Why should I get lens accessories for my housing?
Some of the most magnificant photographs taken underwater are close-up images of small fish, nudibranchs, corals, flatworms, eyes of larger fish and more. Considering the fact that macro photography is relatively easy to compose with respect to exposure, lighting and focus settings, it is often the most popular type of photography among beginner photographers.
Most compact digital cameras feature a minimum focus distance that enables sharp images only to a certain extent and within a certain distance from the subject. For this reason, many of your close-up images might turn out to be blurred, and zooming in usually only makes the problem worse.
Fantasea "wet" Macro Lenses are accessory lenses that fit onto the housing’s lens port and can be installed and removed during the course of the dive. When installed on the housing's lens port, the macro lens magnifies the subject and enables the camera to focus on short distances for creating super sharp images. These lenses are perfect for shooting close-up images of fish, corals, textures and more.
Wide Angle Lens
Wide angle photography refers to images that reveal a greater angle than what can be seen by the human eye. In the case of small subjects, a wide angle lens enables the photographer to capture a larger portion of the background and to take advantage of an increased depth of field, which results in an artistic approach to the image. When photographing large subjects, a wide angle lens enables the photographer to capture the whole subject without getting farther away from it. The advantage is obvious: the closer you are to the subject, the less water volume between your subject and your lens. This provides you with the opportunity to reveal more details in your image, while keeping your artificial light source within an efficient range.
Fantasea "wet" Wide Angle Lenses are lens accessories that fit onto the housing's lens port and can be installed and removed during the course of the dive. Water acts like a blue filter which diminishes the vibrant colors of the tropical sea. When installed on the housing's lens port, a Wide Angle Lens enables you to capture larger subjects and seascapes without moving further away from them, thereby reducing the amount of water between your lens and your subject.
The best way to enhance your underwater photographs and videos is by using an external light source. However, since underwater strobes and video fill lights are more expensive, you might choose to use a Red Filter in order to enhance the color in your underwater images, especially when photographing in shallow water and when external light sources are not available.
Fantasea "wet" Red Filters are lens accessories that fit onto the housing's lens port and can be installed and removed during the course of the dive. Water acts like a blue filter which diminishes the vibrant colors of the tropical sea. When installed on the housing's lens port, a red filter compensates for the loss of red color in your underwater photographs and videos, thereby enhancing your images and revealing your subjects' true colors. These filters are especially useful when photographing in shallow water and when not using any external light sources.
In order to figure out which accessories are compatible with your compact digital housing, please visit the Fantasea Accessory Finder Page.
Please note that only some of the housings compatible with Fantasea underwater photo accessories are listed on this page. If you can't find your housing listed on this table, please contact us with your housing model and we will assist you with finding accessories compatible with it.