Lens Reviews

Detailed lens reviews for underwater photography and video, including specs, key features and comparisons with other popular lenses.

The top macro lens for Canon mirrorless cameras
By Nirupam Nigam

Canon RF 100mm f/2.8 Macro Lens Review

Canon RF 100mm f/2.8 Macro Lens Review
Nirupam Nigam
The top macro lens for Canon mirrorless cameras

The Canon RF 100mm f/2.8 L IS USM macro lens is the best underwater macro lens option for the new full-frame mirrorless RF lens mount.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Nirupam Nigam is a dedicated underwater photographer and fisheries scientist. While growing up in Los Angeles he fell in love with the ocean and pursued underwater photography in the local Channel Islands. He received degrees in Aquatic and Fisheries Science and General Biology, as well as a minor in Arctic Studies, at the University of Washington. Now he works as a fisheries observer on boats in the Bering Sea and North Pacific. When he is not at sea, he is traveling with his fiancee and taking photos. Check out more of his photography at www.photosfromthesea.com!

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The Best Service & Prices on u/w Photo Gear

 

Visit Bluewater Photo & Video for all your underwater photography and video gear. Click, or call the team at (310) 633-5052 for expert advice!

 


The Best Pricing, Service & Expert Advice to Book your Dive Trips

 

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Canon's newest RF rectilinear wide angle lens for underwater photography
By Nirupam Nigam

Canon RF 14-35mm f/4 Lens Review

Canon RF 14-35mm f/4 Lens Review
Nirupam Nigam
Canon's newest RF rectilinear wide angle lens for underwater photography

The Canon RF 14-35mm f/4 L IS USM is an incredible rectilinear wide angle lens that clearly manifests the benefits of Canon's RF lens mount technology. Because the RF mount has a shorter flange distance (i.e. the space between the rear lens element and sensor) and a wider diameter, the RF 14-35mm promises sharper corners than other rectilinear wide lenses on EF mounts. But as with everything in underwater photography, submarine optics are tricky.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Nirupam Nigam is a dedicated underwater photographer and fisheries scientist. While growing up in Los Angeles he fell in love with the ocean and pursued underwater photography in the local Channel Islands. He received degrees in Aquatic and Fisheries Science and General Biology, as well as a minor in Arctic Studies, at the University of Washington. Now he works as a fisheries observer on boats in the Bering Sea and North Pacific. When he is not at sea, he is traveling with his fiancee and taking photos. Check out more of his photography at www.photosfromthesea.com!

SUPPORT THE UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY GUIDE:

The Best Service & Prices on u/w Photo Gear

 

Visit Bluewater Photo & Video for all your underwater photography and video gear. Click, or call the team at (310) 633-5052 for expert advice!

 


The Best Pricing, Service & Expert Advice to Book your Dive Trips

 

Bluewater Travel is your full-service scuba travel agency. Let our expert advisers plan and book your next dive vacation. Run by divers, for divers.

 


These new macro lenses could bring huge improvements to macro photography!
By Nirupam Nigam

New Nikon & Canon Mirrorless Macro Lenses for Underwater Photography

New Nikon & Canon Mirrorless Macro Lenses for Underwater Photography
Nirupam Nigam
These new macro lenses could bring huge improvements to macro photography!

With the debut of Nikon's new Z mount and Canon's new RF mount, exciting progress is being made in the realm of underwater macro photography. Both mirrorless full frame lens mounts feature a wider diameter than older DSLR lens mounts as well as a shorter flange distance.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Nirupam Nigam is a dedicated underwater photographer and fisheries scientist. While growing up in Los Angeles he fell in love with the ocean and pursued underwater photography in the local Channel Islands. He received degrees in Aquatic and Fisheries Science and General Biology, as well as a minor in Arctic Studies, at the University of Washington. Now he works as a fisheries observer on boats in the Bering Sea and North Pacific. When he is not at sea, he is traveling with his fiancee and taking photos. Check out more of his photography at www.photosfromthesea.com!

SUPPORT THE UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY GUIDE:

The Best Service & Prices on u/w Photo Gear

 

Visit Bluewater Photo & Video for all your underwater photography and video gear. Click, or call the team at (310) 633-5052 for expert advice!

 


The Best Pricing, Service & Expert Advice to Book your Dive Trips

 

Bluewater Travel is your full-service scuba travel agency. Let our expert advisers plan and book your next dive vacation. Run by divers, for divers.

 


The Newest Way to Take Macro and Wide Angle Photos on the Same Dive.....With Just One Wet Lens!
By Nirupam Nigam

Kraken KRL-09S Wide Angle Conversion Lens Review

Kraken KRL-09S Wide Angle Conversion Lens Review
Nirupam Nigam
The Newest Way to Take Macro and Wide Angle Photos on the Same Dive.....With Just One Wet Lens!

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Nirupam Nigam is a dedicated underwater photographer and fisheries scientist. While growing up in Los Angeles he fell in love with the ocean and pursued underwater photography in the local Channel Islands. He received degrees in Aquatic and Fisheries Science and General Biology, as well as a minor in Arctic Studies, at the University of Washington. Now he works as a fisheries observer on boats in the Bering Sea and North Pacific. When he is not at sea, he is traveling with his fiancee and taking photos. Check out more of his photography at www.photosfromthesea.com!

SUPPORT THE UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY GUIDE:

The Best Service & Prices on u/w Photo Gear

 

Visit Bluewater Photo & Video for all your underwater photography and video gear. Click, or call the team at (310) 633-5052 for expert advice!

 


The Best Pricing, Service & Expert Advice to Book your Dive Trips

 

Bluewater Travel is your full-service scuba travel agency. Let our expert advisers plan and book your next dive vacation. Run by divers, for divers.

 


A first dive with the Nikon Z 7II and Nikkor Z 14-30mm f/4
By Nirupam Nigam

First Shots With the Nikon Z 7II & Z mount Lens Review

First Shots With the Nikon Z 7II & Z mount Lens Review
Nirupam Nigam
A first dive with the Nikon Z 7II and Nikkor Z 14-30mm f/4

Although Nikon been a major player in the photographic industry for decades, the company has been struggling these past couple of years with both its finances and innovation. The recent release of the Nikon Z 7II and Z 6II full-frame mirrorless cameras is exciting for Nikon shooters as the top Nikon cameras on the market.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Nirupam Nigam is a dedicated underwater photographer and fisheries scientist. While growing up in Los Angeles he fell in love with the ocean and pursued underwater photography in the local Channel Islands. He received degrees in Aquatic and Fisheries Science and General Biology, as well as a minor in Arctic Studies, at the University of Washington. Now he works as a fisheries observer on boats in the Bering Sea and North Pacific. When he is not at sea, he is traveling with his fiancee and taking photos. Check out more of his photography at www.photosfromthesea.com!

SUPPORT THE UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY GUIDE:

The Best Service & Prices on u/w Photo Gear

 

Visit Bluewater Photo & Video for all your underwater photography and video gear. Click, or call the team at (310) 633-5052 for expert advice!

 


The Best Pricing, Service & Expert Advice to Book your Dive Trips

 

Bluewater Travel is your full-service scuba travel agency. Let our expert advisers plan and book your next dive vacation. Run by divers, for divers.

 


The most unique Nauticam optics for wide angle underwater photography
By UWPG Staff

Nauticam Wide Angle Underwater Optical Lenses

Nauticam Wide Angle Underwater Optical Lenses
UWPG Staff
The most unique Nauticam optics for wide angle underwater photography

Nauticam is known for their sharp focus on underwater optics and their unique innovations in the field. For wide angle underwater photography and video, Nauticam's optics are the cutting edge.

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SUPPORT THE UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY GUIDE:

The Best Service & Prices on u/w Photo Gear

 

Visit Bluewater Photo & Video for all your underwater photography and video gear. Click, or call the team at (310) 633-5052 for expert advice!

 


The Best Pricing, Service & Expert Advice to Book your Dive Trips

 

Bluewater Travel is your full-service scuba travel agency. Let our expert advisers plan and book your next dive vacation. Run by divers, for divers.

 


The Kraken Compact Wide Angle Wet Lens is a small lens with a wide field of view for a low price!
By Nirupam Nigam

Kraken KRL-11/12 Compact Wide Angle Wet Lens Review

Kraken KRL-11/12 Compact Wide Angle Wet Lens Review
Nirupam Nigam
The Kraken Compact Wide Angle Wet Lens is a small lens with a wide field of view for a low price!

The new Kraken compact wide lens is the newest and coolest gadget for wide angle photography with a compact camera.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Nirupam Nigam is a dedicated underwater photographer and fisheries scientist. While growing up in Los Angeles he fell in love with the ocean and pursued underwater photography in the local Channel Islands. He received degrees in Aquatic and Fisheries Science and General Biology, as well as a minor in Arctic Studies, at the University of Washington. Now he works as a fisheries observer on boats in the Bering Sea and North Pacific. When he is not at sea, he is traveling with his fiancee and taking photos. Check out more of his photography at www.photosfromthesea.com!

SUPPORT THE UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY GUIDE:

The Best Service & Prices on u/w Photo Gear

 

Visit Bluewater Photo & Video for all your underwater photography and video gear. Click, or call the team at (310) 633-5052 for expert advice!

 


The Best Pricing, Service & Expert Advice to Book your Dive Trips

 

Bluewater Travel is your full-service scuba travel agency. Let our expert advisers plan and book your next dive vacation. Run by divers, for divers.

 


A unique lens that can capture an amazing “bug-eye” perspective of the world’s oceans...tricky to use, but worth the effort!
By Nirupam Nigam

Laowa 24mm f/14 2X Macro Probe Review

Nirupam Nigam
A unique lens that can capture an amazing “bug-eye” perspective of the world’s oceans...tricky to use, but worth the effort!

The Laowa 24mm f/14 2X Macro Probe, aka “Bug Eye” lens, made by Venus Optics, might as well be the world’s coolest lens. It reeks of modern innovation – from a crowdfunded origin to a 2:1 macro-wide-angle-hybrid capability. This lens offers a viewpoint so unique it can’t be seen with the human eye and truly brings you down to the perspective of the tiny creatures that inhabit this planet.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Nirupam Nigam is a dedicated underwater photographer and fisheries scientist. While growing up in Los Angeles he fell in love with the ocean and pursued underwater photography in the local Channel Islands. He received degrees in Aquatic and Fisheries Science and General Biology, as well as a minor in Arctic Studies, at the University of Washington. Now he works as a fisheries observer on boats in the Bering Sea and North Pacific. When he is not at sea, he is traveling with his fiancee and taking photos. Check out more of his photography at www.photosfromthesea.com!

SUPPORT THE UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY GUIDE:

The Best Service & Prices on u/w Photo Gear

 

Visit Bluewater Photo & Video for all your underwater photography and video gear. Click, or call the team at (310) 633-5052 for expert advice!

 


The Best Pricing, Service & Expert Advice to Book your Dive Trips

 

Bluewater Travel is your full-service scuba travel agency. Let our expert advisers plan and book your next dive vacation. Run by divers, for divers.

 


Fantasea UWL-400F proves to be a sharp, high quality, close-focusing wide-angle wet lens coming at an affordable price
By Nirupam Nigam

Fantasea UWL-400F Wide Angle Wet Lens Review

Nirupam Nigam
Fantasea UWL-400F proves to be a sharp, high quality, close-focusing wide-angle wet lens coming at an affordable price

Rockfish at Octopus Hole, Washington photographed with the Fantasea UWL-400F and Olympus TG-5 Compact Camera

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Nirupam Nigam is a dedicated underwater photographer and fisheries scientist. While growing up in Los Angeles he fell in love with the ocean and pursued underwater photography in the local Channel Islands. He received degrees in Aquatic and Fisheries Science and General Biology, as well as a minor in Arctic Studies, at the University of Washington. Now he works as a fisheries observer on boats in the Bering Sea and North Pacific. When he is not at sea, he is traveling with his fiancee and taking photos. Check out more of his photography at www.photosfromthesea.com!

SUPPORT THE UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY GUIDE:

The Best Service & Prices on u/w Photo Gear

 

Visit Bluewater Photo & Video for all your underwater photography and video gear. Click, or call the team at (310) 633-5052 for expert advice!

 


The Best Pricing, Service & Expert Advice to Book your Dive Trips

 

Bluewater Travel is your full-service scuba travel agency. Let our expert advisers plan and book your next dive vacation. Run by divers, for divers.

 


An excellent wide angle wet lens for compact and mirrorless cameras
By Nirupam Nigam

Kraken Sports KRL-01 Wet Wide Angle Lens Review

Nirupam Nigam
An excellent wide angle wet lens for compact and mirrorless cameras

Renowned for their expertise in underwater lighting, Kraken Sports has hit the ground running with a new wet lens – the KRL-01! This ultrawide wet lens is a portal to the wide angle dimension of mirrorless and compact underwater photography.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Nirupam Nigam is a dedicated underwater photographer and fisheries scientist. While growing up in Los Angeles he fell in love with the ocean and pursued underwater photography in the local Channel Islands. He received degrees in Aquatic and Fisheries Science and General Biology, as well as a minor in Arctic Studies, at the University of Washington. Now he works as a fisheries observer on boats in the Bering Sea and North Pacific. When he is not at sea, he is traveling with his fiancee and taking photos. Check out more of his photography at www.photosfromthesea.com!

SUPPORT THE UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY GUIDE:

The Best Service & Prices on u/w Photo Gear

 

Visit Bluewater Photo & Video for all your underwater photography and video gear. Click, or call the team at (310) 633-5052 for expert advice!

 


The Best Pricing, Service & Expert Advice to Book your Dive Trips

 

Bluewater Travel is your full-service scuba travel agency. Let our expert advisers plan and book your next dive vacation. Run by divers, for divers.

 


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