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Old Jun 19, 2002, 8:28 AM   #1
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Default Wide Angle Lens for PT010

I know this was discussed at length prior to the new format, but, that's all gone so..... After using my PT010 w/an Oly 4040 and 90DX flash I realize that an after market wide angle lens is the way to go. What's my best choice: Inon or Sea and Sea's ?
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Old Jun 19, 2002, 10:23 AM   #2
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My opinion , I'd go with the Sea and Sea WAL type L. I've used it and loved it and will keep using it. Still waiting for the INON Dome Port for the INON UWL-100 lens. It looks like it'll be delayed.

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Old Jun 19, 2002, 12:05 PM   #3
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Altho I have not used the Inon, I have heard there are some issues with corner blurring.

I have the Sea & Sea and love it so far.
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Old Jun 19, 2002, 5:02 PM   #4
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I've been having trouble finding the sea and sea (and the inon) for an ikelite housing (digital)... where is everyone finding these wide adapters?
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Old Jun 19, 2002, 6:42 PM   #5
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Old Jun 23, 2002, 1:13 AM   #6
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Just returned from two weeks in Cozumel and several hundred shots with the Sea and Sea WAL on a 4040, Oly housing, DS-125. I noticed no corner blurring with this lens. It took some great shots!
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Old Jun 24, 2002, 2:37 PM   #7
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Here are links to some examples from the Inon WA on the Ike housing:
Southern Stingray
Key Largo Reef
Molasses Reef
Loggerhead in Key Largo
Starfish in Thailand

Overall I'm very happy with this lens. it has some fuzziness in the corners which gets worse as the subject gets close. A classic example is when you "get low" and the bottom (reef) comes right up to the camera. I'd be surprised if any wa lens would be corner-sharp in this case.

I'd love to try out the Sea & Sea to compare the two. Oh, and I bought my lenses from UnderwaterDigital as well.

As a side note, the above shots are all full-frame (i.e. not cropped). Cropping will of course remove fuzzy corners.

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Old Jun 25, 2002, 1:04 PM   #8
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Thanks for the responses. I've ordered and recieved the Sea-n-Sea lens from Alan. If I can get the time I'll try it out this weekend.
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