New Wide Angle Wet Lens at Flagpole

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KeithBoll
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New Wide Angle Wet Lens at Flagpole

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This past weekend, as the rain finally subsided - visibility on Hood Canal started to improve.
For the first 20 feet - there was a lot of silt in the water - below that, the water opened up to about 25 feet viz - but there was still silt in the water column.
I went to Flagpole to try out my new Kraken wide angle wet lens (KRL-09S). This wet lens is made to convert a macro lens, like my Canon 60mm lens, to Wide Angle. The results were super interesting! I was able to get pretty close to my subject (like you can do with a Tokina Wide Angle lens). The water conditions were not the best - but that, in itself, is a good test! Here are two different pics of the same OCTO (one is right up against the GPO).
I shot these pics at F18 (a much smaller F-stop than I am used to shooting wide angle at).

Also - I got of one snap of one of the wolf eel pairs that have eggs. What's tricky about this - is that as you approach their den - the wolf eels typically cover up and protect their eggs - so it is challenging to get a good shot.

Thanks,
Keith
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Hey great shots! Really interested in what you think of that wet lens. The results look promising!
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Fantastic snaps!! Looks like a fun dive 🐙🐙🐙🦊🐍🐟😻
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Very nice! I just got one of the Kraken wide wet lenses as well. I've only used it twice, but in pretty dismal vis so far.
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Very cool!
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I've used a Kraken KRL-02 on my old RX100 for years and it did a really nice job. For a $400+ wet lens it seemed to do well.
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