Kraken +6 Macro Diopter KRL-08S
The Kraken +6 Macro Diopter KRL-08S produces tack-sharp results for your macro & supermacro applications. This lens is very, very sharp and is much easier to shoot with than a stronger diopter. We recommend this lens for underwater phtoographers using a 100mm or 105mm macro lens, if you haven't used a wet diopter before.
"We shot this lens extensively in the Philippines - focus was fast and easy, and the images were extremely sharp corner to corner. We can highly recommend this lens as a shooter's first wet macro lens, who wants exceptional images"
- Material: Optical glass with multi-layer BBAR coating; Barrell is made from Aluminum with type II anodizing
- Diopter: +6
- Mounting: 67mm
- Depth Rating: 60m
What is a diopter?
A diopter is essentially a magnifying glass that can screw onto the outside of you port on your underwater camera housing. It does two things.
1. It allows you to get closer to the subject you are photographing by reducing the minimum focal distance between your lens and subject
2. It magnifies your subject, allowing you to take macro photos and capture extrodinarily small details in your subjects.
A diopter is great for macro photography if you use a compact camera or a mid-range kit lens. All you have to do is screw it onto the front of your housing port and you can immediately capture amazing macro photos. This means you can take the diopter on and off underwater and shoot both macro and wide on the same dive!
The Kraken +7 can also be used with a macro lens like the Nikon 105mm macro and Canon 100 mm macro. A native macro lens gives you more working distance and traditionally better image quality than a diopter. However, when you screw a diopter on top of your macro lens, you can take super-zoomed-in super macro images. You can also stack the Kraken +7 onto itself for super, super macro photos. Each lens that you stack reduces your working distance and makes it a little harder to find your subject and focus. It also makes your depth of field shallower. However, with a little practice, the results you can get with the Kraken +7 are spectacular.
What is a the best diopter magnification?
There is no best magnification level when it comes to diopter - there is only the level you need to take the photo you are trying to capture. For most underwater macro subjects, +6 is all you need. This makes the Kraken one of the most versatile diopter available when it comes to photographing macro subjects. However, if you know you need to take extreme super macro photos, then you might be better off with more magnification like the Kraken +12 or stack two Kraken +6's. However, the majority of photographers, especially those new to macro photography, will be satisfied with the Kraken +6.
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