Bluewater +7 Macro Lens Reviews

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(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.

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.

First efforts with my new wet macro lens....

4
Average: 4 (1 vote)

Well it's not all easy of course...everything's moving and the whole focus thing is new...But I did get a couple of photos I am pleased with from my first effort and very happy with the quality. Only problem is now I think I'm tempted to start stacking another one on!

The flip adapter was a perfect addition so I could swap between macro and wider angle photos.

Great lense!

4
Average: 4 (1 vote)

Ive been using macro lenses extensively over the past few years and was looking forward to testing out this lens on a recent trip.

I use it almost exclusively as intermediary lens to stack another on top, and in this capacity it works really well because of the threads at both ends.

It is also refreshing to be able to use a macro lens which gives you such a wide field of view. With most others, you are forced to zoom in quite a bit to give you a field of view that is unobstructed by the lens housing. Not so with the Bluewater +7! I found myself really enjoying the freedom and versatility this lens offers!

Use it nearly every dive

5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

I picked up the Bluewater +7 a little before a dive trip in November of 2013, and have used it on just about every dive since. It has a small learning curve as you get a feel for how it affects focusing (how much closer you need to be), but it's been a fantastic add on to my camera setup.

I currently shoot a Canon S95 in the WP-DC38 housing, which paired with this lens and a single strobe, has been working well for me, especially for SoCal diving.

Blue Water Photo to Blue Heron Bridge

5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

I go to Florida every year to visit family and get in a bunch of dives at Phil Foster Park (Blue Heron Bridge). It's fantastic for long, shallow Macro dives (depths average 12 feet). So lots of light and lots of creatures to shoot. Love the ease of this Macro lens with my Canon S100 and water housing. The results have been great and have improved my photos.

The service at BWP was great too. The first lens i checked had a tiny smudge or oil on the inside lens and they swapped it out with no question. It also doesn't hurt that they are within 10 minutes of my place so access is easy if i need anything last minute.

Stevo

Good lens!

5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

Recommended by Scott, tested it at Lembeh.. Used it on my Nauticam RX100 with D2000 strobe. Amazed by the result myself. Friends are asking where i got my lens from after they saw the pictures. Lens can be very sharp.. Only time that is not sharp, its your own fault.

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