UNDERWATER CAMERA & VIDEO REVIEWS
New Underwater Lenses from Nauticam & How To Use Them [Recorded LIVE] May 26 2020
Join Backscatter's Robin Dodd and Hergen Spalink of Nauticam USA for an in-depth look at all of the latest and greatest underwater optics from Nauticam, as well as some of our all-time favorites. Learn how to use these amazing lenses, how they compare, and a whole bunch of other topics as asked by viewers during the original live broadcast. Topic Timecodes 00:38 - Why do we need specialized underwater optics for underwater photography? What do we mean when we say “optics” from Nauticam?
03:08 - WWL-1
05:37 - Coral Shot Comparison: 28mm Lens, with & without WWL-1
08:02 - Sweetlips Fish Shot
08:48 - Bayonet Mount for WWL-1
09:45 - Baby Wobbegong Shark Shot
10:40 - WWL-C
11:30 - White Coral Shot with Olympus TG-6 & WWL-C
12:05 - Integrated Buoyancy Collar
13:40 - How does the WWL-C compare to the WWL-1?
15:12 - How easy is it to handle the bayonet mount wearing thicker gloves?
15:44 - Will the WWL-C work with other manufacturers’ housings, such as Acquapazza housings? Does it require a converter?
17:13 - What the best wide angle lens for a Panasonic LX-10
17:44 - What lens is recommended behind the WWL-1 on an Olympus OMD EM-1 MKII camera?
19:17 - CMC-1 & 2
19:48 - Macro & Non-Macro Lenses Focus Distance Comparison Diagram
20:40 - Nudibranch Shot Comparison of Macro & Non-Macro, using CMC-1
22:18 - Shrimp Shot with Sony RX100V & CMC-1
22:56 - Gear Demonstration: GH5 housing with CMC-C on Flip Diopter
24:23 - WACP
27:34 - Why wouldn’t you just use a fisheye lens instead of the WACP?
27:42 - Rectilinear vs. Fisheye Lenses Comparison: Pool Shot
28:15 - Rectilinear vs. Fisheye Lenses Comparison: Soft Corals Shot
30:15 - Solomon Islands Coral Shot with Canon 7DII & WACP
32:30 - Manta Shot with Canon EOS R & WACP
33:05 - Whitetip Sharks Shot comparison with Canon EOS R & WACP
37:56 - WACP-2
38:53 - Shipwreck Shot with Nikon Z7 & WACP-2
39:42 - Corals & Diver Shot with Nikon Z7 & WACP-2
40:27 - String Rays Shot with Nikon D850 & WACP-2
41:24 - Can the WACP-2 focus to infinity in air?
42:13 - SMC-1 & 2
43:08 - Nudibranch Comparison Shots using SMC-1
43:52 - Gear Demonstration: SMC-1 & 2 on A7R4 housing
45:09 - Nudibranch Trio Comparison Shots with Nikon D810
48:41 - MWL-1
49:08 - Schooling Fish Shot with Nikon Z7 & MWL-1
49:59 - Shrimp Comparison Shot with Nikon Z7 with CMC-1 & MWL-1
51:30 - EMWL
52:24 - Three Components of EMWL
53:25 - Assembled EMWL
53:44 - Breakdown of Three Components
54:34 - The Three “Objective Lens” of EMWL
55:58 - Blenny Fish Shots Comparison of EMWL 60°, 100°, 130° with Nikon D850
57:30 - Blenny Fish Shots Comparison of EMWL 60° & SMC-1 with Nikon D850
58:21 - Fish Shot with Nikon D850 & EMWL 100°
59:45 - Can you use WWL lens with non-zoom/fixed lenses such as 60mm or 105mm?
1:00:55 - What’s the best macro lens for a D850? What’s the best macro optic to stack on top of that macro lens?
1:02:17 - How wide can the WACP-2 go? Will it go out to 12mm on a full frame?
1:03:38 - What is Hergen’s favorite rig to use right now underwater?
1:07:49 - Are there any macro video examples of the SMC-1 &2?
1:08:20 - Can the EMWL be shot as a traditional wide angle lens?
1:09:07 - What is recommended for Panasonic LX-10, the CMC-1 or CMC-2?
1:10:28 - How does Nauticam design an optic, like the WWL-C, that can improve the optical output of lower quality lens?
1:12:48 - What does Nauticam have in the works for the Nikon Z50?
1:13:44 - What’s the total topside weight for the EMWL set up, and how does the weight work underwater?
1:14:29 - How do you choose the right amount of buoyancy needed for your camera system?
1:15:37 - Are the SMC-1 & 2 compatible with mirrorless systems, like the GH5/5s?
1:16:55 - Is there a Nauticam Iphone housing in the works?