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Nauticam WACP-1 - Wide Angle Conversion Port

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Nauticam Wide Angle Conversion Port

"WACP-1"

The Best Wide Angle Optics Underwater

Part # 85201. Includes N120 to N100 Port Adaptor and Aluminum Buoyancy Collar

 

For the widest rectilinear wide angle optics underwater, check out the new WACP-2 for 14mm full frame lenses

 

The Nauticam Wide Angle Conversion Port (WACP-1) is a revolutionary new port that is equipped with the best wide-angle, water-contact optics on the market. The WACP-1 is actually a hybrid between a lens and a dry port, and solves many of the problems that makes rectilinear wide angle photography difficult underwater.

While the WACP looks like a standard dome port, upon holding it, the weight alone proves it is much much more, and is really a lens disguised as a dry port. The WACP is a wide angle conversion port which unlike traditional ports or wet corrective wide-angle lenses, modifies a 28mm equivalent lens to an extremely sharp 130º fiels of view. The port attaches to Nauticam housings the same way other Nauticam ports do. The optical lenses behind the dome allow the camera to focus directly on the subject in the water rather than on the virtual image of the dome (as would be the case for a traditional dome port). This is water-contact optics and it's what makes the WACP special for underwater photographers and videographers. Here are some of the benefits of the WACP-1

  • The WACP-1 increases the field of view for a 28mm full frame lens to an ultra-wide 130 degrees
  • The center and corners of images taken with the WACP-1 are much sharper than images taken with traditional dome ports. This allows for underwater photographers and videographers to shoot at larger apertures and capture more light. It also allows for more creative photography with better bokeh at wider apertures
  • The WACP-1 has full zoom through capability, which means that it can be paired with a lenses that have higher focal lengths than 28mm. Thus, it is compatible with popular rectilinear zoom lenses like 18-35mm lenses and 28-80mm lenses. 
  • A wide lens combined with WACP-1 has a very short minimum focusing distancing which means that you can focus on subject almost as close as the dome. With a traditional dome port, many popular rectilinear wide lenses need to be at least 10 - 11 inches from the subject to focus. This means that you can capture images will better color and extremely close-focus wide-angle compositions with the WACP-1

The WACP-1 is very similar to the incredibly sharp, quality Nikonos lenses of yesteryear, designed specifically, and only intended for underwater use. This port is specific to full frame cameras when using a 28mm lens. See below for a list of compatible lens options.

If you want an even wider option, designed for 14mm equivalent lenses, check out the WACP-2! It can produce a revolutionary 140 degree field of view with a 14mm equivalent lens - the widest rectilinear field of view on the market. 

 

Underwater Buoyancy: 

With all the professional optical elements crammed into one port, the WACP can be a little heavy topside. Thankfully, the WACP-1 package includes an aluminum float collar that makes the underwater buoyancy 0.71 lb (0.32 kg) negative. 

 

Specifications:

  • Depth Rating: 100m
  • Weight on Land: 3.9 kg
  • Weight Underwater: 0.32 kg
  • Body Construction: Hard-anodized Aluminum Alloy
  • Lens Construction: 6 Elements in 5 Groups
  • Lens Coating: Anti-reflective on both sides

Compatible Lenses:

  • Nikon AF-S 16-35mm f/4G EC VR
  • Nikon AF-S 17-35mm f/2.8D EF-ED
  • Nikon AF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II
  • Nikon AF-S 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED
  • Nikon AF-S Nikkor 28mm F/1.8G
  • Nikon AF Nikkor 28mm f/2.8D
  • Nikon AF Nikkor 28-70mm f/3.5-4.5D
  • Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
  • Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM
  • Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
  • Cann EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
  • Canon EF 28mm f/128 USM
  • Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM
  • Canon EF 28-70mm f/3.5-4.5II
  • Canon EF 28-80mm f/3.5-4.5 II
  • Canon EF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 V USM
  • Canon EF 35mm f/2.0 IS USM
  • Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM | A
  • Sony FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS

What's Included:

  • Hard Lens Cap and rear port cap (N120)
  • N120 to N100 35mm port adaptor
  • Carrying Bag
  • Nauticam Aluminium Float Collar (Nau-85221)

Product Video:

Sample Images:

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, EF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 USM, Nauticam WACP, 1/125, f/7.1, ISO 640

 

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, EF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 USM, Nauticam WACP, 1/40, f/5.6, ISO 320

 

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM, Nauticam WACP, 1/200, f/14, ISO 160

 

  • Depth Rating: 100m
  • Weight on Land: 3.9 kg
  • Weight Underwater: 0.32 kg
  • Body Construction: Hard-anodized Aluminum Alloy
  • Lens Construction: 6 Elements in 5 Groups
  • Lens Coating: Anti-reflective on both sides

 

  • Hard Lens Cap and rear port cap (N120)
  • N120 to N100 35mm port adaptor
  • Carrying Bag
  • Nauticam Aluminium Float Collar (Nau-85221)

We offer lifetime support with all purchases.
Please call or email us with any questions, our knowledgeable staff would love to assist you.

 

  • Depth Rating: 100m
  • Weight on Land: 3.9 kg
  • Weight Underwater: 0.32 kg
  • Body Construction: Hard-anodized Aluminum Alloy
  • Lens Construction: 6 Elements in 5 Groups
  • Lens Coating: Anti-reflective on both sides
Weight: 3.00 LBS
Dimensions: 6.00 (in) × 4.00 (in) × 6.00 (in)
Free Worldwide Shipping: No
Brand: Nauticam

 

  • Hard Lens Cap and rear port cap (N120)
  • N120 to N100 35mm port adaptor
  • Carrying Bag
  • Nauticam Aluminium Float Collar (Nau-85221)

We offer lifetime support with all purchases.
Please call or email us with any questions, our knowledgeable staff would love to assist you.

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