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Hello everyone,

 

What official options are there for owners of other brands of housings to mount Nauticam wet lenses while keeping the qualities intact? 

 

Regardless of judgments, it is a fact that these optics have changed the market. Here is an excellent roundup of the various models available.

 

 

 

I often see photos of various brands' housings with WWL-1 or WACP or EMWL but cannot find mention in the manufacturers' catalogs.

 

Recently I saw that Isotta has included an adapter for WWL on their site but otherwise...

 

Personally I understand the competitors' intention to defend their brand but I find this behavior even counterproductive because sometimes you are a victim of vendor lock-in.

Knowing that you can change housing and still use them or that my housing can use them and I don't have to change it.

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The wet lenses use a bayonet mount (apart from the original WWL-1 which has an M67 thread) and the while bayonet mount screw onto an M67 threaded port the issue is that the bayonet attachment for the port has a U-shaped groove and is the port lip is too wide it won't screw on.  It might work on some ports but not others.

 

One work around is to adapt a Nauticam port to your housing and this will work if you can get the right adapter length/port length combination.  If you have a Isotta or Sea and Sea housing that uses N120 ports you can adapt  the Nauticam port directly by changing the lug plate over to a S&S/Isotta lug plate.

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22 minutes ago, Chris Ross said:

the issue is that the bayonet attachment for the port has a U-shaped groove and is the port lip is too wide it won't screw on.  It might work on some ports but not others.

 

Yes hence my question: are there option supported by manufacturers that not imply file and saw?

 

22 minutes ago, Chris Ross said:

If you have a Isotta or Sea and Sea housing that uses N120 ports you can adapt  the Nauticam port directly by changing the lug plate over to a S&S/Isotta lug plate

 

OK thanks

 

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Sagadive.com makes WACP N120 adapters for at least seven different housing brands.

 

In Marelux world the 32 flat port with 67mm threads works with the Sony FE 28-60mm and WWL-1/1B.

 

Marelux also has an N100 to Marelux 5 inch 17mm adapter for the same Sony 28-60 and WACP-C.

 

Marelux also has a Nauticam N120 to Marelux 5 inch 20mm extension which works with WACP-1/2 in the N120 mount. It also works with ports like those from Nauticam and Zen. I use mine with the 12 inch Matty Smith dome for split shots. The Sony FE 28-60 works with the WACP-1 direct mounted with no additional extension. In the photo of WACP-1 mounted on the Marelux housing I am using the 20mm NA to MX adapter and a 30mm Marelux extension while testing a Tamron zoom with WACP-1.

 

Marelux also has the Aquista line of wet wide lenses coming soon and you can also get to 130 degrees with the excellent Laowa 10mm F/2.8 rectilinear auto focus lens for Sony FE and Nikon Z.

 

Silver housing is WWL-1, Top view short adapter is the WACP-C and WACP-1 with two extensions.

 

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Posted (edited)

Good morning,
Isotta recently modified a port to accept the Nauticam M67 Bayonet Converter II and adapt the wwl-1b and wwl-c for the Nikon z 24-50: M67 H63 B120 macro port.
They have an adapter for wacp (seen on divephotoguide dema 2023 on youtube) but I don't have the reference.

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