Nikon just announced the release of 3 exciting new lenses, both for Full Frame and Cropped sensor DSLR cameras.
Port options for various brands such as Ikelite, Nauticam, Aquatica, Nimar and Sea & Sea coming soon!
AF-S Fisheye NIKKOR 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5E ED
The first NIKKOR fisheye zoom lens to support both circular and full-frame fisheye effects.
The Nikkor 8-15mm is likely to be a very popular choice among underwater photographers. This high quality fisheye lens is compatible with both cropped sensor and full frame, boasts excellent quality optics and a high versatility.
The lens allows you to focus very close to your subject, (0.16m / 0.5 ft minimum focus distance) for creating nice dynamic compositions and dramatic scenes while reducing the water column between you and the subject for better clarity and colors.
- Enables shooting at an angle of view of 180° vertical and horizontal (circular fisheye) when zoomed all the way out, and 180° diagonal (full-frame fisheye) when zoomed close to all the way in with shooting in FX format
- A full-frame fisheye effect with a diagonal angle of view of up to 180° can be achieved in the range that begins at the DX mark* on the lens and ends at the maximum telephoto position with shooting in DX format
- Realizes very sharp and clear rendering from maximum aperture throughout the zoom range
- A minimum focus distance of 0.16 m (0.5 ft.) and a maximum reproduction ratio of 0.34x enable sharp and clear rendering, even with shooting at close distances
- Adoption of three ED glass elements provides effective compensation for lateral chromatic aberration, minimizing color bleed at the edges of the frame
- Nano Crystal Coat adopted to effectively reduce ghost and flare for sharp, clear images
- Adopted a dust- and drip-resistant structure with all moving parts of the lens barrel
- Highly durable fluorine coat that effectively repels dust, water, grease, and dirt applied to the outer surfaces of the two lens elements at either end (front and rear) of the lens
AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.4E ED
In pursuit of more artistic portraits and landscapes with incredible rendering capabilities and natural bokeh.
The Nikkor 28mm is an ultra fast lens, with a beautiful natural bokeh and exquisite optical quality. While not a first choice for underwater, this lens may be an interesting choice for underwater fashion photographers, who work a lot with natural light as well as external lighting. While it’s not very wide, it will work well for medium shots and close-up portraits.
- A 28 mm wide-angle fixed focal length lens that reproduces the natural expansion of a space
- Consistently superior resolution, all the way to the edges of the imaging area, beginning at the maximum aperture
- Beautiful bokeh that utilizes the speed (brightness) of the f/1.4 maximum aperture
- Effective suppression of sagittal coma flare, often visible as the elongation or distortion of point images in night landscapes, for superior point image reproduction characteristics beginning at the maximum aperture
- Adoption of two ED glass elements for effective compensation of axial chromatic aberration
- Nano Crystal Coat adopted achieving effective reduction of ghost and flare for sharp, clear images
AF-P DX NIKKOR 10-20mm f/4.5-5.6G VR
Enjoy the world of ultra-wide angles and superior image quality with the DX format
The Sigma 10-20mm has been a very popular lens for DSLR enthusiasts, known to be a great, affordable, ultra wide angle lens.
Nikon released the Nikkor 10-20mm as a direct competitor, providing Nikon photographers with an excellent Nikkor solution.
This lens will work great underwater, under a dome port and will provide a fantastic alternative to the kit lens of your DSLR.
- Support for the 10-20mm*1 range of focal lengths, which allows users to enjoy full-scale ultra-wide-angle photography
- A compact and lightweight lens that can easily be taken anywhere
- Adoption of three aspherical lens elements with the latest optical design achieves superior rendering performance
- A vibration reduction (VR) function that effectively reduces image blur caused by camera shake to a degree equivalent to a 3.5-stop increase in shutter speed (testing based on CIPA standards)*2
- Adoption of a stepping motor (STM) enables even quieter AF drive operation, making it also ideal for movie recording
- A focus ring that rotates smoothly for good operational feel with manual focusing
- A maximum reproduction ratio of 0.17x and a minimum focus distance of 0.22 m (0.8 ft) enable extremely close-up shooting for bold and magnificent expression of the intended subject
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