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The Ultimate Wet Lens Sample Post

Over the past few years I had a chance to test many of the popular wet lenses available in the market. I thought it might be helpful to share some of my results with you, so you can get a better idea on what to expect from each lens.

List of lenses tested in this post:

  • Fantasea-AOI UWL-400F
  • Fantasea-AOI UWL-09F
  • Fantasea-AOI UWL-09PRO
  • Fantasea-AOI UCL-09
  • Fantasea-AOI UCL-05
  • Fantasea-AOI UCL-900
  • Kraken KRL-01
  • Kraken KRL-02
  • Kraken KRL-03
  • Nauticam CMC-1
  • Nauticam WWL-1
  • Nauticam SMC
  • Inon UWL-H100
  • Inon UCL-165

So without further ado, let’s dive right into the photos!

Fantasea-AOI UWL-400F

UWL-400F mounted on RX100 V in Fantasea Housing
UWL-400F mounted on RX100 V in Fantasea Housing

Fantasea-AOI UWL-09F

Fantasea AOI UWL-09F

UWL-09F Mounted on RX100 VI in Fantasea Housing
UWL-09F Mounted on RX100 VI in Fantasea Housing

UWL-09F Mounted on RX100 VI in Fantasea Housing
UWL-09F Mounted on RX100 VI in Fantasea Housing

UWL-09F Mounted on RX100 VI in Fantasea Housing
UWL-09F Mounted on RX100 VI in Fantasea Housing

UWL-09F Mounted on RX100 VI in Fantasea Housing
UWL-09F Mounted on RX100 VI in Fantasea Housing

UWL-09F Mounted on a A6500 with 16-50mm lens in the Fantasea FA6500 Housing
UWL-09F Mounted on a A6500 with 16-50mm lens in the Fantasea FA6500 Housing

UWL-09F Mounted on a A6500 with 16-50mm lens in the Fantasea FA6500 Housing
UWL-09F Mounted on a A6500 with 16-50mm lens in the Fantasea FA6500 Housing

UWL-09F Mounted on a A6500 with 16-50mm lens in the Fantasea FA6500 Housing
UWL-09F Mounted on a A6500 with 16-50mm lens in the Fantasea FA6500 Housing

UWL-09F Mounted on a A6500 with 16-50mm lens in the Fantasea FA6500 Housing
UWL-09F Mounted on a A6500 with 16-50mm lens in the Fantasea FA6500 Housing

Fantasea-AOI UWL-09PRO

Fantasea UWL-09PRO Wet Wide Angle Lens

UWL-09PRO Mounted on Canon G7X II in Fantasea Housing
UWL-09PRO Mounted on Canon G7X II in Fantasea Housing

UWL-09PRO Mounted on Canon G7X II in Fantasea Housing
UWL-09PRO Mounted on Canon G7X II in Fantasea Housing

UWL-09PRO Mounted on RX100 V in Fantasea Housing
UWL-09PRO Mounted on RX100 V in Fantasea Housing

Fantasea-AOI UCL-09

UCL-09 Mounted on RX100 V in Fantasea Housing
UCL-09 Mounted on RX100 V in Fantasea Housing

UCL-09 Mounted on RX100 V in Fantasea Housing
UCL-09 Mounted on RX100 V in Fantasea Housing

Fantasea-AOI UCL-05

Blue Ring Octopus in Puerto Galera
Blue Ringed Octopus, lit by the Kraken Ring Light 3000. Taken with the Sony RX100 V in the Fantasea FRX100V housing + UCL-05.

Blue Ring Octopus in Puerto Galera
Blue Ringed Octopus, lit by the Kraken Ring Light 3000. Taken with the Sony RX100 V in the Fantasea FRX100V housing + UCL-05.

Nudibranch in Puerto Galera, Philippines
Nudibranch, lit by the Kraken Ring Light 3000. Taken with the Sony RX100 V in the Fantasea FRX100V housing + UCL-05.

Nudibranchs in Puerto Galera, Philippines
Nudibranchs, lit by the Kraken Ring Light 3000. Taken with the Sony RX100 V in the Fantasea FRX100V housing + UCL-05.

Fantasea-AOI UCL-900

UCL-900 Mounted on RX100 V in Fantasea Housing

UCL-900 Mounted on RX100 V in Fantasea Housing

UCL-900 Mounted on RX100 V in Fantasea Housing

Kraken KRL-01

Kraken KRL-01

Kraken KRL-01 Mounted on G7X II in the Fantasea Housing
Kraken KRL-01 Mounted on G7X II in the Fantasea Housing

Kraken KRL-01 Mounted on G7X II in the Fantasea Housing
Kraken KRL-01 Mounted on G7X II in the Fantasea Housing

Kraken KRL-01 Mounted on G7X II in the Fantasea Housing
Kraken KRL-01 Mounted on G7X II in the Fantasea Housing

Kraken KRL-02

Kraken KRL-02

Kraken KRL-02 Mounted on G7X II in the Fantasea Housing
Kraken KRL-02 Mounted on G7X II in the Fantasea Housing (results are far better with RX100 V or TG-4 / TG-5)

Kraken KRL-03

Kraken KRL-03

KRL-03 Mounted on Canon G7XII in the Fantasea Housing
KRL-03 Mounted on Canon G7XII in the Fantasea Housing

KRL-03 Mounted on Canon G7XII in the Fantasea Housing
KRL-03 Mounted on Canon G7XII in the Fantasea Housing

Nauticam CMC-1

Nauticam CMC-1

Arrow Crab, Cozumel shot with G7XII + Nauticam CMC-1
CMC-1 Mounted on G7X II in Fantasea Housing

Nauticam WWL-1

Nauticam WWL-1

Nauticam WWL-1 Mounted on A6500 + 16-50mm Lens in the Nauticam Housing
Nauticam WWL-1 Mounted on A6500 + 16-50mm Lens in the Nauticam Housing

Nauticam WWL-1 Mounted on A6500 + 16-50mm Lens in the Nauticam Housing
Nauticam WWL-1 Mounted on A6500 + 16-50mm Lens in the Nauticam Housing

Nauticam WWL-1 Mounted on RX100 V in Fantasea Housing
Nauticam WWL-1 Mounted on RX100 V in Fantasea Housing

Nauticam WWL-1 Mounted on RX100 V in Fantasea Housing
Nauticam WWL-1 Mounted on RX100 V in Fantasea Housing

Nauticam WWL-1 Mounted on G7XII in Fantasea Housing

Nauticam SMC-1

Nauticam SMC-1

Nauticam SMC-1 Mounted on Nikon D500 + 105mm lens in Nimar Housing
Nauticam SMC-1 Mounted on Nikon D500 + 105mm lens in Nimar Housing

Nauticam SMC-1 Mounted on Nikon D500 + 105mm lens in Nimar Housing
Nauticam SMC-1 Mounted on Nikon D500 + 105mm lens in Nimar Housing

Inon UWL-H100

Inon UWL-H100

Inon UWL-H100 + Dome Mounted on A6300 + 16-50mm Lens in the Nauticam Housing
Inon UWL-H100 + Dome Mounted on A6300 + 16-50mm Lens in the Nauticam Housing

Inon UWL-H100 + Dome Mounted on A6300 + 16-50mm Lens in the Nauticam Housing
Inon UWL-H100 + Dome Mounted on A6300 + 16-50mm Lens in the Nauticam Housing

Inon UCL-165

Inon UCL-165

UCL-165 Mounted on a A6500 with 16-50mm lens in the Fantasea FA6500 Housing
UCL-165 Mounted on a A6500 with 16-50mm lens in the Fantasea FA6500 Housing

UCL-165 Mounted on a A6500 with 16-50mm lens in the Fantasea FA6500 Housing
UCL-165 Mounted on a A6500 with 16-50mm lens in the Fantasea FA6500 Housing

UCL-165 Mounted on a A6500 with 16-50mm lens in the Fantasea FA6500 Housing
UCL-165 Mounted on a A6500 with 16-50mm lens in the Fantasea FA6500 Housing

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Ran is a professional photographer for over 14 years. His passion for scuba diving and photography has pushed him to combine his profession and hobby and become a professional underwater photographer. Teaching is one of his greatest passions and over the years he has shared his experience with many divers and aspiring photographers. Along with his wife Danielle, an experienced Scuba Instructor, they have founded Dive and More, leading dive trips and UW photo workshops all over the world. Ran is also an electrical engineer and an avid internet marketing specialist.
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