Inon UCL 330 and UWL 100 add on lenses
I was delighted to find that there were add-on lenses for my canon
housing as I was very keen to get a decent macro. Interestingly, I
have found the wide-angle to be of even more value. Both of these
are from INON and seem to be more than adequate for my needs at the
moment. They screw directly onto the Inon 67mm adapter and can be
changed underwater at will.
I got both of them with a neoprene pouch for storage, but was
surprised that the 330 (macro) didn't come with any sort of lens cap
at all! I managed to get an old one from my friendly camera shop and
also found a Tupperware container that fits it perfectly.
UWL 100 Wide Angle lens
Wide angle is around 100 degrees with some minor aberration at the
sides but I find it more than acceptable. It can be mated with a
dome port to really open it out, but this is a semi-permanent
fixture and needs to be set-up before diving.
An important point:
The Inon UWL 100 (wide angle) manual warns that after a few dives
you may get a residue of silicon grease or similar building up on
the rear lens element. Presumably it bleeds out from the internal
seals. It DOES happen, and unless you look out for it the first you
will notice is a soft focus effect! Simply keep an eye out for it in
the first couple of dozen dives. Less of an issue after that. Just
needs a quick polish with a lint free lens cloth.
Over all I have found this lens invaluable and would HIGHLY
recommend it as a first accessory before the macro.
UCL 330 Macro Lens
add on "macro" lens that allows closer focus than the Canon's native
setup. Seems good quality although not that strong. Hass a
threaded front so you can stack lenses if needed. Mainly my
- Beautifully made with good optics FOR THE PRICE
- Cheaper than some other third party add-ons.
- Option of adding a dome to the Wideangle
- Initial build up of residue on the wide angle
(admittedly well warned about).