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Nauticam Wet Wide-Angle Optics Explained

Nauticam Wet Wide-Angle Optics Explained

Nauticam Wet Wide Angle Optics


In this article, we examine the key features of three popular Nauticam wide-angle products. Nauticam makes the best underwater optics on the planet, but each lens has pros and cons depending on your camera and shooting subject, so it’s crucial for photographers to understand the compatibilities and strengths of each product before making a purchase. In this comparison guide we explain the main differences between a dry-mount lens/port combination - the Nauticam WACP, and two wet lenses - the Nauticam WWL-1 and MWL-1.


Nauticam WWL-1

Humpback whale from French PolynesiaSony A6500 housing + Sony 16-50mm lens + Nauticam WWl-1 wet wide-angle lens
Photo by Mike Chiado

Nauticam MWL-1

  • Works best with the Nikon D800/D810/D850, Z6/Z7 with the Nikon 60mm AF-S lens
  • 150 degree angle of view for stunning wide-angle
  • Great alternative to a dome port + wide-angle lens
  • Shoot macro and wide on the same dive!
  • Widest angle of view of all 3 of the specialty wide-angle lenses
  • Nauticam MWL-1 product page
Photo by Todd Winner

Nauticam WACP

  • Offers incredible optics for stills and videos
  • Sharp corners even at large apertures + full zoom through capability
  • Works best with inexpensive Sony, Nikon & Canon 28-70mm or 28-80mm lenses
  • Also works great with the Sigma 18-50mm F2.8-4.5 and Sigma 28-70mm
  • Works well with many cinema cameras
  • Dry mount, cannot be removed underwater
  • Not cheap, but ultimately will cost less than separate lenses + domes
  • Nauticam WACP product page
Photo by Todd Winner

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