Bluewater +7 Macro Lens Reviews

Login or register to write a review
Write a Review
Average Rating:
4.714285
(35 customer reviews)


A powerful tool for amazing images

5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

I've been using a Bluewater +7 macro lens for the last 8 years. It's helped my photography grow more than any other tool that I have. It really amazes me with the impact it has made in my imagery considering it's essentially a glorified magnifying glass. I started using the lens with a first generation mirrorless camera, the Olympus E-PM1, with the 14-42 mm kit lens. The olympus kit lens was very poor in quality, but when I combine it with the bluewater +7, it felt like the details started showing up ten-fold. Eventually, I started shooting with the 60mm macro and used my +7 only as a super macro tool. In this respect I still love it. I feel like I have an underwater microscope with me when I dive. I should put out a disclaimer though - the +7, as with any diopter, has a bit of a learning curve. It can shorten your minimum focal distance quite a bit which means you really have to sneak up on your subject. That being said, when you do get close enough it works wonders. Lovely colors and details.

A little gem

5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

Superb little lens deliverying good results with my SOny RC100 / Recsea setup. Highly recommended.

Good lens

4
Average: 4 (1 vote)

The lens itself is great. I bought it to use with the Canon G12 Ikelite housing, so it requires an adapter. The adapter is very easy to use//although not as durable as one would like for a $60 purchase (which likely costs $5 to manufacturer as its all plastic with some threads). With that said, you get considerable port blockage unless the camera is more than 1/2 way zoomed in--it is difficult to control the zoom (in my opinion) with the Ikelite housing on the G12. If anyone has advice on this issue, please email me at kelsey.black@gmail.com. For a review on the lens itself, the lens is great.

yes to this macro lens

5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

think of a diver who's taking pictures of a wreck, or reef, or a fish eye worth of scenery. And then he drops close to a tinny little creature he never seen or is so beautiful he wants to capture it in a shot. And then he wants just to relax and whistle (bubble) while fining. That's what I do! I chose the  67 mm +7 and Fish eye for a powershot 100 as a present for my son. Than I said I'll give a try and am having it as part of my gear since September last year. So handy to swap the lenses and clip it when I have other things to do. On a rebreather this is a bonus. Dyron proved soooo handy for macro and easy to put it in a pocket when looking for a wide angle shot!. Happy, happy. Thanks bluewater for advise! Angelo

A quality product

5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

A quality lens that is bright and crisp. Works great with my Sony RX-100 and Recsea RX100 housing. A must have for your collection.

testing in Lembeh

4
Average: 4 (1 vote)

In may 2013, for 3 weeks, I travelled to Lembeh with my Recsea S100 and a new toy : a Bluewater +7. It has opened a new world for my picture. I was able to take a whole new aspect of the critters found in Lembeh. Nudibranch pictures were now close-up of their antennas or any others parts of their body. I was able to bring back pictures of the really tiny world. I didn't have the quick adapter and I had to unscrew the macro lens each time I wanted to take a regular shot. I didn't think it would be an issue but I took 2200 pictures and abount 10% were normal non close-up. It meant unscruing and putting back at least 200 times during the trip. I will buy the quick adapter. So to resume, I'm very pleased with the diopter. It did the job but it showed me the limitations of my camera. I need to upgrade to 4/3 or a DSLR for my next trip.

Superb Lens

5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

Superb lens. Delivering good results with my new Sony RC100 in my excellent new Nauticam Housing. Use a 67mm Lens Caddy and can easily change between this lens and my Bluewater WA-110 Wide Angle Lens during the dive.

Bluewater staff were extremely helpful with the selection of these lenses and housing.

Oh Wow

5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

I purchased my Olympus Pen E-PL5 with Macro in mind, and after extensive e-mails from the USA to Australia, purchased the Bluewater +7 wet lens. The combination of a FAST autofocus in the PEN camera and the wet lens has produced some great results - far exceeding my expectations.

Wet Macro Lens

5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

For an amateur underwater photographer, I found this lens to be great and easier to use than expected with a little practice. It screwed on and off my port easily enough underwater and I could stow it safely in my BCD pocket. With some patience, I was able to get a few shots on my new Nauticam (Olympus EM5) system that I was very happy with.

Great Macro Lens

5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

Great lens and great build quality. They are Bluewater branded. Used on a Ikelite S100 and works really well, recommend highly if you need a stackable macro lens.

Pages