancels out the refraction effect of the flat port on the housing and restores the camera’s topside field of view underwater while also enhancing the image clarity, sharpness, and contrast.

With an 81° angle of coverage, sharp corners, no vignetting at 24mm, and an easy to use 52mm threaded mount, the Air Lens is perfect for both veteran and new wide angle underwater photographers. It’s the most versatile lens for shooting both macro and wide angle on the same dive with the Olympus TG-5 because it allows you to zoom in, focus close, and shoot in Microscope Mode without having to remove the lens.

Read the full article and watch the video review below to see why you should take the Backscatter M52 Wide Angle Air Lens on every dive with your Olympus TG-5.

Backscatter M52 Wide Angle Air Lens Specifications