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Recsea Sony RX-100 wet lens tests

Date: 
8/11/2012

Recsea Sony RX-100 wet lens tests

Setting a new standard for compact cameras

By Scott Gietler

 

We were very impressed with the results of the Sony RX-100 in the Recsea RX-100 housing. The controls worked great, the shutter was precise and easy to use, the images were tack sharp with no vignetting. The camera focused surprisingly fast underwater, even in low light.

TTL worked great with the YS-D1 strobes in the test shots. The exposure compensation feature of the strobes worked well. As always, I switched to manual strobe exposure for wide-angle photos shooting into the sun.

I was pretty happy with the focus speed of the camera, both for babies swimming underwater towards me, and also for the low-light macro shots at the bottom of the pool. The majority of the shots I took of my swimming toddler with the wide-angle lenses were in focus.

Sony RX-100 wet lens test results

Taken with UWL-04 fisheye lens, Bluewater WA-100 wide-angle lens, and Bluewater +7 macro lenses.

recsea sony rx-100 underwater housing wet lens testsTaken with UWL-04 fisheye lens, very wide, very sharp! There were a few defocused air bubbles on the lens that you can see in the photo. There are a couple better shots down below taken with this lens.

 

 

recsea sony rx-100 underwater housing wet lens testsTaken with the Bluewater Photo WA-110 wide-angle lens, unbelieveably sharp

 

 

recsea sony rx-100 underwater housing wet lens testsSony RX-100, Recsea housing, no wet lens, at 28mm

 

 

recsea sony rx-100 underwater housing wet lens testsSingle Bluewater +7 macro lens

 

 

recsea sony rx-100 underwater housing wet lens tests2 stacked Bluewater +7 Macro Lenses


Underwater Photo taken with Sony Rx-100, UWL-04 fisheye lens. F9, 1/640th, ISO 80, dual YS-D1 strobes

 

sony rx100 underwater photo wet lens tests wide angle
Sony RX-100, Recsea RX-100 housing, UWL-04 fisheye lens. No vignetting, sharp, extrememly wide.

 

 

sony rx100 underwater photo wet lens tests wide angle
Sony Rx-100 with Bluewater WA-110 wide-angle lens. Very wide, very sharp! One of the sharpes wide-angle lens shots we've seen from a compact

  

 

sony rx100 underwater photo wet lens tests wide angle
Sony Rx-100, no wet lens attached, 28mm

 

 

 

 
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