In the midst of 2020, whereas the remainder of us had been holed up at house, making an attempt to keep away from the once-in-a-lifetime viral pandemic, Nauticam quietly rolled out a contraption that appeared extra prefer it belonged on a launchpad than mounted to the entrance of an underwater housing—the Prolonged Macro Broad Lens. It was lengthy and pointy, it had a great deal of bits and items, and it promised never-before-seen photographs. The one downside was, we had been all holed up at house, making an attempt to keep away from the once-in-a-lifetime viral pandemic…
Quick-forward to 2023, the bug is in retreat, and it’s all about Nauticam’s curious bugeye lens, which is lastly entering into the fingers of underwater photographers. Certainly, some shooters have already managed to say some satisfying wins with photographs flaunting the EMWL’s distinctive distorted perspective. However in case you’re nonetheless questioning what precisely this newfangled machine is, the way it works, and the way you utilize it, Backscatter’s latest video review will fill in all of the blanks.
After giving the EMWL a radical exercise, Backscatter CEO Jim Decker joins Media Producer Robin Dodd for an engaing chat concerning the moist lens, breaking down its numerous components and discussing the totally different mounting and lighting choices. Jim talks us by a number of of the improbable photographs he captured and explains precisely how he shot them, in addition to displaying how the lens provides videographers some inspiring new views to inform their tales. Regardless of one or two minor downsides (like being only a bit nose-heavy), the EMWL actually appears to have impressed the Backscatter boys, and there’s little doubt that we’ll be seeing way more of the “on the market” views from Nauticam’s futuristic lens. (For one factor, maintain a watch out for DPG’s personal assessment of the EMWL within the coming weeks.)
Watch the video beneath or head over to Backscatter to take a look at the review and all the assorted buying choices.