Pacific Sun U-Look Adaptor – great for taking pictures in the aquarium

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Pacific Sun presents something I have been wanting for years: an adapter for taking photos in the aquarium. From today forward, in-tank photos will never be the same.

It’s a simple tube that is placed onto any lens, possibly a macro lens, which can be entirely submerged so that it can approach the animals closer and from above.

I like that I can come closer to the animals, being careful not to let the water enter the tube.

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The adaptor is very well built and I didn’t find any problems with it. Actually, I have three lenses for macro photography, as you can see from the picture. Two of them are for DSLR, that is a full-sensor reflex or a reduced sensor APSC, and the other one is for a micro 4/3. In this way I could text how it worked with all the lens.

Technical characteristics of the U-Look adaptor

  • Length: 15.5 cm
  • Diameter: 8.2 cm
  • Price: 49 euro ($54 USD)

  As you can see, the dimensions change with the lens, starting from the left we have the adaptor, then the Sigma 150mm macro, the Tamron 90 mm macro, and finally the 30 mm Panasonic macro.

Pictured above, you can see the tube’s three plastic screws, which anchors the lens so that you don’t run the risk of the U-look adaptor sliding into the aquarium.

Panasonic 30 mm micro 43

Above is how the block with the Panasonic micro 43 appears. The U-Look adaptor fits well, even on the Panasonic which is quite small, but you have to be careful to hook it up in the right way.

Tamron 90 mm macro

Here is another scale, and it’s visible. The camera is bigger than the joint of the adaptor. The lens is perfect and fits it very well, without any problem.

Sigma 150 macro

Here is a problem; the lens is wider than the joint of the U-Look adaptor. The screws don’t tighten because the lens can’t be inserted far enough. But the lens is still usable,  you just have to be very careful and you might not be able to come as close to the corals.

What do you think? Do you like the idea?

I think that for 49 euro you must have it! [Translated by Agnese Poggi]

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Danilo Ronchi, aka DaniReef lives in Italy where he is hydraulic engineer, but starting from his love for reef aquarium and photography, he began to write about marine aquariums from 2006 and now he's published his first book "Marine Aquarium". From 2007 Danilo writes on his blog danireef.com where publishes articles, pictures, product reviews, aquariums coverage, reportage and history of his tank. Now he's happy to be part of Reefs.com

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