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Macro wet lens choice
Hey guys,

I would like to get your opinion on the macro wet lenses you're using...
I got a Nexus (Woody's) diopter few months back but I am definitely not happy with the sharpness of my images. I know this is a common disadvantage of the macro wet lenses, but I'd really like to know your opinion.

P.S. I would use a teleconverter whenever I can, but I prefer the versatility of the wet lenses.
I never drink water because of the disgusting things that fish do in it.
W. C. Fields
Re: Macro wet lens choice
I also use the Anthis or Woody's diopter (Different name, same equipment).

I'm happy with the use of this wet lens and my choice regarding only the price (In fact is the cheap solution in the market).

You have other options, with better magnification but much more expensives - Macromate increase magnification until 100% and Subsee until 125%; Woody's only up to 25%.

You must remeber the wet lenses working by reducing the minimum working distance and it's very important the camera lens still very close to the flat port to improve the quality of the image (This reduce the amount of air between both lenses).
Another advice is use them with camera lenses with a minnimun focal length of 90mm, for best image quality.

Best regards
Last edited by  Tigershark on September 29, 2009 - 8:38 pm, edited 1 times in total.
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Re: Macro wet lens choice
Thanks man,

One of the major problems I face with the Nexus/Anthis/Woody is that it's very hard to allign it properly on the Ikelite port. And then comes the softness. I use it with my 100mm lens and I tested it while the camera was absolutely still. The 'softening' was visible. It of course does the trick and the price is also a major factor - that's why I got it...

I am aware of the other options and I think I might give the SubSee a try next season with the appropriate adapter of course.

I never drink water because of the disgusting things that fish do in it.
W. C. Fields