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Fantasea Line BigEye G Series Wide-Angle Lens for Select Canon PowerShot Underwater Housings

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Product Highlights
  • Compatible with WP-DC48, WP-DC34, WP-DC28, WP-DC35, WP-DC38, WP-DC43, WP-DC47, WP-DC51, WP-DC21, WP-DC11 Housings for Canon PowerShot G7, G9, G10, G11, G12, G15, G16, S20, S90, S95, S100, S110, S120

This Fantasea BigEye G Series Wide-Angle Lens fits select WP-DC series underwater housings for various Canon PowerShot G and S series cameras. When used with adapter 4703, the lens can be used with the Canon housing for the G7 and G9 cameras. When used with adapter 4707, the lens can also be used with the Canon housing for the S90, S95, S100, S110 and S120 cameras.  The accessory lens has a depth rating of 200'. It fits over the housing port and can be installed and removed during the course of the dive. The lens corrects size distortion that makes everything appear 25% closer underwater. This allows you to get closer to large subjects.

By having less water between you and your subjects, your underwater photos will have more contrast and improved color saturation. The lens can be attached or removed underwater. It is perfect for shooting seascapes, divers, shipwrecks and schools of fish, without moving further away from the subject.

Note: Prior to purchase, confirm that no additional adapter is required to fit this lens to your housing.

Compatible housings: WP-DC48, WP-DC34, WP-DC28, WP-DC35, WP-DC38, WP-DC43, WP-DC47, WP-DC51, WP-DC21 and WP-DC11 housings for the Canon PowerShot G7, G9, G10, G11, G12, G15, S90, S95, S100, S110, S120, S20, G12 and G16 cameras
Lens material: Optical glass, hard coated plastic and anodized aluminum
Field of view recovery is 105% (0.7x)
Angle of coverage: 80°
Depth rated to 200' (60m)
Fantasea Line BigEye G Series Wide-Angle Lens for Select Canon PowerShot Underwater Housings
  • Neoprene Lens Cover
  • Secure Line
  • Instruction Manual
  • 1-Year International Warranty
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    Fantasea LineBigEye G Series Wide-Angle Lens for Select Canon PowerShot Underwater Housings
     
    3.5

    (based on 11 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    82%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (8)
    • Functional (6)
    • Good depth range (4)
    • Weather proof (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Diving (7)
      • Snorkeling (5)
      • Swimming pool (4)
      • Lake (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (3), Pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (7)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Nice option for wide-angle UW with a G11

      I was used to a Nikonos with 15mm lens and then to a Nikon D70 in an Aquatica housing with the 10.5mm lens and a dome port. I bought a G11 as a backup...Read complete review

      I was used to a Nikonos with 15mm lens and then to a Nikon D70 in an Aquatica housing with the 10.5mm lens and a dome port. I bought a G11 as a backup camera and as the Canon housing was relatively inexpensive, I bought one to give a try. The firts thing I missed was the wide angle capability of the Nikonos and the D70, critical in the places where I dive and the type of photos I take.

      The BigEye came as an alternative and I was surprised by the results. It is easy to attach and remove even underwater (definetely a plus when compared to the Nikonos and the D70) and image quality is quite good. I think I am going to use this setup instead of the D70 on most dives from now on. Considering the price, it is a great buy.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      A Clever Design That Doesnt Work

      This object is a round plastic dome over a flat glass element with air between them. It uses air as the main optical element. The directions state that the macro focus setting is to...Read complete review

      This object is a round plastic dome over a flat glass element with air between them. It uses air as the main optical element. The directions state that the macro focus setting is to be used at all times on the G11 when using this accesory. It blocks the internal flash, you need an external strobe with this product. There are no antireflective coatings. Any image facing a light source has terrible flair problems. Any image taken underwater pointed in the direction of the sun has terrible flair. I even got lens flair from flash reflections of suspended particles. When used side by side with the Fantasea FWAL-02 on a Fuji camera for comparison sakes, I got far better performance with the all glass FWAL lens.
      In summary the worst flair problems I have ever experienced. The main plus was that I did not experience the internal fogging reported by others, however I only did tropical (warm water) dives.

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      4.0

      There's a learning curve to using it

      By ssp

      from Phoenix, AZ

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Functional
      • Good Depth Range
      • Water-tight Seals

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Diving
        • Swimming Pool

        Comments about Fantasea Line BigEye G Series Wide-Angle Lens for Select Canon PowerShot Underwater Housings:

        This fisheye dome port attached to the front of the housing for my Canon G10 using some little "mini-bungee cords". Once it was on the housing, it seemed secure and didn't move around. When not attached to the housing, I had to fashion an emergency lasso attachment so it wouldn't float away, and then it sometimes got in the way so keep that in mind if you plan to put it on / take it off in the water.

        I wasn't very effective in using the dome, I blame my poor skills with the G10 (topside I use Nikon D300 & D300s). I expect to improve with more practice.

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        3.0

        Acceptibal

        By Meshy

        from Kuwait

        About Me Underwater photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

        • Bulky Design

        Best Uses

        • Close Up Filming
        • Underwater

        Comments about Fantasea Line BigEye G Series Wide-Angle Lens for Select Canon PowerShot Underwater Housings:

        It is nice in which it gives me more
        Wide when iam going macro but the only thing i didnt like is i have to open it to leak water when i first dive other than that its a great tool

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        • No

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        5.0

        like never before

        By MacPepi

        from Brroklyn, NY

        About Me Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Improves Picture Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Close Up Filming
          • UW use

          Comments about Fantasea Line BigEye G Series Wide-Angle Lens for Select Canon PowerShot Underwater Housings:

          Finally found it for my Canon G12
          Fits perfectly I specially like the hooks, so easy to put on and holds secure on the place the BigEye

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          4.0

          Worthwhile investment for G12 owners...

          By Kevin Tomlinson

          from UK

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional

          Cons

          • Not Versatile

          Best Uses

          • Diving

          Comments about Fantasea Line BigEye G Series Wide-Angle Lens for Select Canon PowerShot Underwater Housings:

          I have a Canon G12 and one of the problems with it is that traditional wet wide angle lenses can't be fitted to its housing. That's not to say that you couldn't buy an adapter and physically mount one, but that once mounted you have to zoom in so much to get rid of the vignetting that you end up with the same field of view you started with. The only alternative was to buy a very expensive housing (Fix, RecSea etc) and disable the zoom to stop the lens hitting the port. I wasn't prepared to spend that kind of money and anyway had already purchased the Canon housing. Having read many differing reviews on this dome - some good, some bad - I still wasn't sure whether it would be any good but I decided to take the plunge and get one anyway.

          First impressions were okay. It seemed well built and was a secure snug fit on the housing. It also felt quite heavy - out of the water at least.

          I first used it in the Red Sea. I must confess that I was quite surprised the difference it made as the angle of view is much wider with the dome fitted, although certainly not "Wide Angle". The quality of the image is still very good - if anything the chromatic aberration at the very edges seems less pronounced although it does appear a little softer at the extremes.

          I don't consider it an easily removable accessory - once it was fitted and in the water it stayed on. Too much messing around taking it on and off underwater...

          Overall I'm very happy with it. As a cheap alternative to the expensive housing route it performs quite well. It must be said however that if you're considering a G12 but haven't yet purchased the camera then buy a Canon S95 instead - a much smaller camera/housing package meaning you can use the wide range of currently available traditional wet lenses.

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          1.0

          Too cheaply made

          By Charchie

          from Sydney, Australia

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Leaks

            Best Uses

              Comments about Fantasea Line BigEye G Series Wide-Angle Lens for Select Canon PowerShot Underwater Housings:

              Product arrived with the inside of the dome marked (unclean) Blurry photos, macro or no macro. Suspect as a result of murky dome..

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              • No

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              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              good item

              By jesill

              from puerto rico

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Depth Range
              • Water-tight Seals

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Diving
                • Lake
                • Snorkeling
                • Swimming Pool

                Comments about Fantasea Line BigEye G Series Wide-Angle Lens for Select Canon PowerShot Underwater Housings:

                for a point and shoot camera..and underwater is a item going to help you...

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                • No

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                3.0

                for a point and shoot camera...very nice

                By jesill

                from puerto rico

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Snorkeling
                  • Swimming Pool

                  Comments about Fantasea Line BigEye G Series Wide-Angle Lens for Select Canon PowerShot Underwater Housings:

                  i use for models and enganment..and is very good item..

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great Dome

                  By Marcelo Domingues

                  from São PAulo - Brazil

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Diving
                    • Lake
                    • Snorkeling

                    Comments about Fantasea Line BigEye G Series Wide-Angle Lens for Select Canon PowerShot Underwater Housings:

                    this Dome is a great acessory f/ Canon WP-dc28 or dc34

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                    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    2.0

                    A Clever Design That Doesnt Work

                    By Innominate

                    from New Jersey, USA

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                    • Blurry Photos

                    Best Uses

                    • Diving

                    Comments about Fantasea Line BigEye G Series Wide-Angle Lens for Select Canon PowerShot Underwater Housings:

                    This object is a round plastic dome over a flat glass element with air between them. It uses air as the main optical element. The directions state that the macro focus setting is to be used at all times on the G11 when using this accesory. It blocks the internal flash, you need an external strobe with this product. There are no antireflective coatings. Any image facing a light source has terrible flair problems. Any image taken underwater pointed in the direction of the sun has terrible flair. I even got lens flair from flash reflections of suspended particles. When used side by side with the Fantasea FWAL-02 on a Fuji camera for comparison sakes, I got far better performance with the all glass FWAL lens.
                    In summary the worst flair problems I have ever experienced. The main plus was that I did not experience the internal fogging reported by others, however I only did tropical (warm water) dives.

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                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Very happy with my new "toy"!!!

                    By Ilkinha

                    from São paulo, Brasil

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Functional
                    • Good Depth Range
                    • Water-tight Seals

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Diving
                      • Snorkeling

                      Comments about Fantasea Line BigEye G Series Wide-Angle Lens for Select Canon PowerShot Underwater Housings:

                      Worthwhile!!! Great photos!!! I am so happy ...

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                      4.0

                      Nice option for wide-angle UW with a G11

                      By PPCUnha

                      from Brazil

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Functional
                      • Good Depth Range

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Diving
                        • Lake
                        • Snorkeling
                        • Swimming Pool

                        Comments about Fantasea Line BigEye G Series Wide-Angle Lens for Select Canon PowerShot Underwater Housings:

                        I was used to a Nikonos with 15mm lens and then to a Nikon D70 in an Aquatica housing with the 10.5mm lens and a dome port. I bought a G11 as a backup camera and as the Canon housing was relatively inexpensive, I bought one to give a try. The firts thing I missed was the wide angle capability of the Nikonos and the D70, critical in the places where I dive and the type of photos I take.

                        The BigEye came as an alternative and I was surprised by the results. It is easy to attach and remove even underwater (definetely a plus when compared to the Nikonos and the D70) and image quality is quite good. I think I am going to use this setup instead of the D70 on most dives from now on. Considering the price, it is a great buy.

                        Share this review

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