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ReefNet's SubSee Magnifier is a high-quality close-up lens & macro lens specifically designed for underwater photographers and videographers. It may be used on its own or mounted in a SubSee Adapter for maximum convenience.
Its features include:
Large Diameter: A 52 mm diameter lens offers a wide field of view compatible even with full-frame DSLR cameras (36 mm x 24 mm sensors).
Multiple Power Options: Available in either +5 or +10 diopter versions. Choose the power best-suited to your style of photography, or get both for the most flexibility. The +10 version can increase your camera lens' magnification by up to 3.5x! The +5 diopter gives 20% magnification with a 60mm lens, and 50% magnification with a 105mm lens.
Sealed, Multi-element, Coated Optics: Because SubSee's optics are air-sealed, they retain full power underwater. Multiple lens elements (either 2 or 4 depending on strength) virtually eliminate pincushion distortion and chromatic aberration. Furthermore, anti-reflective coatings on all lens surfaces increase image brightness.
Standard 67 mm Mounting Thread: The SubSee Magnifier offers an industry-standard 67 mm thread. Screws directly onto many underwater housing ports!
Check out some sample shots from the Subsee +5!
Subsee +5, Canon 100mm macro lens. Photo by Serge Ego
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I have the subsee 5+ and 10+ diopters and the dual adapter which allows me to flip either lens in or out of use.
I am impressed with how easy it is to change diopters on the fly. I am also impressed with how stable the adapter is on my port.
I am certainly not an expert on lenses, but the lens optics have exceeded my expectations.
Working with strong diopters comes with a learning curve, but my images were far beyond what I was able to create before I began using this product.
It's not cheap, but worth every penny.
This lens has been fabulous, I've been shooting with it for more than 18mths and I love it. When adding it to my 60mm macro lens I can easily shoot even the smallest subjects like pygmy seahorses, and the photos are clear and sharp.
The adapter allows me to quickly flip it on and off during a dive.
I love this diopter and with the custom adaptor for my S&S macro port I can shoot both macro and super macro on the same dive. Starting out with the +5 is a good way to get the hang of focusing on TINY subjects with a narrow DOF. Great piece of glass and an inexpensive way to expand your photography arsenal into Super Macro.
I have been using this lens, along with the +10, with the dual flip holder. I shoot with a compact camera and find this very easy to use and makes my photography is very versatile.
I did have a problem with the +5 lens starting to fog up inside after I had used it for a year. This happened when I went through thermoclines. I contacted the ReefNet, the manufacturer, and they said I could send the lens in for repair and explained the most cost effective way to ship it to Canada. I was pleasantly surprised when they replaced the lens.
Bluewater Photo was also very quick and helpful when I originally ordered the lenses and adapter from them.
After doing my research and talking with people at Bluewater Photo, I decided that the SubSee +5 Wet Diopter and adapter was my best option. I choose the +5 diopter instead of the +10 to start because of the larger depth of field (DOF), making it easier to focus. I wanted to increase my chances of success and minimize the frustration that I had heard comes with shooting super macro. The S&S macro port requires a custom-made adapter that took about one week to be manufactured and delivered. Scott has written two very informative articles on this diopter set-up and adapter, so I won’t repeat the details of the equipment here. I read both “Super Macro with the New SubSee Wet Diopter” and “SubSee Adapter and Diopter Review” as a way to familiarize myself with the new equipment and learn about technique.
Read more about my Super Macro experiences in my article:
I am using this Diopter combined wit Dyron 67mm +7 lens and the results exceeded my expectations i recommend this diopter for anyone doing super macro photography
I use this with a Canon 100mm macro lens in a Nauticam housing. It's great for shooting small nudibranch, hermit crab, or anything up to a few inches in diameter. The diopter is sturdy, and the clarity is great. Here's a shot made with this lens/diopter combination:
If you love macro photography, I highly recommend the Subsee diopters.
Once again - part of my fabulous birthday pressie from the hubster. Took it out out for its virgin dive in Barbados and I am in love. Great for super macro. I am still practicing my focusing, but a great tool for super macro. Can't wait to see the results from Indonesia in Sept 2012. Best part is you don't have to commit to this for an entire dive. With the adapter, one can just flip it in or out.
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